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Dr. David N. Dang answered:

I have lumps growing on my sternum. I had a ct scan and the doctor said the Cartilage is calcificing. It is painful and deforming. Can they be removed?

Hard to say

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This depends on what cartilage is calcifying. There can be normal and abnormal cartilage calcifications. Normal calcification of the rib cartilage usually occur in elderly persons. If the cartilage calicification is a growing painful mass, it may be removable. Please consult your doctor and/or an Orthopedic surgeon.
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Dr. Steven Hebert answered:

I have a lump at the bottom end of my sternum, that is only noticed upon palpitation, it is painful to touch, it has recently showed up?

Normal

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Its your xiphoid process, a normal part of the lower sternum.
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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

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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.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

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. ?

Have it checked

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From your description it seems it is in the abdominal wall.It may be a cyst,lipoma(a fatty tumor)or some other benign tumor.Consult your medical doctor,and have it examined
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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

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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.
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I am having painful sternum pain. Who should I talk to about this?

Your primary doctor

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After a history and physical exam your doctor will determine the next best step in treatment or consultation with a specialist if necessary.
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I had msra six months ago; now I have a very red, painful large bump on my sternum. What to do?

Get evaluated

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Have your dr take a look at it to see if this is from infection or something else. Simple physical exam can help a lot to see if antibiotic is needed, or if drainage is needed first (if it has abscess) , take care
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Fractured sternum 2 was ago was wondering why is it painful to lay on my back but not so much on my side?

Tension

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When you lay on your back, as opposed to your side, you are putting tension on the sternum and probably irritating the fracture. If you are a back sleeper, you may need to sleep in more of a reclined position. Thanks.
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Can you give me suggestions if I have abdominal pain below (below not behind) my sternum and it's quite painful.?

Possible hernia

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This could be related to a hernia. I would recommend that you see a general doctor.
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered:

Painful mid sternum, usually wih popping sound when i twist, Im also coughing and with pleghm.... whats wrong with me?

Could be

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If pain is unrelated to cough could be constochondritis but if related to cough and phlegm will be concerned about pneumonia. Either way need examination
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