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7 different doctors, no answers. Thinking is xiphoid process?? Opinions please.

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  • Posted By: Jesika2289
  • May 3, 2013
  • 00:15 PM

I have been dealing with a lump on my lower sternum for about 6 months now. You can feel it on the outside. It started small. But its definitely grown quite a bit. Seen like 8 different doctors. The thoracic specialist I seen said it is a cartilage build up.I don't agree though and neither does my regular doctor. I've been on two different strong steroids for that and had a cortisone injection done right into it. Oh my god the next day it hurt so **** bad if I even brushed up against it I wanted to scream. Its so painful all the time and if I sit back or lay down on my back I my chest tightens up and its hard to breathe. I have had x-rays done, blood work a couple times, and a cat scan done and nothing has showed up. This started on my right side. But Im pretty sure its starting to grow on the left side as well. Any suggestions?

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