Lump at base of sternum

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I first noticed similar symptoms to the above about 6-12 months ago a small firm non moveable <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sternum</span> about 1 1/2cm. Hasnt bothered me but finally felt I should see the doctor to get it checked out. So today I went. He examined it and suggested a bony lipoma the only concern in his diagnosis was that lipomas are usually softer and moveable. He sent me for a chest x ray which I had today and blood tests which I will have on Friday.
I visited my doctor yesterday because of a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sternum</span>, appeared about 2 months ago, maybe an inch in diameter and 1/2 inch deep. Its tender for a few days after touching or feeling it. Yes, I thought it could be cancer related. He said it was part of my sternum, he put me on the table to examine it twice. He said I may only be noticing it because of weight loss, I lost a few stone in the past 2 years (although I don't remember having it when I was thin).
Before I make an appointment with my Doctor, I seem to have formed a lump, or bulge, or whatever the correct term is. It seems to be in the void right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sternum</span>, right in the centre. It doesn't feel painful to touch or prod, but I've noticed I feel bloated a lot more lately. I have no idea what is there? I assume the Liver lays across that area and the pancreas? I have no real symptoms, but it just annoys me knowing it's there.
After those symtoms left i have felt a lump or something stuck in throat and maybe like a small soreness also <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> time. This feeling is in the soft part <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> throat right above breast bone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sternum</span> area. I dont really notice it unless i swallow saliva. It doesnt seem to bother me eating drinking or breathing. Feel the best right awsy when i wake up but soon after it goes full force.
I have severe heartburn and have had a few 3-4 day bouts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> vomiting. I have pain in my back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the rib cage usually on the mid left side, but I have also had it on the right of center. I just got over a severe resp. infection that lasted 4 weeks. I am feel like the infection is coming back. I have a foul taste in my throat and have been coughing up small bits of yellow phlem. I am running a fever of 99.6 to 100 most days. I normally am on the low side of normal.
Dear Doctor, several months ago I found a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my neck, I had two nodes removed and was diagnosed with NHL. Half way through treatment PET scan showed complete remission however just before my last treatment I noticed a hard lump under the proximal end of my scar which is half way between my sternum and ac joint, about an inch above my clavicle. My oncologist suggested it was scar tissue aggravated by activity and said I needn't worry about a biopsy.
I have just turned 40, but have had a hard lump on my right rib bone (I think) right in the crease around the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my breast. It has been there for a number <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> least 6 or 7. I had an ultrasound on it and they questioned doing a biopsy but decided not to and just said to have it checked if there were any changes. It is hard to tell if it changes or not. I just have noticed lately that it annoys me and is tender and seems to be bigger...hard to tell.
Hello, I'm a 44 yr old women with no prior history of GI problems. About a month ago, I developed a constant sense of a lump in the throat- that can change from a sensation of having something "stuck" to a constricting sensation. Approx location, below at base of throat or down further, behind the bone. Can swallow, but food wants to stick. Occasional pain the sternum, hoarseness than has increased and every once in a while, referred pain to the jaw. ENT doc saw nothing.
I recently lost weight and was taking my shirt off in front of the bathroom mirror last night. My hands were above my head and I noticed a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> just below my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sternum</span> and just to the left. It is about the size of a half dollar. It doesn't hurt and I've never noticed it before. The breast on that side has been giving me a little trouble the past few weeks with periodically itching at the top of the areola.
Over the course <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the next 12 months three <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my sisters had TTs because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> thyroid cancer, another had precancer, and my teenage daughter had precancer. I opted to have the left lobe removed then. Good thing I did too because a few years later I had a cancer recurrence and had to have RAI. (You can't have successful RAI for cancer with part of your thyroid remaining) All of my sisters and my daughter had Hashi's (I do not). The partial thyroidectomy was just as involved as a full TT.
I've been having stomach issues for 3 or 4 years now. A few months ago I noticed a small <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sternum</span> that I had never noticed before. I told my doctor about it, and he said it was my Zyphoid and told me it is harmless. I have concerns that it may be something else because of my persistent stomach issues for 3 years now, and the fact I've never noticed it before.
Remember that you did just have surgery and average recover is 6-8wks. Also the reason you feel worse <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the end <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the day is because you feel good in the morning so tend to do more. Try to limit what you are doing to small things. If you normally excercise, know that you wont be able to do what you did before the OR for a while start slow and work your way up without expecation as to when you should be normal again.
I recently lost weight and was taking my shirt off in front of the bathroom mirror last night. My hands were above my head and I noticed a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> just below my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sternum</span> and just to the left. It is about the size of a half dollar. It doesn't hurt and I've never noticed it before. The breast on that side has been giving me a little trouble the past few weeks with periodically itching at the top of the areola.
--swelling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the lower extremities (legs, ankles, feet); skin feels puffy and lumpy --ever-growing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> in throat; makes it hard to swallow and breathe normally --puffy eyelids --sometimes the top half of my face will get really flushed --temperature of 99 today (this is probably higher since I've taken sooo much ibuprofen everyday, which suppresses fevers) --tremoring in both hands, though more so in the left hand it seems --internal "shaking" feeling --dry skin --swollen joints tha
It is elongated and flat and extends from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the neck to the pit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the abdomen. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the very bottom portion of the sternum is a cartilage called the xiphisternum or xiphoid process, Sometimes is can become harden and curl upward. However this should not be reducible. In that area the hernia that is most prevalent is a Hiatal Hernia. I have one...and 60% of America develop one before the age of 60. I have never heard of this being palpable or reducable. That doesn't mean it never is...
also noticed that i have been feeling kind <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> wierd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> my back..<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the kidney regions...my urine kind <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> stink in the morning..i drink plenty of water in the during the day but i also take bodybuilding suppliments b4 i sleep after work out..i stopped taking the suppliments but still noticed my pee stinks!! was tested 2 months after sexual intercourse and the result came negative for HIV1 & 2 and hepatitis C..could this be anxiety??...i have been perfectly healthy before..am 26 years old..
i am affraid of telling a doctor about these for fear of them thinking i am crazy and looseing my daughter. They hit me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> anytime <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> bay driving.... watching my daughter playing is one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the worst times they hit, I will be sitting ther thinking how lucky i am to have a beatiful little girl and then they come...And i am sure to die and never see her agin, or right befor i go to bed..
also noticed that i have been feeling kind <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> wierd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> my back..<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the kidney regions...my urine kind <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> stink in the morning..i drink plenty of water in the during the day but i also take bodybuilding suppliments b4 i sleep after work out..i stopped taking the suppliments but still noticed my pee stinks!! was tested 2 months(8 &1/2 weeks) after sexual intercourse and the result came negative for HIV1 & 2 and hepatitis C..could this be anxiety??...
also noticed that i have been feeling kind <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> wierd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> my back..<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the kidney regions...my urine kind <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> stink in the morning..i drink plenty of water in the during the day but i also take bodybuilding suppliments b4 i sleep after work out..i stopped taking the suppliments but still noticed my pee stinks!! was tested 2 months after sexual intercourse and the result came negative for HIV1 & 2 and hepatitis C..could this be anxiety...i have been perfectly healthy before..am 26 years old..
Sis I had the same thing happen in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sternum</span> incision.I freaked out and went to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> hospital to see my surgeon.Then he freaked me out even more by saying the wire holding my sternum together might have to be taken outand redone.I said NO WAY!! gimme antibioticsand I think that will do just fine.and it did.LOL so take your pills and be well sis.
my sternum was aching but i realised that i have been working out too hard as i have increased my weight lifting ratio..also noticed that i have been feeling kind <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> wierd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> my back..<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the kidney regions...my urine kind of stink in the morning..i drink plenty of water in the during the day but i also take bodybuilding suppliments b4 i sleep after work out..i stopped taking the suppliments but still noticed my pee stinks!!
After checking myself out, I found enlarged pea size lymph nodes that arent painful and kinda hard on each side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the middle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my neck and two on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the left side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my neck. Fast forward two years...I now have 6 large lumps on my chest bone area and the lymph nodes have not gone away and now I have a couple in my legs..they havent grown any bigger though, just multiply. I am extremely tired and weak..i do have anemia..
i have found this morning a small <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the very <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my neck between my neck and my shoulder on one side. it seems solid and is sore to touch (kinda feels bruised). should i be unconcerned or do i need to get this checked out. it is proberbly about 1/2 centimeter in diameter. the above has now been present for two weeks and in the last few days i am sick. i have intense back pain and stabbing pains in sternum.
i have found this morning a small <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the very <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my neck between my neck and my shoulder on one side. it seems solid and is sore to touch (kinda feels bruised). should i be unconcerned or do i need to get this checked out. it is proberbly about 1/2 centimeter in diameter. the above has now been present for two weeks and in the last few days i am sick. i have intense back pain and stabbing pains in sternum.
i have found this morning a small <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the very <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my neck between my neck and my shoulder on one side. it seems solid and is sore to touch (kinda feels bruised). should i be unconcerned or do i need to get this checked out. it is proberbly about 1/2 centimeter in diameter. the above has now been present for two weeks and in the last few days i am sick. i have intense back pain and stabbing pains in sternum.
I also have the pressure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> throat <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> times. Not always. For the most part stress and anxiety bring these on. I have stopped caffien, chocolate and all other triggers but can't say that any of it matters. Does anyone out there know how long these things can hang on? Can they be gone and leave as fast as they came? I've even tried ignoring them......To no avail.
- almost never wake up feeling refreshed - tired during day - brain fog and trouble concentrating - ringing in ears - dry hair (feels like straw sometimes when I rinse out shampoo) - enlarged thyroid with nodules - feeling like there's a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> in my throat <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my neck, slightly above where collar bones meet - sort of tickly or scratchy feeling in throat sometimes, need to clear throat more than usual - feel the cold a lot more than I used to, but I've also lost a lot of weight in the
I'm currently experiencing a tenderness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>at</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sternum</span> and a minor stabbing pain between my shoulder blades. Had the sonogram - nothing. Sometimes, I swear I'm doing it to myself - it comes and goes, but the more worried I get, the more symptoms I seem to experience. But then again - I'm 44. Never had a problem quite like this. I'm taking carafate for the "minor bacterial infection" in the lining of my stomach, zocor for my cholesterol and wellbutrin to stop smoking.
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