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my husband has a lump in the middle of his chest

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hairy guy?: Many men who are lucky enough to get lots of chest hair have some of these grow backward on themselves in the follicles; these produce foreign body re ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Epidermal cyst?: Could be epidermal cysts, or could be ingrown hairs, both of which are annoyances only. If you are worried, let a dermatologist look at them directly ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lee
Dr. Brian Lee answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Biopsy the lump: Blood work may not show what the skin lesion are. A punch biopsy is easy to do and can give very valuable information.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Needs them checked: If he has not been to a physician to have them examined, he should do this right away. These masses could range from be completely benign and not dang ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Epidermal cysts.: Your doctor is probably right, they are probably epidermal cysts. The chest one may be leaking, which often causes redness and soreness. Some can eve ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Liver/gallbladder: if it is inside the skin and it stays in the same place. Unless he is very thin, it is really not usual to be able to easily feel liver and that mean ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Male breast: lesion. If it was ultra sounded two years ago and diagnosed as a lipoma, it may or may not still be a lipoma now. Regardless it is painful, that is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Xray: Don't presume the worst. Stay calm and wait for the results. Encourage your husband to think positive. Good Luck
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
Gynecomastia : Gynecomastia is the benign enlargement of breast tissue in males. Gynecomastia is the most common abnormality in the male breast. Clinically, it pres ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: you are describing a "hematoma" collection of blood in the intercostal muscle(s) around the fracture. An x ray is probably a good idea. Contact your ... Read More

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