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Large Bony Lump on rib

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 28, 2007
  • 11:10 AM

My 15 yr old daughter noticed a golfball sized hard lump in the area of her second rib just to the right of her sternum (breast bone) It is hard and tender to touch and radiates a burning feeling now spreading to the shoulder. Plain chest xray did not show a fracture, a second set of xrays showed the area but the two docs we have seen have no idea what it is. She did not injure herself in anyway and in fact has been home the previous 8 weeks with fatigue and some kind of post viral weakness. She has a nuclear bone scan set for this week and we are waiting for a referral to an orthopedic specialist because he can get us in for a CT (which I think we need) quicker than the standard 6 month wait.

Her blood work has not shown any inflammatory changes or anemia. ANyone have any ideas what this could be? She is scared to death. I'm a nurse but this is not my field! I'm tempted to take her out of the country (Canada) to get a quicker CT just so we know...

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