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I've had intermittent pain around my collar bone and just under in top of chest for five weeks and it isn't getting better?

I've had intermittent pain around my collar bone and just under in top of chest for five weeks and it isn't getting better?

Get checked: If no better after acetaminophen, an NSAID like naproxen if safe for you, or local heat or ice, then see your clinician. It's not likely a health-threatening problem, but I'm sure it affects your quality of life. ...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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Hi doctor, m y age is 27 I have a feeling their is something in my chest right top, down to color bone. Sometimes I feel pain, sometimes I feel their n?

Hi doctor, m y age is 27 I have a feeling their is something in my chest right top, down to color bone. Sometimes I feel pain, sometimes I feel their n?

You need a workup: We would want to know what your work up has shown. Have you had a chest x-ray or CT. One of the studies has your physician done. These are things to be looked at to see where this feeling comes from ...Read more

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I get this throbbing in the top middle of the chest bone; around 2nd intercostal. What can that be. No pain but really bothersome.

I get this throbbing in the top middle of the chest bone; around 2nd intercostal. What can that be. No pain but really bothersome.

Costochondritis: You probably have inflammation of the cartilage associated with a rib and may respond to nsaids. You need an xray as part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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Keep getting shooting pain in collar bone, even sometimes when I reach arm out to do something - what could this be? Top of chest bone hurts too

Keep getting shooting pain in collar bone, even sometimes when I reach arm out to do something - what could this be? Top of chest bone hurts too

Clavicular pain: Could be a separated shoulder

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/separated-shoulder/basics/definition/con-20029283

or sternoclavicular joint injury
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/828642-overview ...Read more

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I have aching sore armpit at the top of the side chest bone in the hollow when I move in certain positions feels slightly swollen and the bone is sore?

I have aching sore armpit at the top of the side chest bone in the hollow when I move in certain positions feels slightly swollen and the bone is sore?

Inflammation: Do you exercise or lift weight? Do you do repetitive movement involving Upper Arm?
Appears you have Musculoskeletal pain/Strain. Rx Anti inflammatory like Advil/ Aleve (naproxen) etc. As long as you do not have a beginning of sore (an Abscess from Infected hair follicles) you will be fine. ...Read more

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Hello I am 31 male wife noticed a golf ball size lump on my chest close to sc joint, feels pretty firm and fixed it feels softer in some areas than others the top of the lump is hard as bone tho, does hard and fixed always mean malignant? I'm having ultra

Hello I am 31 male wife noticed a golf ball size lump on my chest close to sc joint, feels pretty firm and fixed it feels softer in some areas than others the top of the lump is hard as bone tho, does hard and fixed always mean malignant? I'm having ultra

NO, not always: Few things in medicine are "always" anything. Some benign tumors can be hard and fixed. Obviously it is important to get this further evaluated and you may not know what it is for sure until it is excised. Try not to worry too much as there is a reasonable chance it is not malignant. ...Read more

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Chest pain starts out inbetween breast bone now at the top of my breast in the center of ny chest feeling weird and gettin pain my left arm it comes and goes also feels like I can't brea?

Chest pain starts out inbetween breast bone now at the top of my breast in the center of ny chest feeling weird and gettin pain my left arm it comes and goes also feels like I can't brea?

Chest pain: The way you describe your does not sound typical of a heart problem. It looks like you may have costchondritis considering your age. However it is a good idea to see your family physician to check out. ...Read more

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hard lump on my ribs hard like bone on top of my ribs doesn't move at all sometimes kinda hurts to touch...do you know if this could be cancer?

hard lump on my ribs hard like bone on top of my ribs doesn't move at all sometimes kinda hurts to touch...do you know if this could be cancer?

No: The chance that this is cancer is near zero. I bet you fractured the run at one time or another and did not notice. Or some of these bumps exist from birth. ...Read more

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On my left side of my breast on top it towards the middle I feel the bone more than I do on my right side of my breast what can make it like that?

Nothing to worry abo: It is not uncommon to have some difference between the breasts which is completely normal and therefore the underlying breastbone or the ribs can be more prominent on one side. ...Read more

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M have pain in the left side of my neck shoulder an shoulder blade an around my collar bone an top part of my ribs?

M have pain in the left side of my neck shoulder an shoulder blade an around my collar bone an top part of my ribs?

Decisions Decisions: How's your breathing? Feel short of breath or can't get in enough air? If so, then you should go to an Urgent Care for an exam. If not, and it hurts more to move your neck or shoulder, then you probably have a kink in your neck or a muscle strain or good ol' muscle tension from stress or over-work/over-exertion. Balls in your court now. Decide on Motrin, heat and massage or a trip to your friendly U.C. ...Read more

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Clavicle repaired with plate two years ago. Chronic discomfort at ends, top of arm and near breastbone. X-ray indicates bone healed & no issues.?

Clavicle repaired with plate two years ago. Chronic discomfort at ends, top of arm and near breastbone. X-ray indicates bone healed & no issues.?

Hardware removal: Couple of things to consider. Hardware removal is an option. It may not relieve all of your pain, but could help. Pain at the sternoclavicular joint (breastbone) could indicate an injury to that joint. Unfortunately, not many good options for that problem. ...Read more

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I have found a hard bone on top of my right breast 6 years ago im 29 years old tha time the gp saw the xray which says everything is normal.?

I have found a hard bone on top of my right breast 6 years ago im 29 years old tha time the gp saw the xray which says everything is normal.?

There are no bones: On top of breasts, perhaps, it was a calcium deposit? If non painful, since benign there likely was not a concern. Anything suspicious likely would of led to a biopsy. If the "hard bone" bothers you, you can always speak with a surgeon about removal. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I laugh or breathe deep I get bad pains on my left side at the top like just under my breast bone?

Fractures rib: Sometimes trauma or a violent sneeze can fracture or cause a muscle strain but will resolve within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I have sudden pain top of right breast bone. Pain is constant, also feels tender to touch and worsens when I extend my arm forward should I be concerned?

I have sudden pain top of right breast bone. Pain is constant, also feels tender to touch and worsens when I extend my arm forward should I be concerned?

Be concerned: There may be a pulled nerve in your neck causing a "peripheral neuropathy" that worsens when you extend your arm forward. See a neurologist. An MRI might be ordered to find the nerve that is being pulled or compressed. ...Read more

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I vomited for 20 hours every 30 min...20 hrs later, I have a horrible pain in between top of breast bone. It cramps and then feels like a valve opens and gurgles. EVERY 20 to 30 min. WHAT IS THIS? I just can't take it anymore!

Go to ER: "Horrible pain" and a sensation of gurgling associated with repetitive vomiting make signal a serious medical problem, such as a tear in the esophagus. Please go to the hospital emergency room right away ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a slight pain at the top of ur left breast bone no sharp pain and I'm 16 weeks pregnant?

Is it normal to have a slight pain at the top of ur left breast bone no sharp pain and I'm 16 weeks pregnant?

Common: And probably normal for the pregnancy process. There are a lot of things changing. Persistent or very serious pain should be reported to your doc. ...Read more

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Got sore knot feeling discomfort under left to middle breast bone. Top of tummy. Gurgles at times. What could this be?

Got sore knot feeling discomfort under left to middle breast bone. Top of tummy. Gurgles at times. What could this be?

Stomach: You likely have an irritated stomach and could consider taking some antacid medication and seeing your health care provider if it worsens or persists ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast pain (sharp stabninng ad achy) in both breast but mostly left. Travels throughout breast but most of the time on top right and breast bone area. Including nipple sensitivity in both breast back pain all over back shoulders?

I am experiencing breast pain (sharp stabninng ad achy) in both breast but mostly left. Travels throughout breast but most of the time on top right and breast bone area. Including nipple sensitivity in both breast back pain all over back shoulders?

Breast pain: Bring your concerns to your provider. It may be nothing, it may be from strain to the underlying muscle, or it may be something else. Either way, a good breast exam and possible imaging may be in order. Therefore, best to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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A bone pops out from chest, pretty noticeable.

A bone pops out from chest, pretty noticeable.

Well: This is abnormal. Consult a primary care doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain and it feels like it in that bone that's in the middle of my chest?

I have pain and it feels like it in that bone that's in the middle of my chest?

Painful to touch?: The sternum may get inflamed by a variety of things. If the bone is painful to touch it may respond to things like aspirin or ibuprofen. If the pain is behind the bone then you may need a cardiac or GI work up to evaluate for other sources of the pain that may be more serious. Do not delay if that is the case. ...Read more

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What is an indented chest bone?

What is an indented chest bone?

Pectus excavatum: Is the name for it. It describes an indented chest wall deformity. If severe it may jeopardize ones heart function. ...Read more

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Popped bone in my chest and aches in by my shoulder and chest?

Popped bone in my chest and aches in by my shoulder and chest?

SC Joint: A "popping bone" in chest of a thirties male ; leading to chest and shoulder pain implicates the clavicle (collar bone) where it joins sternum (breast bone) at the (sc) joint. If this, should be exquisite pain aroused by palpation of this joint. If a lump is felt here, the proximal clavicle might have dislocated from the joint. If pain not readily remit with rest and heat, visit an osteopath. ...Read more