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    Swelling above collar bone

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    Hey,

    There is something really sticking out in my right shoulder. It goes from the collar bone to my neck in that bit where there is normally like a bit of a triangular gap!

    I first noticed it after doing some press-ups. I felt something go, not in a painful way. I looked in the mirror and it was really swelled up. The doctor said its just like a bit of a tear or something but its been 4 months now and its still really obvious. I didn't have any pain either which I find weird. I've torn a muscle in my back before and that reallllly hurt!

    Does anybody know what that is? I'll love you forever if you do!

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    Re: Swelling above collar bone

    Might be one of the muscles from the neck to the scapula or ribs. You really need a physical assessment to offer more of an opinion.

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    Re: Swelling above collar bone

    Yes without seeing you it's very hard to tell exactly where your talking about.
    A physical assessment would be helpful, and an Ultrasound to be sure if there is still confusion following that.
    for some fun you could also go to an anatomy website and have a look around in that area and see if you can identify the structure you think may be involved.
    if it's been 4 months and it isn't going away - then it's unlikely to go away without some form of intervention so you have to weigh up how much it truely bothers you... and seek help as you see fit


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    Re: Swelling above collar bone

    well cheers for your replies. My doctor booked me in for an ultrasound so I'll let you know what it is in a couple of weeks i guess! I looked on an anatomy website but this part of the body is really confusing! I just thought I'd see if this was a common injury but I guess not!


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    Re: Swelling above collar bone

    it would be unusual for a muscle tear to be painfree -any discomfort in the arm/upper quadrant on exertion?


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    Re: Swelling above collar bone

    Quote Originally Posted by milliemillie View Post
    it would be unusual for a muscle tear to be painfree -any discomfort in the arm/upper quadrant on exertion?
    That's what I thought and to answer your question, absolutely no discomfort or pain. Can we upload photos on to here?


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    Re: Swelling above collar bone

    I'd be interested to know report of Ultrasound and xray. ??? first rib subluxed up over the collarbone due to muscular tension?? is the "lump" hard or squishy? painful or bruised? mobile or stuck?....very interesting!!


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    Re: Swelling above collar bone

    Quote Originally Posted by msk101 View Post
    I'd be interested to know report of Ultrasound and xray. ??? first rib subluxed up over the collarbone due to muscular tension?? is the "lump" hard or squishy? painful or bruised? mobile or stuck?....very interesting!!
    I'll let you know when I get the results. The lump is kind of squishy i think but kind of solid! (that probably doesn't make sense!) It's not painful and I don't think it's bruised, how would you tell if it was? And I think it's stuck, I certainly can't move it anywhere!


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    Re: Swelling above collar bone

    Hi Sydney, how was your diagnosis?

    I have a similar situation though I am unsure if it's the same thing.
    I have told my GP about this and she said it's not the lymph node but seems unsure what it is. She however think it's not a lump as it is not hard so didnt recommend any furthe action.

    I noticed it last year and who knows it has been swollen.

    This is my description. It's swollen on both sides at the area where the neck and shoulders meet. It's not hard but it's firm. Because its swollen, there's deep lines on both sides of base of the neck.

    I've been trying hard to find out if anyone has the same thing and came across your post which seems the most similar to my case.

    Do let me know.


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    Re: Swelling above collar bone

    Hello!

    Well I had an ultra sound scan and they said it was just a muscle! For some reason I have more muscle on one side than the other! Maybe it was caused by an injury or something but it's nothing serious in my case. But that may not be the case with other people who have similar symptoms.

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    Re: Swelling above collar bone

    We recommend the Physio Shop - www.physioshop.co.uk
    Thanks for your reply.

    I just found something that might be what I'm having. it's called Cushings.



 

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