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Doctor insights on: Arthritic Nodules On The Collarbone

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I have an elevated pth with normal calcium. I also have multiple lung nodules. I now have swelling in my lymph area near the collarbone area?

I have an elevated pth with  normal calcium. I also have multiple lung nodules. I now have swelling in my lymph area near the collarbone area?

Get evaluated: You have many findings that warrant further workup. Elevated PTH may be due to a functioning parathroid adenoma. An ENT can do that workup for you. The lung nodules are worrisome and require further workup as well. May be a completely separate medical issue. You may need a ct guided biopsy of one of the lung nodules to sort this out. Seek professional help. ...Read more

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Could it be strange that i want my collarbone and hipbone to show ?

Could it be strange that i want my collarbone and hipbone to show ?

Probably yes, & not: only Strange but most likely unhealthy as well; as you have to lose a bunch of weight. Also It might a take awhile, depending on how much you weigh at the moment. At 40 it might be difficult, but not impossible. Discuss it with your PCP first, to ensure you do it in a Healthy way (should you decide to go for it). Good Luck. ...Read more

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Someone i know found lump on collarbone?

Someone i know found lump on collarbone?

If firm and seems-: -attached to the bone, someone you know should have it evaluated. Start with PCP & get referred if indicated. ...Read more

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What can a mass above left collarbone be?

Concerning area: That is a location that needs a good examination as there are many causes and some need to be evaluated in person. Go get it checked soon. This is an area of concern. ...Read more

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How can you ACE wrap a collarbone/shoulder?

How can you ACE wrap a collarbone/shoulder?

Can't: Best means to immoblize or rest or clavicle or collarbone is a sling. Figure of eight harnesses have also been used for fractures but there is no evidence to show that these are any better than a simple sling and are often times more cumbersome or uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What is this lump on my left side collarbone?

What is this lump on my left side collarbone?

Need More info.: I am going to assume you mean the lump/bump at the outer edge of the collarbone (clavicle). This is a joint called the ac joint or acromioclavicular joint. If you have pain with this lump or it is a new lump or slowly increasing in size you need to see an orthopedic surgeon and get xrays. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a collarbone lymph node hurts?

What does it mean when a collarbone lymph node hurts?

Most likely the --: Cause of the enlarged ln is due to an infection. See your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does being on chemo affect healing of a broken collarbone?

Does being on chemo affect healing of a broken collarbone?

Possibly: Some side effects to chemo therapy are a decrease in healing ability. Ask your oncologist if this applies to your treatment. ...Read more

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Flat lump left side that moves On collarbone.. That moves?

Flat lump: May be lipoma or a lymph node . It should be evaluated by a physician and if persists may need a biopsy. F/u with a doc over next week ...Read more

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Small movable lump on left collarbone should I be worried?

Probably not: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this way you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Broken collarbone does my daughter sleep with the sling on?

Broken collarbone does my daughter sleep with the sling on?

Yes.: Having the sling on during the night makes sure her arm remains immobilized which will help with healing and for pain control. ...Read more

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Is a lump on the collarbone that is moveable something bad?

Is a lump on the collarbone that is moveable something bad?

Lipoma: Usually any freely movable lump anywhere superficial in the body will be a benign tumor such as a lipoma. And not bad. You can watch it or have it taken out. ...Read more

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How painful is collarbone realignment surgery, with a metal plate.?

How painful is collarbone realignment surgery, with a metal plate.?

Clavicle pain: Once the bone heals, it isn't usually painful. The prominence of the plate can be tender for a while. There may be some numbness along the scar. ...Read more

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How can I keep my broken collarbone (clavicle) in place all the time?

You can't: The clavicle or collarbone is impossible to immobilize completely. The good news is within one to two weeks, the fracture site becomes sticky. That means that the fracture is starting to heal and typically you do not feel the same amount of pain and you no longer feel the fracture pieces moving. In some situations, delayed healing can occur. ...Read more

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Fractured collarbone 2yrs ago. And its giving me problems still, help?

Fractured collarbone 2yrs ago. And its giving me problems still, help?

Be seen: There can be multiple reasons a person might "still" have problems 2 years after a clavicle fracture. It can be a failure of the fracture to heal, it can be from injuries to adjacent structures. Consider seeing a specialist to discuss the specific diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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