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Question: Hard lump on my xiphoid process


 2lh - Sat Dec 18, 2004 11:54 am

Hi

:? I also noticed a lump on my xiphoid process, and it seems to be hard and definitely attached to the sternum. It does hurt slightly when I press on it with my hand. First I thought it showed up because I have lost some weight lately.

However, I also use melatonin drug since I work night shifts. Could this drug have increased xiphoid process as a side effect ?

After reading the above I think I will cosult my doctor about this lump.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:51 pm

User avatar Hello 2lh,
As I mentioned earlier it's important to have any lump examined. In your case, it may well be the loss of weight that is deceiving you into thinking it is a lump when in fact it's nothing more than the normal bony prominence. Melatonin does not relate to any of this.
Best regards,

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