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Tell Me About Chest Problems Like A Bone Sticking Out
It could be simple?: When you have small lump(bone sticking) it could be what you said and it could be some else, do you have for long time, it dose increase in size, dose hearts all this should consider, check it out, it could be simple and it could not? ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Male and have a bone in my chest that sticks out a little. Sometimes i get chest pain from it. Can this cause damage?
Location and duratio: Where is it located at ? How long was it there ? Are we referring to the rib bones or the one in the center (sternum)? Is there additional growth or is the whole bone is puckering ? I am not clear with the description and difficult to make remark . However , some harmless changes are common and should not be of any concern . I suggest your doc have a look and will settle the issue for you. ...Read more
The bone in my chest is really hard. Its sticking up towards my pecks alot. No pain but very odd? What is wrong with it?
Pectus: In all probability this is a manifestation of pectus excavatum: an upward curling of the sternum ( breast bone) and the lowermost bottom portion of this bone is called the xyphoid process- I have it myself- nonetheless- get it checked: without an picture and physical exam this is just an opinion. ...Read more
Pigeon chest?: It can be hard to tell from your description, but i'm wondering if you're asking about something called pigeon chest, or pectus carinatum. It's a condition where the sternum and ribs bow out, instead of lying flat. You can read more about it from a reputable source here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003321.Htm. ...Read more
I have pain underneath my chest bone. It feels like it's burning, although i'm not sure. I also have constipation. What could be the problem?
Is it normal for my manubrium to stick out pretty far? It causes no pain, but my chest bones pop occasionally. Is this just a normal variant?
Likely normal: There are many physical variances in the human body when compared from person to person, the size and shape of the sternum is no exception. At 37 years old, I am assuming that your extended manubrium has never caused any problems and i doubt that it ever will. Same with the occasional, non-painful chest popping. ...Read more
Outpatient procedure: A bone marrow biopsy, where a piece of bone marrow is removed cannot be done from the chest (sternum). It's too dangerous to do there. Instead, a bone marrow aspirate is done. The skin is cleaned, the area around the breast bone is anesthetized with local. A special needle is inserted into the bone. You will feel pressure from that. A syringe is used to draw blood. It might hurt briefly. ...Read more