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Bony Lump On Rib Cage
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
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
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.
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Dime-sized lump right under skin. At bottom of left rib-cage, no pain. No unique medical history. Not rock hard, but not soft either. Moves a Little.
Lipoma: have your doctor take a look to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has a hard lump under her rib cage on the right side. She has also been having pain in other places. What could this be?
Take it seriously: Lump equals work-up. Get the correct diagnosis now. ...Read more
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Lump on my lower left rib cage, roughly 2 x 1.25 inches, bit soft, movable, painless, only visible and palpable when i stretch upward. Help please?
Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You may have more than one lipoma. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected during middle age.A lipoma isn't cancer. ...Read more
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