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Large lump on rib cage

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, what you described suggests a benign tumor of fat. lipoma. You may ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Lumps: These will have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis and advice. Since they are at both sides they may be part of the vertebra. Other possibili... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Possible Hernia: A hernia is when the muscle in the abdomen splits and allows sthe tissue underneath to poke through. This creates a bump on your side. Hernias can be ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
General Surgery 17 years experience
Hematoma: Most likely this is a hematoma or blood clot that has formed in the soft tissues below your rib cage. I would also be concerned about your spleen tha... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: Could be an infected lymph node, an abscess or something else. You need to see your doctor and get it checked. If it is an abscess it needs to be drai... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Get it checked : You should definitely get this examined by your primary care provider within the next week or two. While this is probably a benign fatty tumor, it sou... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Different things: Lumps in a traumatized area can be due to bruising, fluid collection of blood or tissue fluid, fracture, or it could be that the trauma was a coincide... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Humphrey
Specializes in Interventional Radiology
Could be anything?: Soft is usually benign. Maybe it's a lipoma?
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Eval: We certainly can't tell you the cause of these lumps. But, since it sounds like you have increasing symptoms - it would definitely warrant re-evalua... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Costochondritis?: you could have a problem with the joint between ribs and 'floating ribs'. Sometimes physical manipulation can help with this. Extra fat can worsen.

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