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You did not mention if the delivery was natural or c-section, but I want you to know that there are many types of unexplained lumps, and many of which are harmless. The most important thing is to have yours evaluated to rule out all possible explanations.
This could be anything form an enlarged lymph node, a hernia, or even to more serious possible health conditions. In this case, being that it is still there after 3 months, I do highly suggest you get a medical opinion for proper diagnosis of this lump.
I hope this information helps you, and I wish you the best. If you need anything additional, feel free to write again, and someone will promptly assist your questions.
Take care, and God bless.
Thank you for responding to my inquiry.
Yes, it could surely have been caused by the strain of pushing during the delivery; which is why I mentioned a possible hernia. Your best bet is to have the medical check up to be sure. It really could be a number of things, possibly even a dislocated rib. Without a proper procedure for investigating the lump, it's really hard to "guess".
However, in this situation you wouldn't want to take any chances, your health is very important, and anything out of the norm should be signal for concern to evaluate all possible causes.
Take care, and please keep us posted on the findings. If there is anything else that we can assist you with, feel free to write again.
~God bless and congratualtions on the new baby!!!~
I am almost wondering if during all of the hard pushing that you did to get your baby here, if it might be possible, that you broke your zyphoid process. I can't find anything where this has happened before and been documented, but the area you describe is just where the zyphoid lies and can be broken fairly easily...its just that usually it is broken "Inward". But if you think about the hard uterus during contraction, and the fact that you are "bearing down", it seems as though it could be a possibility...as the zyphoid lies just at the very end of the sternum and I think if you got very big with your pregnancy...and they had you curled up pushing...I just think that it is a possibility this is what could have happened. Ask your OBGYN what he thinks on your next appointment.
Good Luck to you.
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