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Knots in rib cage

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
45 years experience
Cartilege or bone: This could be post traumatic like a broken rib or it could be a growth of cartilege or of the bone. I would have x-rays and bone scan to evaluate.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Be seen: I would consider being seen. It is possible that. In the same fall in which you hurt your back. You fractured a rib or dislocated a joint between a r... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Depends: If in the center of ur abdomen just below the rib cage ; u r thin u may be feeling ur duodenum spasm due 2 ulcers or ur pyloric area of stomach. 2 the... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
Probaly not: The enlarged speen will bulge into the abdomen under the rib cage and will feel firm.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be seen: It could be a great many things. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis.
A female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Several possible: under the left rib cage, could be a hernia, a rib cyst, a fatty tumor aka lipoma, a traumatic hematoma, or seroma. Absent fever or significant pain, y... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Unexplained pain: If you can see your doctor in a day or two OK. If not please go to the nearest Emergency room.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
?: If the know is red, warm, raised, and tender, it may be an abscess and should be seen promptly. Heart attacks don't cause a "knot" although they are o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Royal
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Consider Colon Spasm: Organs associated with left side of body beneath anterior rib cage are colon and spleen. A "knot" could be somatic (muscle) dysfunction related to vis... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Undefined: presence of a lump defined by a lesions size, pain, mobility. It could be a cartilaginous lesion growing off the lower edge of the rib, or a benign ... Read More
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