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Lump under clavicle bone, intense rib pain, occasional swelling, pressure in chest, shortness of breath, on Nexium for acid reflux. Treatment suggestion?

A couple of months ago, I found a long, narrow lump on the right side of my chest about an inch under the clavicle bone. Over a couple of weeks, the size decreased to defined lump about the size of a grape , and has remained this size. It is very hard, and feels as if it is a bone, even though it probably is not. It is always tender to touch, but is more painful at times than others. I am beginning to have more pain in my ribs, along with occasional swelling (not in the lump itself, but the surrounding tissue ) across the chest and under my right arm pit, but I don t notice swollen lymph nodes. New symptoms (which may be totally unrelated to this) are a deep cough, and pressure, as if someone is standing on my chest, and some shortness of breath while doing my normal, every-day activities. I am prone to upper-respitory infections, so this may be unrelated. I have also had esophagitis , and take Nexium daily for pretty sever acid- reflux . I will be 42 soon, am female, and basically healthy (other than the above concerns). thanks for your help and insight!
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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The lump that you are feeling can be due to a a lymph node swelling. This can be due to a local chest infection. Detailed exainatipon is needed to confirm this.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Wed, 11 Jun 2014
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