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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?

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

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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.?

Have it checked: 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. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I feel a lump under my collarbone near the sternum? Could I be feeling a bone or muscle? What does a lump feel like? No symptoms

How can I tell if I feel a lump under my collarbone near the sternum? Could I be feeling a bone or muscle? What does a lump feel like? No symptoms

Needs more info: Confused about your question. Can you feel a lump or not. You should be able to feel your collarbone and follow it all the way to the end. Bone feels hard. You may feel a lymph node under your collarbone but that would be movable. Feels almost like a small soft marble. Should not be tender to touch. If the lump enlarges over weeks or months or becomes tender it needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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Pain behind sternum? Thymus? Lumps behind throat. Scared I have Lymphoma or thymoma? What other symptoms? So scared, single mum with 1yr old

Pain behind sternum? Thymus? 
Lumps behind throat.
Scared I have Lymphoma or thymoma? 
What other symptoms? 
So scared, single mum with 1yr old

Calm down: Not lymphoma nor thymoma, see your doctor, a simple upper respiratory tract viral infection / bronchitis can cause such symptoms, kindly see your doctor for reassurance, wish you and your child wellness ...Read more

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Mate says he has a few lumps on his chest, what are some symptoms of cancer if he has lumps there?

Mate says he has a few lumps on his chest, what are some symptoms of cancer if he has lumps there?

Why cancer: Lumps on chest can be many things most of which are benign. If been there a while and unchanged probably nothing. If new have someone look at them. ...Read more

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Numbness in my left chest/pectoral area, around armpit and breast. no other symptoms, no lumps on breast. has been going on for 2 weeks. usually happens at night. what could it be?

Numbness in my left chest/pectoral area, around armpit and breast. no other symptoms, no lumps on breast. has been going on for 2 weeks. usually happens at night. what could it be?

Left chest:numb: This kind of one sided "numbness" involving armpit and breast can arise from compression of the brachial plexus just under the upper arm. The compression may be related to your position during sleep, and may be more frequent if lymph nodes are swollen in the underarm area. See your healthcare provider for an exam and testing if this continues. ...Read more

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Chest discomfort, lump in the throat I feel anxious what are signs and symptoms please help.?

Chest discomfort, lump in the throat I feel anxious what are signs and symptoms please help.?

What else?: Have you eaten something you don't usually? Shrimp, nuts? Depending on age and exposure to some foods, food allergy could present in this way. A panic attack could also present in this way. Are you having trouble talking or breathing? Those are serious signs. If you''ve had neithe before, I would seek medical attention now, and make sure you aren't having a serious reaction. ...Read more

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Left breastbone pain, dull ache in left breast, no lumps that I can see. Postmenopasal had no symptoms through menopause. Had pain for 5 weeks ca?

Left breastbone pain, dull ache in left breast, no lumps that I can see.  Postmenopasal had no symptoms through menopause. Had pain for 5 weeks ca?

Breast bone pain : I assume you are up to date on mammograms. Breast lumps are felt not visual. Bone pain left of sternum pain to touch costochondritis heat antinflamatories. But given age need to see doctor for confirmation. Need to get mammogram to confirm no breast pathology. ...Read more

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I have 2 lumps, both sides of my upper chest 2 in. Below the collar bones. No symptoms of cancer, tender to touch. Doc said it was ligament strain.?

I have 2 lumps, both sides of my upper chest 2 in. Below the collar bones. No symptoms of cancer, tender to touch. Doc said it was ligament strain.?

Unusual: It is unusual that ligament strain would result in lumps. The other information that I would want to know is if you are male vs female. In females, I would make sure of a recent breast examination, as cysts can occur. The other possibility are lipomas, which are soft deposits of fat within the skin tissues. Lipomas are very common and usually are not cancerous. ...Read more

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Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone(was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. No other symptoms

Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone(was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray.  No other symptoms

Lymph glands: Generalized enlargement of lymph nodes are seen in infectious mononucleosis, malignant blood dyscrasias and other infections. I'm not sure that they would be found on the rib cage itself or on the shin-bone. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist or an infectious disease specialist. A lymph node biopsy as well as other tests may be advised by the specialist. ...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 whether 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 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 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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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?

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

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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 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 as well. 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