Lump on the collar bone, pain and fullness in the neck, mild fever. CBC and mammogram normal. Suggestions?
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1) Given your history of fever and chills, this lump can be a swollen lymph node in response to an infection causing fever also. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Other causes include allergic reactions or some malignancy.
2) Second possibility is of any cyst which is a small cystic swelling filled with a soft, whitish brown material called sebum that sometimes oozes out onto the skin's surface. It can regress in size when the sebum decreases.
3) Third possibility is that of a benign tumor.
You should get a MRI of the lump done. However the best test for confirmation of this lump is a FNAB (fine needle aspiration biopsy) of the lump which should be done after consulting a physician.
FNAB is aspiration of the material of the glands which is done by a fine gauge needle (22 or 25 gauge) and a syringe. Then, the material is examined under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis.
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