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I have a bone like lump under clavical near sternum painless nonmovable. 1dr thought cyst, surgeon says bone. Should i be concerned? Could it be lymph

I have a bone like lump under clavical near sternum painless nonmovable. 1dr thought cyst, surgeon says bone. Should i be concerned? Could it be lymph

Evaluate: The only way to know with certainty the origin of the bony lump is to image.Ct with with intravenous contrast usually differentiate a begnign process from aggressive lesion. Surgeon would not operate without imaging.Some conservative physicians might say observe for month and if getting larger en then work up with imaging and biopsy. Etiology includes fracture, infection and tumor(benign vs malig. ...Read more

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Hard bony lump on 2nd rib near sternum right side after 8mnths its moved over my sternum as well. Chest and back pain along w/ shoulder and arm pains.

Hard bony lump on 2nd rib near sternum right side after 8mnths its moved over my sternum as well. Chest and back pain along w/ shoulder and arm pains.

See a physician: Any lesion that is progressively increasing in size really needs to be evaluated by a physician. Other signs of concern would be unusual discoloration of the lesion, significant pain, and drainage. ...Read more

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Lump on my sternum?

Lump on my sternum?

Lipoma or cyst: Most lumps over the sternum are benign lipomas or cysts such as sebaceous cysts. You should see our physician to get an opinion as to whether or not it should be removed. ...Read more

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What could the lump on my sternum be?

What could the lump on my sternum be?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I've always had this hard lump at the bottom of my sternum. Why is it there?

I've always had this hard lump at the bottom of my sternum.  Why is it there?

Lump at end sternum: Sternum, after all growth centers have fused, has a pointed lower end called the xiphoid process, which sometimes feels like a hard lump. If it is red, swollen, painful, have your doc examine it. If you've ever received cpr, sometimes the xiphoid can be broken due to hand misplacement. ...Read more

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What causes a lump at the bottom of the sternum on a male and could it be associated with back pains?

What causes a lump at the bottom of the sternum on a male and could it be associated with back pains?

Normal, no: Xiphoid process can be felt as lump....it has no link with back pain as such. But a tangential relationship can be established with low Vit D and calcium being common factor. ...Read more

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My chest above the sternum and then go up a little bit on my left and right side there is like a lump on each side this normal?

My chest above the sternum and then go up a little bit on my left and right side there is like a lump on each side this normal?

Yes: You are being conscious about your body....that is natural. That is a normal anatomical feature. Becomes more noticeable with advancing age, eight loss, sagging of breast, occasionally....Vit D and calcium/parathyroid problem ...Read more

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What causes an itchy lump on the sternum?

What causes an itchy lump on the sternum?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lump just to the right of the top of my sternum. Could this be a lymph node? I'm really scared. It's feels shaped weird

I have a lump just to the right of the top of my sternum. Could this be a lymph node?
I'm really scared.
It's feels shaped weird

Sternoclavicular jt: Injury or arthritis can cause the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) to become swollen and more prominent. The right and left SCJs are just off the midline at the base of the collarbones as they attach to the sternum. A thorough orthopaedic exam an specialized X-rays will help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had surgery to remove a mass out of my chest in 2005, I can still feel my sternum move and pop. Is this normal?

I had surgery to remove a mass out of my chest in 2005, I can still feel my sternum move and pop. Is this normal?

No it is not: Since it has been so long since your operation most likely your bone has healed by non union, which means that there is scar tissue there but the bone has not come together and healed properly. Rarely this can be due to chronic infection. Either way you need to see your surgeon. He or she will determine the extent of the problem and discuss treatment options, risks and benefits ...Read more

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Hi, I have recently found a new hard immovable lump below my left collarbone, right next to sternum. I am just wondering what it could be. Thank you.

Hi, I have recently found a new hard immovable lump below my left collarbone, right next to sternum. I am just wondering what it could be. Thank you.

Bone spur or other: I'm not certain it could be a bone spur, you could've been there for a long time, but it needs to be clarified. If it is a hard lymph node that needs to be diagnosed also. See your physician ...Read more

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What can cause a lump to form on the center of my sternum right below my breasts?

What can cause a lump to form on the center of my sternum right below my breasts?

Several things: He/she will listen to you, perform an exam, possibly run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more