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Two yr s/p double mastectomies have a odd growth come up on collar bone. Does not feel like a fatty tumor nor does it move or painful.

Two yr s/p double mastectomies have a odd growth come up on collar bone. Does not feel like a fatty tumor nor does it move or painful.

Concerning: Any new bump or lump needs evaluation, and may need biopsy.
Breast cancer is a curious disease and behavior is quite variable. ...Read more

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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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Was told I have a fatty tumor in my neck above the collar bone- is this normal?

Was told I have a fatty tumor in my neck above the collar bone- is this normal?

Lipomas: Regardless of location, are usually harmless. If it changes in size, causes pain, it'stime for consult for removal to see if the clinical impression was wrong. ...Read more

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I was told I have a fatty tumor in my neck above the collar bone. What would make it change size?

I was told I have a fatty tumor in my neck above the collar bone. What would make it change size?

See MD: If the lump is getting bigger - you should see an md and have further evaluation on this lump. You need to make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Perhaps, you should have some imaging and biopsy to rule out malignant process. A lump can enlarge if this is a malignant process or becomes malignant or if there is infection/abscess or bleeding inside/around the lump. ...Read more

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Been having pain in my chest right under my collar bone in the middle. Only hurts when I turn or move a certain way. ?

Been having pain in my chest right under my collar bone in the middle. Only hurts when I turn or move a certain way. ?

Strained ligament: If it only hurts when you move it might be a partially torn ligament that attaches the clavicle to the sternum. This can take months to heal. See your doctor and make sure that's all it is. ...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.

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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Please explain why does my collar bone pop in and out when i move my arm?

Please explain why does my collar bone pop in and out when i move my arm?

Clavicle is part of : -stabilizers of the shoulder. It can be from an old injury or degenerative process. It can pop distal &/or at the sternum. 2 be sure, see a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, one who has special interest in shoulders. A hands on xam as well as imaging will be needed. Only then will you have an answer & find out if there is a solution for it. Poss surgery. ...Read more

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I have a pain right underneath my collar bone on my left shoulder, but it only hurts when i move?

I have a pain right underneath my collar bone on my left shoulder, but it only hurts when i move?

Impingement: Could be shoulder impingement. An orthopedic doctor can get an xray and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I have this dull achey pain in my right shoulder around my collar bone. It hurts when i reach forwards, push my shoulder down or move it. Any help?

I have this dull achey pain in my right shoulder around my collar bone. It hurts when i  reach forwards, push my shoulder down or  move it. Any help?

How Long?: If you haven't had this pain very long and haven't suffered any significant injury, it may be a strain of your ac joint (where the collarbone meets the shoulder blade). Often avoiding activities that cause the pain for a while will result in improvement. If you have had pain and trouble for some time, i would recommend you see a shoulder specialist. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulder-spe. ...Read more

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Would you still be able to move your arm if you factured your collar bone?

Clavicle fracture: You could move your arm, but it may be painful to the muscles around the chest, neck, and shoulder. ...Read more

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I have a small pea size to marble size squishy lump on my collar bone that moves around. Should it be checked?

Yes: Don't be alarmed-I would recommend you make an appointment to see your regular doctor about the lump. Most lumps do not represent a serious disease or condition, but in some cases they might be something more concerning. It would be very easy for your primary care doctor to check out the lump and make sure it is nothing dangerous or how to best evaluate and treat the lump. ...Read more

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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

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I have a hard lump on the right side of my collar bone. It does not move or hurt. Any ideas what this could be please?

I have a hard lump on the right side of my collar bone. It does not move or hurt. Any ideas what this could be please?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. Stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doc for proper diagnosis because it could be more serious. ...Read more

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Palpable bulge by lower neck/ collar bone that moves. Slightly swelling on the shoulder as well. No pain. What could it be?

Palpable bulge by lower neck/ collar bone that moves. Slightly swelling on the shoulder as well. No pain. What could it be?

Lipoma?: While its certainly hard to tell from here?
Probably the most likely source of your mass would
be a lipoma.
It could also be a little knot or muscle spasm often called a trigger point
But, if youre concerned you shoulder check it out -
most likely not anything too bad? ...Read more

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I have a hard lump protruding from my left side on my collar bone. It doesn't move around and is hard as the bone. Any ideas on what this is?

Hard lump: That lump could possibly be callus formation that has developed from a silent fracture of your collar bone. However, see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have numbness and slight swelling on my left side starting at my shoulder socket following under my collar bone there is no pain when moved?

I have numbness and slight swelling on my left side starting at my shoulder socket following under my collar bone there is no pain when moved?

Not neurologic: Most probably, this is a musculoskeletal (rather than neurologic) problem in the shoulder joint or surrounding tendons (strain, shoulder sublaxation, etc) or inflammation in the tendons, fluid collections in that area (bursa), or breast tissue, or swollen nodes . Please see your doctor for a physical exam. She may order images of the shoulder, arm, or breast area depending on the likely diagnoses. ...Read more

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Got 3 lumps on right side of neck 1 is 1 CM one below is smaller then i moves around my collar bone and one more on the left side. What could it be?

Lymph nodes?: It sounds as if you're got a few palpable lymph nodes, include at least one of the supraclavicular group. The average young person (my series) has two palpable lymph nodes. If they get really big or become fixed to a nearby structure, ask your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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So I'm really freaking out I have this bump on my neck just above my collar bone I can move it and it doesn't hurt it's about 2cm long just under skin?

So I'm really freaking out I have this bump on my neck just above my collar bone I can move it and it doesn't hurt it's about 2cm long just under skin?

Don't freak: Just go to the doctor and get it checked out. It might be a swollen lymph node, it might be a benign little fatty tumor called a lipoma, it may be nothing. Don't freak out! It's a waste of energy. ...Read more

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I have a small pea size lump on my left collar bone, it moves & is painful also large lump on left wrist both appeared at same time. What are these?

Ganglion cysts: Most likely they are ganglion cysts. It is pretty common to get one at your wrist. As far as collar bone goes, it depends on where it is located. If it is more towards your shoulder at the ac joint then it is more likely to be a small ganglion. Because the rest of the collarbone does not have any joints in it, it would be more rare for it to come up there. I would have it checked out by ortho. ...Read more

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Dull pain under left collar bone, slight lump in same area. Im also having an issue with my left arm, feels slow an hard to move. Chest feels heavy.

Dull pain under left collar bone, slight lump in same area. Im also having an issue with my left arm, feels slow an hard to move. Chest feels heavy.

Brachial plexitis: By your description, it may be that you have inflammation or compression of the brachial plexus, which are an accumulation of all motor and sensory nerves controlling the arm. This resides just under your collarbone e. Need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Soft lump on right front side of neck moves when i swallow about 1 1/2 above collar bone. What could be wrong?

See a doctor : This needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Unable to assess without an exam and possibly imaging studies. ...Read more

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Unracked a barbell, stood in the squat position-it felt like a giant nerve around clavicle moved. Now have collar bone pain and muscle tightness..

Unracked a barbell, stood in the squat position-it felt like a giant nerve around clavicle moved. Now have collar bone pain and muscle tightness..

Get checked: Sounds as if you injured either a muscle or nerve in the area. An exam with a possible EMG with x-ray studies would help diagnosis what is likely. Good luck. ...Read more