Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

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
Mon, 6 Jun 2011
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello
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.
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
Melissa's  Response
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?
  User's Response
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.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Lipoma


Loading Online Doctors....
I Have A Hard Lump On The Top Of My Collar Bone

Hello 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.