Hard lump at xiphoid process

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Avatar m tn The vet took some x-rays and blood samples and the xray showed no shadow in the area of the lump. However; it did show a fractured xiphoid process, which deviated outwards and stood apart from the rest of the septum (but not separated-so the tissue connecting it to the main bone is still intact) The vet said there was no need for any treatment in my cat's situation but I am a little wary still.
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Avatar m tn Yeah its a harder lump at the end of the xiphoid 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.
Avatar f tn 5 years ago my 3 year old jumped on my chest and hit me with her knee right in the xiphoid process. My dr. did a diagnosis just on physical exam, no treatment. Have always had a lump from it and slight discomfort. For the past month I have had dramatic changes: constant moderate pain, the lump has tripled in size, great deal of pain when I wear a bra, nasuea all the time, accassional vomiting, I have had no other injury and I have not changed my routine in any way.
Avatar f tn Also, had a biopsy to get tested for siliac disease, which was also normal. Another issue is my Xiphoid Process- it is usually sore to touch and sticks out a little. the Dr. said this can happen after rib cage expands in pregnancy. Current symptoms: Xiphoid Process is sore, belching, very gassy, abdomin sore to touch about 2 inches above belly button, muscles feel squishy (not sure if this is the separation that occurred during pregnancy or a hernia?
Avatar f tn Maybe you could ask your Doctor if it's your xiphoid process. Usually this happens between the ages of 15-29 but some can be later. Part of the sternum is cartilage but when you reach a certain age, it fuses to the rest of the sternum and hardens. Sometimes this fusing causes a lump to form. This is why you have to be careful giving CPR in applying the pressure. The cartilage that hardens is the shape of a blade and can break off, stabbing the heart.
Avatar f tn it's perfectly normal. It's called the xiphoid process or xiphoid bone. As you get older the soft cartilage turns into a hard bone. If you ever debone a backed chicken, you get see it where the breast bones meet in the front. Mine is visible when lying down, with some people it sticks out more. When I lost weight, I noticed it more, so perhaps with the pregnancy, it didn't show as much. I also was worried when I discovered after losing the weight!
Avatar f tn 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. Said it was an overgrowth of fatty tissue. I am worried now because it has grown so much. My grandmother died of primary bone cancer. Any thoughts on what this could be?
Avatar m tn I am not overweight but i could stand to lose some weight. The pain is dull and sticks out a little when i suck in my stomach you can see it. I have an issue with acid re flux in the past. I am currently losing weight to get back in shape. Its almost like a hunger pain that slightly goes away when i drink water it feels good or when i stretch. There are times when i eat it feel like it gets caught in the chest and burping wants to bring it back up. Hope it makes sense.
Avatar f tn Hi all, I recently noticed a swelling directly on my xiphoid process. It is probably 2inches wide and can be seen when i suck in my stomach. It hurts to the touch and is a little frightening. I know that you can strain the xiphoid just like anything else, but I have been an athlete all my life and never had any problems here...any advice?
Avatar n tn Hi, My husband has been diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis B four years ago. His father just died of liver cancer that time because if Hep B, and himself and his siblings got tested for the virus. He was the only one who tested positive and although he just got tested, he probably had the virus since he was a child. He has a gastroenterologist who placed him on a combination treatment of two know Hepatitis B drugs - Baraclude and Hepsera.
Avatar n tn 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!!
Avatar n tn t figure out why I was vomiting - thought it was food poisoning. I have ruled that out. I just recently discoverd the xiphoid process lump just beneath my sternum and now I'm connecting the two.
Avatar m tn i have a protruding bone ish something. i believe is xiphoid process. i have had it 25 years. felt it many years ago. no pain, no problem. this year i have lost 25 pounds working out and diet. the more i lose the more this '' bone'' protrudes. is it a problem, will it become a problem? looks like hell as i lose weight. anything i can do?
Avatar m tn I have a lump about half the size of a golf ball in the middle of my chest where my sternum/xiphoid process is. (I believe) It is painful to touch, I can see the bulge through my skin and it can be pushed in and moves a little. Do you have any opinions on what this is and if it should be a concern or not. I also have fibrocystic disease, but don't think it is related in any way to this.
Avatar m tn For as long as I can remember my xiphoid process has been crooked. It bends sharply to the right. I don't know how it got this way. I don't recall ever having injured it. I think I was born with a crooked xiphoid process. I now suspect it is the cause of the esophagus pain I have been experiencing since the end of November 2015. I am now investigating this, which is why I'm asking here if a crooked xiphoid process can interfere with the esophagus?
Avatar f tn I can no longer feel my xiphoid process. In an unrelated medical process, I had an EKG done, which showed normal heart function. I have always had difficulty taking a deep breath since the CPR and occasionally have sharps pains right below rib level. My question is the following: Is it possible for a bone to be eventually absorbed by the body after it fractures completely? Or does it always "float in the body?
Avatar m tn But this time the edge of the box got caught underneath my lower sternum and pulling outward my xiphoid process. There was a sharp pain but I thought it would subside and go away I did feel much pain as a was walking. I continued on working another customer ten minuets later needed help loading some small bags of wood pellets about ten pounds and when I tried to help I almost buckled down to my knees.
Avatar n tn When I have been sitting for any length of time the pain gets much worse and I need to then lay down to relief the pain. What is strange is I also feel pain in my xiphoid process (bottom of the sternem round the front). When I press down on my xiphoid it gives me pain for a few minutes after it which then also turns to a dull ache. What I find strange is that the symptoms are much less and I feel much better the day after a good workout at the gym.
Avatar n tn Wow, I thought I was the only one! I'm a 45 year old male, in fit shape, lift weights and play racquetball and I found this discussion a week ago after discovering a small bulge just under the sternum, right in the middle. Perhaps the size of a small walnut shell, smooth texture. I was laying down and feeling around there and noticed it. Never noticed it before.
Avatar m tn I have had pain that starts under my xiphoid process for about 7 months. Sometimes it radiates to the left and right sides right behind my lower rib. I have had an MRI/X ray and had an upper gastric endoscopy done and everything was clear. I have also been put on lansoprazole, omeprazole, diclofenac, and gabapentin at different times and nothing has helped. Now my doctor has no clue what it is and wants to do exploratory surgery. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn 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.