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?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
4737 viewsAnswered Mar 22, 2020
Last updated Mar 26, 2020
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