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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Left Clavicle Swelling

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch. ?

I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch. ?

Abscess: You may be describing an abscess or pus pocket eg painful swelling. Best to go see your Family Doc ASAP for evaluation & treatment as you may need to get swelling lanced & drained then started on antibiotics. Go to Urgent Care or ER if necessary. You may apply warmth/heat temporarily if necessary. In meantime, mark circumference of swelling w/indelible pen to give docs some idea of spread. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my lymph nodes on the left of my neck/shoulder & above my clavicle.Its painful & I'm running a fever but no other sign of infection?

I have swelling in my lymph nodes on the left of my neck/shoulder & above my clavicle.Its painful & I'm running a fever but no other sign of infection?

Lymphadenopathy: Swollen and painful lymphatic nodes are the presentation of the infection in most of the cases. Causes are:mononucleosis, bacterial skin, throat, ear infections. In case the fever and the swelling are persistent, patient should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause front neck spasms and pain swelling around clavicle? I have Ehlers Danlos Sundrome could this be dislocation or cervical spine bulge?

What can cause front neck spasms and pain swelling around clavicle? I have Ehlers Danlos Sundrome could this be dislocation or cervical spine bulge?

Get imaging: With increased joint flexibility and pain/swelling around several joints, I recommend a visit with your doc and imaging. A CT scan of your chest will also evaluate your ascending aorta, which has some risk for dilation. Be well. ...Read more

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Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Muliple possibilitie: There is a rather large differential diagnosis to the combination of symptoms and findings you have described. I would discuss these with the physician who ordered the CT scan. ...Read more

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My wife is having swelling above her collarbone...curious as to what may cause that?

My wife is having swelling above her collarbone...curious as to what may cause that?

Swelling: Hard to know what caused that but you must set up an appointment for your wife! Hope all goes well. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have a swelling between my collarbone and neck. İt's on left side. But it becomes apparent when i raise my left arm. ?

I have a swelling between my collarbone and neck. İt's on left side. But it becomes apparent when i raise my left arm. ?

Need more info: This symptom could be a cyst, muscle swelling or large lymph node. In any event the symptom is serious enough for you to obtain a physical examination from your family physician to make an accurate evaluation. ...Read more

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Swelling above left collarbone no pain. waiting to see gastronologist for intermittent abdominal pain and general unwell. are these connected.

Swelling above left collarbone no pain. waiting to see gastronologist for intermittent abdominal pain and general unwell. are these connected.

Possible connection: If the swelling above your left collarbone is an enlarged lymph node, it may be connected to the abdominal pain and the unwell feeling. An enlarged lymph node in this area ( supraclavicular or Virchow's node) can be a sign associated with gastrointestinal malignancy. This is a significant finding and warrants thorough evaluation. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a soft swelling on the right side between the collarbone and neck. There is no lump and not painful. But sometimes caused light headed when tou?

I have a soft swelling on the right side between the collarbone and neck. There is no lump and not painful. But sometimes caused light headed when tou?

Doubt they are relat: I am very doubtful that the swelling that you were describing has anything to do with the light-headedness. The swelling is a benign phenomena, just some slight edema. ...Read more

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Slight swelling in left collarbone, chest tightness sometimes, swelling tummy which is not soft...anyone knows why?

Slight swelling in left collarbone, chest tightness sometimes, swelling tummy which is not soft...anyone knows why?

See a doctor: While maybe one of my colleagues can attach a diagnosis to this triad of symptoms, its a little confusing. First off it is difficult to know what you mean by a swelling collar bone but in a 29 year old female with chest tightness and abdominal distension I'd certainly want to know if she was pregnant, does she smoke, is she on birth control, time frame of symptoms, I think you should see a doctor. ...Read more