Lump in 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.
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 n tn after a quick exam, my gastro doc informed me that there is inflammation in the xiphoid process. As I never heard of this I appreciate the questions/answers offered here. Thanks. I had my gallbladder removed in December and for 3 months afterwards I felt as though I had tape wrapped around my ribs under my breasts. A month ago this feeling returned along with intermittent & noticeable swelling of the cartilage.
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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 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 For the past couple of months I've noticed a lump in my center upper abdomen that bulges out when I lay down or recline. It sometimes rises up and bulges out of my skin for a few seconds, then drops back down. It is not painful, even when I press on it. Today I noticed that when I lay down and press on the area, I can slightly feel it even when it isn't bulging. I've had problems with nausea the past couple of months as well.
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 f tn 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?) I am also a fitness instructor and do lots of ab work. It's not a lump or bump or hard, but sore, it's weird.
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 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 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 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 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 f tn I found a large lump in front of my Xiphoid bone. I started to notice it after losing weight. I have been to the Dr and had a Ct Scan it is about 51/2 cn x 6cn. The doctor has asked to see me 24 hours after the test. I must say I am very nervous as this is very large and I don't know if or what kind of cancer this could be.
Avatar n tn As I pushed off of him he immediately yelled out in painbecause his chest started to hurt him. 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.
Avatar n tn Hi Gemz, Welcome to the Pain Management Forum. I am glad you found us and took the time to post...but sorry to hear about your bulging painful area. Do you have any gastrointestinal problems associated with this "lump?" It's possible it could be a's the reduction that leads one to believe that may be the case. Your breast bone is medically known as the sternum. Your xiphoid process is located in that area but it shouldn't be reducible.
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 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?