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Enlarged Collar Bone
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
Be seen: If you are concerned about it, I would not hesitate to be seen. A quick exam would likely reveal the cause, which is often a hypertrophic Ac or sc joint, or a prominent voracious process. ...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 in size.
Keep and eye on the situation. ...Read more
Is a persistently enlarged preauricular lymph node nothing to worry about since it's not on neck or above collar bone?
Lymph nodes: That are swollen always need to be evaluated by a physician. Once you have been seen and testing is negative then you can rest assured. Take care! ...Read more
I have enlarged nodes on my left side, neck in multiple areas including next to collar bone., one is about an inch long, if they are touched it, sends pain n burning sensations that lasts awhile. Also groin nodes painful. And feel hard. I've had tingli
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
I have enlarged lymph nodes in the hollow space above my left collar bone. Could this be lymphoma?
Any other symptoms?:
Many things can cause swelling of lymph nodes. Other symptoms you are having may help differentiate between them. Do you have symptoms like fevers, weight loss, night sweats? Infections, inflammatory conditions or some cancers like lymphoma can do this but most lymph node swellings are not cancer.
This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Sores in your nose can make your neck lymph nodes enlarged. But the lymph nodes above your collarbone are less likely to be enlarged from sores in your nose. These lymph nodes can be enlarged from something going on in your lungs, chest wall, thyroid, or mouth. Cancer of the lymph nodes (lymphoma) makes them rubbery and swollen but not painful. If these don't get better soon, see a doctor! ...Read more
I have a swollen lump under my left ear/start or my jaw it's about the size of a grape it's grew the past few weeks and became rather sore and sensitive on the lump and all over my left side of my neck down to my collar bone is it serious?
Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. Stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doc for proper diagnosis because it could be more serious. ...Read more
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
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
X-ray: Generally you will need an x-ray to be sure. If it looks different from the other side or it hurts to push directly on it, that can indicate it is broke. Sometimes it is just bruised though. ...Read more
Anatomy: Under your collar bone is the upper portion of the chest wall and within that, the upper portion of the lung. Additionally, several blood vessels and a large complex of nerves crosses this area. ...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
After fx. Healed!: Fractures of the clavicle are common in children and adults. Falls and mva's are most common injury mechanisms. Getting' back on the ice' is not a good idea until the fracture is fully healed (usually 8 wks for an adult). Falls while skating (as u know) are common and will cause re- injury if not completely healed. See ors. (u do not want to re- fracture...Surgery will be discussed then!). ...Read more
It may: It may help to minimize the pain. But you should be evaluated by your physician asap. ...Read more
Surgery: Presumably you have either an ac joint dislocation (shoulder end of collar bone) or a sternoclavicular joint dislocation (chest end). Either way, I'm not aware of any nonsurgical method of putting it back in place. The vast majority of cases actually don't need to be put back in, because patients typically don't have much if any pain, and they function fine even if it may look a little unusual. ...Read more
Possible fracture: There may be an occult (hidden) fracture of the collar bone. If you have not had x-rays, then you should see an orthopedist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Acromioclavicular jt: Crackling about the collar bone (clavicle) is likely something to do with your acromioclavicular joint (ACJ)- where the collar bone joins to the acromion (bone just over actual shoulder joint). The ACJ can become injured or arthritic and painful making crackling sounds. This is especially so as the arm is brought across the chest. Seek evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon if pain is persistent. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you feel you are not healing right, you need to see your doctor. The longer you wait, the worse the outcome. ...Read more