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A Lump On My Left Side Beneath My Rib Cage
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Is this lump attached to skin? This is not a good sign.
Is this lump painful? Is there is any recent trauma to the area? Are this lump warm and the skin over it? If the answer to all the questions no? Most likely is benign lump. Check with your doc? ...Read more
Monitor: The usual cause of superficial lump is lypoma. Rarely could it be a small bony growth or neuroma. A lypoma is usually painless, freely mobile, and remains stable over time. Bone spur is hard, fixed and tender on palpation. Neuroma may or may not painful but usually fixed. Just monitor for changes in size, superficial ulceration, changes in color and if any suspicious change talk to PCP. ...Read more
See your physician.: See your family doctor or internist, so that he/she can assess the "lump", and order any potential diagnostic studies to determine what it may be. It can be anything from an inflammed muscle, to some type of a mass. ...Read more
I have a softball size lump on my left side by my rib cage. It's pretty firm and when I press in it I feel pressure in abs rectal area. Any ideas?
See below: You need to see a doctor and get an examonation. ...Read more
Rib lump: It's hard to know what this is without seeing it. Often it can be a lipoma, a small fatty lump or a cyst especially if the lump is smooth and mobile. ...Read more
Limited information: With this ltd. Inform. It is difficult to tell. Need to know how long you came to notice, was there any trauma, any similar swellings anywhereelse. If it is in the underarm a potential lymphnode /infected hair follicle, commonly called boil (furuncle) is there. Is there any pus coming from it. Any fever. If it is an elarged lymphnodeneed to r/o inflammation vs cancer add more ino., can answer better. ...Read more
I have a lump on my left rib cage about 2-3 inches under my breast, it hurts sometimes and have found a few more on both sides. Bean sized and smaller?
Please seek medical attention and have them checked out by a doctor.
Could be a minor issue like lipomas, cysts, fibromas or more serious lesions like infection, systemic conditions like arthritis condition, neurofibromas and metastases (very unlikely given your age) ...Read more
Bet lipoma: Most common would b a lipoma, not much else there. Skin, fat, muscle, bone & chest contents, moveable soft tissue = lipoma. Benign. If really concerned ur pcp should help u. ...Read more
Lypoma: Lypoma.Get a more detailed answer ›
I feel a lump lower left rib cage. I can only feel it when I lie down towards my left side. Its not painful and feels movable.
Lumps should: Always be investigated. Painfree does not indicate anything in terms of possible malignancy. Hopefully, its something benign like a lipoma or ganglion but it warrants an exam, my preference is biopsy. ...Read more
I have a lump at the bottom centre of my rib cage and the top right of my ribs feel like it has sunk in. It's uneven from the left side?
Lump center of ribs: Suspect you are feeling the normal xiphiod process. Go to wikipedia for details. ...Read more
I've got an unexplained pain on the far left side on my rib cage, (not on the front) It also feels like there is a lump there. Also lots of anxiety.
Pain in upper left rib cage. There is a semi hard lump, does not move. Hurts when laying on right side or sitting weird. Had it for about 3 or 4 years?
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
I have a small lump on the back of my rib cage on the left side and upper left side as well. It only hurts when leaning over for to long or lifting something to heavy they seem like the bumps can move alittle when you push them?
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 localized fatty tissue collections (lipoma), infections (boil or abscess), to more serious causes up to and including cancerous masses.
Any persistent, enlarging or painful lumps should be evaluated. ...Read more
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 any overlying skin changes? Any alteration in bowel habits. Any relation to food intake? Etc.
Dicsuss this with you primary care physician and do not ignore it. ...Read more
Does a moveable lump in the upper left side below the breat on rib cage have anything to do with HIV? Dr goole may have freaked my out.
Wrong Question: You are never going to determine whether you have HIV from a symptom. HIV is transmitted to people engaging in unprotected sex or sharing needles. Your chances of contracting HIV starts low but increases exponentially the more you engage in these practices. If you have, get tested, if not, quit worrying about HIV. A mobile lump not attached to breast is probably benign but should be biopsied. ...Read more
My husband has a mass on the left side back below his rib cage that causes him pain it is solid and does not move, what could it possibly be?
Mass in that location can be a number of things. ..too many to outline here. This should be checked out by his Primary Care Provider!! A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION is REQUIRED!
I hope this helps! Good L:uck!
Dr Z ...Read more
Painful left lump on left side of rib cage. It has grown in size. MRI was last test to show something but it was not defined. Been 3 yrs, what is it?
Need more info: If the lump is in the rib itself, did you have trauma in that area? Have you ever had a cancer, especially of a type that tends to spread to bone; and does the MRI suggest a cancer in the bone? That would be my concern, although your description makes me doubt cancer. Review the findings with your clinician. A biopsy, if needed, is one way to answer your question. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I've had a lump on the left side of my abdomen area underneath the rib cage, I notice this since 2008 and I felt pain sometimes. Can this be treated?
36yr male, found a lump below rib cage on my back, left side about 3-4 inches from my spine and closer to my side. No pain and under skin. What is it?
Lump: Hard to tell exactly what it is without seeing or feeling it, but if it is well circumscribed, mobile, chances are it is a sebacious cyst - a cyst originated from an oil gland whose oil could not evacuate and built inside to form a cyst. It's benign but above certain pressure it may pop open and get infected. ...Read more
I have a large grape sized lump inside my left side, under my rib cage. I have to push in to feel it and it hurts when I touch it. Should I be concern?
I have recently noticed a half dollar size lump/bump on my left rib cage that is not on my right side. It there is no pain when touched. Should I be concerned? Age 50 male
Always should be: Concern, most likely if it is located close to the center related to the rib cage it self, other than it could many things, the way to check it out with your doctor. ...Read more
I found a painful little lump under my left rib cage and now its creating pain throughout my entire left side and now it hurts when I take deep breath?
Muscle spasm?: Sounds like a spasm of one of the chest wall muscles. Try rubbing it, or applying a heating pad. Can also try topical agent such as Myoflex cream or aspercreme. Does not sound like a hernia due to location. If severe and unrelenting, may need to go to the ER for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more
"20 yr old pain in upper left rib cage. There is semi hard lump, does not move. Hurts when laying on right side or sitting. Had it for about 3 or 4 yrs?
Lump om chest: This is best diagnosed by a physical exam so please visit your Doctor ...Read more
I have a lump on tge left side of my stomach just below rib cage. It is hard. Should I be worried.
Small hard lump left side below rib cage on side of stomach. Detected today, more easily detected standing up?
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 pulled muscle. Hernias need to be repaired surgically. Please have an evaluation by your medical doctor to determine what is going on and best course of treatment. ...Read more
I have a lump on the left side of my collar bone & a lump under the left side of my rib cage. What do you recommend?
Med eval: There is a possibility that this could be an enlarged lymph node which would warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more
Found a lump back left rib cage yesterday. Pain along left side ribs to hip front pelvic area pain feel fullness like ribs touching my hips!?
Examination: The rapid onset of your symptoms suggests an infection, but you don't describe feeling ill other than fullness and pain. See your physician today, and if you can't get in head to the emergency room. ...Read more
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