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Old 07-09-2013, 07:35 AM   #1
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Unknown bone feeling growth in chest...

I have been dealing with chest issues for a year and 6 months approximately. At the beginning of 2012 I went into the doctor for chest pain and got diagnosed with costochondritis. Then during the summer I had the same problem and went to a different doctor. Got diagnosed with the same thing. Then in late October/early November I was having more chest pain and when Id be leaning back on a chair or something it was hard to breathe. One day I was rubbing my chest because of the pain and I found a small dime sized bump on my lower sternum. It was soft but very painful. So of course I went to the doctor again. Now Im not sure if the bump is related to the previous diagnosis in the past months or not. But I was obviously concerned and went to see the doctor again. Once again I was diagnosed with costochondritis after I had x-rays and blood work done showing nothing. Well its 9 months later and that small bump is now an inch and 5/8ths long and hard as bone. I had a cat scan done in March, and then another one done in June to compare the two. The University of Michigan has been dealing with the results. The doctors told me that it hadn't grown anymore and I need to wait another 6 months and have another cat scan done to compare again. They said that they weren't sure if it was a cartilage build up or just me. Just a deformity. I have seen 8 different doctors on this matter and still no answers.

 
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