For the past 8 months, I had a numbness feeling in the chest area, concentrating in the Left breast, upper left abdominal area. It is not a dull pain, but something I feel all day as nagging and uncomfortable feeling (numbness/pressure). I had done lots of tests, including CT scans, xrays, stress tests of the heart, ultrasounds, endoscopy, etc. Everything came back normal.
The only visible issue I see, is a small Protruding rib on my left side, it looks like the rib has something attached to it. Doctors say it is probably a Lipoma, but have not confirmed it. How can I confirm this? Lipomas dont show on CT scans, and they tent to stay for life...there are no choices of treatment other than surgery....and the pain persists if leaving untreated.
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