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Is swollen supraclavicular nodes connected with Cushings Disease/Syndrome?

By June 14, 2011 - 11:06pm
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I am going through all the testings know for Cushings. My PCP & Endo. did the 24hr. urine test which was not finished and they came back normal but, when I asked for a copy of both results I was told they never received the results. Now it leaves me back at the bottom having appts. non-stop. I wanted to know if any one else have (swollen supraclavicular nodes) on their necks/shoulder? I now have 2-lumps an another on other side. Any one PLEAZE!!!!!!


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Hi KSanchez,

I'm sorry you have to start all over again with your testing for Cushings-- However, a swollen supraclavicular lymph node is separate from Cushings disease.
Have you had a fever, viral infection, local infection around your throat (such a tooth ache, sore throat) or night sweats? Many times these nodes will enlarge after an infection.

Physicians usually examine the lymph nodes by feeling them and characterize them based upon what the lymph nodes feel like. They could be characterized, for example, as:

large or small,

tender or non-tender,

fixed or mobile,

hard or soft, or

firm or rubbery.
These characteristics can be useful in suggesting the cause of the lymph node swelling. For example, a hard, nontender, nonmoveable lymph node may be more characteristic of a cancer spread to that node. On the other hand, a soft, tender, moveable lymph node could more likely represent an infection.

If the enlarged lymph nodes are suspected to be related to a cancer, then a biopsy of the lymph node may determine the cancer type.

Has your physician felt your nodes? Or did you just discover them?

June 15, 2011 - 7:52am
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Thank-you for taking the time to answer my question, it helps me to know what is going on with my body. There is another swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck like the other one. I went to my ENT, and he told me that the swelling comes from my Cushings. Fatty deposits like the hump(buffalo)it tends to swell all the way around. PCP, didn't no what it was an to ask my next ENDO. I have had a sinus infection for along time now, drz. give me different types of antibiotics and they never work. I have dry mouth & I am always clearing my throat and spitting up mucous that looks like cottage cheeze.GROSS!!! Could that be the cause of my swollen lympth nodes??

June 15, 2011 - 9:43pm
(reply to Ksanchez)

Hi KSanchez,

There's a difference between the Buffalo hump-- which is exactly what your ENT told you, fatty deposits under your skin and that gives it a "hump" appearance-- and a swollen lymph node, which is when you can see or feel a lymph node that's enlarged-- and this usually looks like an enlarged nodule-- nothing like the hump. If you have been battling a sinus infection then it is a definite possibility that that could be the cause and if it is caused by the sinus infection then it will go back down to its normal size on its own. On your next visit to your ENT, I would bring this up just to have him take a look at it.


June 16, 2011 - 8:34am
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