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Cyst in the middle of the chest region.

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I've had an cyst in the middle of my chest for years. Recently I've noticed it is moving down my chest. Today I realized it has become smaller. From a quarter size down to a dime. Still round. Should I be worried? Can it effect me internally?

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Can you please provide some additional details regarding this swelling ? This will help me in forming a more solid and learned opinion.

1. How does this swelling feel to touch ? Soft/firm/hard ?
2. Does the swelling bulge out when you cough ?
3. Does this swelling move easily over your body /or is it fixed to muscle or bone ?

You can reply as a followup
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Patient replied :

1. Soft first layer then firm when is push on it
2. No
3. It feels fixed


It is unlikely that it will affect you internally. The swelling does not seem to be connect to the inside. It seems the cyst is regressing which is a good sign.

Just keep a causal watch on swelling. If the swelling has the following feautures - (1) enlargement of the swelling (2) impulse on cough (3) pain (4) discharge from the swelling (5) swelling become hard with irregular borders, then only it will need further evaluation. If the swelling is visible externally you can send me a picture of it.

Hope this helps
Feel free to ask followups
Thank you

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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