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Pulsing lump on rib cage below right breast, what could it be?

Aneurysms: Aneurysms that occur in arteries other than the aorta (and not in the brain) are called peripheral aneurysms. Common locations for peripheral aneurysms include the artery that runs down the back of the thigh behind the knee (the popliteal artery), the main artery in the groin (the femoral artery), and the main artery in the neck (the carotid artery). See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I just found a hard almost golf ball sized lump where my rib cage splits. What could it be?

I just found a hard almost golf ball sized lump where my rib cage splits. What could it be?

Lump: I need a better description of what you mean by where my rib cage splits. If you mean in the front along the midline at the base of your breastbone this may represent the xiphoid process which is a bony prominence that can be quite palpable in some people. In any other location this could be a bone callous or something superficial to the ribs such as a cyst. I would recommend you see a physician for a full history and physical examination with possible imaging. ...Read more

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I've a hard/visible lump on the side/back of my rib cage. I've osteoporosis. Injured area 3 months ago. Intermittent pain. Any ideas? Will see doc.

I've a hard/visible lump on the side/back of my rib cage. I've osteoporosis. Injured area 3 months ago. Intermittent pain. Any ideas? Will see doc.

Possible fracture: Yes a fracture with bony deformity must be ruled out or investigated. X-Ray studies even an MRI to check for soft tissue pathology maybe considered. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my rib cage that feels like bone, hard like bone, doesnt move at all, lower left side of my rib cage, no pain or tenderness. I'm 19 years old and a male?

I have a lump on my rib cage that feels like bone, hard like bone, doesnt move at all, lower left side of my rib cage, no pain or tenderness. I'm 19 years old and a male?

May be old Fx callus: Fractures can heal with a slight prominence. Since ribs are just below the skin, this prominence or bony overgrowth is often palpable. If there is no history of trauma, the bony mass should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a lump below my breast bone, between lower rib cage, and upper abdomen area. I've had weight lose over the past two months as well.

I have a lump below my breast bone, between lower rib cage,  and upper abdomen area.  I've had weight lose over the past two months as well.

Suggest evaluation: This can be evaluated by physical exam, however, you may be describing the xiphoid process. It is a bony prominence below the sternum. ...Read more

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A lump on my left side beneath my rib cage?

Let us see: 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

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Hi, i'm anthony and i got a lump on my left rib cage and it's squishy and doesn't cause me any pain ? Can someone help me find out what it isasap?

Hi, i'm anthony and i got a lump on my left rib cage and it's squishy and doesn't cause me any pain ? Can someone help me find out what it isasap?

Lipoma: Sounds like a fatty tumor called a lipoma. This can be removed surgically. If it's small, a dermatologist can do it. If it's real big, i would see a general surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could this lump underneath my right rib cage be?

What could this lump underneath my right rib cage be?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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