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my 7yr ols son has a hard bony lump on his chest near his clavical he had an xray and im worried sick as there was diffetent doctors lookin at it

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Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Benign: Most chest bumps in that location are usually some type of congenital cyst or a ganglion. If there is a history of trauma or a broken bone it could al ... Read More
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
CT may be helpful: If the radiograph (xray) is negative or has a questionable finding, a limited low-dose ct scan of the chest may help assess the lump.

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Lump on or near clav: It would be common for a 7yo to have a crack in the clavicle from simple trauma and a lump to form over the bony area. Such cracks build a onion like ... Read More
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Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
Exostosis?: If xray was done it could only be an extra bone it is commonly a hard swelling anywhere in the body don't worry yet.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Get examined: Call for a medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Get to a physician -TODAY!
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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Have one: of your parents ask this question You are too young to use this platform yourself Dr Z
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Bone scan: Watchful waiting may be in order, but if lesion is growing a bone scan may be in order followed by a biopsy for diagnosis.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not : This is a fairly common problem around the elbow joint. If the x-ray showed normal bone and the lump is not enlarging or become tender, then there is ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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This can: Ve a costo-chondritis. However, being an evolving process, please have a doctor see this, maybe some other test are needed to reach a diagnosis.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get it checked.: Any new mass, whether soft tissue or bone needs to be evaluated. A mass on your rib could be a healed fracture, arthritis at the bone-cartilage joint ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Fernandez
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast nodule: The mass is likely in the soft tissue rather than the rib. This may be fibrous breast tissue which can worsen with caffeine intake and can be associa ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Ans: Did you have trauma to this area perhaps years ago? Sounds like some calcification from old trauma. See your doctor for exam

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