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Lump On Chest Below 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
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
Movable rubbery lump size of walnut on outside of ribs below skin on left rib where rib sticks out most. Lipoma?
Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.
Does not appear seri: I doubt if this is anything serious. You should show the lump to your doctor and let him/her do a clinical breast examination to make sure that all is well and seek advise for further action, if required. ...Read more
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Pain, left side, rib area in the backside, few inches below armpit. Feel like its between bone &skin.Not internally.Front left chest pain w/it.?
Follows a rib: That's a pretty good description! it's following an intercostal muscle or rib. You may have costochonditis (rheumatism of the joint where the rib attaches to the breatbone). You may have intercostal neuritis. If a rash appears, it could even be shingles. Has there been any minor trauma or lifting? ...Read more
Get examined: chances of a significant illness/disease exist. Not necessarily so, but I would recommend an examination and discussion with a local provider, ASAP. ...Read more
Bony ridge on ribcage, swelling under arm, tingling arm pain, arm muscles fatigue quickly, soft lump on scapula, no shooting pains, just discomfort.?
Lymphoma/ neurofibro: More detail- duration, injury, one or both side, age, f hx, other medical problems, age. ...Read more
Physical Examination: A lump on the thumb bone is impossible to diagnose without the key component of any diagnosis: the physical examination. Contact your primary care physician today and get the lump examined. Your doctor will also take a medical history to gain additional information. Additional studies may be ordered, but there is no substitute for the physical examination. ...Read more
Hard lump/bump above right breast but below collar bone. Also have pain on upper right arm. What could it be?
Be seen: I definitely would not hesitate to be seen. In that area, the most common cause would likely be a swollen lymph node, which can often come before or after a febrile illness. Although it would be unusual in your age group, I would not hesitate to be seen by a general surgeon if it does not resolve to make sure it is not a neoplastic process. ...Read more
Scalene the pain: Hope you pardon the pun. The scalene muscles live on both sides of neck. Ive seen thousands of patients who report neck pain/discomfort and without fail, always the scalene muscles are so tight they are painful. get them stretched out. keep your shoulders down and neck stretched up. even when lifting with arms, keep your shoulders down. find s scalene muscle stretch from local physical therapist ...Read more
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