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How could I tell if my broken collarbone (fractured clavicle) is healing?

How could I tell if my broken collarbone (fractured clavicle) is healing?

Pain level and xrays: The pain should be decreasing over the course of days/weeks, but that actually does not necessarily mean that the bone itself is healing. The only sure way to tell is repeat x-rays. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the name of the bone that's below my collarbone. It is visible on some people, like me.?

Can you tell me about the name of the bone that's below my collarbone. It is visible on some people, like me.?

Need more inform-: -mation, there are many bones below your collarbone. Is it around the shoulder or chest, shoulder could be coracoid process, chest could be sternum, or could be a rib. Only an xam hands on, and possibly imaging ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a bruised collarbone?

How to tell if I have a bruised collarbone?

Most likely a Hx of: Injury to the shoulder with pain in that area, tenderness, painful and limited shoulder motions, normal xrays. That would give you a clinical DX of it while a MRI or ct would confirm it, however these are not usually necessary. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my chest right lower both collarbone was light then dark red. Could u tell me what it is?

I have a rash on my chest right lower both collarbone  was light then dark red. Could u tell me what it is?

Not without exam: You need to get to your primary care doc or a dermatologist for an exam. That's the only way to know. Good luck. ...Read more

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Confused IV now had 2 docs tell me lump in collarbone is gland and third doc tell me a cyste all 3 say its fine can I now relax very movable lump?

Confused IV now had 2 docs tell me lump in collarbone is gland and third doc tell me a cyste all 3 say its fine can I now relax very movable lump?

How big? : If the lump is easily movable, and three doctors told you it was benign, i would believe them. But if the limp is large, say the size of a walnut or bigger, you may wish to have it removed for a pathology examination. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I feel a lump under my collarbone near the sternum? Could I be feeling a bone or muscle? What does a lump feel like? No symptoms

How can I tell if I feel a lump under my collarbone near the sternum? Could I be feeling a bone or muscle? What does a lump feel like? No symptoms

Needs more info: Confused about your question. Can you feel a lump or not. You should be able to feel your collarbone and follow it all the way to the end. Bone feels hard. You may feel a lymph node under your collarbone but that would be movable. Feels almost like a small soft marble. Should not be tender to touch. If the lump enlarges over weeks or months or becomes tender it needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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Clavicle (collar bone) pain, possibly a fracture, how to tell?

Clavicle (collar bone) pain, possibly a fracture, how to tell?

Get a medical exam: A medical examination can help you here. An x-ray of the clavicle can show if there is any fracture. But this is only likely if you have had some serious trauma. Otherwise it could be some internal disease of the clavicle...This too should show up on a plane film(x-ray) of the clavicle. ...Read more