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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?

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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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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. ?

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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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.

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.

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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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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

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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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?

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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever

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