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Painless lump on the collar bone. Baker s cyst? Have alcohol addiction. History of cervical smear problems and polycystic kidneys

I have an egg sized squishy lump where my neck meets my left collar bone. It doesn't hurt. I've put a lot of weight on recently (56lb in a year!) Mainly down to a complete change of lifestyle. I dont smoke but am a considerable drinker, between 10 and 15 units a day most days of the week. I've history of cervical smear problems, though i have been clear for over 6 years. I also have polycystic kidneys. I had a similar feeling sort of lump behind my knee once which my doctor called a bakers cyst, is this the same sort of thing? thanks.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Welcome to HCM.You need to get this examined and X-rayed to rule out any serious aetiology.Bursitis /Baker's Cyst usually arises in joints which are used regularly . The lump may be a lipoma/collection of fatty tissue,a sebaceous cyst,or a benign soft tissue tumour.Getting this investigated will help clear any doubts.
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