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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?

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

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??

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

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

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

11 Aug 2019 23:43 in response to natasha1

This sounds so similar to myself. How did your appointment go? 

Best wishes 

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

4 Sep 2019 23:09 in response to Rach88rbl

I would love to know how this is gone, as I found the same sounding lump in the last few days. Worried, so calling the GP for an appointment in the morning. 

 

Hope everything is OK for everyone!

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

24 Oct 2019 02:30 in response to Patts2512

Any update ? x

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

4 Nov 2019 15:15 in response to Portia1

Have u had any results yet , hope all ok , I've been doctors today with same problem ,

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

4 Nov 2019 15:30 in response to Portia1

UPDATE

its over a year later. I never went to the dr about this and I'm completely fine. Please don't take this as "it's also probably nothing for me, I'll be fine"- please go see your doctor if you're ever concerned! In my case I think I just have a bit of a boney sternum which I'd never noticed 

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

31 Jan 2020 02:34 in response to Portia1

Hi, 

I found lump on right side more on like my chest I don't know if this is the sternum? Cancer runs in my family but I spend so much time at the doctors that I feel like they think I just go for the sake of it! Trying to avoid doctors but I don't know if I should treat it as urgent or not? 

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

7 Feb 2020 19:06 in response to taylorpt

Hi

I also have a hard lump in the middle of my sternum. My GP sent me for an ultrasound scan which I went to today. I have been told it's a bony prominence and that I may also need an X-ray. He said it's nothing to worry about but to contact my GP for the results of the scan in a week. It's worth getting yourself checked out though to put your mind at rest. Let me know how you get on.

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

2 May 2020 19:32 in response to LTay

It is hard to describe but my right breast bone at the top feels more swollen than the left and its quite tender. So it isn't like a significant lump as in pea size. I think I am worrying myself but I do think that on Monday I may have to go visit the Doctor to get checked even though been at the Doctors not the best right now is it x Good luck everyone x

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

2 May 2020 23:21 in response to DHin

Hello, sounds like what I experienced a couple of years ago. I had an x-ray, conclusion was a bit of arthritis (a surprise as I was only 48 at the time). A course of naproxen helped with the tenderness, and if it flares up, over the counter painkillers help. No further treatment required. Hopefully yours is nothing serious too.

ktkt

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

2 May 2020 23:38 in response to ktktkt

Thank you very much x