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M have pain in the left side of my neck shoulder an shoulder blade an around my collar bone an top part of my ribs?

M have pain in the left side of my neck shoulder an shoulder blade an around my collar bone an top part of my ribs?

Decisions Decisions: How's your breathing?Feel short of breath or can't get in enough air? If so,then you should go to an Urgent Care for an exam.If not, and it hurts more to move your neck or shoulder, then you probably have a kink in your neck or a muscle strain or good ol' muscle tension from stress or over-work/over-exertion.Balls in your court now.Decide on Motrin, heat and massage or a trip to your friendly U.C. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left side of my collar bone, what could this be?

Sharp pain under left side of my collar bone, what could this be?

Hard to say: There are numerous potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. There is a joint that is known as the acromioclavicular joint and it can be involved in a number of inflammatory and arthritic conditions and this may be the cause. Consider being seen.0. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the left side of my collar bone. What can it be?

I have a sharp pain on the left side of my collar bone. What can it be?

Hard to say: The collar bone connects the arm to the torso. On one side is a joint called the acromioclavicular joint and it can be injured or become arthritic or inflamed. On the other side is the joint between the collar bone and the sternum which can have similar problems as well. You certainly would want to make sure it is not cardia related as well. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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My left collar bone hurts and the pain moves from my left side of the neck and continues thru the bone than goes to the back side of the bone.

Needs evaluation: The pain could be coming from a variety of sources. The most likely cause is musculoskeletal; it could be due to a muscle strain, or referred from the neck. However, the pain could also be non-musculoskeletal, coming from your lungs, for example. If it has persisted for more than a week and is not improving, i would definitely have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a pain right underneath my collar bone on my left shoulder, but it only hurts when i move?

I have a pain right underneath my collar bone on my left shoulder, but it only hurts when i move?

Impingement: Could be shoulder impingement. An orthopedic doctor can get an xray and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doc. Hi I have pulse pain underneath my left collar bone. The interval between them seems to vary. ..roughly 30 sec apart. Any help would be apprec?

Hi doc. Hi I have pulse pain underneath my left collar bone. The interval between them seems to vary. ..roughly 30 sec apart. Any help would be apprec?

More info needed: Without a complete history and physical answering your question would be likely inaccurate. If you are indeed having some chest discomfort below your left collar bone seeing your doctor would be the most helpful to determine what is going on here. Please see your doctor or if unavailable go to the emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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Pain on the left side of my tongue; also white in colour, and sore collar bone on same side.

Pain on the left side of my tongue; also white in colour, and sore collar bone on same side.

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump protruding from my left side on my collar bone. It doesn't move around and is hard as the bone. Any ideas on what this is?

I have a hard lump protruding from my left side on my collar bone. It doesn't move around and is hard as the bone. Any ideas on what this is?

Hard lump: That lump could possibly be callus formation that has developed from a silent fracture of your collar bone. However, see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left collar bone pain that goes down my arm and up my neck.?

Pinched nerve: This sounds like it could be a pinched nerve in the cervical spine, which can cause radiating pain down the neck into the shoulder and down the arm. Alternatively, there could be shoulder pathology causing similar symptoms. Even upper lung pathology can cause similar symptoms. This can be difficult to differentiate so see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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