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Scoliosis with a bump on ribcage between breasts

By July 23, 2010 - 12:14pm
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I was diagnosed 7 months ago with Scoliosis. I am 44 years old.

Have a gentle upper thoracic scoliosis convex to the right and a second gentle mid lumbar scoliosis convex to the left. With the thoracic results I am told my bones appear 'osteopenic' and so I am drinking as much yogurt as I can. Milk upsets my stomach.

I have a bump between my breasts on the rib cage which enlarges and then decreases. My dr. only said it is the last bone in my body to calcify. Sometimes this bump hurts especially when I bend over and put pressure on my chest.

Would like to know if this is another Scoliosis 'thing' to worry about?

Thank you.

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I too am having problems with a lump between my rib cage. I am having major lower and mid back problems. The last exray I have had on my back was a two years ago. My back was completely curved to the right. Now i am suffering with way worse back problems. My legs hurt along with everything else from my mid back down. Then just recently a few weeks ago, I noticed a lump between my rib cage. Sometimes I feel it more than others, especially when I lay down on my side. I am going in next week to get an MRI on my back, and then will find out the results. But it is at least reasuring that I am not alone with this.

April 11, 2011 - 11:06pm
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Hey, this struck a chord. I have mild scoliosis (diagnosed at age 13). It didn't require treatment and I don't suffer from back pain. But what seems familiar in your post is the breast bone thing -- mine sticks out too far and is uneven, so it looks almost like I broke something in there!

Hope you get things figured out so you can start feeling better soon.

September 24, 2010 - 5:07am
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Thank you for visiting the site and sharing. It really does help others, even when it seems small to you.

September 24, 2010 - 6:00am
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