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Found a hard lump on the bone of my sternum- concerned?

26 Aug 2018 13:02

I’m a 22 year old female and today I noticed for the first time a small lump (about the size of a pea) near the centre of my chest. It feels like bone and is on my sternum. It’s only on one side and I’m certain it wasn’t there before (at least not since a few weeks ago). 

I’ve never had any serious physical health conditions but cancer does run strongly in my family.

Should I be worried and get it checked out, or is it likely just a weird bit of bone growth?

Re: Found a hard lump on the bone of my sternum- concerned?

27 Aug 2018 11:21 in response to Portia1

Hi Portia

I had & still have a quite large lump om my sternum had it checked out at the hospital.Result nothing to worry about.piece of cartlige protruding.

But do go to your GP & get it checked out better safe than sorry.

Best wishes x

Re: Found a hard lump on the bone of my sternum- concerned?

7 Oct 2018 09:43 in response to Portia1

Hi, I have the bony lump on my sternum in the centre. Did you have any tests done? Any news on what it may be??

Re: Found a hard lump on the bone of my sternum- concerned?

6 Dec 2018 12:23 in response to reet75

Hey i have a large lump on one side of my sternum feels like bone i have been to my GP and today recieved an app with the breast clinic. did your GP refer you to the clinic too? im quite nervous

 

thanks x

Re: Found a hard lump on the bone of my sternum- concerned?

7 Dec 2018 07:26 in response to natasha1

Hello

My GP sent me for a special x-ray ....outcome was protruding cartrige.It was many years ago.

But try not to worry hope all turns out fine for you.

Best wishes x