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Have small, movable lump on collarbone. Why is it swollen and inflamed?

i have a small ,movable lump on my left collarbone midway between the shoulder and the neck area. The area around the lump in swollen at times and inflamed. There is slight numbness in my left arm and my ring finger and little finger are sometimes numb with zero feeling and immobile. The pain does generate into my left leg and ribcage. The lump itself is painless
Asked On : Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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Dear customer,

The small movable lump on collar bone can be due to the enlarged lymph nodes.The other causes are haematoma, cyst, lipoma, abscess, etc.

You should consult the doctor/surgeon for the physical examination and have the fnac/biopsy of the swelling done to know the underlying cause.

The oral antibiotics course of 7-12 days may be prescribed for the infectious cause.The surgical excision may be required in some cases.The treatment depends on the underlying cause.

Thank you
Answered: Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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