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hard bone like lump on back rib

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: Any Lompa particularly painless of the Chest or Brest should be evaluated by an in person exam by a physician
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple causes: Hi, Could be cartilage's growth, might be lymph nodes I can better tell you on examination, if need be imaging might be necessary. Please make an appo ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Depends on exam: These are quite common. This may be an old fracture, or it's fairly common to have a bone bump at the costochondral junction. If it were me, and the t ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be a lipoma: or fat deposit which is usually harmless but should be examined by a doctor at some point
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No, they are located: In the back only. You should see your pcp to be evaluated ; investigated to get the correct diagnosis.
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Lump: This may be the xiphoid process-a piece of cartilage at the lower end of the sternum(breast bone). This is normal and is usually in the midline and ca ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tomas Powell
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See MD: While this may be nothing more than a lipoma (benign fatty tumor), it could be something more serious. You should see your doctor.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly: If hard and connected to your back likely a rib/floating rib. If concerned a face to face exam with your doctor will confirm other findings. Good luc ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Probably a portion of her sternum (chestplate) you are feeling. As long as it is not rapidly growing/painful or red, I think "watchful waiting" is ap ... Read More

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