It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Bone Disorders Message Board

  • Knot on Sternum

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 07-03-2008, 08:28 AM   #1
    blacksox
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    blacksox's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Location: Stickney, IL, USA
    Posts: 2
    blacksox HB User
    Question Knot on Sternum

    Hey folks, just wanted a little bit of advice if anyone knows what this might be. Ive scanned the various message boards here and have seen some similar symptoms, but nothing seemed to be on point.

    Im currently a 24 year old male. About 6 weeks ago, after getting sunburn, I noticed a knot on my sternum, at the very top near the clavicle. This is a hard slightly protruding knot which almost feels like a bone because of its hardness. It doesnt seem to be a protruding rib as it is right in the middle of my sternum and doesnt feel to be connected to a rib. Also, there is no pain associated with it.

    Ive looked at a picture from about 3 years ago, and I think I could kind of see the lump, but I find it hard to believe that I havent noticed it until about 6 weeks ago.

    I did recently get back into shape, losing 20 pounds and was just wondering if this might be something that has always been there?

    I dont have any health insurance now, and probably wont for another 6 months and am assuming that the cost of an xray or even biopsy will be pretty costly. Any advice?

    Being the hypochondriac I am, i've scowered the internet looking for a diagnosis...and have seen everything from a tumor, chondosarcoma, dislocated rib, and a "natural phenomenon that will slowly subside"...i really dont know what to think.

    Luke

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Knot in stomach - gall stones - ranitidine HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! louwilliams Acid Reflux / GERD 3 08-24-2008 12:52 PM
    "Popping" sternum Fett Open to All Other Health Topics 3 03-05-2008 02:42 PM
    has anyone broke their back and sternum at the same time redbullwings Back Problems 7 10-16-2006 12:14 PM
    lump/knot tylerwar Open to All Other Health Topics 1 11-01-2005 05:17 AM
    lump/knot ?? tylerwar Neuromuscular Diseases 0 10-31-2005 06:29 PM
    knot/lump tylerwar Headaches & Migraines 0 10-31-2005 02:31 PM
    pressure on sternum? mild pain with very deep breaths pdrq221 Heart Disorders 2 09-12-2003 12:05 PM
    pressure on sternum, increased w/deep breaths? pdrq221 Open to All Other Health Topics 5 08-17-2003 01:56 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:47 PM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!