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A 26-year-old female asked:

Very tender lump/cyst/bruise thing about an inch from bottom of 11th rib, right side. size of a dime, sometimes hurts on its own (sharp, quick pain w/breathing) ... can't recall injury. cause?

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Dr. Jerry Fioramonti
Specializes in Family Medicine
Several possiblities: The tender lump that causes pain can be due to several causes. These would include a cyst, abscess, growth, and others. It should be evaluated by a physician soon. In the meanwhile, you can try to apply moist heat and take Ibuprofen as needed.
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