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Pain & lump above left breast & below collar bone. Annoying pain but intensifies oblong shaped & feels like a bone, also pain between shoulder blade?

Pain & lump above left breast & below collar bone. Annoying pain but intensifies oblong shaped & feels like a bone, also pain between shoulder blade?

Get it looked at: Definitely get it looked at. Start with you primary physician and they can make an assessment if you need to see a musculoskeletal specialist or other specialist. ...Read more

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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


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About a week ago i noticed this lump on my left collar bone. It's weird shaped, hard & starts just above the bone but is mainly on it. Never broken it?

About a week ago i noticed this lump on my left collar bone. It's weird shaped, hard & starts just above the bone but is mainly on it. Never broken it?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Other causes can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi i have found a smallish lump under my left collar bone feels like a sack of some sort under my skin?

Hi i have found a smallish lump under my left collar  bone  feels like a sack of some sort under my skin?

Lymph node?: Most likely a lymph node, which houses immune cells. Some of these permanently reside in the node and others go in and out. In the context of infection, there would be an influx of white cells as the overall immune response adjusts. However, rarely, a lymph node enlarges due to an influx in cancer cells. For this reason, if it persists, it is worth seeing a physician and completing a work up. ...Read more

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Lump on left side of collar bone causes?

Nonspecific: Unfortunately this is an extremely nonspecific description. A soft fatty lump may be a simple lipoma, which is benign and does not require treatment. If you have had prior fracture of the collar bone, you may be feeling a bony callus or a residual deformity from the fracture. If the lump is tender or has unusual coloration or has been rapidly changing in size, then you need evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a squishy lump usually nothing? It is above collar bone

Supraclavicular lump: Best to get it checked. Peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have a fatty lump on under my collar bone, help?

Lipoma: Most likely is a benign lipoma or fatty mass. It could be excised. You should have it examined to make sure there are no adjacent lymph node swelling that could indicate a more serious mass. ...Read more

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42 yes old female found lump under my left collar bone?

42 yes old female found lump under my left collar bone?

Potentially serious: You need a thorough examination to check for breast lumps and enlarged lymph nodes. Please see your PCP urgently. ...Read more

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Lump above collar bone worries me. Growing slowly.?

Lump above collar bone worries me. Growing slowly.?

See specalist: You may have a ganglion cyst eminating from the joint. Or it could be some other type of mass. See a physician asap. ...Read more

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