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I was told I have a fatty tumor in my neck above the collar bone. What would make it change size?

I was told I have a fatty tumor in my neck above the collar bone. What would make it change size?

See MD: If the lump is getting bigger - you should see an md and have further evaluation on this lump. You need to make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Perhaps, you should have some imaging and biopsy to rule out malignant process. A lump can enlarge if this is a malignant process or becomes malignant or if there is infection/abscess or bleeding inside/around the lump. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Was told I have a fatty tumor in my neck above the collar bone- is this normal?

Was told I have a fatty tumor in my neck above the collar bone- is this normal?

Lipomas: Regardless of location, are usually harmless. If it changes in size, causes pain, it'stime for consult for removal to see if the clinical impression was wrong. ...Read more

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Two yr s/p double mastectomies have a odd growth come up on collar bone. Does not feel like a fatty tumor nor does it move or painful.

Two yr s/p double mastectomies have a odd growth come up on collar bone. Does not feel like a fatty tumor nor does it move or painful.

Concerning: Any new bump or lump needs evaluation, and may need biopsy.
Breast cancer is a curious disease and behavior is quite variable. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my collar bone and was told it's lipoma, should I get a biopsy?

I have a lump on my collar bone and was told it's lipoma, should I get a 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 more

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What could have caused a pea size movable lump on collar bone and neck?

Sounds like an enl--: Arged lymph node, from either an infection in the mouth, tonsils, tongue area; thyroid;
chest infections or lesions in the lung.
See your pcp to get evaluated with labs. Removal of the ln for biopsy would be best way to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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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 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?

If you are still: Worried after your doctor told you not to worry, then get a second opinion. An ENT or head & neck surgeon would be able to evaluate your condition. ...Read more

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Baby is 12m old and I just noticed little pea size lumps in her neck running up from her collar bone to jaw on both sides. She's not been ill recently.

Baby is 12m old and I just noticed little pea size lumps in her neck running up from her collar bone to jaw on both sides. She's not been ill recently.

Take child to doctor: What you describe may be lymph nodes which enlarge in response to an inflammation in parts of the body. It will be wise to let a physician take a look and determine the cause in this case. ...Read more

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16yo girl. Pea sized lump under skin in area behind collar bone and muscle from head to neck. Haas been there 6 mths. Shrinking or same size. Pls help?

16yo girl. Pea sized lump under skin in area behind collar bone and muscle from head to neck. Haas been there 6 mths. Shrinking or same size. Pls help?

Probably OK: If the lump is pea sized and not enlarging it is probably a reactive lymph node. Contact your doctor if it starts to get bigger. And relax, it sounds benign ...Read more

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I have a small pea sized lump above my collar bone on the right hand side of my neck. It moves a little under the skin and I've had it 5 weeks?

I have a small pea sized lump above my collar bone on the right hand side of my neck. It moves a little under the skin and I've had it 5 weeks?

Watchful waiting: It may be a lymph node. Check it about once a week and if it gets larger, becomes painful or doe not move, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pea size lump on left side of neck, I've had bad head aches and pain in my collar bone every so often. Please what do you think it is?

I have a pea size lump on left side of neck, I've had bad head aches and pain in my collar bone every so often. Please what do you think it is?

Lymph node: Any unexplained neck mass should be evaluated and if needed you should get blood testing and lymph node evaluation, especially in view of the severe headaches, I would recommend a CT scan of the head and neck. You must be examined and tested. ...Read more

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Have had trouble swallowing for a year, then came cough & stiff neck. Now a lump on my collar bone, size of a grape &moves. I don't have acid reflux.

Have had trouble swallowing for a year, then came cough & stiff neck. Now a lump on my collar bone, size of a grape &moves. I don't have acid reflux.

Get assessed: You should get assessed by an ENT to check the swallowing dysfunction, as well as the other associated symptoms to rule out any concerning issues like esophageal cancer. Isolated swallowing dysfunction for a year in a young person that smokes cigarettes should be assessed to be safe. ...Read more

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My neck/collar bone is very itchy but no rash or scaly skin. I do not wear jewelry or change soaps. Nothing seems to help (lotion, cortisone cream)?

My neck/collar bone is very itchy but no rash or scaly skin. I do not wear jewelry or change soaps. Nothing seems to help (lotion, cortisone cream)?

Have you worn any: New, especially unwashed, clothing? Have you switched from cotton clothing to wool? Any new foods, medications, change in your environment? It does sound like you are reacting to something. If you haven't already tried one of the non-sedating oral antihistamines, such as fexofenadine or loratidine, you may want to try one. If the symptoms still don't help, please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Carpal canal + pain on shoulders +triangle above collar bone between neck & shoulder that pumps up like gel filled when raise arms lemon size. Related?

Carpal canal + pain on shoulders +triangle above collar bone between neck & shoulder that pumps up like gel filled when raise arms lemon size. Related?

No and yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression syndrome at the wrist and can therefore not be caused by a lesion in the chest or neck. But... There is a condition known as a " double crush syndrome" in which the nerve can be pressed somewhere else and make your carpal tunnel syndrome more symptomatic. So if the lesion is causing pressure on your nerves in your neck or brachial plexus, maybe contributng ...Read more

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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?

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

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Have had burning in lower throat by collar bone for over 2 years/ reflux meds do nothing. Constant burn. Told this wasn't from acid. What could this be?

Have had burning in lower throat by collar bone for over 2 years/ reflux meds do nothing. Constant burn. Told this wasn't from acid. What could this be?

Burning pain: A proper trial of high dose proton pump inhibitor is probably the best way to verify this is not from excess acid or reflux (eg, Omeprazole (prilosec) 40 mg twice daily for 2 weeks).

If you have continuous burning pain you should consult with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What would cause swelling of the neck above the collar bone?

What would cause swelling of the neck above the collar bone?

Thyroid: There are many causes of swelling in the front of the neck. An enlarged thyroid, and enlarged lymph nodes are some of the causes. A visit to the doctor should help determine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dark dry skin on left side of neck above the collar bone?

What to do if I have dark dry skin on left side of neck above the collar bone?

If it concerns you-: -then a visit to your dermatologist is in order. It needs eyes & hands on evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left rib with pain in my back and upper left side. The lump is not as hard as bone, but doesn't feel like a fatty tumor.

I have a lump on my left rib with pain in my back and upper left side. The lump is not as hard as bone, but doesn't feel like a fatty tumor.

Multiple causes: Hi,
Could be cartilage's growth, might be lymph nodes
I can better tell you on examination, if need be imaging might be necessary. Please make an appointment if concern persists ...Read more

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Can a node inside collar bone enlarge 4-5 mm cause of wounds on neck and shoulders?

Can a node inside collar bone enlarge 4-5 mm cause of wounds on neck and shoulders?

Yes: 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

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I have puffy swelling above my collar bone close to my neck with some pain on my neck?

Get this checked out: Any mass above the collar bone needs to be checked out by an expert. Get in to see your family practice doc! ...Read more

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I just found a small bump on my neck right above my left collar bone. Do I need to be concerned?

I just found a small bump on my neck right above my left collar bone. Do I need to be concerned?

Yes: Depending on where exactly the bump is, this could be anything from swollen lymph glands, through infection, to cancer. You should be especially concerned if you smoke. Get yourself checked. ...Read more

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Acute pain from the collar bone up the neck through the back of the neck to the head and causing headaches?

Location important: Your sketch does raise a question of a brachial plexus problem provoking headaches, or perhaps referred issues from the neck. So, need to search for thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical spondylosis, etc. Therapy can be very successful, but need to have a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Shoulder feels heavy have knots around from collar bone to vertabrain feels like bone is hitting bone my neck pops a lot?

Shoulder feels heavy have knots around from collar bone to vertabrain feels like bone is hitting bone my neck pops a lot?

Please see below: It looks like you have a condition called osteoarthritis of shoulder joint. Pain medications and exercise may be helpful, if this does not help, I would recommend you to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

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