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Doctor insights on: Substernal Thyroid Clavicle

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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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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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