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Small lumps all along collar bone?

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  • Posted By: Sjm1994
  • June 8, 2012
  • 01:11 AM

For a few months I had two small soft bumps on my collar bone they were really small, so I didn't worry about them. About two weeks ago I noticed that there are quite a few more on both sides of my collar bone. There are about 5 or more on each side. They range in size from very small to about 1 1/2 peas. They have become really hard but they are still very mobile. My collar bone is also becoming somewhat painful. I have a lot of other symptoms, fatigue, joint pain, rashes, etc. I basically have the symptoms of lupus minus a positive ANA. My doctor is ignoring the lumps, saying that they aren't lymph nodes so they aren't anything. She said it could be lumps from irritation of the periosteum. She refuses a scan or biopsy. They seem to be getting worse, so I wonder if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks

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  • :oFrom experience with my daughter many years ago, find a doctor that will run the lupus tests, and, also test for Hodgkins disease, which is what my daughter had. You want to catch it early in Stage 1 as it has a better chance of less medication, but, maybe 95% chance of cure. Good Luck.
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