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Doctor insights on: Sore Right Clavicle Symptoms

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Lump on left clavicle bone near my throat not sore and why is this ?

Lump on left clavicle bone near my throat not sore and why is this ?

Hard to say: Hard to say. The clavicle articulates with the sternum medially. Sometimes the sternoclvicular joint can beome quite enlarged, often from an injury or an arthritic condition. This might be what you are describing. An exam and possibly an xray can usually determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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My clavicle bone is protruding outward & sore, I've had this for years, the pain comes & goes, but bone is getting biggger, could this be bone cancer?

My clavicle bone is protruding outward & sore, I've had this for years, the pain comes & goes, but bone is getting biggger, could this be bone cancer?

Sounds worrisome: I wouldn't delay seeing a local doctor with those symptoms. It could be an old fracture evolving (if you had an injury), but less likely since it has been for years. There are both benign (non-cancerous) bone tumors and cancerous bone tumors (various bone sarcomas). You need a simple X-ray of the clavicle area and to be evaluated by an orthospedic surgeon or sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Sore, red area next to right nipple x2 days. Now one of the veins on rt side of chest is dark purple (extending from my nipple to clavicle). Causes?

Sore, red area next to right nipple x2 days. Now one of the veins on rt side of chest is dark purple (extending from my nipple to clavicle). Causes?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities - an area of redness could indicate a skin infection (cellulitis) or infection of the breast (mastitis). If this is sore or painful, it's best to have it examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Neck soreness/pain, left side, clavicle, side and back of neck. Several swollen nodes for more than 2 months. Havent felt sick just pain. Ent thinks muscleissue. Lots of stress over months. Any idea?

Neck soreness/pain, left side, clavicle, side and back of neck. Several swollen nodes for more than 2 months. Havent felt sick just pain. Ent thinks muscleissue. Lots of stress over months. Any idea?

Neck pain: Everything except for the swollen lymph nodes sounds like cervical myofascial syndrome. This is very commonly aggravated by stress. Sometimes there are underlying issues with your neck including disc pathology. This is the most commonly treated conservatively however the diagnosis is usually best made by an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist rather than an ent. ...Read more

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Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer? I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear. Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.

Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer?  I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear.  Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.

Yes: A chest ct is a very good test for finding lung cancer because it looks inside the lungs. The shoulder/clavicle pain could be coming from the spine in your neck. If you still have pain, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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I have swollen, tender lymph nodes on the left side of my neck and just above my clavical. No other symptoms. Could it be cancer?

I have swollen, tender lymph nodes on the left side of my neck and just above my clavical. No other symptoms. Could it be cancer?

Unlikely: Enlarged lymph nodes can be due to cancer but in that case they typically are painless. Infection related enlargement of nodes is often tender. if the nodes do not settle down in 2-3 weeks, you should get checked by your primary care doctor. ...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