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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Is it lower or upper rib?
Does he have normal looking chest?
Based on your description, this can be prominent rib bone.
This is not concerning.
Benign bone tumor is much more common.
However, if this has appeared recently, this can be a rapidly growing bone tumor.
The risk is low but should be ruled out.
Your son needs chest Xrays for further evaluation.
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It is on the right side in the middle. I don't know how long its been there for. He was in at the ER a few weeks ago with fever, very swollen glands, sore throat. They gave him a Mono diagnosis. Could this be related?
No this is not related.
Mono will not cause that.
This is likely a bony prominence.
May be the recent sickness has brought this to your attention.
Nevertheless, I will suggest a chest xray.
When they did his blood work he had high WBC count, leading to the mono. Could he have a "false" positive mono test and I should be concerned about the high WBCs?
High wbcs are common with any infection.
Mono diagnosis may be correct.
This can be followed with repeat blood tests.
So a follow up with the family doctor? They want to do ultrasound on his spleen in the next month anyways.
Thanks for the info
Mono can cause enlarged spleen sometimes.
So that is the reason for the ultrasound.
Probably this is just a harmless finding.
But this should b confirmed with his doctor.