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painless growth in sternum

I have recently noticed a growth between my sternum and 4th rib. It is a solid lump that is hard and appears to be attached to my bone. It is oval in shape stretching from sternum to rib and is close to the size of a quarter. I am a thin female and while no other rib/sternum areas can be seen this one juts out to the point of visual notice. I have no pain anywhere in my chest and have never had any trauma to my ribs.
I have searched for related complaints and everyone seems to complain of pain while I have none.
I have yet to see a doctor because of not yet having health insurance but am consurned in the servarity of the problem. I want to be sure that it is truely a problem and I am not just scareing myself before I go.
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