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Hard bone/marbel likeon sternum

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Hard bone/marbel likeon sternum
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HelloI am Doctor Thomas, a double board certified US doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine, with advanced training in several other fields. I am a clinician of over 20 years experience. I will give you an initial answer or ask you a question, but be sure to use reply to expert to communicate with me as needed.This is likely exostosis, extra bone.The same can happen with cartilage.However, bony tumor, and cartilage tumor need to be ruled out.A hard cyst is possible as well.You need an evaluation, and this should start with exam and x ray.Further imaging if there is any question.You can attach a picture here for my review if you like, but that will not change the evaluation need. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This just appeared a week ago and is right under the breast bone. It feels like a big marble. Your thoughts.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
Sudden appearance argues for cyst. please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily