Can weightlifting cause a swollen lump on each side of the supraclavicular area?
i am concerned. I have noticed puffiness....for several months but attributed it to going to the gym and doing light weightlifting.......
total white cell count main important fact, if node enlarged-should be seen
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Neutrophils and lymphocytes are types of white cells.
When reviewing the complete blood count , the total white cell count needs to be assessed first.
Some of the reasons this goes up are infection, severe allergies , rarely in some forms of cancer.
If the total white cell count is normal, this is the main important fact.
Neutrophils are a type of white cell that goes up if there is a bacterial infection, lymphocytes go up if there is a viral infection eg can be the cold
Since they have to add up to 100% (along with the other types of white cells mentioned eg eosinophils, basophils), when one goes up, the other may be low-- to make back the 100.
There lymph nodes in the supraclavicular region, if you are noticing a distinct mass/lump in that region that may be an enlarged lymph node, you should be assessed.
Enlarged lymph nodes always need assessment though most are normal.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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