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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Tell me about chest problems like a bone sticking out?

Tell me about chest problems like a bone sticking out?

It could be simple?: When you have small lump (bone sticking) it could be what you said and it could be some else, do you have for long time, it dose increase in size, dose hearts all this should consider, check it out, it could be simple and it could not? ...Read more

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Male and have a bone in my chest that sticks out a little. Sometimes I get chest pain from it. Can this cause damage?

Male and have a bone in my chest that sticks out a little. Sometimes I get chest pain from it. Can this cause damage?

Location and duratio: Where is it located at? How long was it there? Are we referring to the rib bones or the one in the center (sternum)? Is there additional growth or is the whole bone is puckering? I am not clear with the description and difficult to make remark. However, some harmless changes are common and should not be of any concern. I suggest your doc have a look and will settle the issue for you. ...Read more

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The bone in my chest is really hard. Its sticking up towards my pecks alot. No pain but very odd? What is wrong with it?

The bone in my chest is really hard. Its sticking up towards my pecks alot. No pain but very odd? What is wrong with it?

Pectus: In all probability this is a manifestation of pectus excavatum: an upward curling of the sternum (breast bone) and the lowermost bottom portion of this bone is called the xyphoid process- I have it myself- nonetheless- get it checked: without an picture and physical exam this is just an opinion. ...Read more

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What is the condition called where the bone is sticking out of chest?

What is the condition called where the bone is sticking out of chest?

Pigeon chest?: It can be hard to tell from your description, but I'm wondering if you're asking about something called pigeon chest, or pectus carinatum. It's a condition where the sternum and ribs bow out, instead of lying flat. You can read more about it from a reputable source here:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003321.Htm. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my manubrium to stick out pretty far? It causes no pain, but my chest bones pop occasionally. Is this just a normal variant?

Is it normal for my manubrium to stick out pretty far? It causes no pain, but my chest bones pop occasionally. Is this just a normal variant?

Likely normal: There are many physical variances in the human body when compared from person to person, the size and shape of the sternum is no exception. At 37 years old, I am assuming that your extended manubrium has never caused any problems and I doubt that it ever will. Same with the occasional, non-painful chest popping. ...Read more

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What to do if I appear to have pigeons chest where my rib cage sticks out. If I do push ups would it be less noticeable or will it just push the bone out even more?

What to do if I appear to have pigeons chest where my rib cage sticks out. If I do push ups would it be less noticeable or will it just push the bone out even more?

Pectus carinatum: Pigeon chest is a common chest wall abnormality. In pre adolescent patients, sometimes surgery is indicated for cosmetic or respiratory indications.
Most patients live normal lives and can engage in exercise and sports.
There is no harm in pushups, although it is unlikely to change your chest wall. If appearance is the issue, plastic surgery for male or female pectoral implant may help. PFT if SOB ...Read more

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My chest bone sticks out, kind of noticeable. Protruding sternum help?

My chest bone sticks out, kind of noticeable. Protruding sternum help?

CARINATUM: Two deformities of the sternum. Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) and pectus excavatum (sunken chest). Pectus excavatum if severe may produce symptoms, pectus carinatum usually not symptomatic. Pectus excavatum sometimes may require correction. ...Read more

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My chest bone sticks out, kind of noticeable. Protruding sternum pleas help?

Pectus carinatum: Pc is a protruding breast bone. It can be helped by wearing an external pressure prosthesis. Usually takes about 6 months to correct. Same principle as braces for teeth. ...Read more

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Marfan syndrom? Skinny 184 CM and 59 Kg, little bit of scoliosis and chest bone sticks out little bit but not so noticeable, small wrists and bones

Marfan syndrom? Skinny 184 CM and 59 Kg, little bit of scoliosis and chest bone sticks out little bit but not so noticeable, small wrists and bones

See MD: Those can be some of the signs of Marfan syndrome, but can be seen in normal people & in other syndromes. Typically, but not always, a parent has it as well.

I'd discuss it with your physician if you are concerned. He may want to check your heart & eyes for abnormalities, Genetic testing can be done as well ...Read more

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My breast bone sticks out is there something wrong?

Pectus excavatum: This could be a condition termed pectus excavatum. Seeing a physician could help clarify if this is in fact the case. Usually it is a cosmetic concern but sometimes it can cause breathing related issues albeit rarely. ...Read more

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3-4 ribs were broken and I didn't say anything due to fear, I was young. Now its big bone sticking out of my left side... Help!

3-4 ribs were broken and I didn't say anything due to fear, I was young. Now its big bone sticking out of my left side... Help!

Encourage you: To have a medical assessment. I know you were fearful when you were young - but now you are older and have the power to get the care you need. God bless you. ...Read more

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My sternum bone is sticking out in one spot and there's a small movable lump over that bone. It doesn't hurt. What could this be?

My sternum bone is sticking out in one spot and there's a small movable lump over that bone. It doesn't hurt. What could this be?

Cartilage: This protuberance at the lower tip of the sternum is a cartilage structure called the xiphoid process and in some people it is very prominent. It shouldn't hurt, be tender, increase in size or have any discoloration. If you have further concerns, have your physician examine you for reassurance. ...Read more

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I noticed a painful tiny bone sticking out on side of my breast. I had a biopsy marker clip left in in my breast 3 yrs ago. What is this tiny bone?

I noticed a painful tiny bone sticking out on side of my breast. I had a biopsy marker clip left in in my breast 3 yrs ago. What is this tiny bone?

Breast mass: It could be the marker working its way out. No bones there except rib cage which is very deep and does not protrude through the breast. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain and it feels like it in that bone that's in the middle of my chest?

I have pain and it feels like it in that bone that's in the middle of my chest?

Painful to touch?: The sternum may get inflamed by a variety of things. If the bone is painful to touch it may respond to things like aspirin or ibuprofen. If the pain is behind the bone then you may need a cardiac or GI work up to evaluate for other sources of the pain that may be more serious. Do not delay if that is the case. ...Read more

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What is an indented chest bone?

What is an indented chest bone?

Pectus excavatum: Is the name for it. It describes an indented chest wall deformity. If severe it may jeopardize ones heart function. ...Read more

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What's pain in front of the chest bone?

What's pain in front of the chest bone?

We have to be: Carefull, of the cardiac origin, if we adress that then most likely gerd.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do to "pop" the bones in my chest myself?

You cannot: Why would you want to do this? The question makes no sense. ...Read more

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I have an outgrowth of bone in chest, should I be concerned?

I have an outgrowth of bone in chest, should I be concerned?

Is it new?: The breastbone alone is as variable as the human nose. Many people have a "novelty" bone or two in the chest. If it's a new growth, it needs to be seen. If you've always had it, it's just a little something special. ...Read more

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Yesterday I was eating grewia-asiatica I feel that seed of its are stuck in my chest bone and I feel little bit pain and I feel havy.

Yesterday I was eating grewia-asiatica I feel that seed of its are stuck in my chest bone and I feel little bit pain and I feel havy.

It will get better: Drink Water and water. All through the day. Slowly it will get better. Drink Soup and daal and soft food. Do not eat very spicy and solid food which requires too much Chewing and crushing. ...Read more

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A very small Extra bone detected on chest rib during medical exam of visa. He is not having any pains. Besides he is physically fit. Plz help in this.

A very small Extra bone detected on chest rib during medical exam of visa. He is not having any pains. Besides he is physically fit. Plz help in this.

Not uncommon: This is usually an extra cervical rib. Rarely it can cause problems with compression of vessels and nerves in the upper extremity. (thoracic outlet obstruction). If he has no symptoms nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I am19 year old boy&healthy. I haveslight protrusion of bone in left chest. Recently I am feeling a swellingpain that comes and goes¬ acute yet. Help

Pectus excavatum: Some people develop a degree of deformity to chest at ribs and sternum. You should have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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A bone pops out from chest, pretty noticeable.

Well: This is abnormal. Consult a primary care doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my chest bone hurt wen I do push ups?

Why does my chest bone hurt wen I do push ups?

Ans: Well how many push ups are you doing? Most likely just strain. Stop doing so many push-ups and see how you do ...Read more

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Popped bone in my chest and aches in by my shoulder and chest?

SC Joint: A "popping bone" in chest of a thirties male ; leading to chest and shoulder pain implicates the clavicle (collar bone) where it joins sternum (breast bone) at the (sc) joint. If this, should be exquisite pain aroused by palpation of this joint. If a lump is felt here, the proximal clavicle might have dislocated from the joint. If pain not readily remit with rest and heat, visit an osteopath. ...Read more

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I have pain below the right chest bone while walking. Why it is happening?

I have pain below the right chest bone while walking. Why it is happening?

Difficult to answer: Based on limited information, it is difficult to answer and give suitable advice. Please rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Chest bone hurting on the left side in a 21 year old guy what can be the causes?

Chest bone hurting on the left side in a 21 year old guy what can be the causes?

Muskeloskletal pain: Do you have F/H of early CAD? Do you have DM, HTN, Obesity? Do you smoke or use recreational drugs? Do you have recent H/O long travel, immobility, hospitalization or surgery. If answers NO, then you may have costocondritis (pain in in rib & joints). If bothers try NSAID's (eg. Motrin). You are too young to have serious cardiac disease. Enjoy healthy life styles & wish U a good luck. ...Read more

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My chest bone allways clicks wen I bend back wards now its hurting wen I move now?

My chest bone allways clicks wen I bend back wards now its hurting wen I move now?

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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I got referred to a bone specialist due to back and chest pain. What can I expect from them?

An evaluation: A physical exam and imaging which will help establish a diagnosis and help guide treatment. If you don't get a good explanation or effective treatment, see a pain physician. ...Read more

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Chest pain, not sharp, like a bone pain, not all the time, just some moves and go and back. What should I do?

Chest pain, not sharp, like a bone pain, not all the time, just some moves and go and back. What should I do?

Probably not heart: Probably not heart related, based on your age and symptoms, but see your doc to check it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an itchy and suction kind of pain just below the last chest bone and inside the chest on the left side only what should I do?

I have an itchy and suction kind of pain just below the last chest bone and inside the chest on the left side only what should I do?

Chest pain: Chest pain can have multiple etiologies. They include cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, mental and muscular conditions. Since you are a male (age not specified) most worrisome is cardiac disease. See your physician asap for proper examination. ...Read more