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Soft, squishy bump under the left rib cage. What could it be?

Soft, squishy bump under the left rib cage. What could it be?

Lipoma: Often times these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do these cause any problems - in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician. ...Read more

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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

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

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Hello, I have a small bump under my left rib cage. I went to my primary physician and he said it was most likely a lymph node but it's gotten bigger.?

Hello, I have a small bump under my left rib cage. I went to my primary physician and he said it was most likely a lymph node but it's gotten bigger.?

Biopsy the bump: Any bump, that grows should be looked at again. It this is a lymph node your doc may want to, biopsy it to send to, pathology for evaluation. While this is most likely benign, you sound nervous and this way you can find out for certain. ...Read more

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There is a bump below my left rib cage. Feeling concerned. Also have feelings of bloated. Constipated for few days but stool is soft. Anything to worry?

There is a bump below my left rib cage. Feeling concerned. Also have feelings of bloated. Constipated for few days but stool is soft. Anything to worry?

Ribs: Bowl issues and "bump" on ribs may be two unrelated issues. However if it's a nodule on the bone, get it check out. Obtain a basic chest X-ray and have the radiologist focus on the rib causing issues. If nothing is there obtain a ultrasound. It maybe just some fatty tissue deposit. ...Read more

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I have a bump under my left rib cage where spleen is. It's pretty large. The doctor thinks I have mono. Is it normal to see the swollen spleen?

I have a bump under my left rib cage where spleen is. It's pretty large. The doctor thinks I have mono. Is it normal to see the swollen spleen?

Confusing question: If you can feel a bulge under your left rib cage it could be a swollen spleen. You would usually never feel one as it is usually tucked down close to the kidney and deep in the abdomen. Mono has many symptoms and a swollen spleen is one of them. You should avoid any physical activity that could increase the risk of trauma to the spleen (horseriding, bicycle riding etc.). ...Read more

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Round bump on the left side of my body where my rib cage is, its getting smaller as I massage it, but I'm starting to feel pain right above the bump?

Round bump on the left side of my body where my rib cage is, its getting smaller as I massage it, but I'm starting to feel pain right above the bump?

Bump on body: Any bumps on the body need to be evaluated by your doctor. It MAY be a sebaceous cyst which can be easily removed but you need to know what you are dealing with. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my left side near my rib cage and bra line. It's small bumps, what could this be?

I have a rash on my left side near my rib cage and bra line. It's small bumps, what could this be?

Could be shingles: A rash along your bra line, especially if it is painful, could be shingles. If it persists, you should seek medical consultation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a small cluster of bumps on my left rib. They itch, and sometimes burn, and now my whole rib cage feels bruised. Doesn't look like its spreadin?

I have a small cluster of bumps on my left rib. They itch, and sometimes burn, and now my whole rib cage feels bruised. Doesn't look like its spreadin?

Shingles: Sounds like you have classic shingles reaction related to chicken pox that lay dormant in your nerve roots until times of stress etc bring them out. Supportive treatment only should resolve in time. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on my rib cage I don't know if its a tumor because I have been having that bump seens I can remember but lately its been hurting?

More info: Is it as hard as the bone? Does it move above the bone or is it fixed to the rib? How long has it been there? There is more info that is needed. You should have an MD take a look. Most things that you would feel would be benign (NOT cancer) but it is hard to know without a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is bump in middle of rib cage on belly just a bone?

No: The usual cause of superficial lump is lypoma, 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 your PCP. ...Read more

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Baby is breech and it is really painful near my right rib cage/upper part of bump. Have contractions when sitting. Ok to put ice on top of bump?

Baby is breech and it is really painful near my right rib cage/upper part of bump. Have contractions when sitting. Ok to put ice on top of bump?

OB Abdomen Pain: Pain in the right upper quadrant can certainly be positional due to the baby. However, there are other conditions that may cause right upper quadrant pain such as acid reflux, gallbladder disease, or even pre-eclampsia. For position discomfort due to the baby, try resting on the floor on your hands and knees with you abdomen freely hanging. ...Read more

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I have diagnosed with stage 1 fatty enlarged liver 2 months ago. Now I have a dull back pain with a slight bump under right rib cage?

I have diagnosed with stage 1 fatty enlarged liver 2 months ago. Now I have a dull back pain with a slight bump under right rib cage?

Doubt related, but: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the right side of the stomach (right under my rib cage) that looks similar to a mosquito bite but isn't itchy and isn't hard.

I have a small bump on the right side of the stomach (right under my rib cage) that looks similar to a mosquito bite but isn't itchy and isn't hard.

Rash: Sounds like you have a rash of some sort. This isn't much information to go by, TBH. You might have an ingrown hair or plugged follicle or it might simply have been a small irritation. Simply put, if it is an inconvenience or an issue, have a doctor look at it ...Read more

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Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Many possibilities: If the rash is localized to that area, it is most likely an allergic or irritant reaction to something that came in contact with your skin. But without seeing it, we can't be more specific than that. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps or some times just really itchy. Managed to pick what looked like what I thought was small flakes of dry skin but looked closer and looked more like skin tags just super tiny. Found some on side of rib cage close to the arm pit, inner thy, an

Itchy bumps or some times just really itchy. Managed to pick what looked like what I thought was small flakes of dry skin but looked closer and looked more like skin tags just super tiny. Found some on side of rib cage close to the arm pit, inner thy, an

Dry skin?: From your description, the problem appears to be what is called keratosis pilaris. Skin tags have a stem. I would suggest that you try applying a moisturizer on your body within 3 mins after bathing and perhaps another application with or without bathing 12 hrs later and see if you can see improvement after about a week. If not, consult a dermatologist. Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. ...Read more

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Spasm under left rib cage?

Spasm under left rib cage?

Yes: That can happen. The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. The muscle can spasm and cause pain that is sometimes hard to diagnose. Breathing and stretching exercises can help. ...Read more

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Why might someone have pain on the left side of their rib cage?

Why might someone have pain on the left side of their rib cage?

Multiple things: A portion of the lung, the pancreas, the small and large bowel are all located deep to the ribs on the left side. If you are having trouble, consider being seen. ...Read more

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Numbness in left rib cage?

Numbness in left rib cage?

Nerve problem: Possibilities: pinched nerve in back, bulging disc, early (pre-rash) shingles, traumatic neuropraxia (bruised nerve), tumor, heart attack, other.
It's worth seeing a physician about.
Go to er immediately for any chest pain. ...Read more