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my ribs on my left side are swollen i found a small lump at the bottom of my rib gage where it is swollen

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
NOT RELATED: NEED TO GET TESTED TO SEE IF YOU HAVE SWELLIG OF THE KIDNEY.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Gas: It may just be gas in your stomach .You can probably relieve it with an antacid but it does not seem serious
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A female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
See a doctor: you need to go and see a doctor it is hard to predict what is the lump in that location without proper examination so go and see a doctor
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: you should be evaluated and have biopsy of lump to find the cause ,and to be treated
A female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
Sounds like: This can be many things. Your description is very general. Most likely benign. Could be a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma. Have a doctor examine you. w ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Cancer unlikely: Lymph nodes in the neck may become palpable due many conditions in the head/face, including dandruff. Check the node every two weeks or so. If it more ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lymph node: It seems you have an inflamed lymph node. See your PCP to check the primary focus of infection or other cause.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Tummy exercise lump: More history is required. Is it stable in size or does it change with bearing down/coughing. Is it fixed in location or relatively mobile? Are there a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably ok: This sounds like it could be a subcutaneous cyst or lipoma.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience in Podiatry
Lump: See your podiatrist . A lump is never normal and needs to be evaluated .
A male asked:
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Ribs: Impossible to say without an exam or picture. I would talk to your GP or family doctor next time you see them.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
A cold: You likely have a cold and the lymph node enlargement was an immune response to the viral insult. Since the node is getting smaller, I think it will ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
39 years experience in Anesthesiology
Partial excision?: Each submandibulary gland has two lobes. The profound medial one is smaller. I hope they removed both lobes. If not you may have the same problems if ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
24 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Need Check Up ASAP: If there is a growth that suddenly developed under your tongue, see your dentist right away and from there, s/he can evaluate through an x-ray and cli ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lump: If the lump or lip becomes painful,tender or reddened it may be an abcess and should be examined by your physician. A localized allergic reaction is a ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Many possibilities: There are many thoughts here. The best thing for you to do is to go to doctor and have it checked. It may just go away on its own but since you are wo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Examination: Any bleeding, or as in your case pain & swelling, should be immediately investigated. There's no way to provide treatment suggestions without kno ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to examine: It is unlikely that what you feeling are lympnodes. You are probably feeling the rib below the collar bone. You may watch and wait. You may feel the n ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Lymph node?: Are you sure it is a cold sore? You can get an inflamed lymph node from acute herpes. If you have recurring herpes, a valacyclovir [acyclovir] pill at ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Should be seen by MD: Achy, painful swelling in forearm most likely from bite, bruise, or infection. Suspect insect bite or sting, cat scratch, or injury. Other rare poss ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Get these examined to be sure it is nothing serious. Cannot diagnose these without an exam and full history. Good luck.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Difficult to tell: Based on what you are describing, it is difficult to be exactly sure. This could be due to inflammation of your soft tissue (fatty tissue or muscle), ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
See doctor of info: Since we don't have the benefit of any imaging studies, biopsy reports, or physical exam, we cannot provide an informed reply to your question. Your d ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Need to see your doc: Only a doctor's examination can clarify what it is. Any lump, if it is new and it is real, means something is wrong. It can be an infection(skin) or i ... Read More
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