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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes swollen lymphnodes?

hello! i just had a sono today on above both collarbones large lump on both sides and swelling also in front of neck...dr said lymph nodes are swollen but he feels nothing to worry about, however is concerned about the enlarged thyroid. Can you please tell me what could be the cause of this? It has been this way for months now..not sure when it started exactly...lymph nodes also..thank you so much in advance...for your time and for your caring enough to be on call online. :)
Mon, 5 Jan 2015
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
Thanks for posting your query.I understand your concerns.
Swollen lymph nodes and swelling in front of the neck gives a clue towards the infection in thyroid gland.
I would advice you to undergo FNAC (Fine needle aspiration cytology) test of the swelling,to confirm the diagnosis.This test will help you to differentiate between benign and malignant swellings.

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