Lump at bottom of sternum

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For the past few months I have noticed a lump just below my ribs at the very bottom of my sternum. It is about the size of a grape. It is not soft and does not move at all. Seems to be attached to the bone. No pain when I touch or try to move it. It does seem to swell slightly when undergoing stress. I am a veteran and have VA health care. I do not have an appointment to see my Dr' yet, I just wanted to see if anyone out there has experience with these symptoms.
Hi, I have a hard, boney and painless lump on the left side of my sternum where the adjacent ribs connect.
my son has a similar thing ,his is the end of his sternum points outwards . if you feel down the sternum it is flat dips in then the very bottom juts out .
Felt where pain was coming from and discovered a lump at bottom of sternum just slightly off center. Can feel it protrude slightly with fingers but when pressed into skin a little, feels oddly shaped. Pain is more like strong pressure but does not feel like acid reflux at all. Any suggestions?
what would cause a lump in a mans sternum or diaphram at bottom of rib cage in chest?
So when I felt where the pain was, I discoved a fairly large lump at the bottom of my sternum just off center. Kind of FREAKING out here. Do not have health insurance and do not want to go to the doc to hear him say it is nothing to worry about. Could it be an ulcer or something not so worrisome, or should I get it checked. Pain is still there hours into the day but it comes and goes as far as how strong it is. Anyone have any answers or suggestions?
the doctor has scheduled a ultrasound on friday but i cant eat and cant sleep..could it be cancer..its in the upper top prtion of her left breat midway to her sternum This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/260314'>So confused about daughter's ultrasound result</a>.
I read someone elses post about costochondritis and it sounded more like the one that is quite similar tiets syndrome or something like that i know its spelled wrong how ever it stated at the very bottom that puss and abcesses are not a part of that . I was thinking that it might be an abcess between my breast.
It did seem like a small size internal lump on a rib (like most of the posts above). At first I freaked out with knowing the amt of breast cancer cases around UAE. But without startling her, have asked her to visit the doc by tomorrow. Guess that I too will have to hear same doc blah as all above. But on another note, would thank all the above postees, that I have come to know of this being a bit common. I guess it would take some more time to post anything new from the doc's findings.
I was dx in June 2013 and Dr oro done surgery Sept 24 2013. It has been a blessing. But now 5 months post op I have a lump, bump, knot, whatever under incision. I went to er and they said soft tissue swelling. (I recently moved to Iowa and haven't found dr here yet.) Now I did pull my left neck muscle the big one from chin to sternum like 1 or 2 months post op idk how just weak I guess. And yeah I think I reinjured it again too bc its flared up and that when swelling started but....
I recently noticed a small, round lump on the right side of my rib cage at the bottom of the sternum where the two sides come together to form a notch (sorry, don't know the proper terms). It is definitely on the rib and not the xiphoid process. The left side does not have the lump, and it was not there a year ago. It has doubled in size in the last 6-9 months. It is not painful. I went to a doctor when I first noticed it. She didn't think it was anything to worry about.
Guess when all of my symptoms started, May, the wedding was in June, house purchase in April, oh and I turned 30 in April too. Maybe all of this was too much for me at once, but it was kind of delayed symptoms if that makes sense? I would love to take the effexor and be done with it, but something inside of me is saying to try the natural herbal way first. Stress can kill people way before their time and I'm way to happy with my life (except for my health) so I want to be here for a while.
I have a protrusion on the left side of my sternum at what seems like the joint of the 3rd rib. I have been able to 'pop' my checst since I was 18 ( 26 now) , I found it relaxing sometimes... perhaps this is evidence of some underlying musculoskeletal issue i had? Anyhow a few months ago I recieved blunt trauma to the sternum sparring in karate and its been popping,sticking out and causing varying degrees of pain while sleeping or stretching or during odd movements.
I did so and was told they believed it to be inflamed thymis gland in thoratic region of chest. Six month ago i developed a smaller lump in rib cage 4 or 5th from bottom near sternum and it has become more painful over several months. I ask my doctor and was told it was muscle and RICEd it. now the pain is causing my entire chest to be tight side and some back pain. tender to touch although i have a real high pain tolerance so i have still been working.
3ish--this is accounting for cyclic changes, too) puffy eyelids visble increase in vascularity dimpling of tissue at top of breasts on chest slow, outward protrusion of chestbone and, particularly, right clavicle intermittent fevers of up to 100 degrees, though usually around 99.2 - 99.
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!!
I did send my son for the MRI, which showed nothing because the hyoid was not dislocating at the time, of course once we got into the car heading home it popped out 3 times. The imaging center told us to come back when it dislocates and they will do more testing. The problem is that before it would pop and he would push it back in, now it just constantly pops and he feels sore and as if there is a golf ball in his throat.
It is elongated and flat and extends from the base of the neck to the pit of the abdomen. At 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...
If you touch the spot you can feel a small abnormality like bump and of course my ribs just ache at the bottom. It just doesn't feel like it's inside. It feels more on the surface. I have no indegestion type symptoms. Like I said it's just left of the upper gall blader incisions (had that surgery January 29) I've asked 2 doctors to looks down in my stomach, but the say there is no need to. One mentioned doing a bone scan on my ribs, I guess to check for a hair line fracture or whatever.
You describe the pain as located at the bottom of the sternum. The structure at the bottom of the sternum is called the xiphoid 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.
The doctor I just seen yesterday says that I have cartilage building up in my chest and its not stopped. I have a ping pong ball sized lump in the bottom of my chest in the center on my sternum. It goes all the way up but not as bad. The ER doctor said I needed to see an orthopedic. That they need to give me injections. Well I called them and they told me they don't deal with chest stuff. So now Im stuck once again. Im so desperate for help. This is so frustrating and so painful.
I have Gerd/IBS. And I get pain that starts at the end of esphagus and hurts across the left of it and sometimes to the right of it.. It happens after I eat mostly but can hurt other times. I just had a xray from the bottom of my esphagus , stomach and entire colon.. bloodwork, heart stress test, echo, ekg, chest x ray, KUB of my kidneys.. all recent... I am told all is fine, just acid reflux and my anxiety.. which I do have severe panic disorder/anxiety..
It is at the very bottom of my sternum and after research I think its my xyphoid process. Here is the wierd part. I can't quit obessesing about it. I think about it night and day. I feel it constatantly and have now made it sore. It sticks out a little,and I may have always had it, but just discovered it. Anyway, my question is this obsession, is it part of PAWS, not the lump, just the constant worry. My stomach hurts now, I don't know if it is from worry or what.
In Nov '05 I experienced the first fainting experience of my life. As I went down I hit my sternum on a sharp corner of my bathtub. The next day my sternum was extremely sore and I began to have breathing problems. I had an x-ray done that showed no fracture or problems with my lungs.
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Global Hysteria -or something like that... All kidding aside, I know what you're talking about, sitting there at the Outback, a lump of beef and mashed potatoes in the back of your mouth, the swallow reflex kicking in over and over -and- nuthin's happening here! Gawd, how I hated that. But, I can tell you this, you veteran of the Panic Wars, you, if you GET to the causes of all this (read my lips: therapy) it goes away.
Atypical Intraductal Hyperplasia of the Aprocine type with aspects of DCIS but not yet fully formed... AFIP recommended more surgery if the margins were not "clean." After the AFIP report, the HMO doctors THEN said I needed constant monitoring (every 4 months.) Before the AFIP report, "come back in a year." So, the bottom line it was not malignant, BUT it was on its way... (one doctor friend said two months from full blown.
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