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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Lump in the middle of rib cage. Can move it around. Hurts slightly. What could this be? Cancerous?

Lump in the middle of rib cage. Can move it around. Hurts slightly. What could this be? Cancerous?

Possibly: Recommend follow up with your primary care MD. May be nothing. Your past medical history is important in this setting. ...Read more

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Is lump in middle of rib cage a bone?

Is lump in middle of rib cage a bone?

Yes : You are probably referring to the zip hood process, which is a bony pronence that projects off the inferior aspect of the sternum. It can be quite prominent in slender people . Thank you. ...Read more

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How do I remove this lump in middle of rib cage?

See a physician: You should have this evaluated to decide if an excisional biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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I have a lump right at the top & in the middle of my rib cage ie middle of my chest?

I have a lump right at the top & in the middle of my rib cage  ie middle of my chest?

Sternomanubrial jtn: You might be referring to the normal sternomanubrial joint, also referred to as the sternomanubrial junction or sternal angle. Here's an image: http://pinterest.Com/pin/142356038193025684/. ...Read more

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Found a lump on my l side rib cage in the middle, I have vhl a history of islet cell cancer of the pancreas both adrenals don't function, is this lump bad?

Found a lump on my l side rib cage in the middle, I have vhl a history of islet cell cancer of the pancreas both adrenals don't function, is this lump bad?

Have it checked: Neuroendocrince cancers can spread to unusual sites, including the bone. A familial cancer syndrome puts you are particular risk and i would have it evaluated. ...Read more

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A lump on my left side beneath my rib cage?

Let us see: Is this lump attached to skin? This is not a good sign. Is this lump painful? Is there is any recent trauma to the area? Are this lump warm and the skin over it? If the answer to all the questions no? Most likely is benign lump. Check with your doc? ...Read more

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Hi, i'm anthony and i got a lump on my left rib cage and it's squishy and doesn't cause me any pain ? Can someone help me find out what it isasap?

Hi, i'm anthony and i got a lump on my left rib cage and it's squishy and doesn't cause me any pain ? Can someone help me find out what it isasap?

Lipoma: Sounds like a fatty tumor called a lipoma. This can be removed surgically. If it's small, a dermatologist can do it. If it's real big, i would see a general surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could this lump underneath my right rib cage be?

What could this lump underneath my right rib cage be?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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