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Swollen sternum

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  • Posted By: jules15
  • August 28, 2007
  • 00:19 AM

My 15 year old son has a swollen sternum. He is feeling no pain or discomfort but it is obvious that his sternum bone is pertruding out of his body. The bone is hard and a very unusual shape on his right side of his chest. ANy ideas?

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  • Sternum's can be fractured. Tell your doc to order a sternal xray + probably a chest xray wouldn't hurt also.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • August 28, 2007
    • 11:38 AM
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  • hi, im 16, and im dealing with the same problem, i got hit in my chest area pretty hard about 4 weeks ago, and my sternum swelled up, its been like that for 4 weeks, but i havent been feeling much pain, should i go to my GP?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 25, 2010
    • 11:57 AM
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