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What to do for a broken collarbone?

What to do for a broken collarbone?

Collarbone: Depends on extent of clavicle fracture, if displaced, discomfort and how long ago it occurred. If not complicated, traction helps ease pain until heals. Consult your doctor for x-ray and tx recommendations. ...Read more

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What could cause pain under my collarbone?

What could cause pain under my collarbone?

Many Possibilities: Under the clavicle you have muscles, lymph nodes, the lung and the pleura (lung Covering). So anything that may affect these parts may cause discomfort or pain. The bone itself may cause some pain if it was injured. You may need to see your doctor if it goes on for a long time. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I broke my collarbone?

How to figure out if I broke my collarbone?

Exam: This is usually based on history, exam, and x-ray. Recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your collarbone hurts?

What does it mean when your collarbone hurts?

Several options: Multiple conditions could cause pain in the collarbone, such as a fracture, a lesion within the collarbone, pathology in the upper lung, etc. See a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does collarbone grow stronger as you get older?

Does collarbone grow stronger as you get older?

No: As we get older our bones tend to demineralize and become weaker. The best way to compensate for this age related change is exercise, healthy intake of calcium and vitamin d as well as appropriate estrogen and testosterone replacment when not contraindicated. ...Read more

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Why is my collarbone thickened and jutting out?

Why is my collarbone thickened and jutting out?

Clavicle: Most common cause of changes to the clavicle are related to new bone formation after fracture. If there is no known trauma, i recommend evaluation and xrays. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are my collarbones supposed to show?

Can you tell me are my collarbones supposed to show?

It's : Normal for them to be prominent especially if you are lean or if you just don't have body fat in that area ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are my collarbones supposed to show?

Can you tell me, are my collarbones supposed to show?

Yes: This is normal, especially in thin individuals, they make become more prominent with weight loss ...Read more

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Collarbone is enlarged on one side, what does that mean?

Collarbone is enlarged on one side, what does that mean?

Need more info.: Would need more info. To make determination. History of injury or illness, exam and x-rays would be helpful. I recommend appt. With orthopedic surgeon for this determination. ...Read more