A 35-year-old male asked:
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i have a swelling/bony lump on one of my lower floating ribs on the right side. it feels very hard, like bone itself. any idea what this might be? i thought maybe it was just the rib itself, but it doesn't necessarily feel symmetrical with the same rib on

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Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Ans: Did you have trauma to this area perhaps years ago? Sounds like some calcification from old trauma. See your doctor for exam
Answered on Oct 12, 2015

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