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Right behind my right collar bone I have a constant pain, hurts to breathe in, cough, sneeze, laugh and swallow. What could it be?

Right behind my right collar bone I have a constant pain, hurts to breathe in, cough, sneeze, laugh and swallow. What could it be?

See your doctor: Unless you have hurt yourself by lifting or moving things, this kind of pain needs thorough evaluation.

Do not ignore it and see your doctor ...Read more

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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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When I laugh really hard, underneath my collar bone there's a pain. It goes up towards my shoulder. What could it be?

When I laugh really hard, underneath my collar bone there's a pain. It goes up towards my shoulder. What could it be?

Musculo-skletal: Pain coming from the contrction of the muscles and pulled ligament from the area. It would not cause you any harm in general. ...Read more

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I've been have sharp pain on the left side of my chest under my armpit to my collar bone when I breath or laugh etc. Any help?

I've been have sharp pain on the left side of my chest under my armpit to my collar bone when I breath or laugh etc. Any help?

Multiple reasons: With no disrespect, especially at your age, have you had any implants.? Are you having any breast soreness, raising the possibility of mastitis. Do you work out frequently and could have pulled a muscle.? Rarely the top of the lung can collapse on one side causing your symptoms, have yourdoc listen to your lungs and then order a chest x ray if appropriate. ...Read more

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Why does my collar bone hurt all the time?

Seek evaluation: It is not common for you to be complaining of constant pain in your collarbone. I would recommend an orthopaedic surgery evaluation with xrays to help investigate. ...Read more

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Why does my collar bone still hurt even though I fell weeks ago?

Why does my collar bone still hurt even though I fell weeks ago?

Possible fracture: There may be an occult (hidden) fracture of the collar bone. If you have not had x-rays, then you should see an orthopedist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Broken collar bone hurts?

Yep, I bet it does: Most heal without surgery without resulting in significant residual pain and/or dysfunction. If the doctor is concerned that it won't heal without surgery or that it would heal and result in pain and/or dysfunction, the doctor will discuss surgery. Those that require surgery usually do great after surgery. ...Read more

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How bad does a broken collar bone usually hurt?

Moderate to severe: A broken collar bone, which is quite common in forward fall situations, can cause moderate to severe pain. Pain from fractures is due to the ends of the fractures "rubbing" on each other. The collar bone is strut that is the only bony attachment between the shoulder and the axial skeleton. Therefore, nearly any movement of the arm and shoulder will move the collar bone. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My collar bone hurts when I yawn?

Could use your help docs! My collar bone hurts when I yawn?

Joint pain or chest?: Does it hurt at one end or the other, or in the middle? Any other activities make it hurt? Could be either a joint problem (at an end of the collar bone) or from your chest / lungs underneath. ...Read more

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I have a pain right underneath my collar bone on my left shoulder, but it only hurts when I move?

I have a pain right underneath my collar bone on my left shoulder, but it only hurts when I move?

Impingement: Could be shoulder impingement. An orthopedic doctor can get an xray and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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My chest hurts a lot mostly on my right side. ..Should I be worried? I have pains on my left side sometimes but usually closer to my collar bone.

My chest hurts a lot mostly on my right side. ..Should I be worried? I have pains on my left side sometimes but usually closer to my collar bone.

Nonspecific: Your complaint is unfortunately rather nonspecific and could be due to any number of things, such as chest specific pathology (i.e. Lungs, heart, great vessels), soft tissue inflammation (myofasciitis), spine (disc degeneration, pinched nerve, etc). If the pain has been present for a long time or is not getting any better you should see a physician. ...Read more

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I have this dull achey pain in my right shoulder around my collar bone. It hurts when I reach forwards, push my shoulder down or move it. Any help?

How Long?: If you haven't had this pain very long and haven't suffered any significant injury, it may be a strain of your ac joint (where the collarbone meets the shoulder blade). Often avoiding activities that cause the pain for a while will result in improvement. If you have had pain and trouble for some time, I would recommend you see a shoulder specialist. Http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-spe. ...Read more

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For two days the back of my neck/head, shoulders and collar bone hurt. But it's more like my skin hurts, only when something touches it? It's weird..

neck pain: Wonder if you experience some type of trauma. It is unlikely for something of this nature to present on its own at your age. It sounds like a nerve type pain giving your sensitivity to touch. You need to see your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my collar bone hurts randomly?

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

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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Been having pain in my chest right under my collar bone in the middle. Only hurts when I turn or move a certain way.?

Strained ligament: If it only hurts when you move it might be a partially torn ligament that attaches the clavicle to the sternum. This can take months to heal. See your doctor and make sure that's all it is. ...Read more

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My left collar bone hurts and the pain moves from my left side of the neck and continues thru the bone than goes to the back side of the bone.

Needs evaluation: The pain could be coming from a variety of sources. The most likely cause is musculoskeletal; it could be due to a muscle strain, or referred from the neck. However, the pain could also be non-musculoskeletal, coming from your lungs, for example. If it has persisted for more than a week and is not improving, I would definitely have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My left collar bone sticks out more then my right and its pointy where it sticks out at the base of the neck and my right one doesn't. It doesn't hurt?

My left collar bone sticks out more then my right and its pointy where it sticks out at the base of the neck and my right one doesn't. It doesn't hurt?

Old injury?: Did you have a fracture in the past? It may just be a healed fracture. If not you should get it looked at by a doctor and likely an xray. There are conditions that are of concern that present this way and should be looked at. ...Read more

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When ever I yawn my collar bone hurts. I feel a sharp stabbing pain like a knife being stabbed into it, help?

When ever I yawn my collar bone hurts. I feel a sharp stabbing pain like a knife being stabbed into it, help?

A pinched nerve: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Three day ago I picked up a 50# tv and since then my right collar bone has been in pain. It hurts closet to the sternum.?

Collar bone: While this could be as simple as a strained or even torn muscle, see your family doc or orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My collar bone has been hurting me for a few days now. Do you know what could be causing it to hurt? Do you think I should go see a doctor?

Depends: Location, trauma, type of pain are all important factors to form a concise opinion. Could be a strained muscle, desperation or ligament strain. Could be arthritis, rotator cuff tear or other items. You should get checked as the possibilities are quite vast. ...Read more

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The area under my right collar bone is numb and slightly swollen, nothing hurts but it's been this way for 3 days with no improvement I'm 17?

The area under my right collar bone is numb and slightly swollen, nothing hurts but it's been this way for 3 days with no improvement I'm 17?

Watchit awhile: It is too early to tell if there is something real going on under your collar bone. You may have bumped into something unknowingly. So give it one or two weeks to evolve...it will likely go away if it is nothing serious. If it gets bigger over 2 weeks, then you will need medical examination to check it out, and get tests like X-rays which can look deeper under the skin. I wouldn't worry rite now. ...Read more

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This is the third day with a pain in my left collar bone area. The pain gets worse when I lie on left side when sneeze. It does not hurt to touch?

This is the third day with a pain in my left collar bone area. The pain gets worse when I lie on left side when sneeze. It does not hurt to touch?

Collar bone: Pain. It is possible that you broke it w/out knowing it. Please see your doc who can take pictures and let you know. Peace and good health. May be simple muscle strain too. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurts a lot and the collar bone on the hurt side sticks up or out more than the other side. It also hurts to lift pull or put pressure onit?

My shoulder hurts a lot and the collar bone on the hurt side sticks up or out more than the other side. It also hurts to lift pull or put pressure onit?

Sounds like you may:: Have had ac joint separation (joint between collar bone {clavicle} and acromion {part of scapula-- shoulder blade}), a DX which fits very well with your symptoms.
Its due to tearing off the ligaments holding the 2 bones together.
See your orthopod to start treatment. ...Read more

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The right side of my collar bone hurts? Will sling help?

It may: It may help to minimize the pain. But you should be evaluated by your physician asap. ...Read more

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Bump on right side below collar bone with pain and right shoulder hurts. What is this?

Bump on right side below collar bone with pain and right shoulder hurts. What is this?

Hard to say: There are a number of possibilities, and usually a detailed exam and appropriate tests can determine the diagnosis and treatment options can then be given. The coracoid process is a bone structure just below the collar bone and there are a number of structures that insert on it and may be inflamed or even torn. Consider being checked, thankyou. ...Read more