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A 37-year-old female asked:

i have a firm lump in middle of rib cage above belly and below chest and its become itchy on outside what could this be?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Xyphoid bone: The location you describe is at the end of your sternum. Occasionally the xyphoid, (small bone/cartilage) at the end of sternum will dislocate and form a bump/lump. It is benign condition. A lateral chest x-ray should be able to show this condition. Okay to ask your doc at next visit.
Dr. Ralph Parker
General Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say but...: Lipomas are commonly found lumps under the skin. But it's impossible to say without an exam. Your primary care doc should be able to make the call.

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