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I'm a 26 year old male and I am experiencing some aching in my chest area underneath my left clavicle. It gets worse if I sit or lay down. What is it?

I'm a 26 year old male and I am experiencing some aching in my chest area underneath my left clavicle. It gets worse if I sit or lay down. What is it?

Depends: You need a good physical exam and better history. depending on how long and under what circumstances , and if the pain is sharp, changes with change of position. Differential diagnosis: 1)Mechanicl musculskeletal pain, worse with active or passive movement. 2) inflammatory ie pleurisy, a lung problem , infection, TB, virus, Lupus, shoulder bursitis, pericrditis 3) heart disease ie pericardial ...Read more

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Shoulder clavicle ligaments got separated in a car accident 3 mnt ago. Left shoulder juts out now.Also aches wen it's cold n I carry stuff wit d arm?

Shoulder clavicle ligaments got separated in a car accident 3 mnt ago.  Left shoulder juts out now.Also aches wen it's cold n I carry stuff wit d arm?

AC separation: Type 1-3 ac separations are typically treated without surgery. A type 3 indicates you tore the capsule and cc ligaments. If you walk thru most football or hockey locker rooms alot of players have this. A type 5 indicates the clavicle has pierced thru the trapezial fascia. These are generally fixed but can carry a high failure rate of 20%. I would see a shoulder specialist to identify yours. ...Read more

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Lump on left clavicle bone near my throat not sore and why is this ?

Lump on left clavicle bone near my throat not sore and why is this ?

Hard to say: Hard to say. The clavicle articulates with the sternum medially. Sometimes the sternoclvicular joint can beome quite enlarged, often from an injury or an arthritic condition. This might be what you are describing. An exam and possibly an xray can usually determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Muliple possibilitie: There is a rather large differential diagnosis to the combination of symptoms and findings you have described. I would discuss these with the physician who ordered the CT scan. ...Read more

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Dull ache on left side of chest near arm pit and under left side of collarbone it bothers me when I lift with my left arm or pick up something heavy I?

Dull ache chest: This sounds of orthopedic nature and less likely to be cardiac given your young age (30) and the fact that it is positional in nature. Best to start with an orthopedist. If you can't get in to see one for months, start with a fellowship trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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I Been having sharp stabbing pains right below my left breast, and a dull ache in my left collarbone what could it be? 

I Been having sharp stabbing pains right below my left breast, and a dull ache in my left collarbone what could it be? 

Rib pain: Routine can be the cause for those symptoms or it can be chest pain associated with heart disease. If this is associated with exertion it is more likely related to Acordia condition and is dangerous and should be evaluated as soon as possible ...Read more

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Where my collarbone and shoulder blade would meet in the middle, theres a dull point that aches when i put pressure on the left neck muscle?

Where my collarbone and shoulder blade would meet in the middle, theres a dull point that aches when i put pressure on the left neck muscle?

Trapezius Spasm: You are describing the insertion of the trapezius muscle that starts at the base of the neck. Spasm of this muscle (from lifting something heavy, neck arthritis, sleeping wrong) is best treated by anti-inflammatories (advil, Motrin etc.) rest and stretching. If you develop worsening pain, pain going into your arm or numbness, you should have your neck evaluated for a possible disk herniation. ...Read more

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After a period of high stress, experienced a persistent ache below left collarbone. It eased after an hour or so. Is this a heart issue?

After a period of high stress, experienced a persistent ache below left collarbone. It eased after an hour or so. Is this a heart issue?

Possibly: Definitely hard to say without more detail. Women can characteristically have atypical symptoms when they have cardiac ischemia including left shoulder and chest pain. I would not hesitate to be checked and possibly have a stress test. ...Read more

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Over last year noticed swollen glands left side of neck. Last couple of months more have popped up and above collarbone. Constant dull ache?

Over last year noticed swollen glands left side of neck. Last couple of months more have popped up and above collarbone. Constant dull ache?

See doctor: Multiple enlarged lymph glands warrant an investigation that can only be done through physical examination, may be some tests and may even need a biopsy. ...Read more