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I've always had this hard lump at the bottom of my sternum. Why is it there?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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