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Collar Bone Lipoma Biopsy
It depends: A lipoma, a benign fatty tumor, has a characteristic feel. It is squishy, rubbery, and moves easily under the skin. A doctor diagnoses a lipoma by feel, location, and absence of other symptoms. If the lipoma doesn't grow and isn't causing symptoms, most doctors leave them alone. If a lipoma grows or becomes painful, an ultrasound or biopsy might be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
2 lymph nodes above collar bone. Had an US doc said they are reactive and max 9mm. Should I still push for biopsy? I don't have any symptoms of infec.
Listen to doc: What would be gained by pushing for biopsy? You may watch and wait. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if the lymph glands double in size, become painful, ulcerate, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should consult your doctor again, as it would be time for biopsy then. Wish you good health! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have a lump on the right side of my neck above my collar bone. I've had it for many years no changes. Doc said not to worry but I do. Biopsy?
I am 29. I have palpable very movable lymph node above my collar bone. 2 doc. Said it is normal to have palpable lymph nodes in that area. Should I ask for biopsy? Also, I had a very bad acne 1,5 years ago could this lymph node be because of that ?
More info: Where, painfull, moveable, actually attached 2 bone, how long has it been there, has it ever been x-rayed or been eval by ortho? Give us a little more info & may b able 2 answer. It's more of a statement with a ? After it. ...Read more
No: Would be extremely unusual to suffer a broken collarbone (clavicle) wiithout an injury and without knowing that you did so. Not impossible but rare. Some possibilities could include a bone lesion that has weakened the bone to the point that it breaks with no injury. However, you would likely realize that you broke it as it should be painful. ...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