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Causes Of Swelling Above Collar Bone
Angioedema: Tissue swelling is called edema. If it is due to leaky blood vessels, it is called angioedema. Allergic reactions commonly cause facial swelling because of how loosely these tissues are attached to the underlying muscles. Lips and eyes are the most common sites of all. See an allergist to evaluate suspected allergy problems if your pcp cannot provide you with answers. ...Read more
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
Thyroid: There are many causes of swelling in the front of the neck. An enlarged thyroid, and enlarged lymph nodes are some causes. A visit to the doctor should help determine. ...Read more
Threw up last night, lump in throat which causes little pain tp swallow and a little swelling under my collar bone. What's wrong?
Need exam: I don't know but doubt that vomiting is related, but don't know. Do you have trouble swallowing? Your doctor will proably order a swallowing test to see where an obstruction in swallowing is located before deciding on the next step. Someimes you can look down the throat and see the problem. The swelling under the collar bone sounds like it could be a node. See your doctor ...Read more
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Hello. My friend broke his collar bone on a snowboarding trip. He wants to know why swelling/inflamation is somtimes good and sometimes bad.?
Movement: Clavicle fractures will feel better with shoulder retraction, rest and ice untill they heal enough to be more stable. Motion will cause the bones to move and thus more inflammation. I suggest ice a few times a day, work on keeping the shoulders pulled back and not trying to do too much. Sometime these fractures require surgery to stabilize. See a shoulder specialist for appropriate options. ...Read more
Yes: If the fracture is small enough you may not have any significant swelling or bruising. ...Read more
Palpable bulge by lower neck/ collar bone that moves. Slightly swelling on the shoulder as well. No pain. What could it be?
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
Pain/swelling from collar bone down 2 in, width 3in. Feels like skin is being pulled apart, sensitive to touch. Recently had bronchitis and strep.
Costochondritis: It's very possible that you have costochondritis . An inflammation and swelling at the point where your rib meets the cartilage of your breast bone (sternum). Having recently had bronchitis, you may have coughed forcefully, causing swelling and pain at the articulation of the bone and cartilage. This condition usually resolved itself with anti inflammatory medicine, local ice and rest. ...Read more
I have soreness under my right collar bone with NO swelling but VERY sore and getting more sore daily. What could this be?
It depends: It can be caused by any number of causes. If the pain persists and or there is associated redness or swelling then you must seek medical attention. An X-ray examination of the painful area may reveal the underlying cause. So you should go see your doctor if the pain does not settle down in 1-2 weeks. In the meantime you can take a mild pain pill.as needed ...Read more
I have sever pain in collar bone radiating to shoulder doctor thinks it might be chostochoditis. I don't have swelling and have had no injury to that?
Evaluation: If you do not trust your doctor you need to find another one, preferably pain specialist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the aera is sore,?
See a physician: This could represent swollen lymph nodes, or benign lipomas, or could even be just your body morphology (just the way you were born). See a physician to get it looked at for a proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more
My collar bone are swelling.2months ago I clean my room.after two days my right chest are swelling.my doctor said it was tendinitis?
Hi I've been having a mild swelling off and on above my left collar bone It seems to get worse throughout the day and pretty many goes away overnight I've being having ache neck off and on for a few years now I have several muscle knots in upper back
Given the appropriate information above you must have your Primary doctor refer you to a back specialist!
Hope all goes well — please keep me posted. ...Read more
I am a hairdresser, when I cut hair I get an egg like swelling just above my collar bone. Really any time i work a lot with my arms up?
Strain: Sounds as if you have an overuse syndrome that is putting a strain on your shoulder/clavicular area. See a health care provider after it happens and when you have the swelling, so the area can be properly diagnosed and then treated best, good luck. ...Read more
I have a lump in my left arm inside elbow where a nurse places stethoscope. It is hard and there is swelling around it. Also, above collar bone?
Likely lymph nodes: It sounds like it could be some swollen lymph nodes since it is in multiple locations. Would consult with your pcp and look for possible underlying infection or another reason for some lymph node enlargement. ...Read more
Swelling underneath collar bone going to armpit area for 2+ weeks, had CBC and ultrasound done, both came back clear. No redness/discoloration. Help?
Different imaging: The type of physical finding is often times better visualized with CT or MRI. There are many structures in this area that can be a cause for this swelling. Especially lymph nodes. Muscle injury blood vessels all are there. Ultrasound is of limited value for an initial investigation especially when you are not sure of the cause. Talk to you doctor for more help. ...Read more
I took my 1st dose of Prilosec 3hrs ago, and I feel a burn/itch feeling by my collar bone/around my neck. No swelling/redness/can breathe. Is this normal?
Not sure: See if it goes away. If it reoccurs next time you take Prilosec again, it will be more reasonable to conclude it is drug related side effect. ...Read more
Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket. Right handed/ no injury?
Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.
Worrisome: Based on your age I would be less concerned about breast cancer, but you describe a hard lump so this concerns me. Is the area red or painful? This might indicate infection; please see a doctor ...Read more
Hi I have a swelling on my left side just above my collar bone been there for a year also have small lumps showing up in my throat tired sweating?
See pjysician: You need an evaluation by your physician. A list of things that can cause your symptoms won't solve the problems. ...Read more
About a month ago I had a cyst cut out from under my arm. I had noticed some breast swelling before the procedure. And now I have swelling in my breast, underarm, collar bone, and shoulder blade area in my back. All swelling is on my left side. There is
Go back: To your surgeon. It may be related to the "cyst" but more likely it has interfered with the flow of lymph fluid. All the best. ...Read more
Collar bone pain, swelling. X-ray, CT scan nl. Labs for sed rate, cpk, creatinine kinase, CBC all nl. Pcp, pain dr stumped. Any ideas or suggestions?
Do you lift weights?: If you lift weights (benchpress), that might be the culprit. The muscles and ligaments that attach to the collarbone are shown in the diagram. If your pain is at one of these places, you likely have a strain from lifting. If you've fallen on your outstretched arm, the same thing can happen. Also, ask your doctor about osteonecrosis (dying bone due to lack of blood supply). Hope that helps! ...Read more
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Over stress to area: Any area after exercise, beyond the usual muscle aching, usually means that the joints, muscles, or ligaments attached to that bone (clavicle, in this case), are being over stresses, or strained. There is something wrong, often with either the particular movement or the amount ow weight used for the exercise. Recommend a personal trainer at least for few sessions to do & learn proper exercise. ...Read more
If there is a clear infection in the area the lymph nodes react and they can be also painful not just larger. Hopefully your are treated appropriately as when the infections subsides the lymph nodes will go down.
Keep and eye on the situation. ...Read more
Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are a number of potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause and then treatment options can be given. The coracoid process is just below the collar bone and there are a number of structures that insert on it that may be potentially torn or inflamed. Consider being checked, thank you. ...Read more
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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