Patient :I have a bone/cartilage area in my chest that I can feel. Its about two inches below my nipples and is off centered to the right side, the opposite side of the heart. I can feel it more laying down and if I move my legs up then you can really feel it. Is this just a bone. It seems rather prominent and odd its off center. Its round and about 1.5 -2 inches around
Thanks for your query, read and understood your elucidate history barring the age and the sex.
May I please know a few more details before I can give you detailed opinion.
- What is your age and sex (not mentioned above) ?
- What do you do?
- Any history of trauma/accident in the past?
- Is the swelling fixed; not moving at all?
-Does it pain on pressure?
- Since when is it present ?
Well, as per the description you have provided, this is the site of the costal cartilage and can become prominent due to inflammation.
Rest of the discussion after your feedback please.
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