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Small lump on sternum, not able to burst. See a doctor?

I have a small lump on my sternum, i thought it was a spot and I tried to burst it but after squeezing as hard as I could I couldn t burst it.It s slightly bigger than normal spots, it feels like a pea or something. Should I wait and see if it goes away and if it doesn t go to the doctor, or go to the doctor immediately ? ps. Im 17
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Feb 2014
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Although most lumps will turn out to be normal or not life-threatening, it is still a good idea for any mass to be checked out by a doctor. The doctor will be able to determine if the lump is the xiphoid process, or if it is something else. If another condition is to blame, a further examination will likely to be performed to find the root cause.

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