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Suggest treatment for weird lump on collar bone?

I have a weird lump on my collar bone that moves around when pushed. It can be moved almost completely around but cannot outside and cannot go under the collar bone. It is hard but can be manipulated like a flexed muscle. Its about two centimeters accross. What is this and should I be concerned.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hi! after going through your description I could summarize the supraclavicular lump measures 2x2 cm, hard, mobile but restrcited and duration or any symptoms not mentioned!

Well, this is fairly common to get a nodule in this area and as per my experience from fine needle aspiration biopsy, the possibilities are as follows:

1. an enlarged lymph node due to infection in axilla, lungs, throat or viral infection, tuberculosis or cancer in rare cases!

2. benign skin tumor like conditions like lipoma, neurofibroma, dermatofibroma of some cysts!

Therefore it could be a reason of concern and you have to see a physician for an examination and needle biopsy for confirmation if necessary to decide if any treatment is needed!

regards,
your
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Hematologist Dr. Hardik Sanghvi's  Response
Hi, dear. I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
You may have some cervical lymphnode enlargement due to reactive hyperplasia or other caues. Or it may be some soft tissue tumor or cyst.
You should go for fine needle aspiration cytology or biopsy.
It will give you exact diagnosis.
Then you should take treatment accordingly. Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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Suggest treatment for weird lump on collar bone?

Hi! after going through your description I could summarize the supraclavicular lump measures 2x2 cm, hard, mobile but restrcited and duration or any symptoms not mentioned! Well, this is fairly common to get a nodule in this area and as per my experience from fine needle aspiration biopsy, the possibilities are as follows: 1. an enlarged lymph node due to infection in axilla, lungs, throat or viral infection, tuberculosis or cancer in rare cases! 2. benign skin tumor like conditions like lipoma, neurofibroma, dermatofibroma of some cysts! Therefore it could be a reason of concern and you have to see a physician for an examination and needle biopsy for confirmation if necessary to decide if any treatment is needed! regards, your