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lump chest below sternum

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It is normal: Your description sounds like the medial end of the clavicle on each side. That is normal. There often is a slight bump on each side where ribs attac ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Savas Mavridis
25 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
No it is not: Since it has been so long since your operation most likely your bone has healed by non union, which means that there is scar tissue there but the bone ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Lump: The lump may have been caused by trauma to the sternum. An xray may be needed for verigicstion.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience in Dermatology
Hard bump: It may be an epidermal inclusion cyst . They are firm and moveable just below the skin. If it is enlarging or painful see a dermatologist.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Doctor can check: A lump on the chest wall can be from the skin, the muscles, the lymph nodes, the ribs, etc... The best person to see first is the primary care doctor ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Cyst: Most likely a sebaceous cyst.
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A male asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Biopsy: Easier for doctor to diagnose with physical exam, both visual and touch. If not able to identify what it is with both, they take a biopsy (small piec ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Pectus carinatum: You may be developing a chest wall deformity that may have been present since birth. You may need a ct of the chest, bone x-rays, evaluation for metab ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
It sounds like you: have some kind of a chest wall problem. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation. This does not sound like a cardiac or pulmonary issu ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ibikunle
24 years experience in General Surgery
Soft or hard: A picture will help You need to be examined and an ultrasound done

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