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I've always had a little lump of bone in middle of my chest.

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I've always had a little lump of bone in middle of my chest. I was wondering what it was called
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: Since I was a born. It's the lower part of my sternum
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. Just curious what it's called. My grandson has it as well.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
My mother use to say I had a "chicken breast" .. I'm 47 now and have never had any issues with it. My grandson was just born and I noticed he has it as well. Just curious as to what the medical condition is called.
Expert:  Dr Stan replied 11 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Stan, here to help you.
Board Certified with 40 years of Patient Care. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr Stan replied 11 months ago.

Pectus excavatum or Pectus Carinatum (pigeon breast). What you have is the carinatum which is not dangerous and no treatment is needed. I am here to answer any additional questions. Please leave a positive rating of 3-5 stars, this is how I am credited for my response. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr Stan replied 11 months ago.

Do you have any additional questions?