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Doctor insights on: A Bump And Soreness Behind My Left Ribcage

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I have a bump behind my jaw on the left side. Its not visible but its alittle sore. Should i be worried.

I have a bump behind my jaw on the left side. Its not visible but its alittle sore. Should i be worried.

Have it examined: A bump behind your jaw could be caused from a number of different things. You should have it examined by your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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Ive had a nast cold for a week now woke up with sore bump right behind my left earlobe at jaw anythimg to worry about?

Ive had a nast cold for a week now woke up with sore bump right behind my left earlobe at jaw anythimg to worry about?

Swollen lymph node: It sounds like you have an enlarged lymph node due to your cold. This is part of your immune system and is normal to happen when you get sick. Make sure you see a doctor to see if you need antibiotics. You should only be concerned if it doesn't go away ...Read more

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Pea size hard whitish color bump behind left ear, sore to touch and feel dizzy past two days. Had for about a week as far as i know. Should i worry?

Pea size hard whitish color bump behind left ear, sore to touch and feel dizzy past two days. Had for about a week as far as i know. Should i worry?

Likely a gland: You may have more than one problem. Just focusing on the lump. If it is clear or looks yellow likely a cyst - especially if it has been here for a while. The dizziness may be due to something that needs further evaluation by your clinician. Cheers. ...Read more

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Very sharp pain behind middle of left ribcage when i breathe in, have a sore throat and stuffed up nose for 3 days. What could the sharp pain mean?

Very sharp pain behind middle of left ribcage when i breathe in, have a sore throat and stuffed up nose for 3 days. What could the sharp pain mean?

Several posibilities: Pain during inhalation ususally means irritation of the chest wall or the pleura (irritation or inflammation of the lining of the lung). You don't mention that you havve a fever, which makes infection less likely. Hiccups my also be causing stomach acid reflux and irritaion. Another possibility cculd be pneumothorax (air leading from the lung). See a physician. ...Read more

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My left sides tender under my ribcage and now the lower left side behind it is acheing?

My left sides tender under my ribcage and now the lower left side behind it is acheing?

? High Acid: Usually the pain on that area is either related to pulled muscle pain or due to high gastric acid. Please try tylenol, (acetaminophen) if this does not work then you may want to see pcp. ...Read more

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Hi,have a constant aching pain in my back behind left and right ribcage for few weeks, with constant itch on left side of back nothing visible?

Hi,have a constant aching pain in my back behind left and right ribcage for few weeks, with constant itch on left side of back nothing visible?

The first thing: this brings to mind is possible shingles/herpes zoster but if you never saw a rash or any kind of blistering on the skin, then I doubt this diagnosis. But the distribution with pain and skin symptoms suggests some type of involvement along a nerve distribution/dermatome. Symptomatic care including ice or heat for the pain and regular moisturization for the skin would be recommended. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have a bump behind my left ear that is tender to the touch and was wondering what it could be. Dot believe it's an allergic reaction to earring beca?

I have a bump behind my left ear that is tender to the touch and was wondering what it could be. Dot believe it's an allergic reaction to earring beca?

?: The bump can be an inflamed lymph node draining that area or an inflamed hair follicle, try warm compresses and topical OTC antibiotic cream, if no improvement in one or two days or more symptoms see your doctor ...Read more

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Rock hard, pea sized non tender non movable bump over mastoid bone behind left ear. Been there for 3 months does not change in size? Concern?

Rock hard, pea sized non tender non movable bump over mastoid bone behind left ear. Been there for 3 months does not change in size? Concern?

Follow: Likely a safe lymph node or if non mobile a small bone. It is tiny and non mobile and does not change. A US may be able to define it further but I'd doesn't sound bad. All the best. ...Read more