I have recently been having some pain that I thought was to do with my heart, but I have felt around my chest area and on the left side I have found a small lump but it feels like it should be apart of my bone, it feels very hard. I get sharp pains around my heart/left lung area at least once a day. just wondering if anyone would have any idea what is happening? Will be going to my GP next week.
Do you feel the lump and the pain are related?
Is the pain a deeper feeling when you touch the lump?
Any other symptoms?
Any major health issues like high blood pressure?
This is just the beginning of questions to try and figure out what is going on... Lol.
Seriously, you "sound" calm but are you anxious or in distress?
I'm not going to ask you your gender because a lump is a lump and needs evaluation.
A tumor "usually" is not painful so don't get upset now.
You may have pulled a muscle (or a virus) resulting in the swelling. Does the pain worsen when you take a deep breath in or cough ?Inflammation between the ribs is caused costochondritis and "usually" takes time to resolve. NSAIDS are helpful and heat over the area.
Or... of course,
Cardiac !!! If this is the case, you should go to the ER now! Dizziness,shortness of breath - definitely go!
However, anyone hearing left sided chest pain would tell you to go NOW. It's too important to "wait and see". It would be a different story if you have had this pain for a week.
At least, call your doctor in the morning and get his opinion because a week can be a long time with an acute situation.
I hope you live with someone to keep watch.
Please, use your judgement !
It would be nice if you would give feedback when you find out what it is.
Hi Windy! I'm glad your setting your GP... It can be several things I've seen with patients, a bony cyst, nodule of muscle pull, scar tissue, cysts of other types... Sometimes later in life bony protrusions can develope... keep in touch what it is though, curious what he says, bests to you and ur health, Sweetie! :}
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