Hard lump on rib
I'm a 29 year old male. I have a hard lump on my 8th rib on the right side. It is hard and does not move. It is not painful. I have had a chest x-ray and my GP has said it looks like a fracture that has healed, and the lump was caused by the healing process.
The thing is, I thought fracturing a rib was extremely painful, but I have had no pain whatsoever. Is it possible to fracture a rib and feel no pain? He said he is very doubtful it is anything sinister, but the only way to find out for definite is to have a biopsy. He asked me how I want to proceed, but I have no idea.
Has anyone heard of anything like this before? Is there any possibility it could be something else? Any help would be much appreciated.
Last edited by jam44; 02-07-2006 at 10:26 AM.