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Doctor insights on: Sudden Protruding Collar Bone

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I have a hard lump protruding from my left side on my collar bone. It doesn't move around and is hard as the bone. Any ideas on what this is?

I have a hard lump protruding from my left side on my collar bone. It doesn't move around and is hard as the bone. Any ideas on what this is?

Hard lump: That lump could possibly be callus formation that has developed from a silent fracture of your collar bone. However, see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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My collar bone is sticking out (past 60 days). I've been told via a CT scan it's a ganglion cyst pushing the bone. Should I request an MRI?

My collar bone is sticking out (past 60 days). I've been told via a CT scan it's a ganglion cyst pushing the bone. Should I request an MRI?

No point unless Symp: Unless you're having symptoms related to the collar bone (or unexplained symptoms), there's no point to the MRI. It will only show you the ganglion cyst that you know is already there. It won't push you towards surgery, especially if you don't have symptoms, unless you've talked to a surgeon. Get the CT scan report & image b4 talking to your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to discuss further. Thanks ...Read more

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Swalling right upper collar bone?

Swalling right upper collar bone?

More info: Where, painfull, moveable, actually attached 2 bone, how long has it been there, has it ever been x-rayed or been eval by ortho? Give us a little more info & may b able 2 answer. It's more of a statement with a? After it. ...Read more

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How do you break your collar bone?

How do you break your collar bone?

Forward fall: A very common way to fracture the collar bone is to fall forward with your hands out in front bracing for the fall. ...Read more

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What is the enlarged bone under collar bone?

What is the enlarged bone under collar bone?

Coracoid: You may be feeling a bony hook on the front of the scapula (shoulder blade bone) that is known as the coracoid. ...Read more

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Could you break your collar bone without knowing it?

No: Would be extremely unusual to suffer a broken collarbone (clavicle) wiithout an injury and without knowing that you did so. Not impossible but rare. Some possibilities could include a bone lesion that has weakened the bone to the point that it breaks with no injury. However, you would likely realize that you broke it as it should be painful. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my collar bone hurts randomly?

See a physician: If this has been going on for some time you should definitely see a physician. Your pain could be anything from chest pathology (i.e. The lungs) to something involving the clavicle bone itself to nerve associated pain. ...Read more

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Collar bone pain years after break?

Did it heal: Has it always been painful? Did it heal? Did it just begin to hurt again? Where exactly does it hurt. More info needed. ...Read more

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How can I fix my dislocated collar bone?

Need an orthopod: You need to see an orthopedic doctor or go to the er to have this evaluated if it is very painful. ...Read more

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Could surgery hurt around the collar bone?

Could surgery hurt around the collar bone?

Yes and no: Each and every surgery carries risk of complications and untoward consequences and outcomes. If you are in need of surgery due to a fractured collar bone, you need to consult with your orthopedic specialist regarding your options, risks and complications. Typically, those surgeries are less complicated than others and heal fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Why does my collar bone making popping noises?

Why does my collar bone making popping noises?

Arthritis: It is likely some mild arthritis causing some clicking and popping. Unless it is hurting I would not focus too much on the noise. Lots of shoulders make noise. ...Read more

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Why is the area around my collar bone inflammed?

Why is the area around my collar bone inflammed?

Lifting weights: I see that you are 21 years old. The most common reason for this in a presumably healthy and active person is resistance exercises with the upper extremity. Classic examples include lifting weights, push-ups, and even certain yoga positions such as downward dog or plank. These activities cause a lot of force to go through the ac joint and collarbone. ...Read more

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My collar bone hurts, should I get an X-ray done?

Injury?: If you had a trauma, get it evaluated. If the pain has been going on for some time, get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What could cause a huge bump on one's collar bone?

What could cause a huge bump on one's collar bone?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling or enlargment of collar bone?

First diagnose the -: Cause of the swelling, so see your pcp.
Ibuprofen will help with swelling and discomfort; a sling will help to relieve the pulling effect of the weight off the arm.
Importantly get the cause diagnosed, as the treatment would depend on that. ...Read more

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I can feel a ball like thing near my left collar bone?

Get it evaluated: This type of mass needs evaluation. It could be minor but there is no way to tell from your description. ...Read more

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How long will a collar bone take to heal after surgery?

How long will a collar bone take to heal after surgery?

At least 6 weeks: Healing time for clavicle fractures is typically slower than many other fractures in the body. In an adult (16 years and older) usually it takes a minimum of 6 weeks for fracture healing, although many take upwards of 2-3 months. Typically surgery allows for quicker healing compared to nonsurgical management, particularly in fractures that are not well aligned. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about lumpiness under collar bone?

Possibly: May be lymphadenopathy which should be evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do pull-ups after you break your collar bone?

"healed" = nontender: Once a clavicle fracture is nontender to aggressive palpation and manual manipulation (usually 6-8 weeks), early active motion and "weightbearing" (pushups) may be allowed, as long as pain does not result. Also nice to see good healing on follow-up X-rays. Discuss clearance to do pushups with MD. ...Read more

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How does one break his or her collar bone while lifting weights?

How does one break his or her collar bone while lifting weights?

Depends: This is a very difficult question to answer shortly and with little info. If you are lifting really heavy weights, the stress to the bone could be too much and causes the bone to break. There could have been a stress reaction or weaking in the bone prior that increased the likelihood for injury. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left side of my collar bone, what could this be?

Hard to say: There are numerous potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. There is a joint that is known as the acromioclavicular joint and it can be involved in a number of inflammatory and arthritic conditions and this may be the cause. Consider being seen.0. ...Read more

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My son broke his collar bone lifting weights. How can I treat it?

My son broke his collar bone lifting weights. How can I treat it?

Xray: He needs an xray to evaluate it completely. Most clavicle fractures can be treated with a sling nonoperatively but some need to be fixed surgically. It depends on the displacement and angulation. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the left side of my collar bone. What can it be?

Hard to say: The collar bone connects the arm to the torso. On one side is a joint called the acromioclavicular joint and it can be injured or become arthritic or inflamed. On the other side is the joint between the collar bone and the sternum which can have similar problems as well. You certainly would want to make sure it is not cardia related as well. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Collar bone pain nearly 8 years after breaking it. How do I treat this?

Mal-union: Is not normal to continue with pain unless the bone has developed a mal union or a non union, if that is the case need to be corrected. ...Read more

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What causes a person to have a pain in their collar bone after moderate exercise?

What causes a person to have a pain in their collar bone after moderate exercise?

Over stress to area: Any area after exercise, beyond the usual muscle aching, usually means that the joints, muscles, or ligaments attached to that bone (clavicle, in this case), are being over stresses, or strained. There is something wrong, often with either the particular movement or the amount ow weight used for the exercise. Recommend a personal trainer at least for few sessions to do & learn proper exercise. ...Read more