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Arthritic Nodules On The Collarbone
Had a chest X-ray to check for collarbone issue (which was normal). Would the X-ray spot out nodules if there were any?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Most likely the --: Cause of the enlarged ln is due to an infection. See your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more
Possibly: Some side effects to chemo therapy are a decrease in healing ability. Ask your oncologist if this applies to your treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer