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What causes swelling in the clavicle bone, left arm and wrists?

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Dr. Klarida Papaqako

General & Family Physician

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Posted on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 in General Health
Question: I have benn swollen around the clavical bone in my neck with the swelling hard to take big breathes was diagnosed with shingle but only had 1 or 2 bumps that was 4 weeks ago my left arm and rwrist are now swollen
Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Lymph nodes need around 6 months to get completely smaller.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your health query.
I read carefully your question and I understand your concern.

Shingles give swollen lymph nodes and those need sometimes 6 months to get smaller and heal completely.
But, if you think they are larger instead of the same size, then you should consider doing an ultrasound, making sure to check if they are from infection or if they need other tests to diagnose the cause of growth.

Do you have other symptoms like fatigue, low appetite, other lymphnodes in other parts of the body, ect?

I will be happy to advice if you have other questions or concerns.

Dr. Papaqako

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