Hard lump at xiphoid process

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You describe the pain as located at the bottom of the sternum. The structure at the bottom of the sternum is called the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>xiphoid</span> process. It can become quite tender (hypersensitive), spontaneously or following chest trauma. CT scanning of this structure can sometimes reveal abnormalities, some of which can be relieved by injections or by surgery. The following is taken from a case report of a young man with chest and abdominal pain. Here is the reference should you doctor be interested.
Also, the dr did shave down the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>xiphoid</span> process so it wouldnt protrude after the tummy tuck, in case that is relevant. But that is a few inches above i believe. If you have any ideas or if you think it might be fixable, I'd appreciate any input. I will see my surgeon on thursday. By the way, my original bypass surgeon is the one who did my latest surgery as well. He is very experienced. I hate that this lump is there! Thanks so much in advance!
I went o to the doctor, and he told me that it's not a lump on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>xiphoid</span> process. It IS my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>xiphoid</span> process. He said it's off to one side because people aren't necessarily perfectly symmetrical.That doesn't explain why it's uncomfortable.
The growth is right underneath my ribcage, and a little to the right where my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>xiphoid</span> process should be. I've had a medical professional look at it [you can't really see it, so I should say the doctor felt it], and she said it was too high in my abdomen to be a lymph node and too hard to be a cyst. I can feel it when I touch that area, and it does not move around when I do touch it.
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Yeah its a harder lump at the end of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>xiphoid</span> process. I was told that may be what it is, just the process itself, but I have my doubts. It is below the skin, not a skin tag.
I am a 44yr old woman, yesterday in the shower I thought I felt a hard lump situated on the bottom of my right breast right on the bone in cleavage. I do check my breasts regularly and had not felt this. The more I examined the more I can not decide if is the breast bone or a lump attached, seems stupid, surely I should know?? The more I examine the more painful it is, I am menstruating at the moment. I am worried over not much or should I be worried. Please help!!
Sinusman, it's strange that you should mention elongated styloid process - about a year ago I went to the docs complaining of a strange hard, long lump near one of my tonsils. I mentioned the idea of eagleclaw, but they dismissed it without any more than a few prods with a finger. I have so many swallowing issues and neck mobility issues it's hard to count. We'll see what happens...
A pulse down in the abdomen- that likely is either your heart (if upper like in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>xiphoid</span> process area, where they push on me when I get echocardiograms) or if down further, likely your abdominal aorta, which pulsates and sometimes people can actually see it doing so.
He is losing weight, and has a lump on his lower sternum, which I believe may be his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>xiphoid</span> process but not sure. He is nauseous, and tired all the time. I am wondering if his immune system might be weakened, which has allowed him to pick up the different viruses and infections. If so, what could be the cause of a weakened immune system?
Hello, I too have been experiencing very similiar pain surrounding mostly the upper left handside of the abdomen. It's not constant but usually occured every 2-4 months after eating. Every few months id experience this chronic pain where it would be so bad id go to emergency and was too perscribed the nexium.. I've been told Gallstones, Chronic indegestion, and ulcers. I dont exactly no what the problem is but ever since i stopped drinking coke a cola i have stopped having this chronic pain..
My dalmation has been fighting this cancer for 3 years. at 10 years of age he started with a lump by his hip. I left it thinking it was a fat pocket.But it got bigger and it was operated on93lb. tumor) i was devastated!!! It came back & we took it out again. Last August was the 2nd & last surgery.
I have been sick for 3 years and it started with excruciating pain just to the right side of my hyoid. The point of pain was very tender and felt like a round hard lump. I had flulike symptoms for about 1 week prior to the climax of pain. Since about 2 weeks after that initial flareup I have a clicking in my hyoid when I swallow and the pain has switched to the other side. I have been seeing an Endocrinologist since that time and am not secure in his diagnosis or his treatment.
I am trying to get in to a new neurologist at Mass General Hospital. They said hopefully before Christmas. I hope to not get any more weak before then. I did go to a neurologist last Friday who said I have polyneuropathy. I have started to go much further down hill though. I have read all the posts here and feel for all of you. I hope we all recover sooner than later.
We all have learned to control it by controlling our blood sugar--hard to do at first, but when you do it feels soooooooooooo good! By the way, stress and anxiety impact your blood sugar levels since the adrenal response is closely tied with blood sugar levels. Getting stress under control and going on the carb cleanse then slowly working up into whole grain, complex carbs with lots of protein, green veggies, vitamin B, and 8 hours of sleep keeps my whole family running.
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