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Bony Lump On Rib Cage
9mo old has a dime sized bony lump on her back lower right rib cage. Only visible when she leans forward. Pedi apt in 3 days, concerned mom!
Bony lump in infant: I'm glad you are a concerned Mom. She may need an xray. Is she ever at daycare or in the care of anyone else? ...Read more
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
Found a lump on rib cage 8 months ago.Now 3. Painful when agitated, didn't hurt for 5 months until last week when i pulled my left side muscle.
Possibly: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
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
Yes, at the back, --: If its swollen for any reason. Generally ribs do not swell, unless growing a cyst or a tumor in it. These are extremely uncommon, to say the least. A healing fracture off a bone could be felt as a swelling. These are located at the back , on either side of the spine and covered by plenty of muscles. Difficult to be seen or felt easily, except in a very skinny person. ...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
Difficult to say: why it moves around. But this is a good sign. Cancerous growths generally do no move around freely. Have a surgeon take a look at it. ...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
Sternomanubrial jtn: You might be referring to the normal sternomanubrial joint, also referred to as the sternomanubrial junction or sternal angle. Here's an image: http://pinterest.Com/pin/142356038193025684/. ...Read more
Lypoma: Lypoma.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably not: It's probably a little lump called a lipoma. That's a harmless collection of fatty tissue that for some unclear reason has decided to glomm together there. I've seen some as big as your fist. But, let a doctor take a look at it and examine it before you write it off as nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Lump in the middle of rib cage. Can move it around. Hurts slightly. What could this be? Cancerous?
Possibly: Recommend follow up with your primary care MD. May be nothing. Your past medical history is important in this setting. ...Read more
My friend has a lump in his rib cage. What kind of specialist i need to see? What do you think is the problem?
Your friend: Needs to see a regular doctor first as they can determine if the lump is from inside growing out or just from outside like a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma then your friend can be sent to the proper specialist who deals with that lump, either regular surgeon or a dermatologist, etc.. ...Read more