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What causes a painful spot on the collarbone?

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Dr. T Chandrakant

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1984

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 in Lump
Question: I have a spot on my left collar bone, below the skin, that feels raw, and is painful to touch. You can’t see anything on outside, but if you press on it, very painful.
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Lymph node most probably.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history and understood the concerns.
The commonest causes I can think about for the lesion as you have described are as follows:
Enlarging lymph node.
Any lump from the muscle or tendon.
This can be confirmed by the following ways:
Clinical examination, preferably by a Surgeon.
Ultrasonography and FNAC if indicated.
This can give the most proper diagnosis and a plan for management.

I hope this answers your query. Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
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