Lump In The Middle Of The Chest?
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Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition experienced by your husband, with lumps that are read by ultrasound but not visible from the results of chest photos, is likely due to the constituent components of the lump. Not all investigations can see what is in our bodies, that's why, the selection of investigations is also an important step in diagnosing because it should not be haphazard.
Examination by chest or x-ray images, tend to be easier to see a solid thing, for example bones. The more dense, the color will be whiter and brighter the results on the photo and the less dense, the color will be darker or even invisible, but that does not mean there is none. Conversely, an ultrasound can see something that is not too dense, but the depiction is not as clear as an x-ray photo.
So from your husband's condition, so far we can only say that there is a lump composed of something that is not solid, maybe a lump from blood, a buildup of fluid, muscle, fat, or the like. As for why it causes pain, it could be because the lump is pressing nerves, blood vessels or causing inflammation in the surrounding area.
On the other hand, it might not be the lump that's the cause. Maybe the lump was there, but it was not dangerous and had been there for a long time, but it was only discovered now because it had just been examined. While the pain comes from other organs such as inflammation of the lungs, stomach acid disease, disruption of blood flow to the chest area, heart failure and so forth.
Therefore, what we want to convey is that your husband's examination should not stop until the chest photo examination is all. If you have a copy of the ultrasound, ask your doctor who previously treated your husband, what the possibility of illness and where you should check your husband based on these findings. You may also immediately check your husband's condition to the doctor of internal medicine by bringing the results of the ultrasound to be re-ultrasound, or a more detailed examination that is by CT scan or MRI. What is clear, direct examination must be done because if not, the possibility is too much and the handling is unclear.
Meanwhile, there is no need to worry too much, avoid cigarettes and alcohol, and for the time being, take the same medication to relieve pain, and consult a doctor immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.