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Doctor insights on: Bruised Collar Bone

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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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When i touch the back of my neck/head, shoulders and my collar bone it hurts, like it's bruised. No injuries. It just started last night?

When i touch the back of my neck/head, shoulders and my collar bone it hurts, like it's bruised. No injuries. It just started last night?

Collar bone pain: Often this is found with acromioclavicular disorders. The middle age and older set frequently get arthritis of the "ac" joint. But younger folks more often get sprains. Without trauma, a common cause is from overuse. Too much tennis, push-ups, or especially weight lifting can create such high loads that soreness and inflammation can develope - also called distal clavicle osteolysis. ...Read more

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I have a hard mass, the size of a quarter , an inch down from the collar bone, center of high chest area. It feels tender, like a bruise . ?

I have a hard mass, the size of a quarter , an inch down from the collar bone, center of high chest area.  It feels tender, like a bruise . ?

Uncertain.: Could potentially be a breast mass, abnormal interpectoral lymph node, or possibly hypertrophic arthritic change of the sternoclavicular joint. First step is to see your doctor for an evaluation and next steps. ...Read more

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Why have i got bruised upper left chest just under the collar bone? And I have hard time breathing after my meals. Why is this

Why have i got bruised upper left chest just under the collar bone? And I have hard time breathing after my meals. Why is this

See a doctor: This may turn out to be little or nothing, but with these symptoms you really need to be seen, examined and possibly undergo some tests and imaging studies. Do not wait around. Go see somebody now. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes bruise b4 u can feel them?! I have 1 on my chest on the right side, under my collar bone close to my armpit. Could something be wrong?

Do lymph nodes bruise b4 u can feel them?! I have 1 on my chest on the right side, under my collar bone close to my armpit.  Could something be wrong?

Exam: Best to have an exam by your primary care provider. May not be a lymph node at all. It could be a cyst. Doesn't sound like an emergency to see the doctor, but within a few weeks or so should be OK. Hope this helps! ...Read more