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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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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.


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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 ?

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Patient replied :

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

Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 3 Days.


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
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Thank you

Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
MD, Internal Medicine - Stanley Medical School
Medical School - MBBS - Govt. Medical College, Kottyaam

Diagnostic Prediction - Stanford School of Medicine
Received Specialty training in Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology from Stanley Medical College and in Endocrinology, Rheumatology.

Hematology and Geriatrics from Madras Medical College.
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