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Doctor insights on: Substernal Thyroid Clavicle

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


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Painless large soft swelling above l clavicle for 4 mos. No palpable nodes there but 3 hard fixed nodes below l ear, normal size. Related? Thyroid ok.

Painless large soft swelling above l clavicle for 4 mos. No palpable nodes there but 3 hard fixed nodes below l ear, normal size. Related? Thyroid ok.

Yes: A painless mass at your clavicle should be investigated. You should see your physician as soon as possible as this could be something very serious. ...Read more

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I feel a pea lump on lower neck left side above clavicle. It seems to be getting smaller but not sure. Discover 10 days ago. I had. Thyroid cancer 2y?

I feel a pea lump on lower neck left side above clavicle. It seems to be getting smaller but not sure. Discover 10 days ago. I had. Thyroid cancer 2y?

Not to worry: I t may be just a lymp node that reacts with some inflammation within that area, and it is getting smaller. But you need to see your doctor for proper evaluation. You also need to follow up with your oncologist /or endo. Doc about your thyroid cancer regularly. ...Read more

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Painful lump above right clavicle, no infection per blood tests. Another lump beside thyroid-not painful. What should I do next?

Painful lump above right clavicle, no infection per blood tests. Another lump beside thyroid-not painful. What should I do next?

Biopsy and? Xray-u/s: Blood test may not be able to tell much, but a biopsy can. You may need a chest xray (possibly a ct of chest/neck as well) and likelly a thyroid ultrasound (u/s). You may need to biopsy of both lumps. Consult doc for further evaluation. Good luck and I wish you well. ...Read more

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I have extreme clavicle and neck pain due to cancer. Is there any strong pain meds that can help?

I have extreme clavicle and neck pain due to cancer. Is there any strong pain meds that can help?

Pain: A consultation with a pain management expert would be very helpful here - they have a wider experience in dealing with cancer pain. ...Read more

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Dull, burning, tingling pain on top of n around right clavicle plus down right side of neck going towards shoulder. What is causing this?

Many things: Your complaints could come from many possibile sources. You should see your primary doctor or perhaps a specialist for a thorough history (your story with many details) and examination. These may prompt further testing and should guide the treatment. Unless it is getting better on its own, see someone. ...Read more

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I have pain where the clavicle joins to the neck excruciating what is this?

I have pain where the clavicle joins to the neck excruciating what is this?

SC joint.: It could be the sternoclavicular joint. It may be sprained. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have bad neck spasms, could this be due to a plate to reset my clavicle?

I have bad neck spasms, could this be due to a plate to reset my clavicle?

Possibly...: Best to let your doctor answer this question; this may be the cause, or your may suffer from degenerative cervical disc disease. A visit to your primary care physician is appropriate. ...Read more

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Pain over right shoulder, in joint and spreading up neck and across clavicle?  what is it?

Pain over right shoulder, in joint and spreading up neck and across clavicle?  what is it?

Spasm: Is the most likely problem stretching and hot/cold packs can be helpful, in addition to the the gentle exercise already mentioned. ...Read more

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What causes fluid retention in the space between the clavicle and neck? My endo says its fat but it comes & goes. I'm 127# and 5'4". Ddx?

What causes fluid retention in the space between the clavicle and neck? My endo says its fat but it comes & goes. I'm 127# and 5'4". Ddx?

I agree with your: Endocrinologist. You have ideal body weight and if u have no other issues such as hypertension, diabetes and elevated lipids, this fatty tissue is benign. This is not fluid and this area is not a common location for fluid collection. People with cushing's (elevated adrenal steroids) develop 'buffalo hump' where swelling is in the upper back of the area you're describing. Take care! ...Read more

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I have been on amox 500 mg 3x/day for 6 days, 4 more to go. No change in neck lymph node pain, pain is bouncing on all nodes f/submand to clavicle???

I have been on amox 500 mg 3x/day for 6 days, 4 more to go. No change in neck lymph node pain, pain is bouncing on all nodes f/submand to clavicle???

Finish it and see.: You have most likely " reactive lymphadenopathy" due to some infection - Need to finish Amox 10 days and yet after it may take longer to get lymph nodes back to normal sate. Definitly see your MD after course of Amox possible have labs done as CBC + diff., CRP. It may help to figure out of any other probable reason for lymphadenopathy. Ok to take Ibuprofen, as needed for discomfort. ...Read more

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I have a chain of palpable cervical lymph nodes from back of my neck to 2 inches from clavicle. Some hurt some don't. Mostly all movable. What is this?

I have a chain of palpable cervical lymph nodes from back of my neck to 2 inches from clavicle. Some hurt some don't. Mostly all movable. What is this?

Many: Most of the time, they are likely from an infection at that side of the body above the neck area (tonsil, sinus gum, teeth etc) But if the node sizes get larger or the enlargement continues for more than 2 weeks, be sure to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Cracked my neck wrong, now I have 4 red lumps and knots running from my middle of my head to my clavicle.

Cracked my neck wrong, now I have 4 red lumps and knots running from my middle of my head to my clavicle.

Cracked neck: You must set up an appointment to see your Gynecologist as soon as possible! The doctor will take your medical history, examine you, and order labs.
The results should be through within a day ro two and your doctor will contact you.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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What causes dull throbbing aches n right side of neck goin into shoulder n behind my right clavicle? It waxes n wanes. Right side of neck is inflamed

What causes dull throbbing aches n right side of neck goin into shoulder n behind my right clavicle? It waxes n wanes. Right side of neck is inflamed

Maybe spine: This may be due to a problem within your cervical spine involving one of the nerve roots. Would recommend a visit with a local neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation if persistent and painful and debilitating. ...Read more

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Have apullling feeling in my neckfrom abroken clavicle that I believe didn't heal right. Constant;y feels like I have to pop ear broken left collarbone that I belived healed wrong that shifted my rib cage and now my trap feels like its apart of my neck a

Have apullling feeling in my neckfrom abroken clavicle that I believe didn't heal right. Constant;y feels like I have to pop ear broken left collarbone that I belived healed wrong that shifted my rib cage and now my trap feels like its apart of my neck a

I: I do think that you need to be seen and professionally evaluated for your symptoms. It may be best to start with your primary care doctor and then you may need referrals such as orthopedics or ENT (otolaryngology).

If you have worsening symptoms, fever, or vomiting then you would need to be seen in the er. ...Read more

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I have been having a strange pain on the right side of my clavicle and neck area as well as the armpit area. What could be causing this?

Depends: Depending how much it bothers you it may be worth a trip to the MD. That referral pattern could orginate in your chest - lungs, heart or large arteries. ...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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Swelling in triangle area above clavicle. Goes over mid clavicle to base of neck. Aching in shoulder arm and neck.

Swelling in triangle area above clavicle. Goes over mid clavicle to base of neck. Aching in shoulder arm and neck.

This can't be: Diagnosed with the available information. Recommend a physical examination, history and possibly lab or other testing. ...Read more

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Fell snowboarding 3 days ago. Pain in lower right clavicle and neck. Hurts most when I sleep, cough, or certain movements. Any ideas?

Fell snowboarding 3 days ago. Pain in lower right clavicle and neck. Hurts most when I sleep, cough, or certain movements. Any ideas?

See below: Sounds like you may have whiplash. This can occur with falls. You likely strained your neck muscles, but it's also possible to injure the joints, discs, or nerves in the neck. This will result in referred pain to the neck and/or shoulder. Be sure to see a physician for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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For the past couple of months i’ve had a few swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck very close to the hallow above the clavicle.

For the past couple of months i’ve had a few swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck very close to the hallow above the clavicle.

Concerned.: Lymphadenopathy that persists is not normal and needs to be evaluated with biopsy and other tests. Please consult your family physician for proper evaluation and management. Several etiologies, some of them not benign.. ...Read more

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I have two lumps in neck, one above clavicle and one In neck had a ultrasound which showed reactive lymph nodes. Am waiting for a blood test?

I have two lumps in neck, one above clavicle and one In neck had a ultrasound which showed reactive lymph nodes. Am waiting for a blood test?

Sounds reasonable: Lymph nodes can enlarge in response to an infectious or malignant process but sometimes they actually develop something similar to an infection even though no other infectious symptoms. In that case antibiotics are used to treat. At times more obscure infectious causes are at work and several different blood draws or imaging may be needed. If nothing found a biopsy of the node may be required. ...Read more

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I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch.?

I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch.?

Abscess: You may be describing an abscess or pus pocket eg painful swelling. Best to go see your Family Doc ASAP for evaluation & treatment as you may need to get swelling lanced & drained then started on antibiotics. Go to Urgent Care or ER if necessary. You may apply warmth/heat temporarily if necessary. In meantime, mark circumference of swelling w/indelible pen to give docs some idea of spread. ...Read more