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I had one about six weeks ago. It's gone now so must have been part of that awful 100 day viral infection thing that has been going round. God that one lingered; I haven't had so many lymph node swellings since Glandular fever!
I've had something at my collarbone for about 4 years. I googled and worried myself sick. Infact it took me about 2 years to finally believe doctors, consultants and scans that it was just a piece of fatty tissue. It's never changed in all the years.
I'm not sure of that's what yours could be? But if you feel both sides of your collarbone there a lots of fatty bits deep down. There are lots of things it could be other than the worst. It may be that the neck one is not connected.
If you have ANY doubt, insist on a needle biopsy. My mum had a swollen tender node near her collarbone. Got it checked by an oncologist in Feb: had ultrasound and told "nothing sinister". In Marxg she was in hospital for something completely unrelated, but one of the physicians found an abnormality eith Her breast. Since diagnosed with breast cancer, the surgical consultant was not worried about the lymph node near her collarbone, but did biopsy the one under her arm - which came back positive. Back to the oncologist, I oressed for a biopsy of that original swollen collarbone node and it then came back positive. In my mum's case it won't make a massive difference (a couple of months difference in diagnosis). BUT she was very lucky that the hospital doctor picked up the Breast abnormality... (Since the oncologist didn't duagnose the node through clinical inspection or ultrasound). Needle biopsy is much more accurate and can give more peace of mind.
It could be very innocent, but from experience (right now), I would want thorough testing to give me peace of mind.
Le1890, if you don't mind me asking, where exactly is your lump and how does it feel? Mine is the size of a grain of rice, soft and movable. It sits just on top of the collar bone and if I put pressure on it, it goes up the collar bone and disappears.
I'm another who would urge people to get a second opinion! My friend found a small lump near her collar bone and was told by her gp it was nothing to worry about. Thankfully she persisted and last summer she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia, which unfortunately was progressing rapidly. Nearly a year on and against the odds she is still here and doing amazingly well. I too would love to hear from the op!