Growing bony Lump between Rib & Sternum
About 3 years ago, I blacked out (due to vassa vagal) & fell off a picnic table onto my side... they took me to the hospital for observation overnight (I am a 50 yr old male so they were lookin for heart issues) & I told the doc that my sternum hurt... she said I may have injured the cartilidge & it should heal in a few weeks... anyway, about 6 months later, I noticed a very slight bulge & I thought maybe I had moved the rib a bit since it did not really hurt... fast forward to now & I have a lump about the size of a med. sized marble & quite hard & connected to the sternum... this may just be me but it seems like every few months it will hurt/ache for a week or so & then when I check it, it has grown slightly larger... I also have lost a lot of muscle mass/weight (7 lbs in less then a year), shoulder pain at night & constant low grade pain between my shoulder blades... I have scheduled an appt with my PCP but just wondered if anyone had any thoughts/experiences they could share as I have totally freaked myself out by goin online & readin all the cancer stuff (HELP!)... thanks in advance!