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Chest pain in sternum, lump is painful when I put pressure on it. Sharp pains that comes and goes every hour or so. Tried lots of things but no help?
It sounds like you: Have some kind of a chest wall problem. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation. This does not sound like a cardiac or pulmonary issue. ...Read more
Lump on manubrium of sternum lump. Been there for over a year and recently hurts bones in chest when bending. 24yr old male smoker 5^9 190 pounds?
Lump: A very specific description, with mainly skin cysts (clogged glands or? acne at your age) occurring in this location. Is it mobile with the skin, or more fixed to the bone (the latter would be less common)? Lymph nodes are unusual in the middle of the chest as well. Bone pain should be localized to the lump, or. Other chest wall problem. Seek a consult with your MD for minor surgical consult. ...Read more
Lump on manubrium of sternum lump under the skin, medium round & been there for over a year. Recently been feeling pain in surrounding bones when bend?
Lipoma: Most commonly these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do these cause any problems - in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician ...Read more
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
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
Bro found hard lump on sternum 3 mnths ago below xiphoid. No pain and he feels well. Lump changes shape daily. What could this be. Could it be serious?
Hard to say: It would probably be best if he was seen by his doctor just to make sure it's nothing. ...Read more
I have quite a large sore lump below sternum and have twice had a read rash on side of breast. (On left breast first and 5 weeks later on right)?
Lump: Better send a pic or see a physician to determine whatnthis is ...Read more
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
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
Get medical eval: Now - this could be a serious health issue. ...Read more
What causes a lump at the bottom of the sternum on a male and could it be associated with back pains?
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?
I had a lump on my sternum 2yrs ago which went after 5days. 2 days ago I scratched the area and the lump was back its gone now. Is it serious?
Swear gland cyst: This sounds like an infected or inflamed sweat gland cyst. You will need an examination to reach a definite diagnosis. See your doctor ...Read more
I recently found a small, hard, painful lump at the top of my sternum. There is no visible mark and it hurts mostly when I move, should it be checked?
Yes: You should be checked to have X ray, CT and possible biopsy to find out the cause. ...Read more
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
Lump: Have it checked by a surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
22 son did chest weights and a orange size lump formed over sternum. What is this and what to do? He feels fine otherwise.
Lump: The lump may have been caused by trauma to the sternum. An xray may be needed for verigicstion. ...Read more
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
I have a small but hard lump in my chest at the bottom of my sternum. ..It appears to be external right under my skin and also moves when I push it?
Hard bump: It may be an epidermal inclusion cyst. They are firm and moveable just below the skin. If it is enlarging or painful see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a lump growing on my right sternum for 6 months. Seen 8 different doctors. No one can figure it out. There's a better description in my profile.
Reassurance perhaps: Is all you need. I wonder if a biopsy was done. Take care! ...Read more
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
Examination?: This requires physical examination. Wish you well! ...Read more
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
A week ago, I noticed some lumps with bone texture in what I believe to be my third and fifth ribs (bilateral), near the sternum.
Cartilage calcified: You are feeling the cartilaginous junction of the ribs with the sternum. Apparently, it is calcifying. The condition is abnormal but not frightening unless you have problems elsewhere. I would guess that you had some chest injury several years ago. ...Read more
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: Its your xiphoid process, a normal part of the lower sternum. ...Read more
Air pocket like lump 1.5 inches below sternum. Lost weight via workout. Seen when lying down or flex abs. No pain. No other symptoms. Male. 25yo?
Epigastric hernia or: Greetings Sir, Rectus abdominis diastasis is separation of the rectus abdominis muscles that can occur causing a protrusion when flexing the abs or doing sit-ups. This also may be an epigastric hernia. Either can be diagnosed based on a simple physical examination by a physician but additional testing such as an ultrasound may be needed. Best regards.. ...Read more
Have a larger lump in middle of chest on sternum not sebaceous gland as too hard and smaller lumps above in centre of sternum?
Biopsy: Easier for doctor to diagnose with physical exam, both visual and touch. If not able to identify what it is with both, they take a biopsy (small piece of tissue) and sent it to a pathologist to be seen under the microscope to identify what it is. ...Read more
I have a small, painless lump at the base of my sternum. I just had an ultrasound and now they say I need to come back for another. Why?
Ask the doctor: The ultrasound of the abdomen looks at the liver, spleen, gall bladder, great vessals and can see lesions in the subcutaneous tissue. I do not know why you had the ultrasound, but whoever reviewed it wanted to see something that might be interesting in greater detail. You will have to ask your doctor. ...Read more
Hard lump under left side of collarbone and slightly to the left of sternum clavicular bone = what are possible causes of this? Thank you.
If movable could B..: ...a lymph node. If firm & hard & not movable @ all U should have it examined & x-rayed, UrPCP Iis a good place 2 start, & if needed U can B referred 2 an ortho. ...Read more
I have an extremely painful and bone like lump where my rib meets my sternum. I've had it for months now and its only getting worse. What is it?
My upper chest/ sternum has somewhat become protruded. The sternum feels like the bone is pushed out, and on the sides feel like lumps? Any ideas?
Pectus carinatum: You may be developing a chest wall deformity that may have been present since birth. You may need a ct of the chest, bone x-rays, evaluation for metabolic bone disease. A pulmonary exam is in order. ...Read more
I fractured my sternum when I was 11 years old. Now at the age of 24 I have grown a 2 inch bony lump on my sternum. How can I correct this deformity?
Diagnosis: It depends on the specific etiology of the "lump" you are describing. It can be related to the fracture, it could be a prominent xyphoid process, it could be an abnormal sterno clavicular joint. An exam and probably a CT scan will show the specific diagnosis and then the treatment options would be known. ...Read more
For about two months now I have noticed a small lump near my left rib cage (bottom middle) just below my sternum. I have pidgeon chest. Should I worry?
Soft or hard:
A picture will help
You need to be examined and an ultrasound done ...Read more
I have a lump on/behind my sternum no Injury but difficulty breathing over 3mths. Tight heavy chest. What could it be?
Any lump: Should be investigated. Please see you physician as soon as possible for a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more
I noticed a lump at the end of my rt clavicle where it meets my sternum. I noticed it because the area has been itchy all day.
Lump at sternum: May be a bite, allergic reaction of unclear origin, bump due to itching, itching from prickly heat, ringworm w/ itching (fungus) but also must consider lesions in the lung/breast, check CXR, mammogram. Rarely liver conditions can cause itching (and the bump from itching) but most have known liver disease. Would try topical steroid/ antifungal. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
I have external small hard darkish lump on my sternum, dead centre, 1 inch above nipple level. Not painful. Should I be concerned?
Yes dermatologist: If you have had it for a long time and has not changed color or appearance such as from birth it's ok. If it has recently appeared or has recently changed in color to darker you should have a dermatologists look at it to determine if to worry or not. ...Read more