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Palpable bulge by lower neck/ collar bone that moves. Slightly swelling on the shoulder as well. No pain. What could it be?

Palpable bulge by lower neck/ collar bone that moves. Slightly swelling on the shoulder as well. No pain. What could it be?

Lipoma?: While its certainly hard to tell from here?
Probably the most likely source of your mass would
be a lipoma.
It could also be a little knot or muscle spasm often called a trigger point
But, if you're concerned you shoulder check it out -
most likely not anything too bad? ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

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


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What do you suggest if my neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the aera is sore,?

What do you suggest if my neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the aera is sore,?

See a physician: This could represent swollen lymph nodes, or benign lipomas, or could even be just your body morphology (just the way you were born). See a physician to get it looked at for a proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have numbness and slight swelling on my left side starting at my shoulder socket following under my collar bone there is no pain when moved?

I have numbness and slight swelling on my left side starting at my shoulder socket following under my collar bone there is no pain when moved?

Not neurologic: Most probably, this is a musculoskeletal (rather than neurologic) problem in the shoulder joint or surrounding tendons (strain, shoulder sublaxation, etc) or inflammation in the tendons, fluid collections in that area (bursa), or breast tissue, or swollen nodes. Please see your doctor for a physical exam. She may order images of the shoulder, arm, or breast area depending on the likely diagnoses. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket. Right handed/ no injury?

Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket. Right handed/ no injury?

Get evaluated: Although it would be rare for someone of your age to have heart trouble, shoulder pain is often seen with ischemia of the heart. Also, patients with injury to the spleen can have left shoulder pain. See you doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Worrisome: Based on your age I would be less concerned about breast cancer, but you describe a hard lump so this concerns me. Is the area red or painful? This might indicate infection; please see a doctor ...Read more

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What would cause swelling of the neck above the collar bone?

What would cause swelling of the neck above the collar bone?

Thyroid: There are many causes of swelling in the front of the neck. An enlarged thyroid, and enlarged lymph nodes are some of the causes. A visit to the doctor should help determine. ...Read more

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I took my 1st dose of Prilosec 3hrs ago, and I feel a burn/itch feeling by my collar bone/around my neck. No swelling/redness/can breath. Is this normal?

I took my 1st dose of Prilosec 3hrs ago, and I feel a burn/itch feeling by my collar bone/around my neck. No swelling/redness/can breath. Is this normal?

Not sure: See if it goes away. If it reoccurs next time you take Prilosec again, it will be more reasonable to conclude it is drug related side effect. ...Read more

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Shoulder feels heavy have knots around from collar bone to vertabrain feels like bone is hitting bone my neck pops a lot?

Please see below: It looks like you have a condition called osteoarthritis of shoulder joint. Pain medications and exercise may be helpful, if this does not help, I would recommend you to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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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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I injured my neck/shoulder last year. I went to pt but its never been 100%. It's swollen, pain in collar bone and loss of rom which is new. Suggestions?

I injured my neck/shoulder last year. I went to pt but its never been 100%. It's swollen, pain in collar bone and loss of rom which is new. Suggestions?

See below: There are a multitude of reasons you may still have persistent pain. You should seek out a good orthopaedic surgeon, if you have not seen one already and get another thorough history and physical exam. I donot have any of your previous history and would start with above. ...Read more

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I have a tingling burning in my left shoulder blade and when I press the back of my neck under my skull I get a sharp pain in my collar bone?

I have a tingling burning in my left shoulder blade and when I press the back of my neck under my skull I get a sharp pain in my collar bone?

Cervical pathology: This seems to be coming from your neck. There are different possibilities as to what could be causing it but disc bulges compressing nerve and/or facet joint are two poss. The referred pain noticed on palpation of neck could be nyofascial in nature. ...Read more

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I've had a pain in my left shoulder. Low above my breast but below my collar bone. All day, for no apparent reason. Now its pulling in my neck?

I've had a pain in my left shoulder. Low above my breast but below my collar bone. All day, for no apparent reason. Now its pulling in my neck?

Pain: Pain in that area could be due to radiation from a shoulder tendonitis or be due to inflammation or strain of a pectoral muscle from some activity or exercise. Cold or hot packs and NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Could upper body aching (shoulder, neck, upper back, collar bone, chest muscles) be caused by repeatedly laying/sitting awkwardly as I know I do this?

Could upper body aching (shoulder, neck, upper back, collar bone, chest muscles) be caused by repeatedly laying/sitting awkwardly as I know I do this?

Perhaps but more: This needs to be clarified as to whether there are other medical issues that could be causing the symptoms. This type of widespread discomfort we see in Fibromyalgia but there may be mechanical issues or other things I need to be considered. You need to see your physician to get clarification ...Read more

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Carpal canal + pain on shoulders +triangle above collar bone between neck & shoulder that pumps up like gel filled when raise arms lemon size. Related?

Carpal canal + pain on shoulders +triangle above collar bone between neck & shoulder that pumps up like gel filled when raise arms lemon size. Related?

No and yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression syndrome at the wrist and can therefore not be caused by a lesion in the chest or neck. But... There is a condition known as a " double crush syndrome" in which the nerve can be pressed somewhere else and make your carpal tunnel syndrome more symptomatic. So if the lesion is causing pressure on your nerves in your neck or brachial plexus, maybe contributng ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more