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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
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Dr. Anthony Fritz
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I have a lump between my breasts on my sternum. The lump has always come and gone but now it's extremely painful. What should I do?

Dr. Anthony Fritz
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I have a lump between my breasts on my sternum. The lump has always come and gone but now it's extremely painful. What should I do?

See provider: Please see your health care provider to assess if you need drainage and/or antibiotics for a possible epidermal inclusion cyst. ...Read more

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Dr. Joey Bluhm
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I have a small lump in my upper abdomen. It is slightly left of my sternum. It is not painful, unless i manipulate it excessively. No symptoms noted. ?

Dr. Joey Bluhm
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I have a small lump in my upper abdomen. It is slightly left of my sternum. It is not painful, unless i manipulate it excessively. No symptoms noted. ?

Could be many things: Without a good exam, its impossible for me to guess, you should consult with a physician as any new lumps and bumps around the breast should be investigated. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarun Pandey
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Im a 24 yr old male. I have a hard lump on my second rib next to my sternum. It doesn't move, X-rays revealed nothing, and painful when breathing. ?

Dr. Tarun Pandey
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Im a 24 yr old male.  I have a hard lump on my second rib next to my sternum.  It doesn't move, X-rays revealed nothing, and painful when breathing. ?

Rib pain: The location and symptoms suggests a musculoskeletal problem. It could be due to several things including stress or overt fracture or costochondritis or bony/soft tissue lesion. You my need other investigations to further pin point the diagnosis. Thanks, Tarun. ...Read more

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Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
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Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should i get this checked?

Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
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Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should i get this checked?

Yes: Truly this hard, painful lump on your sternum could possibly be a hematoma (bruise). However, you would likely remember any trauma that may have caused such a lump. Without any recent trauma to the chest wall, i recommend having it checked asap. ...Read more

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Dr. James Pressly
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Hard, immovable, painful lump (3 cent+ if not larger) on r clavicle stretches to sternum, feels as if it ends at throat base. Incr in size last 6 mos.

Dr. James Pressly
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Infection vs cyst: Should be checked , it could be as simple as and infected skin cyst but there are developmental cyst s in this area which may need excision with double vision may be related to thryoid any trouble breathing? See md. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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61 year old woman with small lump in left breast along sternum. Non moveable , not painful, appeared suddenly cancer maybe? Have had cyst in breast before. Always odd shaped and always in lower breast. Never round and pea sized. Lump can be seen from

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hello. : Hello. Can't diagnose the cause of this lump. Breast cancer usually would not suddenly appear because it takes a while to grow. It could be a lymph node. I don't know if you have been getting mammograms. It would be important to see your doctor. The doctor may order a chest xray, a mammogram and an ultrasound of the lump. Please get it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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Grape sz lump left side groin not tender unless pressed hard, soft lump sternum area, painful walnut sz lump side of breast left side. Lost 15+ lbs?

Dr. Mark Dickson
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Grape sz lump left side groin not tender unless pressed hard, soft lump sternum area, painful walnut sz lump side of breast left side. Lost 15+ lbs?

See a doctor: You have several things going on that could be either all related or completely different. Your best bet would be to have your doctor evaluate it personally and start the workup to determine the cause or causes. ...Read more

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