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what would cause a hard bony type deposit on rib cage

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fedak
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Check it out: If you have had an injury there in the past it may be calcification or scar tissue. Otherwise, you probably should have it checked out by your doctor.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Lump: Size, exact location, duration? Any bleeding, pain, or as in your case, swelling, deserves immediate evaluation. Most "lumps" are benign, some are n ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Requires exam: and imaging.
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Bony lump in infant: I'm glad you are a concerned Mom. She may need an xray. Is she ever at daycare or in the care of anyone else?
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Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Medical evaluation: Please have this lump examined in person by a medical provider. Any lump that has grown that fast warrants a thorough evaluation.
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Ouch!: Potential causes include inflammation of the outer lining (the pleura) of the lungs, inflammation of the rib joints and problems in the lungs themselv ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Lump: Lump is minor in nature for the moment observation is in order.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Not clear : Where the hernia repair was on the abdomen vis a vis your pain. I recommend calling your surgeon. If you have severe pain, bowel obstruction, or fev ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt workup: This should be further evaluated. Please have your BP, blood tested for electrolytes and renal function. You may be retaining fluid and avoiding exces ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could due position: Certain sex position may cause that area to heart.
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