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My husband has a mass on the left side back below his rib cage that causes him pain it is solid and does not move, what could it possibly be?

My husband has a mass on the left side back below his rib cage that causes him pain it is solid and does not move, what could it possibly be?

A painful: Mass in that location can be a number of things. ..too many to outline here. This should be checked out by his Primary Care Provider!! A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION is REQUIRED!
I hope this helps! Good L:uck!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a decent size mass on my lower left rib cage. What could it be?

I have a decent size mass on my lower left rib cage. What could it be?

Not sure: This could be something to be concerned about it depends on how this presents and what the history of this mass is. Too little information for me to really give you an answer. I would recommend that you see your doctor and have this looked at to be sure. ...Read more

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Mass on lower right side under rib cage, should I be concerned?

Mass on lower right side under rib cage, should I be concerned?

Maybe: Depends on how long it has been there ; may be a fatty tumor or even a hernia but would rec a md to look at it ; sometimes it can even be a floating rib, which is benign. ...Read more

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I have a hard, fixed mass under left rib cage. No pain, doesn't show on x-ray...?

I have a hard, fixed mass under left rib cage. No pain, doesn't show on x-ray...?

Cont to follow: You need to continue to f/up with your DR concerning this.
It is impossible to give you reassurance about this without an exam ...Read more

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I have a moveable painless mass on top of my upper left side but toward the middle of my rib cage.?

I have a moveable painless mass on top of my upper left side but toward the middle of my rib cage.?

R/O LIPOMA: If the lump is on the rib cage and movable it is less worisome and may be a lipoma. You need a Ultrasound ito evaluate for /CYST/LIPOMA/less likely clot Please seek prompt evaluation for this issue if symptoms persist or worsen. Or other lesions develop ...Read more

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Painless mass on my upper rib cage. Softish. Doesn't move easily. 21 year old female. I can only feel it when I am sitting up not laying down?

Painless mass on my upper rib cage. Softish. Doesn't move easily. 21 year old female. I can only feel it when I am sitting up not laying down?

Be seen: If you feel a mass, it is probably best to be seen and fully evaluated. The most likely cause is a lipoma, which is completely benign, but without being seen you could have something more serious and not know it. Safest thing would be to let someone take a look at it. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and have a tissue mass on the lower left rib cage, It hurts every-time I breathe I haven't had any injuries or sicknesses reacently?

I am 17 years old and have a tissue mass on the lower left rib cage, It hurts every-time I breathe I haven't had any injuries or sicknesses reacently?

More information: Is the mass red? Warm to touch? How long has it been there? You really need to have a doctor LOOK at it and get some more information about the nature of this mass. Make an appointment to see your physician asap. Don't delay. It may be nothing, but the fact that it makes you hurt to take a deep breath, it can lead to other more problematic issues. ...Read more

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I have a 5x5 inch doughy feeling mass build up on my left rib cage just below my armpit. It moves easily, and is painless. Right side is smaller?

I have a 5x5 inch doughy feeling mass build up on my left rib cage just below my armpit. It moves easily, and is painless. Right side is smaller?

Evaluation: Hi, that's possibly a fat mass, called lipoma but to be sure you need to see a doctor, if the mass is growing fast then you need evaluation and imaging ASAP. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Soft mass protruding from right upper quadrant of chest area no pain associated extends from lower rib cage towards naval area about 1"1/2 wide by 5"?

Soft mass protruding from right upper quadrant of chest area no pain associated extends from lower rib cage towards naval area about 1"1/2 wide by 5"?

Mgt: Please see your PCP for an evaluation. From your description, a soft tissue tumor should be ruled out. An imaging test may be ordered by the PCP. Do you have any associated symptoms? ...Read more

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I have a flat hand sized mass on my left rib cage and a smaller one on my right ribcage. Its soft to the touch and moves when I push i. its painless?

I have a flat hand sized mass on my left rib cage and a smaller one on my right ribcage. Its soft to the touch and moves when I push i. its painless?

Lipoma: If the mass is painless and soft, slippery and does not affect the overlying skin, then this is a lipoma. They are usually left alone.
can be multiple. Also they can grow over years to a size of a palm ...Read more

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Lump over my left rib cage for over a year. Doc said it's a lipoma- but it is a firm mass and hurts sometimes. Mobile. Approx 5cm x 2cm. Concerning?

Lump over my left rib cage for over a year. Doc said it's a lipoma- but it is a firm mass and hurts sometimes. Mobile. Approx 5cm x 2cm. Concerning?

Check it out: Lipomas are generally benign fatty growths. However, you can never be 100% sure it is a lipoma without removing it and checking it. Also, if it is becoming painful that may be grounds to have it removed and examined. ...Read more

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Mass on left upper rib cage under arm. Like a third breast soft like a breast but at the base near the ribs it gets firmer 3"X 3" at base 6-7"total.

Mass on left upper rib cage under arm. Like a third breast soft like a breast but at the base near the ribs it gets firmer 3"X 3" at base 6-7"total.

Girlie Boy?: Sounds like what is called a "lipoma, " which is an organized overgrowth of fat. Kind of a very benign tumor ('tumor' means 'swelling'). If it's causing you a problem see a general or a plastic surgeon to have it removed. And tell your girlfriend that No, it's not God's way of saying you're a "girlie boy." ...Read more

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Can there be a mass built up under your left rib cage/upper abdomen from poop? Or lack of popping?

Yes!: Yes this is very possible. How constipated are you? Consider talking to your doctor about a laxative such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). You can take 17-34 g a day. Ask your doctor before using to take more than that for 2 weeks. Side effects are diarrhea and possible dehydration. ...Read more

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Symptoms: left axillary mass for 5 months, itchy arms, pain in right should blade/between should blades, aching in right rib cage, fatigue, body aches?

See physician: Axillary mass present for 5 months is not normal, no matter what the other symptoms. The mass could represent chronic infection or tumor. Should have physical examination by physician and then usually imaging studies which may include ct, mr, and possibly bone scan or pet. ...Read more

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What causes the rib cage to grow?

What causes the rib cage to grow?

Contents within: The chest grows at a programmed rate from birth 2 accommodate the organs within. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

Activity: Known as costochondritis. Can come on with increased activity. Some people prone. Don't think there is anything to do to prevent. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in the right rib cage?

What causes sharp pain in the right rib cage?

This sounds: Musculoskeletal. If it is worsened if yuo take a deep breath it might be pleuritic chest pain. ...Read more

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What causes a burning feeling under the right rib cage?

What causes a burning feeling under the right rib cage?

Many things: Can cause discomfort. Need a complete medical history and exam. Pain could be from muscle irritation, nerve irritation, shingles, gallstones, gastritis, stomach ulcer, kindney infection, kidney stone, urine infection, constipation, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain under the right side of rib cage?

What causes sharp pain under the right side of rib cage?

Gallbladder: The most common cause would be gallstones. Other possibilities would be ulcer pain, reflux, pancreatitis and some types of liver disease. See your physician and get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are some causes of severe pain in the left rib cage?

Could: Be musculoskeletal. You don't have cancer right? Sometimes you can get a rib fracture - this happens is rowers... Competitive ones. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in right side of rib cage when I cough?

What could cause pain in right side of rib cage when I cough?

Ur cough may B due-: -2 pneumonia & pleurisy may B a czuse. Strain of the intercostal muscles can also B a cause. If Ur cough is productive & has gone on 4 a while, best 2 C Ur PCP 4 eval. ...Read more