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

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

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


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I just found a small lump on my neck right above my left collar bone. What could this be?

I just found a small lump on my neck right above my left collar bone. What could this be?

Lymph node.: This is a common place for lymph nodes. It depends on how large and how long it has been there if it is a worry or not. This area usually does not have large nodes so see your doctor given the location. ...Read more

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Got 3 lumps on right side of neck 1 is 1 CM one below is smaller then I moves around my collar bone and one more on the left side. What could it be?

Lymph nodes?: It sounds as if you're got a few palpable lymph nodes, include at least one of the supraclavicular group. The average young person (my series) has two palpable lymph nodes. If they get really big or become fixed to a nearby structure, ask your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 55 year old woman. I have a lump on the left side of my neck between my chin and collar bone its internal it has been growing for about a ye?

Hi I am a 55 year old woman. I have a lump on the left side of my neck between my chin and collar bone its internal it has been growing for about a ye?

Needs to be checked: You have had this lump and it seems to be growing bigger. I think it is about time you consult a doctor to find out what it is from and appropriately treated. It may be an enlarged lymph node, a cyst, or another kind of tumor. It definitely needs to be checked, investigated and treated ...Read more

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Hi, very tiny lump on right side of the neck, maybe, middle to lower. Not collar bone. It seems to be flattening. I hate google!

Hi, very tiny lump on right side of the neck, maybe, middle to lower. Not collar bone. It seems to be flattening. I hate google!

Reactive adenitis: You save some scalp area inflammation which has caused reactive lymph node swelling. Loving Google is your patriotic duty.......it is the underpinning of NSA. ...Read more

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I have a large lump on my collar bone near the neck and it is causing a lot of pain and I have been to 5 different specialists and so far no answer?

I have a large lump on my collar bone near the neck and it is causing a lot of pain and I have been to 5 different specialists and so far no answer?

Sterno-Costal Pain: I have seen a few patients with this type of pain and it has been arthritic in nature at sterno-costal joint. Each patient we ordered x-ray and once defined we performed cortisone injections to the joint with much success. Patients got off pain meds. Obviously the joint is still the issue and the cause needs to be treated, changing stress placed on the joint by how you move or do your job. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on neck above my collar bone. Its not noticeable until lean my head to the side. Had this b4 but it was a lot bigger & noticeable?

I have a small lump on neck above my collar bone. Its not noticeable until lean my head to the side. Had this b4 but it was a lot bigger & noticeable?

Lymphnode: This is probably an enlarged lymphnode. These drain lymph from particular areas of the body and can be enlarged if there is inflammation, infection or a cancerous process going on. You may have had an inflammation in the head and neck area causing this ...Read more

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I have a damaged vocal cord due to Thyroidectomy, lately I noticed an internal lump above collar bone left to the neck, could it be related?

Perhaps, if: Your thyroidictomy was performed for cancer, it could be recurrence in lymph node. Otherwise, lump is probably not directly related to nerve damage. Ask your surgeon for further advice. ...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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What do you suggest if my neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the aera is sore,?

What do you suggest if my neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the aera is sore,?

See a physician: This could represent swollen lymph nodes, or benign lipomas, or could even be just your body morphology (just the way you were born). See a physician to get it looked at for a proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 5 lumps on my right side of my neck. One kinda on my collar bone. One about a inch from my throat that?

What to do if I have 5 lumps on my right side of my neck. One kinda on my collar bone. One about a inch from my throat that?

Do not ignore: Most likely infection and not cancer. However, could be lymphoma. Also, there are higher rates of throat/tonsil cancer with neck lymph nodes in younger people (even nonsmokers) due to HPV infection.

However, remember this is most likely an infection. It may need treatment with an antibiotic. If lumps persist, however, just do not forget that cancer is a potential cause. ...Read more

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Hi I have back and left chest pain until left neck and there is small bump or lump in my lower left collar bone. I feel severe chest and neck pain?

Get checked out!: You could be having a heart related condition so get checked out today. Go to the Emergency Room now.

It could also be muscular in nature and still need to be checked out by your local doctor. ...Read more

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My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

My son has calcified lymph nodes in his neck and now has 2 lumps above his collar bone he hasn't been unwell and weighs 15.1kg at 5yrs he also has nf?

See doctor: New lumps are concerning and should be evaluated by a doctor. There are several possible causes, including inflammation, infection, and cancer. Please see a doctor. ...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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The side of my neck (next my throat) is tender and sore to the touch. It also feels as if there is a small lump on the SCM muscle near collar bone.

The side of my neck (next my throat) is tender and sore to the touch. It also feels as if there is a small lump on the SCM muscle near collar bone.

Lump: You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible. He will take your medical history, examine you, and then order lab studies.
Once the lab data is returned to your doctor further management may be needed.
Please keep me informed. ...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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I had my thyroid removed 3 years ago and can feel a solid lump on my collar bone. Is this normal?

I had my thyroid removed 3 years ago and can feel a solid lump on my collar bone. Is this normal?

Not normal: Go get this checked. Relationship to Thyroidectomy is likely false. Most common cause of lump on coller bone is old healed fracture. ...Read more

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Threw up last night, lump in throat which causes little pain tp swallow and a little swelling under my collar bone. What's wrong?

Threw up last night, lump in throat which causes little pain tp swallow and a little swelling under my collar bone. What's wrong?

Need exam: I don't know but doubt that vomiting is related, but don't know. Do you have trouble swallowing? Your doctor will proably order a swallowing test to see where an obstruction in swallowing is located before deciding on the next step. Someimes you can look down the throat and see the problem. The swelling under the collar bone sounds like it could be a node. See your doctor ...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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Lump At Front Of Neck (Definition)

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