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Lump like rib bone sticking out ,help?

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I got an elbow playing sport and played on and was fine , the next day i was in severe breathing pain and noticed a rock solid lump on the top right of my chest ribs , i taught it was a broken rib . Went to a and e and they x-rayed it and it showed nothing , i called back for a checkup the following week and another doc looked at the x-ray and said your fine , i asked what is the lump sticking out ,and he said it was a blood clot on the bone from severely bruised ribs , u are fine , 6 months later and my lump is still here and i went to my gp ,he sent me for x-ray again and told me im fine. I still keep getting breathing and chest pains and a lump sticking out of my chest which everyone can notice and this is after 9 months now , what will i do please help ?
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replied April 1st, 2011
Hello, and thank you for your medical question on e Health Forum.

From the description provided it seems that a hematoma formed after the trauma has consolidated to form a calcified mass.

If it is still causing concerns, surgical removal with a small procedure might be helpful.

You might consult a general surgeon for additional advice and treatment.

I hope this helps.


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replied April 13th, 2011
thank you for your answer,i play alot of sport and when im pushing my fitness ,having to breath heavier ,the lump is causing breathing problems which is affecting me playing normally , i seem stuck for breath on my right side where th lump is , surely this isnt with me forever
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replied April 30th, 2013
I've had many of the same issues. Mine is literally the bone and has been sticking out for over 2 years now. I'm normally physically active and can no longer do things. I've had every test done and everything shows up fine, but I am in so much pain.
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