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Swollen/moved bone in the heart side near the collar bone.

Swollen/moved bone in the heart side near the collar bone.

Dislocation?: This could be a dislocation, or slippage of where the clavicle attaches. Let your doctor assess you and see what the findings are. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Acute pain from the collar bone up the neck through the back of the neck to the head and causing headaches?

Acute pain from the collar bone up the neck through the back of the neck to the head and causing headaches?

Location important: Your sketch does raise a question of a brachial plexus problem provoking headaches, or perhaps referred issues from the neck. So, need to search for thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical spondylosis, etc. Therapy can be very successful, but need to have a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain: Your history is concerning. Go get checked out, at your age i worry about a chest mass, make sure there are no enlarged lymph nodes in your chest, especially if accompanied by any fever or weight loss. ...Read more

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Is the lower left back of the head, the area where the neck meets the skull, especially susceptible to trauma?

Is the lower left back of the head, the area where the neck meets the skull, especially susceptible to trauma?

Depends: The area that you describe is not inherently more susceptible to trauma other than the fact that this is the area that takes the impact most of the time when someone falls back wards. The c1-2 region which is the top of the cervical spine is more prone to fracture in the elderly patients partly because of osteoporisis. ...Read more

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Is stiff neck and pain in the neck the same?

Is stiff neck and pain in the neck the same?

Maybe.: A stiff neck generally refers to the muscles that support your neck. Neck pain could be arthritis of the cervical spine, a bulging or herniated disc, just to name a couple of possibilities. See an orthopedic cervical spine specialist. ...Read more

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Is the Occiptical Node located on the or under the bone at the base of head?

Is the Occiptical Node  located on the or under the bone at the base of head?

Occiput: The prominent part of the skull (where you feel it curve in toward the neck) is called the occiput. Occipital lymph nodes are 1/2 to 1 inch oval or ball shaped glands situated next to the muscles between the neck and the head. Infection nearby may cause these nodes to increase in size and become tender. Another term that sounds like this is occipital lobe: a posterior portion of the brain. ...Read more

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Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

It may or may not as: There are several different possibilities for your symptoms including none cervical spine ones-some may arise from the cervical spine but may also not be diagnosed by the MRI as well-tests are usually done to confirm or help to narrow done the possible causes after a careful history and exam is done by a physician who will then order the appropriate tests or referrals ...Read more

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Cam a pinched nerve cause numbness in the back of the head and behind the ear?

Cam a pinched nerve cause numbness in the back of the head and behind the ear?

Yeppers: That would be a C2 pinch & maybe a DASH of C3! Put them together & whaddya have? Numbness in the back of the head & behind the ear! So now my question to you. How did it happen and what is being recommended? Can't cut the head or the ear off...not a good idea. It may resolve on the spot or be a "pain in the neck!" LOL! How about a SOOTHEAWAY device? www.sootheaway.com. Check it out. ...Read more

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My left collar bone hurts and the pain moves from my left side of the neck and continues thru the bone than goes to the back side of the bone.

Needs evaluation: The pain could be coming from a variety of sources. The most likely cause is musculoskeletal; it could be due to a muscle strain, or referred from the neck. However, the pain could also be non-musculoskeletal, coming from your lungs, for example. If it has persisted for more than a week and is not improving, i would definitely have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pain in my collar bone and numbness in both arms?

What is the cause of pain in my collar bone and numbness in both arms?

Numbness = nerves: Numbness is mostly caused by nerve problems, and in this case it is typically coming from the neck. Both sides means stenosis(narrowing) instead of herniated disc. Have your neck checked by orthopedic or neuro surgery. May need MRI or ncs/emg. Don't ignore. Constant symptoms are worse and may indicate tumor or infection. ...Read more

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Can pain in the lungs, throat or esophagus cause referred pain to the muscles in the back of the neck?

Can pain in the lungs, throat or esophagus cause referred pain to the muscles in the back of the neck?

Yes: Pain in the chest can be referred into the neck and back. Nerves can travel fr the front of the chest to the back as well (known as intercostals). ...Read more

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In my upper body i.E in between collar bone and chest there is a deep cleavage.And in the back the bones in upper side is visible.Would u please suggest?

Pectus excavatum: This suggests a congenital (birth) abnormality of a "caved in chest." this is likely not an issue now that you are 18, as most chest cavity and lung growth has been completed. All that remains is a cosmetic deformity. It can be associated with some syndromes like marfan and spinal muscular atrophy. See a cv surgeon if you suspect heart/lung dysfunction. ...Read more

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What enlarges glands in the back of the neck?

What enlarges glands in the back of the neck?

Often infections: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which if infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and you may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause swelling of the neck above the collar bone ?

What would cause swelling of the neck above the collar bone ?

Thyroid: There are many causes of swelling in the front of the neck. An enlarged thyroid, and enlarged lymph nodes are some of the causes. A visit to the doctor should help determine. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have throbbing or pulseating in the neck the throat area above the chest bone near the adams apple?

Is it normal to have throbbing or pulseating in the neck the throat area above the chest bone near the adams apple?

Could be: Sometimes a blood vessel in that area becomes engorged and results in visible pulsing. Thyroid gland is in this area. It could be a result of increases blood glow to the gland. If having other symptoms, consider having your primary doctor evaluate you ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymphnodes in the jaw and neck area in children?

What are the causes of swollen lymphnodes in the jaw and neck area in children?

Infection: Swollen lymph nodes are usually a result of an infection. The lymph nodes swell because they are part of the immune systems attempt to fight off an infection. Different lymph nodes protect different parts of the body. If a swollen node persists, is red or very tender, or if it keeps getting bigger, have your child checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Whats pain in front of the chest bone?

Whats pain in front of the chest bone?

We have to be: Carefull, of the cardiac origin, if we adress that then most likely gerd.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Can sinuses cause a few of your lymph nodes (One in the left side, lower neck. The other on the right in the corner of the jaw) to swell?

Can sinuses cause a few of your lymph nodes (One in the left side, lower neck. The other on the right in the corner of the jaw) to swell?

It is possible: If the maxillary sinus is inflamed, acute sinusitis can sometimes cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck area. If concerned, see your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the bone in the middle of breast?

What could cause pain in the bone in the middle of breast?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is a painful inflammation of the cartilage in your ribcage or sternum. Rest and regular use of NSAIDs such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin for a few days is generally first line treatment plan. ...Read more