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hard bump on back rib

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Probably a cyst: What you describe is probably a epidermoid cyst . if it keeps coming back you can get it removed.

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layth Maolood
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Acne: Acne can affect not only your face but in severe cases it can spread to upper chest and back. Skin cleansers that has benzoyl peroxide help. Tea tree ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Without being able to see these and diagnose them, it is impossible to suggest treatment. A good dermatologist should know very quickly what these ar ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure that I: Understand all of your input. There isn't a way to provide you with a diagnosis with the information provided. Would encourage dermatological evaluati ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A localized issue in a single rib is very unusual so it is difficult to offer an answer without being able to personally examine the area. If it was d ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Xiphoid process: There is small cartilage at the lower end of the sternum along the midline, is that what you feel?
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Doubt it is a lymph: This may be from an old fracture. Or other injury. If hard it could be other type of bone.Rarely it is a tumor. Just get it checked out.
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Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Outbreaks of itchy: red bumps are very common and have many different causes: allergy related hives, especially if you've contacted something new (natural/leaves/plant or ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Observe: It definitely doesn't sound serious if it has persisted unchanged for two years and has not grown or gotten painful. It may be a cyst or a lipoma, a b ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin lump causes: Lumps felt under the skin can have many causes from simple things like swelling and bruising from local trauma, benign cysts of oil glands, benign loc ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
19 years experience Medical Oncology
You need an exam: If it is a new finding along your rib, you need a plain xray to start with.

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