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I have a hard lump on the top of my collar bone

hello, i have a hard lump on the top of my collar bone that sometimes hurts a little what is it? it also move with the bone as if it attached to my sholder bone
Asked On : Sun, 27 Mar 2011
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Welcome tro HealthcareMagic. The lump you mentioned about could be a bone cyst or osteomyelitis( infection of bone). It could be a sebaceous cyst, but they are generally not hard. I would suggest you get an Xray done and consult an orthopedician. An MRI can be done if asked by the orthopedician.Take care.
Answered: Sun, 27 Mar 2011
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I had one in the same place and had it removed about ten years ago. The doctor showed it to me after- looked like a piece of corn- yuck! Healed up fine and you can't even see the scar! It was very noticeable and was right in the spot where my seatbelt went across me so it was annoying. I noticed one one the back of my head about the size of a beebee and my doc said it was fine unless it grows. Last week felt one under breast aug incision. Feels like the others but I'm very nervous b/c of the location. My doc's out of town so I get to spend an agonizing week worrying. Did you have it removed?
Answered: Mon, 6 Jun 2011
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Hi dear
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.
When do you have it since? Does it vary in size? The exact diagnosis depend on these factors.It could be a lipoma , bone cyst or cyst from skin.Please visit an Orthopedician to evaluate for the same and he may opt the treatment based on xray and examination.
Take care.
Answered: Mon, 28 Mar 2011
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