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small lump on rib cage

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Unlikely of Concern: A lump for years is unlikely something nasty. If it is bothering you, you can consult your doctor to consider removing it
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
May be old injury : It may be an old injury or a benign bone tumor See your physician and have it imaged
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Lump on rib cage: Have lump on R rib cage for years. Getting scared. What should I do? ANS: sow to your Dr and explain your concern.

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tomas Powell
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See MD: While this may be nothing more than a lipoma (benign fatty tumor), it could be something more serious. You should see your doctor.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Depends where locate: This could be a rib cartilage nodule. There are probems it could be since the gall bladder is there. It could be a skin tumor. This needs an evalua ... Read More
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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 female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience 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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Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Possible hernia: A hernia is a tear in the abdominal muscle. If you have one on your left side then it would show up as a bump in this area and might feel like a pulle ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Key factors: Some key considerations: Are they increasing in size? Are they causing pain? Are the numbersof lumps increasing? Do you have any other concerning sym ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Floating ribs : The last 2 ribs are called floating ribs; they originate from the thoracic spine, but do not attach to the sternum/rib cage as the 10 other ribs above ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to a doctor: It is not possible to know what the cause is from your description. Is it hard, soft, fixed or mobile? It can be anything from a benign growth to a m ... Read More

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