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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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Front of my neck just to the left of my trachea feels tight from my jaw down to collar bone. Feels worse for a min after I drink water or look up. Why?

Front of my neck just to the left of my trachea feels tight from my jaw down to collar bone. Feels worse for a min after I drink water or look up. Why?

Be seen: There are a number of ootential considerations, many if which relate to an abnormality of the upper GI tract and/or trachea. A good medical check up with an internist would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Neck tightness on left side of spine & right above collar bone on left side. Ribs tight. Trouble breathing sometimes. Gastritis. What could connect?

Neck tightness on left side of spine & right above collar bone on left side. Ribs tight. Trouble breathing sometimes. Gastritis. What could connect?

Medical evaluation: Could be many possibilities, an evaluation from your doctor is advised. Gastritis can not explain all those symptoms. Could be something muscular. ...Read more

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Bottom of my throat feels tight. Almost between my collar bones. If I press between them, it's almost more comfortable to breathe.?

Bottom of my throat feels tight. Almost between my collar bones. If I press between them, it's almost more comfortable to breathe.?

Throat tightness: Check for post nasal drip, reflux. and h pylori at the same time. Meanwhile can try maalox or OTC ranitidine before bed and or zyrtec and see if helps. Also check thyroid and thyroid ultrasound for nodules/goiter.rarely could be dysfunctional esophageal contractions (achalsia) or cricopharyngeal dysfucntion. (difficulty swallowing?) follow up with doctor/ urgent care ...Read more

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Bp 108/73 hr 81 Feels like something is stuck in my throat close to my collar bone. Hard to get a satisfying deep breath?

Bp 108/73 hr 81 Feels like something is stuck in my throat close to my collar bone. Hard to get a satisfying deep breath?

Stuck in throat: Vital signs are good. Sometimes trying bread or something stick will take away a foreign body. If the sedation remains present you may need to see ENT for a scope. All the best, ...Read more

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What to do if I have 5 lumps on my right side of my neck. One kinda on my collar bone. One about a inch from my throat that?

What to do if I have 5 lumps on my right side of my neck. One kinda on my collar bone. One about a inch from my throat that?

Do not ignore: Most likely infection and not cancer. However, could be lymphoma. Also, there are higher rates of throat/tonsil cancer with neck lymph nodes in younger people (even nonsmokers) due to HPV infection.

However, remember this is most likely an infection. It may need treatment with an antibiotic. If lumps persist, however, just do not forget that cancer is a potential cause. ...Read more

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Unracked a barbell, stood in the squat position-it felt like a giant nerve around clavicle moved. Now have collar bone pain and muscle tightness..

Unracked a barbell, stood in the squat position-it felt like a giant nerve around clavicle moved. Now have collar bone pain and muscle tightness..

Get checked: Sounds as if you injured either a muscle or nerve in the area. An exam with a possible EMG with x-ray studies would help diagnosis what is likely. Good luck. ...Read more

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What c the bi lateral collar bones ends - locate at the base of the throat to get larger (at end of each right and left collar bone) & they don't hurt?

What c the bi lateral collar bones ends - locate at the base of the throat to get larger (at end of each right and left collar bone) & they don't hurt?

Arthritis: There is a joint between the sternum and each collar bone. Arthritis from an injury or a degenerative condition can cause them to become enlarged. This is a similar process to when a knee becomes arthritic and enlarged. Don't hesitate to be seen if you have problems with it. ...Read more

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Have had burning in lower throat by collar bone for over 2 years/ reflux meds do nothing. Constant burn. Told this wasn't from acid. What could this be?

Have had burning in lower throat by collar bone for over 2 years/ reflux meds do nothing. Constant burn. Told this wasn't from acid. What could this be?

Burning pain: A proper trial of high dose proton pump inhibitor is probably the best way to verify this is not from excess acid or reflux (eg, Omeprazole (prilosec) 40 mg twice daily for 2 weeks).

If you have continuous burning pain you should consult with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like there's food stuck in my throat? Right by the collar bone and it feel difficult to swallow

Why do I feel like there's food stuck in my throat? Right by the collar bone and it feel difficult to swallow

Dysphagia: There could be many reasons for difficulty swallowing food, or dysphagia, and it usually requires an evaluation to determine the cause and to map out a treatment plan. I would make an appointment to see your doctor. In the meantime, I would consider a short course of omeprazole 20 mg once a day. Do not skip the evaluation, even if the interim medication helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have sharp pain and tightness in the upper right side of my chest above the breast near my armpit under collar bone?

What could be causing me to have sharp pain and tightness in the upper right side of my chest above the breast near my armpit under collar bone?

Strain: If you recently did more or different physical activity than usual or injured yourself you could have injured a rib muscle, shoulder tendon or joint in your collar bone (AC joint) ...Read more

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I have a sore throat near my collar bone, what would you suggest?

I have a sore throat near my collar bone, what would you suggest?

Hard to say: Vague description....Hard to say from the limited info.... Could be viral or something more serious....With these symptoms you should go see your dr as soon as you can. ...Read more

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The skin around the base of my throat/collar bone it really itchy and nothing seems to help. There's no rash or redness (other than from me scratching)?

The skin around the base of my throat/collar bone it really itchy and nothing seems to help. There's no rash or redness (other than from me scratching)?

Necklace Sensitivity: Very commonly the area of the neck is irritated by clothing or jewelry. In the case of costume jewelry, some individuals are allergic to a component of the metal such as nickel. If the chain, pendant or a suspended ring contains the metal it will cause itching and then a possible rash if ongoing exposure. Some types of fabric often do this as well with perspiration activating the reaction. ...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?

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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The I am a 31 year old women, and the outside of my throat hurts below the adams apple, with itching by the collar bone and slight weight gain.

The I am a 31 year old women, and the outside of my throat hurts below the adams apple, with itching by the collar bone and slight weight gain.

May be ur thyroid: It could be a goiter (small or large mass on the neck), thyroid nodules, or cancer or something else. You should go to your primary care doctor and get bloodwork (tsh, t3, (liothyronine) t4) and get an ultrasound of the throat area and possible biopsy. With weight gain, I would suspect you may have hypothyroidism, which goes along with the goiter. It may also be nothing. It is hard to say online. ...Read more

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The side of my neck (next my throat) is tender and sore to the touch. It also feels as if there is a small lump on the SCM muscle near collar bone.

The side of my neck (next my throat) is tender and sore to the touch. It also feels as if there is a small lump on the SCM muscle near collar bone.

Lump: You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible. He will take your medical history, examine you, and then order lab studies.
Once the lab data is returned to your doctor further management may be needed.
Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Tightness between collar bone and breast on left side. Near funny bone tingling. Went to ER and had blood work an X-rays done. All normal. Constant?

Tightness between collar bone and breast on left side. Near funny bone tingling. Went to ER and had blood work an X-rays done. All normal. Constant?

Glad all is okay: It good to have normal results. I know you still feel all these odd symptoms but it's good to know it is not a sign of something physically threatening. Consider therapy to address your anxiety and learn to manage it. Best! ...Read more

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Throat above collar bone hurts, and feels like there is something stuck when I swallow, no fever, just night sweats.

Throat above collar bone hurts, and feels like there is something stuck when I swallow, no fever, just night sweats.

Neck: Could be many things including enlargement or inflammation of your thyroid or silent acid reflux. Have it checked out with an ENT. They will look and probably get an ultrasound or scan of that area ...Read more

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Hi. I have a sore throat near the base of my collar bone. It hurts when I swallow, yawn, cough, or take a deep breath in. Have not yelled lately.?

Hi. I have a sore throat near the base of my collar bone. It hurts when I swallow, yawn, cough, or take a deep breath in. Have not yelled lately.?

Viral Pharyngitis?: Most of these sore throats are caused by viruses and are self limited. If it is very uncomfortable you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain. But if associated with fever and difficulty swallowing then it needs to be checked by your doctor to rule out strep infection ...Read more

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I have pain in my neck in the front from the bottom of my ear to the collar bone on the right side is swollen. What can I do for this?

Muscle related: Your pain sounds like it involves the sternocleidomastoid muscle. You may have sprained/injured this muscle without realizing it. I would recommend trying ice, nsaids (ibuprofen or naproxyn), and gentle stretches. See a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I have a tingling burning in my left shoulder blade and when I press the back of my neck under my skull I get a sharp pain in my collar bone?

I have a tingling burning in my left shoulder blade and when I press the back of my neck under my skull I get a sharp pain in my collar bone?

Cervical pathology: This seems to be coming from your neck. There are different possibilities as to what could be causing it but disc bulges compressing nerve and/or facet joint are two poss. The referred pain noticed on palpation of neck could be nyofascial in nature. ...Read more

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Longterm swollen node in neck US showed reactive node (none urgent referal to ENT) 2 more have since came up above collar bone. No cold/ cough ect??

Longterm swollen node in neck US showed reactive node (none urgent referal to ENT) 2 more have since came up above collar bone. No cold/ cough ect??

Neck nodes: You need an excisional biopsy of one of the nodes which means surgical removal in order for a definitive pathologic exam can be performed. Given the subclinical presentation of the neck nodes and your age, lymphoma is high on the differential diagnosis. Neck US is useless for evaluating neck nodes, your ENT will order CT or MRI after a full Head and Neck exam. It may be low grade infection. ...Read more

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Deep clavicle collar bone pain and neck pain and headaches. Extremely stiff shoulders and trapezius muscles. What could cause these interlinked pains?

Deep clavicle collar bone pain and neck pain and headaches. Extremely stiff shoulders and trapezius muscles. What could cause these interlinked pains?

Many possible causes: Your symptoms focus on likely problems with upper back and neck muscles vs. The cervical spine and upper thoracic spinals areas. The problem could be as simple as trapezius or rotator cuff sprain or as complex as a herniated cervical disc with pain radiating to the shoulders and upper back. You need to see your P ...Read more

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Baby is 12m old and I just noticed little pea size lumps in her neck running up from her collar bone to jaw on both sides. She's not been ill recently.

Baby is 12m old and I just noticed little pea size lumps in her neck running up from her collar bone to jaw on both sides. She's not been ill recently.

Take child to doctor: What you describe may be lymph nodes which enlarge in response to an inflammation in parts of the body. It will be wise to let a physician take a look and determine the cause in this case. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more