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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swelling Near Right Clavicle

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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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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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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 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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I have a deep pain 2 inches below my clavicle, towards my armpit and I have just noticed swelling. Could it be serious?

I have a deep pain 2 inches below my clavicle, towards my armpit and I have just noticed swelling.  Could it be serious?

Mass and Pain: This depends on your age, sex history and the nature of the pain and the mass. If this persists more than a few days, get an examination. Better than guessing about a mass with pain. ...Read more

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Painless large soft swelling above l clavicle for 4 mos. No palpable nodes there but 3 hard fixed nodes below l ear, normal size. Related? Thyroid ok.

Painless large soft swelling above l clavicle for 4 mos. No palpable nodes there but 3 hard fixed nodes below l ear, normal size. Related? Thyroid ok.

Yes: A painless mass at your clavicle should be investigated. You should see your physician as soon as possible as this could be something very serious. ...Read more

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I think my daughter might have broken her clavicle but there's no bruising or swelling but when i touch that area she says it hurts ?

I think my daughter might have broken her clavicle but there's no bruising or swelling but when i touch that area she says it hurts ?

May not see bruise: The clavicle is one of the more common bones to break in the body.In kids it can crack & be maintained in place by its surrounding fibrous sheath & the only initial sx may be point tenderness at the point of the crack. Within a day or two a bump may arise over the surface of the bone.If the kid doesn't want to use the arm/shoulder & complains about that location it is worth a visit. ...Read more

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If I press just under my right clavicle it is super tender. It feels like a major bruise, yet there is no visible bruise or swelling.

If I press just under my right clavicle it is super tender. It feels like a major bruise, yet there is no visible bruise or swelling.

Continue to monitor: I would continue to monitor it. It depending upon where along the clavicle you are experiencing the tenderness it could be a bone bruise, muscle or joint sprain or even tender lymph nodes. In the absence of trauma, decreased function or worsening of symptoms, watching waiting would be appropriate. Certainly, see your primary care physician if it worsens. ...Read more