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Lump on the left rib cage after having a hair line fracture, lump growing, not painful, hard itchy when weather changes. Reason?

i have a lump about the size of a quarter on my left rib cage. i fell about 8 years ago and fell on my left side of my rib, i noticed a very small lump a few days later. went to the doctor had xray done he said it was a hairline crack on my rib...over the years the lump started to grow very slow.its not painful its hard and feels like bone..but i notice that it itches sometime...and when it cloud up and rain out side seems to irritate it when the weather changes i am a 57 year old male.... im wondering if this something to worry about.
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The lump on the rib cage that you have noticed is due to callus formation that is necessary for proper bone healing. This will resolve on its own.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Thu, 12 Jun 2014
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