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Movable knot on the sternum above the xyphoid, tender to touch with slight discoloration. Is it worrisome?

2 days ago I found a knot on my sternum about 1/2 inch above the xyphoid. It it tender and I think it is movable but not enough to be sure. there is some discoloration immediatly over the knot. Should i be concerned?
Asked On : Sun, 11 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query,

Probably you are suffering from lipoma.

Your description matches with it.

It is a benign collection of fat.

However usually there is no bruising.

Dont worry it is not a serious thing.

The only possible treatment is surgical removal,

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Wed, 20 Nov 2013
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