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Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should i get this checked?

Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should i get this checked?

Yes: Truly this hard, painful lump on your sternum could possibly be a hematoma (bruise). However, you would likely remember any trauma that may have caused such a lump. Without any recent trauma to the chest wall, i recommend having it checked asap. ...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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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I have a stinging pain right above my left breast almost to collarbone it is painful. What coud it be?

I have a stinging pain right above my left breast almost to collarbone it is painful. What coud it be?

Left chest pain: Could be coming from your heart, so you should see a doctor. Another possibility is lung problem. But it could also be coming from the breast or from chest wall. Best to be safe, so go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, a few months ago i noticed a small, movable, non-painful lump in the hollow area of my collarbone. I can move the lump in and out of this area.

Lymphadenopathy: Without an exam and possibly some imaging studies it is impossible to know what this is. Go and see a doctor and have this diagnosed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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Is a pea sized lump on my neck dangerous? It's on the left side, about 2 inches above collarbone. Tender but not painful, and red.

Is a pea sized lump on my neck dangerous? It's on the left side, about 2 inches above collarbone. Tender but not painful, and red.

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head ; behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks if pain not gone then have it chkd. ...Read more

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I have a moving lump on left side of my neck just above my collarbone & it's some what painful. Is it cancer? I'm worried sick

I have a moving lump on left side of my neck just above my collarbone & it's some what painful. Is it cancer? I'm worried sick

Supraclavicular lump: What you describe might be one of several things, including a lipoma, cyst or a lymph node. Cancer is possible, specifically Hodgkin's lymphoma given your age, although enlarged lymph nodes in Hodgkins are more often painless. Other cancers would be less likely. Make an appointment to see your doctor so that it can be evaluated. Overall odds are that it is not going to be something serious. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
Once
Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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What could cause pain in right trap and shoulder/clavicle clicking?

What could cause pain in right trap and shoulder/clavicle clicking?

Any # of things: Differential would include painful/arthritic AC joint (joint at end of clavicle), rotator cuff tear or intractable tendinitis, labral tearing (cartilage surrounding socket which helps stabilize joint), altered mechanics or abnormal motion of the scapula (shoulder blade) on chest wall. Bottom line if chronic and interfering with daily activities/work should be evaluated by orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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