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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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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