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What can cause shoulder pain in front of the clavicle on the left side when sitting having back support? And no pain when standing or laying

What can cause shoulder pain in front of the clavicle on the left side when sitting having back support? And no pain when standing or laying

Unclear: I'll say that "in front of the clavicle" close to the breastbone is the sternoclavicular joint. The pectoralis major muscle attaches to the "front" of the clavicle, but I've never seen a strain of that muscle hurt in that location. Other small ligaments and muscles attach to the clavicle, but I just can't imagine anything that causes pain only when sitting. ...Read more

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Are clavicles symmetrical or asymmetrical? Find my right clavicle protrudes out more than my left clavicle and has pain. No redness. What's the problem?

Are clavicles symmetrical or asymmetrical? Find my right clavicle protrudes out more than my left clavicle and has pain. No redness. What's the problem?

Fairly symmetrical: Hi Your clavicles should be pretty similarly symmetrical, although not perfectly. We actually are not perfectly identical when comparing left side to right side. You may notice some variations in curvature, protrusion, size, thickness, etc, but this is normal. Pain and redness, however, is not normal and probably needs further exam and maybe even x-ray. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have intermittent throbbing just above my left clavicle?

Be examined: Unusual to have aneurysm there but at your age worth checking. Any other aneurysms? Or n your family!!?? ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain. Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Left shoulder pain. Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Painful AC joint.: It very likely can be a painful acromioclavicular joint. They can become arthritic as we age, and cause pain. ...Read more

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I have a 6cm by4cm lesion above my left clavicle could it be lipoma?

I have a 6cm by4cm lesion above my left clavicle could it be lipoma?

Lesion: It may be a lipoma but it could be a lymph node. You should be seen and possibly have a biopsy done if the lesion is non movable and firm in consistency. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left neck, clavicle, and shoulder pain all at once?

What could be wrong if my left neck, clavicle, and shoulder pain all at once?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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I have an occasional throbbing feeling right above the clavicle on my left side?

I have an occasional throbbing feeling right above the clavicle on my left side?

Your AORTA: Is directly below your clavicle and occasional throbbing is normal HOWEVER if it continues a check up is "in order" Usually a simple chest x ray will determine if (at 79 years of age) your aorta is enlarged (or has an aneurysm (bubble)) Check this out with your PCP Good Luck BE WELL! DrZ ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain which seems to be stemming from beneath my clavicle on the left side, what should I do?

Wait before U worry: What you describe is not typical of any serious ailment unless it persists or gets worse. I would have you watch/monitor it for a couple of weeks in order to judge if it is anything significant. Most likely it will go away on its own. Or you can take a couple of Tylenol tablets if the pain is causing you much discomfort. If the pain is still present in 3 weeks, get yourself checked by your PCP. ...Read more

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I have a pain somehow like pressure on my anterior part of neck down to clavicle only left side this is first time what's my condition??

I have a pain somehow like pressure on my anterior part of neck down to clavicle only left side this is first time what's my condition??

Ans: First of all you are very young. Need a good history. Did you have trauma? Did you sleep wrong? Sound more musculoskeletal. Do you have any other symptoms. Need more information please ...Read more

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Was lifting furniture today when something in my left clavicle, shoulder area popped and now have a lot of pain what could I have done?

Was lifting furniture today when something in my left clavicle, shoulder area popped and now have a lot of pain what could I have done?

Separated?: Either a pulled muscle or worst-case scenario a separated AC (acromio-clavicular) joint (which is a sprain of that joint). See your doctor or urgent care for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump 2" below left clavicle. Concerned about what it could be. What type of dr should I be seeing? Haven't been to 1 in 3 yrs.

I have a hard lump 2" below left clavicle. Concerned about what it could be. What type of dr should I be seeing? Haven't been to 1 in 3 yrs.

How deep?: How deep in the lump? If it feels like it is more on the surface, you should see a dermatologist. If it feels deeper you should get a breast exam and a mammogram from your family practice doctor. If you need to discuss this in more detail or you want me to look at the lump, you can schedule a virtual visit with me. ...Read more

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Left clavicle is enlarged at the first half and then a inch size bony bump close to the end of the clavicle, can this be corrected/shaved down?

Left clavicle is enlarged at the first half and then a inch size bony bump close to the end of the clavicle, can this be corrected/shaved down?

Yes: You will need to know the reason for this enlargement x-ray will be the first step and if necessary ct scan or even MRI scan. Once the diagnisis is established surgery can corect the problem. ...Read more

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Very Tender in the hollow area above my left clavicle and previously diagnosed with Costalchondritis in June that has not resolved. Should I be concerned?

Very Tender in the hollow area above my left clavicle and previously diagnosed with Costalchondritis in June that has not resolved. Should I be concerned?

Costochondritis: By now costochondritis should have resolved. Would check chest XR or chest CT and also may consider mammogram. Any pain on shoulder or arm movement? Any parathesias? Bumps or lumps? Coudl be LN, vascular sternocledomastoid pain (pain on neck movement?) rarely thoracic outlet (usually arm pain F/U with doc ...Read more

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Is it normal for my front neck vein on the left side to always show? This is recent shows whether sitting standing or lying down. Right above clavicle

Is it normal for my front neck vein on the left side to always show? This is recent shows whether sitting standing or lying down. Right above clavicle

Probably normal: Have you lost weight recently? This may be normal especially in thin people. IF it is only on one side it is not likely that there is anything of concenr ...Read more

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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