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I have a swelling between my collarbone and neck. İt's on left side. But it becomes apparent when I raise my left arm.?

I have a swelling between my collarbone and neck. İt's on left side. But it becomes apparent when I raise my left arm.?

Need more info: This symptom could be a cyst, muscle swelling or large lymph node. In any event the symptom is serious enough for you to obtain a physical examination from your family physician to make an accurate evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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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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Why wud my lymphnode on my right side of neck under the jaw line keep swelling up to point my whole right side of face down to collarbone hurt?

Why wud my lymphnode on my right side of neck under the jaw line keep swelling up to point my whole right side of face down to collarbone hurt?

Lymph nodes: React to anything abnormal in the are they drain, such as infection on the skin, in the throat, mouth, teeth, etc. Etc. And when the infection is acute and the lymph node swells in just hours/days, it will hurt. Secondly, there are diseases of the lymphatic system and if involves a lymph node it can swell too. This usually not that painful as it is a mslower process. You, go and see a dr! ...Read more

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I have a soft swelling on the right side between the collarbone and neck. There is no lump and not painful. But sometimes caused light headed when tou?

I have a soft swelling on the right side between the collarbone and neck. There is no lump and not painful. But sometimes caused light headed when tou?

Doubt they are relat: I am very doubtful that the swelling that you were describing has anything to do with the light-headedness. The swelling is a benign phenomena, just some slight edema. ...Read more

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Possible brain mass found on Mir so I had one done with contrast. I also have swelling and tender to touch lower left where neck and collarbone meet?

Possible brain mass found on Mir so I had one done with contrast. I also have swelling and tender to touch lower left where neck and collarbone meet?

Followup: You would certainly do well to followup with the physician directly who ordered the MRI. Consultation with a neurologist and/or a neurosurgeon may be indicated. ...Read more

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Have lg lump that's squishy in triangle area above collarbone on each side at base of neck & pain/swelling going up sides of face w/ numbness. Plz help?

Have lg lump that's squishy in triangle area above collarbone on each side at base of neck & pain/swelling going up sides of face w/ numbness. Plz help?

GET AN EXAM: Your symptoms described above are concerning
You need to see your DR for an exam.

There are many possibilities as to the cause of this, and only with exam will one be able to give you a correct DX ...Read more

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Swollen above left collarbone light swelling right side on a lot of meds hypotrophic cardiomyopathy high bp. Alot of weight gain large neck not soft o?

Swollen above left collarbone light swelling right side on a lot of meds hypotrophic cardiomyopathy high bp. Alot of weight gain large neck not soft o?

Get checked out: Any swelling in a person with these kinds of issues needs investigation. Call your doc and get these checked immediately, and please do not wait too long. ...Read more

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Left armpit is swollen, right breast has a small lump felt when examining standing up. Swelling/lump in neck near collarbone. Family history of b.C?

Left armpit is swollen, right breast has a small lump felt when examining standing up. Swelling/lump in neck near collarbone. Family history of b.C?

Needs work-up: Many conditions can cause the feeling of a lump in the breast, but certainly you should see your doctor and have this examined. You may need a mammogram and further work-up, especially if there is a family history of breast ca, even though you are young. Some "lumpiness" may occur with your period and then resolve. Also, the swelling near your collarbone and l armpit need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Squishy [email protected] of neck in triangle area above collarbone. Sides of face swelling w/ numbness. Pain n large veins both sides of throat. Doc no help?

Squishy lumps@base of neck in triangle area above collarbone. Sides of face swelling w/ numbness. Pain n large veins both sides of throat. Doc no help?

Follow up: I would recommend you follow up to be seen directly. Although there are multiple possibilities, one of the more likely findings you are describing is lymphadenopathy, in which the lymph nodes are abnormally seollen often related to an infectious or inflammatory process. You should be seen and fully evaluated for this and other potential causes. ...Read more

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I've had swelling, on right side neck (w a mild sore throat) 3 days ago it has came back with a swollen soft lump above collarbone. Ongoing pulsing inears

I've had swelling, on right side neck (w a mild sore throat) 3 days ago it has came back with a swollen soft lump above collarbone. Ongoing pulsing inears

Clavicular swell: May be lymph node but the clavicle is not the usual place. Pulsing in ear, if it is true heartbeat and not just buzzing could be a sign of vascular -carotid aneurysm/dissection rarely. If buzz is just due to infection. May be swollen salivary gland (or stopped up) or may be just bad sore throat or peritonsillat abscess, clavicualr LN are from lung get CXR) Go to ER or urgent care today ...Read more

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Swolen thyroid, off and on sharp pain slight swelling in neck/jaw/ear/collarbone, started after nasty lower throat and lung bug 2 months ago. Infection?

Swolen thyroid, off and on sharp pain slight swelling in neck/jaw/ear/collarbone, started after nasty lower throat and lung bug 2 months ago. Infection?

Post infectious: This sounds like post infectious thyroiditis. Please have some bloodwork done to see how your tosh and t4levels are. You may have high function then low but it will get back to normal and MD should follow your labs every 2weeks for a while. ...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 have puffy swelling above my collar bone close to my neck with some pain on my neck?

I have puffy swelling above my collar bone close to my neck with some pain on my neck?

Get this checked out: Any mass above the collar bone needs to be checked out by an expert. Get in to see your family practice doc! ...Read more

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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

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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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My neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the area is sore, Treatment?

My neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the area is sore, Treatment?

Your management --: Includes a proper Dx first, before any treatment could be initiated for you.
With a proper Hx, exam and investigations, your Doc can Dx and hopefully start the appropriate treatment.
Good Luck. ...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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Threw up last night, lump in throat which causes little pain tp swallow and a little swelling under my collar bone. What's wrong?

Need exam: I don't know but doubt that vomiting is related, but don't know. Do you have trouble swallowing? Your doctor will proably order a swallowing test to see where an obstruction in swallowing is located before deciding on the next step. Someimes you can look down the throat and see the problem. The swelling under the collar bone sounds like it could be a node. See your doctor ...Read more

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3 small painful swellings on right side of my neck by collarbone. Swollen glands. I feel ok in myself. I had flu vaccine last week by pharmacist says?

3 small painful swellings on right side of my neck by collarbone. Swollen glands. I feel ok in myself. I had flu vaccine last week by pharmacist says?

Need for examination: Flu vaccine is not a likely explanation of enlarged painful lymph nodes in the neck. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. ...Read more

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My wife is having swelling above her collarbone...curious as to what may cause that?

My wife is having swelling above her collarbone...curious as to what may cause that?

Swelling: Hard to know what caused that but you must set up an appointment for your wife! Hope all goes well.
Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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How can I know if my collarbone pain is a separation? I have swelling and one side appears higher.

How can I know if my collarbone pain is a separation? I have swelling and one side appears higher.

Without: Without out further information, such as the events surrounding your injury, and a physical exam including radiographs, it is impossible to diagnose a shoulder separation. See an urgent care clinic or emergency department for an assessment. ...Read more

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Can you have Tietzes syndrom with normal crp have painfull swelling on rib under collarbone only painful when touched? Crp <5

Can you have Tietzes syndrom with normal crp have painfull swelling on rib under collarbone only painful when touched? Crp <5

R/O COSTOCHONDRITIS: YES: You need to be examined have blood work and ekg. If you had a recent viral infection, you may have a post infection COSTOCHONDRITIS which usually responds to a course of prednisone with taper over 8dys. Also topical Voltaren (diclofenac) gel. PT with TENS& US therapy are also effective. If pain persists PRP injections may be needed. ...Read more

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The area above my right collarbone is swollen. I cannot tell if it is a lymph node or muscle. It is like there is swelling beneath the skin.

The area above my right collarbone is swollen. I cannot tell if it is a lymph node or muscle. It is like there is swelling beneath the skin.

? Lymph node: Swelling above the collarbone could be the result a number of different conditions. Please have a good examination soon by your primary care doctor; it is likely that an ultrasound (or other imaging) will be ordered to determine which structure (s) is causing the swelling. ...Read more

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Slight swelling in left collarbone, chest tightness sometimes, swelling tummy which is not soft...anyone knows why?

Slight swelling in left collarbone, chest tightness sometimes, swelling tummy which is not soft...anyone knows why?

See a doctor: While maybe one of my colleagues can attach a diagnosis to this triad of symptoms, its a little confusing. First off it is difficult to know what you mean by a swelling collar bone but in a 29 year old female with chest tightness and abdominal distension I'd certainly want to know if she was pregnant, does she smoke, is she on birth control, time frame of symptoms, I think you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have selling by your collarbone and up chest. With weakness in the right arm and hand that had the swelling?

What does it mean to have selling by your collarbone and up chest. With weakness in the right arm and hand that had the swelling?

Indeed: U can have thoracic outlet syndrome. Several reasons for it that all could compress the subclavian/axillary vein and artery as well as the brachial plexus. ...Read more

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Bronchitis, lupus and dull, achy pain above right breast. Slight swelling to collarbone. Xray, mammo and us all neg...35 yr female?

Bronchitis, lupus and dull, achy pain above right breast. Slight swelling to collarbone. Xray, mammo and us all neg...35 yr female?

Hmm. I'm not sure.: The area above your breast and below your collarbone has muscles, blood vessels, lymph nodes and breast tissue. Your lupus puts you at risk for blood clots, so that's one thought. You have bronchitis, and if you're coughing you could have muscle pain/spasm of your pectoral muscles. Inflammation of lymph nodes in that area is also a possibility. Make sure the ultrasound checked for a blood clot. ...Read more

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I have an elevated pth with normal calcium. I also have multiple lung nodules. I now have swelling in my lymph area near the collarbone area?

I have an elevated pth with normal calcium. I also have multiple lung nodules. I now have swelling in my lymph area near the collarbone area?

Get evaluated: You have many findings that warrant further workup. Elevated PTH may be due to a functioning parathroid adenoma. An ENT can do that workup for you. The lung nodules are worrisome and require further workup as well. May be a completely separate medical issue. You may need a ct guided biopsy of one of the lung nodules to sort this out. Seek professional help. ...Read more

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I notice a soft swelling above my collarbone, only when I lift my arms. The right side is a little bigger than the left. CT scan clear, what could it?

I notice a soft swelling above my collarbone, only when I lift my arms. The right side is a little bigger than the left. CT scan clear, what could it?

May be nothing: Do you have any symptoms, other than the "swelling" on raising your arms? You may just watch and wait. If you lose weight, develop fever, or the "swelling" more than doubles in size, see a doctor. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and even a examination may not be fruitful.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling in the left side of my neck?

What could cause swelling in the left side of my neck?

See answer: The most common cause of a swelling in the side of the neck is an enlarged lymph node, due to a recent infection in the the throat or else where, In this case it is often tender. Other causes of a neck mass or enlarged lymph nodes are possible.** If the swelling persists or increases you must see a physician for an exam. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden neck swelling?

What could cause sudden neck swelling?

Many things: The list of answers to your question is so long it cannot be explained here. Causes range from strep throat or other infection to allergic reaction to swollen lymph nodes or goiter. If the neck swelling causes trouble breathing, that is an emergency. If not, it may not be emergent, but you should probably start by seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get neck swelling?

How common is it for somebody to get neck swelling?

Neck swelling: A numer of condition cause neck masses, swelling, or limps. Lymph nodes are all over the neck, enlarge to help fight local infections. Thyroglossal cysts can get infected, small lump becoming larger and tender. Goiter, swelling of the thyroid, can get very large. Thyroid and cancer in the lymph nodes, and other sources of swelling are possible. Get any swelling checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause left neck swelling during the day but seems to go away while laying down?

What would cause left neck swelling during the day but seems to go away while laying down?

Muscle strain, fatty: Tumor, hormone effect-? Cushing's syndrome etc are possibilities. See your dr for reassurance. Take care! I. ...Read more