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Lump on left side of chest, left arm pain, tiredness, breathlessness. Causes for symptoms?

Hello my name is am 19 years old I have noticed that I have a bump/lump on my left side of my chest below my clavicle . I have also experienced shortness of breath, pain and my left arm tends to feel heavy and achy. Am a soccer player who was use to be able to play for a whole game, but know as a result of my awareness of this lump I ve noticed that I cant run around like I use to. Somedays I wake up every tired and even simply things like walking and even talking makes me have shortness of breath. So please if you have any idea of what this could be let me know!
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM
The chest contains a large number of structures like ribs, lungs, soft tissues, blood vessels, nerves, heart, etc.
Swelling below the left clavicle can be due to pathology of ribs, lung, vassels or nerves.
Association of the swelling with shortness of breath, pain and heaviness of the left arm definitely requires a CT chest.
Involvement of nerve plexus- compression or a tumor arising from the swelling is a possibility at your age.
However, if associated with other constitutional symptoms like weight loss, loss of appetite points towards more serious pathology like a malignancy of the lung.
But nothing can be confirmed without investigations.

Consult your physician at the earliest for investigations and management.

Thank you and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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