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Pain in joint bone, left collar - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi. since 1 week, I have pain on a point just below my left collarbone when i press it with finger. Please help.
User :   hi doc
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello. For the past few days, when i touch on a specific point just below my left collarbone, I feel enormous pain. Also I can see a slight swelling also. but when i dont touch, i dont feel paim but lots of stress around the left shoulder. I am scared as I smoke 1-2 Cigrattes a day that too at an average of 2 days in a week. Please help!
Doctor :   is there any history of injury?
User :   no its happend for the first time
Doctor :   is there pain when taking deep breath?
User :   yes, very slightly on the left side
Doctor :   ok
User :   when I turn left, it hurts
Doctor :   is there any cough or throat irritation associated?
User :   no not at all
User :   I can feel a little bit of swelling when I touch but cannot see it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the swelling firm or soft?
User :   soft
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