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Doctor insights on: Substernal Thyroid Clavicle

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Dr. Robert Kent
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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