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I have found a small lump above my right collar bone. It feels like fatty tissue and is moveable. It is also painful to touch. Should I seek help.

I have found a small lump above my right collar bone. It feels like fatty tissue and is moveable. It is also painful to touch. Should I seek help.

Yes: If it is bothering you I would have it surgically removed. It is an easy quick outpatient procedure. Likely this is a fatty lump called a lipoma but very slight risk of something more serious such as an enlarged lymph node.

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I have a small pea size lump on my left collar bone, it moves & is painful also large lump on left wrist both appeared at same time. What are these?

I have a small pea size lump on my left collar bone, it moves & is painful also large lump on left wrist both appeared at same time. What are these?

Ganglion cysts: Most likely they are ganglion cysts. It is pretty common to get one at your wrist. As far as collar bone goes, it depends on where it is located. If it is more towards your shoulder at the ac joint then it is more likely to be a small ganglion. Because the rest of the collarbone does not have any joints in it, it would be more rare for it to come up there. I would have it checked out by ortho.

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Hard lump above breast but below collar bone? Only on one side. Hard non painful.

Hard lump above breast but below collar bone? Only on one side. Hard non painful.

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.

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Lump on left side of collar bone causes?

Lump on left side of collar bone causes?

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.

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I have a fatty lump on under my collar bone, help?

Lipoma: Most likely is a benign lipoma or fatty mass. It could be excised. You should have it examined to make sure there are no adjacent lymph node swelling that could indicate a more serious mass.

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Lump above collar bone worries me. Growing slowly.?

Lump above collar bone worries me. Growing slowly.?

See specalist: You may have a ganglion cyst eminating from the joint. Or it could be some other type of mass. See a physician asap.

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42 yes old female found lump under my left collar bone?

42 yes old female found lump under my left collar bone?

Potentially serious: You need a thorough examination to check for breast lumps and enlarged lymph nodes. Please see your PCP urgently.

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Sorry but what does it mean by a soft tissue problem? I have read a lot about having a lump on the collar bone I do not know if it is serious?

Sorry but what does it mean by a soft tissue problem? I have read a lot about having a lump on the collar bone I do not know if it is serious?

Can mean many things: Soft tissue is a word that includes a wide variety of tissue including fat, muscle and connective tissue. It depends on whether the lump is mobile or fixed under the skin and or over the bone, if is soft or hard. You need an experienced physician to feel it and let you know. Ultrasound can help sometimes.

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About a week ago I noticed this lump on my left collar bone. It's weird shaped, hard & starts just above the bone but is mainly on it. Never broken it?

About a week ago I noticed this lump on my left collar bone. It's weird shaped, hard & starts just above the bone but is mainly on it. Never broken it?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Other causes can be discussed with your doctor.

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Hard lumps in upper chest and on and under my collar bone, what could it be?

Hard to say: This is a bit unusual. Are they tender or red or very itchy? Certain rashes can seem to be like lumps. If they have been there a long time, they are probably nothing to worry about. However, if new, and if you have any other symptoms like fever, tiredness, or lumps under your armpits, you should probably be seen by someone who can examine them and your whole body to see what is going on.

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Hi I have found a smallish lump under my left collar bone feels like a sack of some sort under my skin?

Hi I have found a smallish lump under my left collar bone feels like a sack of some sort under my skin?

Lymph node?: Most likely a lymph node, which houses immune cells. Some of these permanently reside in the node and others go in and out. In the context of infection, there would be an influx of white cells as the overall immune response adjusts. However, rarely, a lymph node enlarges due to an influx in cancer cells. For this reason, if it persists, it is worth seeing a physician and completing a work up.