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small lumps on rib cage

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: cancer they might be lipomas benign fatty tumors but have a doctor look at them anyway

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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
33 years experience General Surgery
Can't tell online: Without knowing more about where these lumps are, what they feel like, if they have changed or grown, if they're tender, what they look like, the shap ... Read More
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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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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
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 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 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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