Pain in chest with palpable lump, no diagnosis can be made?

I’ve had this pain in my chest, in the center to the right of my heart.I’ve had it for roughly 3 weeks were it caused a pretty severe and sharp, it was getting worse the pain, started to go away, now returned about a week ago, and the pain is more extreme, sharp and severe than ever..It’s roughly 3 inches from dead center of my chest to the right..It doesn’t go much further than that..feeling around my chest, and I have been doing this for about a week, the pain subsided, not to subsiding completely, but the pain going from a 7-8 to 2-3, than it returned to a constant 8-9..Today I felt a bump exactly where the pain is..and pressing on it lightly Im pretty sure I found the source of the pain..Any person would have gone to the hospital, however I haven’t because I had a back infection (Fungal), that was very rare, only 39 people had this infection before, long story short I was in the hospital for 2 years, so I’m not eager to gour back, though this was back in 2003..Many sites I’ve asked pretty much reply they can’t give a diagnosis, obviously not, just asking an opinion to what I’ve stated what it could be, there are other symptoms that started when the pain started..I don’t want to write more because this is already pretty long.





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Dr Mahaveer

hi
let me mention here that its rather unusual site to have such swellings. though it doesnt seem to be related to heart or lungs, but swellings related to underlying bone,costal cartilage can occur.
see if its painful and sore on pressure,does it move or is fixed. and the local temperature,whether its warm or cold like a normal skin.
a warm swelling indicates an underlying infection
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shw12
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shw12

HI
THIS IS NOT DUE TO INTRA THORACIC PATHOLOGY.
IT SEEMS LIKE A SOFT TISSUE COLLECTION INSIDE,THAT MAY BE PRESENTING LIKE A LUMP BELOW THE SKIN. ASPIRATION OF THE LUMP AND SENDING IT FOR EXAMINATION AND HISTOPATHOLOGY WILL HELP YOU COME TO A PIN POINT DIAGNOSIS

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
the lump can be out of a fibrocartilage underlying the concerned area. these lumps usually settle down spontaneously. gentle massage daily ,without applying much force should be done.
however,if it does not show signs of resolution,you should consult a doctor and get an mri done

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Obviously it is a musculoskeletal or soft tissue origin..
It could be a bursa or a subcutaneous sebaceous sac pressing on a costal nerve…
Try using anti inflammatory gel for a couple of days…
If not going well then get it aspired and a sample should be taken ..