I Have A Lump Inbetween Two Of My Ribs Am I Just Paranoid?

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Asked by craig

I Have A Lump Inbetween Two Of My Ribs Am I Just Paranoid?

i have a hard lump inbetween 2 of my ribs , i went to the doctors and he said it was my rib ! ( it feels like bone) but i went to the hospital to see a specialist and he said that its a lump, ( something about fibre) i dont know what its called and its nothing to worry about he said not to touch it or i will irratate it , i went to the doctors again and he said its my bone so am really confused it seems to be getting a little bigger also , i had an xray on my chest and they found nothing am i just paranoid?

Answer

Hi Craig - It sounds like two different doctors have given you an all-clear, plus you've had diagnostic tests. So, I wouldn't say you're paranoid (not at all!), but perhaps you could try to relax and see if this lump worsens—becomes painful, grows noticeably, or develops into more lumps. While I'm not sure men can have fibrocystic breast changes (are you a man, BTW?), you might find our FAQS on the subject interesting and helpful. Good luck - PJH