Lump just below sternum

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Hi dgehrman, I have the exact same symptoms you describe - a fairly hard lump directly below my sternum, very slight or no pain. I was just wondering if you had been to a doctor and had any info about the condition. If you have, please email me at ***@**** FYI, I found your posting by Googling "lump below sternum." Thanks!
Hey Guys, For about 5 months I have had a Lump below my sternum seems to be exactly where the Xiphoid process is. Sometimes when I bend down or bend over it will feel out of place. Never really worries me and does not seem to be getting bigger, and does not hurt when touched. If i stick my chest out you can see it. Can this cause me any problems, is it something I should worry about? When i lie down on my side the lump moves more to the side that I lay on, is that normal?
I have a lump near my sternum its only sore when touched or pushed on but when i bend over or move side to side im feeling this piercing feeling it is hard on my sternum but below its soft and thats where it hurts...it makes me have problems breathing...I have Lupas and Connective tissue disease so could this be related? Dr did a heart cath everything is ok there chest xray wasnt good i cant take enough deep breaths in to make a good xray my pulmonoligist says...
I have this lump just below my sternum--it's boney and has a hard mass that goes with it about the size of a chestnut. I felt it was there early August 2008 and I'm still stressed about it right now. I even have at least three lymph nodes swollen--one at the back of my ear and one on each where the sideburns are. the lymph nodes came after a very bad cough that took me two weeks to recover from. I am having some back pain (bearable though)--and that's the worst thing I can say I have as of.
I noticed a hard bone-like lump below my collar bone (i am thinking the top rib) It feels as hard as bone, it is unmoveable, and pretty much has the same contour as a rib but feels a lot different from the right side as it protrudes more, the left side of that area is flat. It starts pretty much on my sternum then extends to the left about 2 inches, then the area is flat again. It feels like it might be wider than a normal rib too. I can't move it around.
I recently found a small, pea sized knot below my sternum in between the top four abs, directly in the middle. It moves very little while running my finger over it, but pretty much stays stationary. It has not given me pain while sleeping or exercising. What may this be? It has concerned me a bit, but I thought maybe it was a muscle knotting up.
After the pain went away we discovered a lump located just below his sternum. He is not having any difficulty breathing and he is not in any pain (just initially it hurt). However, he was unable to keep his dinner down tonight, we think it might be just from his nerves, not knowing what is causing the lump. Could he have just a protruding sternum that we did notice before or could it be a more serious situation?
very successful, returned to part time work in 6 weeks. Four months ago I noticed a small lump on my sternum, directly on the scar. My local Dr. said to we would have to wait and see what happened. It came to a head and during the night it ruptured and drained. Since then I have had a CT Scan-normal, culture-negative, a whole blood count- all three parts very normal, and a WB Induim san-normal. The draining has just about stopped, normally a drop or two during the night.
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.
Also, this morning he announced to me that he has recently felt a lump below hi sternum. I felt it and it was a marble-sized lump that was hard and about half an inch below his sternum. His doctor is currently out of town and I am at a loss as to how to proceed. I have been reading online and some people reported that this "lump" is actually just their xiphoid process and that they just started to feel it now that they have lost weight.
This small lump is just underneath the skin. The skin on top is looking completely normal. I just pressed on it really hard, it does induce a sharp pain. Is it a lymph node?
I am thought to have arthritis because of joint/bone pain and slight deformity. I have developed a lump directly below my sternum. It begins where my sternum ends. It is about 1.5 inches in length and not very wide (like a long oval). It continues to grow. It is very painful. It is somewhat soft, not even close to as hard as bone. I can move it from side to side when pushing on it, but it doesn't move much and feels attached at the top where it connects to my sternum.
My husband has a lump on his ribs about three inches long. It is just below the left breast. It is tender to the touch and when he stretches his left arm up it causes him pain. He has a doctor appointment on Thursday. I just hate that every time you find something like that you have to be scared to death of what it is. Hope it's nothing and can then we can breathe again.
During one episode couple years ago - noticed a stiff tubular lump 2 inch long - just below the sternum. Going down vertically from the sternum downwards. Mildly painful. As gerd improved - I felt the stiffnes reside and did not tend to it any further. Recently suffering from mild gerd / indigestion. Notice stiffness tubula right below sternum - 2 inches. Its very stiff. Same as before. Will be going to doctor this week. Please suggest any experience or casuses for this condition.
I have chostochondritis but I have a little lump at the beginning (top) of my sternum right below my clavical. I took an xtray and the radiologist reading said it was fine. I thought my bone was sticking out or something. ng if its a lump...
My 12 year daughter has a lump just below and abutting up to her left clavicle, nearer the sternum than the shoulder. The lump is firm and immoveable but not rock hard. It has been present for a few weeks, and has gotten bigger, now about 1 1/2 inches long and an inch wide. She has had a chest x-ray and a CT scan without contrast, both of which were clear of any masses or lymph node enlargement. Her pediatrician ordered extensive bloodwork that we are waiting on, and we have an appt.
I have a lump in my abdomen mid way between my sternum and belly button. It is about the size of a small orange and I also have pain on the left hand side of my back just below the shoulder blade which I do not know if this is associated. In February I have an ultra sound scan which drew no results as the radiologist could actually feel the lump but it was too deep to pickup. He suggested and X -ray, When I asked my doctor about this result he said that I just had a hard lump.
Hi, I too have upper right quad pain just below my ribs. I am a male, 46yrs old 6ft and weigh 175 lbs. My pain comes and goes and has for about 6 months. It is not severe pain, but at times is more annoying than anything. It feels like there is something in there pinching me. I went to an internal med MD in July. He ran blood tests that all came back fine. He sent me to have an abdominal ultrasound which showed only "healthy" organs.
I have this bony lump above my left breast and to the left of the sternum. Its below my clavicle also. It doesnt hurt at all and doesnt seem to grow. It's just there. Can you tell me what it may be? An extra bone perhaps? Please tell me. I am only a 16 year old white female and worried about what it might be.
I have this one spot just below my left ribs about 3 inches left from the middle of my abdomen and about 4 inches above my belly button. It's been like this since the beginning of February, after I had my gall bladder removed. I had mutiple CT scans and x-rays which showed up nothing. It feels like it's in the muscle (right under my skin), but it's hard to tell. Sometimes my lower left ribs ache, but I find myself rubbing it constantly.
Hi, I have a boney lump on my rib, right-hand side just below my collar bone, quite close to my sternum. It is like a thickening of the rib, is hard, not moveable and non-painful. Any ideas what this could be? I don't recall injuring the area at all. The lump is about 2cm long, along the line of the rib and quite shallow, I can just about see it in the mirror.
I just discovered a large, tender lump in the very lower-inner quadrant of my breast extending below my breast towards my sternum.. Approximately 1.5 - 2 inches in size. The skin around this lump is red. Prior to discovering this lump I saw my PCP who ordered my 1st screening mammogram which I haven't had yet. Should I go ahead and have the screening mammogram or should I see my physician first? Will a mammogram show a lump this low in my breast?
I am in a pain management program for nerve damage to my brachial plexus and had a Nissan Fundoplication 14 years ago. I have a lump below my sternum that is about 1.5" by 2". I noticed it about 8 weeks ago, but it has gotten larger since. I have severe heartburn and have had a few 3-4 day bouts of vomiting. I have pain in my back at the base of 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.
After a bit of poking and prodding i localized the source of the pain to just right of center of my chest right below my collar bone. Normally i would not give this a second thought, writing it off as a strained muscle from the coughing, but i also noticed that there is a rather pronounced bump about where my rib meets my sternum. As i said, this was about 3 or 4 weeks ago, and since then it has quit hurting, although is still sore if i apply pressure to the bump.
I have a lump just below my sternum that has been there for years. In my case it is a cyst. When I first noticed it, it was as large as it is now. There is no pain. That is not to say that you have a cyst - but it is possible.
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