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Xiphoid out of place?

I'm a 27 year old white male.  I have been tall and skinny my entire life.  6' 145 or so..

I've always had a small dip/concave under my sternum.  On the left side you could feel a bone( i think its a bone) protruding a little which looked to be helping making the concave shape.  It was a little flexibile and if I applied pressure, it could be pushed in a little.

I work out and this week started doing some exercises I normally don't do with my own body weight in my house.  I believe I was doing dips with a couple of chairs when I heard a little cracking in my chest, I didn't think anything of it and in fact I thought it was the floor beneath me.

Today I get in the shower and I noticed the "hole" in my chest is gone and you can no longer feel the little bump protruding out.  

I'm just trying to figure out what's going on here.  Have I had something out of place for the past 27 years?  I wish I would have done that exercise much earlier.
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with a little more research I think I have an idea of what was going on.  Your costal cartilage connects your first 7 ribs to your sternum.  It appears that where my 7th rib connected is where the concave was.  This bump that I assumed was bone was probably the costal cartilage.  It wasn't in the correct place and had be shifted in front of my sternum.  When I was stretching and doing an exercise, I must have put enough tension on the cartilage to pull it back and pop it into the place it is supposed to be.  

Sound like a valid theory?
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