Thank you for using Justanswer for your concern.
Is this right at the bottom of the chest bone (sternum?). Or right below the rib cage on the left side?
Is this as hard as a bone would be? Try to describe it a little more.
Unless this is a rib or there is a broken rib allowing something to go through, there is nothing that could come through your rib cage.
Hernias, although more common in certain places can occur anywhere on the abdomen. With your GERD, a hiatal hernia sounds like a possibility, although this usually appears near the bottom of the sternum, even slightly to the left.
If you will answer the question, or let me know if you think then that this is a hernia, I'll be happy to give you more information.
I'll look for your reply.
Thanks for responding. My records state "pt with ttp in IC space on L, between 10th and 11th ribs, R/O Hernia, consult to surgery". This pain and the thing sticking out only occurs on sit ups. It actually feels like a bone or a really hard muscle which to me still does not seem right to be sticking out. Hopefully, this extra info helps you a bit.
I wrote one answer, but it didnt go thru?
"ttp" usually means thrombocytic thombrosis purpura (or close) and I can find no other meaning for it. It probably just means "something sticking out" but i can't know that for sure!
I can only imagine this being a hernia with muscle over it, thus the hardness.
But I think know once is going to know unless they do an MRI or such. Is that in the works?
Good idea. Yes, let me know the outcome.
Thank you so much!
I completed my consult to surgery and he said that it IS costochondritis. I am unsure of this as I am concerned about this bone sticking out upon certain movements like sit ups. I still have a request in for ortho and for an MRI. Any other suggestions?
What do you know about costochondritis?
Wow, no. Sorry, I didn't know the bone could move and stick out like this. Thanks for letting me know.
i could give you a link to an article, but besides that I don't know that much about costochondritis, but think I will look up and learn more.
For just answer, it might be good if you post a new question and and put that you would like to be answered by an ortho or someone knowledgeable about costochondritis in the post title. You can still refer them back to this question (they can look it up) so that you don't have to repeat history, but I think one or a doc knowledgeable about that would be more likely to pick it up than if I were just to opt out.