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I have a hard bump on my rib cage i dont know if its a tumor because i have been having that bump seens i can remember but lately its been hurting?

I have a hard bump on my rib cage i dont 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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I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection ?

I had poison oak for two weeks.  It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection ?

Possible: looking at the rash in the picture without actually seeing the patient will suspected a viral lesion condyloma contagiosum. This can occur in patients with weakened immune system if you took Prednisone. It will spread by scratching it. It will usually resolve after a long time without treatment. Use anti itch meds may help. A visit to a Dermatologist may clarify diagnosis and help in management ...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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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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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. ?

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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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I developed a bump on my sternum where a rib seems to connect which hurts excruciatingly if i sneeze or sit wrong. What could it be? A few years now

I developed a bump on my sternum where a rib seems to connect which hurts excruciatingly if i sneeze or sit wrong.  What could it be?  A few years now

Costochondritis: A bump where you describe it in a female is usually costochondritis---inflammation at the joint between ribs and the cartilage. If it is still growing, have your doctor check it out. We usually get a cat scan of the chest to make sure it is not a malignant sarcoma or any other possibloe malignancy. See your octor. ...Read more

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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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Should I be concerned. Pressure like somethings growing under lowest left rib. No pain no visible bump. Female 29. Thx ?

Should I be concerned. Pressure like somethings growing under lowest left rib. No pain no visible bump. Female 29. Thx ?

Hypochondrium: the area under lowest ribs is called the hyopchondrium, from which we derive the term 'hypocondriac'...someone who imagines having a disease. But of course, its also an area where any abnormality could be serious...best to start with a careful exam by your primary care practitioner. ...Read more

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I was told I had chondritis of 2nd rib almost 3 weeks ago. Pain has stopped but hard bump on rib still. How long does it usually last?

I was told I had chondritis of 2nd rib almost 3 weeks ago. Pain has stopped but hard bump on rib still. How long does it usually last?

See details: A localized issue in a single rib is very unusual so it is difficult to offer an answer without being able to personally examine the area. If it was due to trauma give it 3-6 weeks. If it was not, see a rheumatologist to find out why this occurred and to confirm the diagnosis. ...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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Small bone hard bump on the bottom left of my rib close to the middle. Doesn't hurt. What is this?

Small bone hard bump on the bottom left of my rib close to the middle. Doesn't hurt. What is this?

Xiphoid process: There is small cartilage at the lower end of the sternum along the midline, is that what you feel? ...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