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2 Potential Hard Chest Wall Lump Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Enlarged Breasts (Gynecomastia)

    Gynecomastia is the swelling of breast tissue in boys in men, which may be caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. It is generally not a serious problem and is normal during puberty.

    Will usually resolve within 1 year.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    rib pain, decreased sex drive, painful chest wall lump, hard chest wall lump, movable chest- wall lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Cells in the lymph nodes grow abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system.

    Curable but survival rates are variable

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain (stomach ache), shortness of breath, fever
    Symptoms that never occur with hodgkin's lymphoma:
    pulsing armpit mass, armpit lump that comes and goes, shrinking armpit lump, pink or red armpit bump, black or brown armpit bump, yellow or white armpit bump, bleeding armpit bump, armpit bump leaking yellow or milky fluid, armpit bump leaking clear fluid, scabbed armpit bump, scaly armpit bump, neck lump that comes and goes, shrinking neck bump, pink or red neck bump, black or brown neck bump, yellow or white neck bump, bleeding bump, bump leaking clear fluid, neck bump leaking yellow/milky fluid, scabbed bump, scaly neck bump, pulsing chest mass, chest lump that comes and goes, shrinking chest bump, pink or red chest bump, black or brown mass on chest, yellow or white chest bump, blue bump on the chest, bleeding chest bump, chest bump leaking clear fluid, chest bump leaking yellow/milky fluid, scabbed chest bump, scaly chest bump, pulsing groin mass, groin lump that comes and goes, shrinking groin lump, pink or red groin bump, black or brown groin bump, yellow or white groin bump, inflamed groin bump, scaly groin bump, bleeding groin bump, groin bump producing clear fluid, groin bump producing yellow or milky fluid
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Hard Chest Wall Lump

  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.Is the lump on your chest on the surface of the skin or below the skin?
  • Q.Is there fluid coming out of the bump?

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Hard Chest Wall Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hard chest wall lump have also experienced:

    • 12% Rib Pain
    • 9% Chest Pain
    • 6% Shortness of Breath
  • People who have experienced hard chest wall lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Over a Month
    • 24% Less Than a Week
    • 12% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced hard chest wall lump were most often matched with:

    • 1% Enlarged Breasts (Gynecomastia)
    • 1% Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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