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Have a lump a little over the size of a pea, around left collarbone. Painful, hard. Been there for a year.

Have a lump a little over the size of a pea, around left collarbone. Painful, hard. Been there for a year.

Cyst: Sebaceous cysts are the commonest skin swellings that can be painful and tender. Examination by a physician can make a diagnosis and it can be excised in the office. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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There's a hard painful lump right under/against the center of my left clavical. I also found 2 pea sized non painful knots above left clavical by neck?

There's a hard painful lump right under/against the center of my left clavical. I also found 2 pea sized non painful knots above left clavical by neck?

See a doctor!: Lumps or masses are usually benign, however hard painful lumps are not normal regardless of age and need to be evaluated by a doctor. Additional testing may be needed such as an MRI. The non-painful lumps also need to be evaluated. They may be swollen lymph nodes or something else concerning. ...Read more

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Is a pea sized lump on my neck dangerous? It's on the left side, about 2 inches above collarbone. Tender but not painful, and red.

Is a pea sized lump on my neck dangerous? It's on the left side, about 2 inches above collarbone. Tender but not painful, and red.

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head ; behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks if pain not gone then have it chkd. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized pimple or lump under my skin it is a bit moving and is painful it is at my shoulder beside my neck on the left sidis that serious?

I have a pea sized pimple or lump under my skin it is a bit moving and is painful it is at my shoulder beside my neck on the left sidis that serious?

Unlikely- possible: Sometimes this can be dangerous, although usually not. The good news is that is is mobile. It could be anything from an infected hair follicle (most likely) to a cancer (less likely).
Evaluation and diagnosis is provided by an ENT or general surgeon. ...Read more

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Cluster of nodules on left outer thigh. Some are very tender. Can't see the nodules their the size of a pea but you can feel them when you rub area.

Cluster of nodules on left outer thigh. Some are very tender. Can't see the nodules their the size of a pea but you can feel them when you rub area.

Thoughts...: It could a few different things- small sebaceous cysts or ingrown hairs. They could also be small abscess formations. Best to get them checked out by your doc - if they've been around for months or years, then usually it's not as urgent to get them checked. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Found nodule under left nipple the size of a pea. Getting insurance soon maybe in a month. What can I do until then?

Found nodule under left nipple the size of a pea. Getting insurance soon maybe in a month. What can I do until then?

Free programs: Every state has a breast and cervical cancer program that provides free screening (breast exam, pap smear, mammogram). Check the link to find one in your area:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/nbccedp/screenings. Htm. ...Read more

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I have a single hard lymph node in the side of my neck just above the clavicle I have a single hard lymph node in the side of my neck just above the clavicle it's not painful and it has the same size of a single grain of peas it has been there for about a

I have a single hard lymph node in the side of my neck just above the clavicle I have a single hard lymph node in the side of my neck just above the clavicle it's not painful and it has the same size of a single grain of peas it has been there for about a

Enlarged: Enlarged lymph nodes or "lymphadenopathy" are very common. Lymph nodes are part of the immune system and enlarge with white blood cells to fight off infections when they detect a foriegn substance such as a virus or bacteria. (ever notice lumps in your neck with a sore throat?) usually these nodes shrink back down to normal size a few weeks after the infection is over, but can sometimes stay enlarged. No one is quite sure why this happens, but it's usually harmless.

Other illnesses such as autoimmune disease or cancer can cause enlarged lymph nodes, but often multiple nodes are involved, they can get very large, keep growing instead of shrinking and are associated with other symptoms such as fever, chills, weight loss, rash, etc. Presuming that you have no other symptoms besides this noticeable but unchanging node, odds of it being anything dangerous are extremely low. Reasons to see your doctor would include an enlarging node, more noticeable nodes appearing, any other signs of illness or if it concerns you and you just want it checked out. ...Read more

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I've had a hard pea size nodule on eye brown now for 3 weeks. It won't drain, not red, not painful. Who do you suggest I see about this?

I've had a hard pea size nodule on eye brown now for 3 weeks. It won't drain, not red, not painful. Who do you suggest I see about this?

See your doctor: Your primary physician may feel comfortable evaluating this. If not, he or she may refer you to a dermatologist, plastic surgeon or ophthalmologist. It is possible that this may resolve without surgery. ...Read more

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Swollen lump between jaw and just blew ear dr say 1.5 to 2 cm hard not painful 1 above clavicle but pea size fbc norm. Being sent 4 fna? Thoughts

Swollen lump between jaw and just blew ear dr say 1.5 to 2 cm hard not painful 1 above clavicle but pea size fbc norm. Being sent 4 fna? Thoughts

Get the FNA: Fine needle aspiration. We can talk about your results afterwards. If it's stony-hard, it's probably wise to fine-needle it. ...Read more

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I have a small hard pea sized lump that doesn't hurt or move on top of my left shoulder. What could this most likely be? Thanks.

Reassurance: Hard movable painless lump without growing up most likely benign condition. Do not press it, just check on monthly basis. Make appointment with a doctor if it will increases in size n ...Read more

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Squishy moveable lump on lower neck where my neck meets my shoulder. Doesn't hurt, on left side. Size of pea maybe. Should I be concerned?

Squishy moveable lump on lower neck where my neck meets my shoulder. Doesn't hurt, on left side. Size of pea maybe. Should I be concerned?

Yes, see a doctor: You should have this evaluated. It could be a lymph node or possible a mass. It may also be related to an infection. ...Read more

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I have had a pea sized lump above my collarbone close to my neck on the left side. It is hard and moveable, but hasn't grown. Should I be concerned?

I have had a pea sized lump above my collarbone close to my neck on the left side. It is hard and moveable, but hasn't grown. Should I be concerned?

See a surgeon: While most small lumps under the skin are not worrisome, you should see a surgeon for consultation. In that area you describe sometimes lymph nodes can swell and indicate other disease. Most lesions can be removed in the office under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Had a pea-sized cyst removed from shoulder. 6 nylon sutures. Nurse left part of one stitch in during removal & said it'd "work out". Is this normal?

Had a pea-sized cyst removed from shoulder. 6 nylon sutures. Nurse left part of one stitch in during removal & said it'd "work out". Is this normal?

"Work itself out": This is not uncommon. Non absorbable sutures like nylon, your body will with time, sort of push it out. Sometimes it is more painful and cause more harm to try to take it out at the time of suture removal. It should be more visible within the following weeks. If it is not or becomes a bother, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I've had neck and shoulder pain for about a week now. I woke up this morning and I found a pea sized painful lump in my trap muscle.

I've had neck and shoulder pain for about a week now. I woke up this morning and I found a pea sized painful lump in my trap muscle.

Benign need Photo: Hi YRuiz,
Neck and shoulder pain are probably not related to your new finding in the trap muscle.
It might be helpful to have someone take a picture of the lump. Furnucle, lipoma are two benign conditions that might be there.
Over the counter med like naprosyn or ibuprofen with food may help the overall neck and shoulder pain. Can purchase at customcaremedical. Com store.
Dr Lori Lange ...Read more

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I woke up today with a stiff neck on my left side and my shoulder blade hurts too. My lymph node is pea sized in my neck and it feels swollen. Help? '

I woke up today with a stiff neck on my left side and my shoulder blade hurts too. My lymph node is pea sized in my neck and it feels swollen. Help? '

Viral infection: And musculo-skletal pain. An upper respiratory tract infection or a cold can inflame your cervical lymphonode. It gradually goes down after your cold or URI is over. The neck and shoulder pain could be due to sleeping on your left side. Take advil (ibuprofen) for the pain. It can take up to 10 days to get over the pain. ...Read more

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Have a semi hard pea sized lump on my right collarbone. Painful to touch. Have no other symp doc says it calcification but not on x-ray, ideas?

Have a semi hard pea sized lump on my right collarbone. Painful to touch. Have no other symp doc says it calcification but not on x-ray, ideas?

Second opinion: See another doctor for a second opinion. You could also have it biopsied, that's the best way to know exactly what it is. Be well. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump on my left shoulder (neck and shoulder). It has been painless for a year and now it is sore and pains a bit. Can it be cancer?

I have a pea sized lump on my left shoulder (neck and shoulder). It has been painless for a year and now it is sore and pains a bit. Can it be cancer?

Not likely: Cancers are generally painless. If the lump is sore it may more likely be a staph infection, which needs to be looked at urgently and treated accordingly. Feel better☺️ ...Read more

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Causes a pea size painful cervial lymph node, no infection present. Lots myofascial neck pain and shoulder pain and swelling on that side. Normal CBC, C-spine MRI, ultrasound done 6 months ago. Any other tests tests would be helpful?

Causes a pea size painful cervial lymph node, no infection present. Lots myofascial neck pain and shoulder pain and swelling on that side. Normal CBC, C-spine MRI, ultrasound done 6 months ago. Any other tests tests would be helpful?

Probably normal: Small lymph nodes (like pea-size) are normal. Most likely it was inflamed and maybe now scarred from some distant past infection. Probably unlreated to your pain problem. Check with your doctor if you remain concerned -- but if she reassures you all is well, then no more tests or exams will be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized hard painless immovable nodule at bottom of neck along right side of top of spine. It's been there for years? Any thoughts or sugg

I have a pea sized hard painless immovable nodule at bottom of neck along right side of top of spine. It's been there for years? Any thoughts or sugg

Probably b9 nodule: If you've had this for years and it has never caused you pain or discomfort, most likely it is a benign nodule. Unless it changes in size, color, firmness, or starts to cause pain or symptoms, it should not worry you. You have more important things in life to keep on your mind. If it truly worries you, see a general surgeon about getting a biopsy - they'll remove it & tell you what it is (fibrosis ...Read more

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I have 2 nodules the size of a pea under the skin in my arm pit. I had a single one in the same place 6 months ago that went away in two to three week?

I have 2 nodules the size of a pea under the skin in my arm pit. I had a single one in the same place 6 months ago that went away in two to three week?

A lymph node: Lymph node under the arm pit is a red alert, it might be that you are infected and your body is fighting a disease that is getting control. Visit a doctor to examine you and check for any other swollen lymph node. ...Read more

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Have a hard umoveable pea sized nodule under skin an inch above jawline near the ear. What could it be? It's painless.

Have a hard umoveable pea sized nodule under skin an inch above jawline near the ear. What could it be? It's painless.

Sounds concerning: Agree that it needs to be evaluated and possibly biopsied by your doctor or specialist. A description of unmovable is concerning for malignancy. Good luck ...Read more

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What does a thyroid nodule feel like? I have a soft movable pea size lump on my thyroid prominence. I was wondering if this could be a thyroid nodule.

Ask your physician: I bet it's a delphian lymph node. Some folks can feel theirs. Is it in the right place? During your next routine physical exam, ask your physician -- or if the mass starts growing rapidly, make an appointment. ...Read more

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My healthy 18 yr old son has a not even pea size very hard round ball on clavicle. No pain. Does it sound concerning?

My healthy 18 yr old son has a not even pea size very hard round ball on clavicle. No pain. Does it sound concerning?

Mgt: If it is firm and mobile and not infected/inflammed, it can be observed for now. If there are any other symptoms, such as weight loss, night sweats please see your PCP. ...Read more

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Had a pea sized nodule on the biceps near the axilla region. I could roll it around now looks like hidradenitis suppurativa. On cephlex for 7days.

Had a pea sized nodule on the biceps near the axilla region. I could roll it around now looks like hidradenitis suppurativa. On cephlex for 7days.

Whoa: This may be an infected hair follicle, an epidermoid inclusion cyst that you ruptured while messing with it, a ganglion cyst or any of several other entities. Stop looking at internet pictures of hidradenitis suppurativa and get with a competent physician. ...Read more