Doctor insights on: Causes of painful lump on rib cage
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.
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Painful hard lump:
the possible causes of a 'painful hard lump' includes everything from an abcess (a boil) to sebaceous cyst to hematoma, and even benign lipomas, which can sometimes become uncomfortable. Fortunately for you, most physicians, including your pcp, will typically be able to quickly tell you what it is, and help treat you - if any treatment is actually necessary. So go to your pcp asap. ...Read more
Bone spur: 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 any suspicious changes talk to your PCP. ...Read more
I have a hard lump just below left rib cage. It doesn't move or cause pain but has doubled in size in around 2 months and is now visible when standing?
Medical evaluation: Please have this lump examined in person by a medical provider. Any lump that has grown that fast warrants a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
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
I have a lump in my rib cage and it is a little bit painful when I sitting in. It is like gland. Please help me?
Painful lump: See a medical provider for an exam and X-ray soon ...Read more
I feel a lump lower left rib cage. I can only feel it when I lie down towards my left side. Its not painful and feels movable.
Lumps should: Always be investigated. Painfree does not indicate anything in terms of possible malignancy. Hopefully, its something benign like a lipoma or ganglion but it warrants an exam, my preference is biopsy. ...Read more
Hi, I'm anthony and I got a lump on my left rib cage and it's squishy and doesn't cause me any pain? Can someone help me find out what it isasap?
Multiple soft lumps in a row. Right side of abdomen. One is about 3.5cm below right rib cage, and there are about 4 smaller ones below that. Causes?
Hard to tell: Are they painful or fluid filled? Difficult to tell without pictures or detailed description or age. If older will consider Shingles ...Read more
My 17 year old has a lump right below left rib cage doesn't cause pain. When flexing it's hard. It moves around when you press on it. Minor or major!?!
Lump: Lump is minor in nature for the moment observation is in order. ...Read more
I have a lump just under the center of my rib cage. What is that? It feels like an awkward pressure but not painful to touch, also I cannot feel where
Ziphoid process?: Sounds like it could be that. It looks like an arrow head pointed downwards and is attached to bottom of sternum (breastbone). Check an anatomy book or Google it. If that is not it see your doc. ...Read more
Lipoma: The most common rubbery lumps are the benign lipomas. ...Read more
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?
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
What can cause pain rt side just below rib cage with a baseball size lump? Both appendices and gallbladder have been removed for more than 20 yrs.
Painful left lump on left side of rib cage. It has grown in size. MRI was last test to show something but it was not defined. Been 3 yrs, what is it?
Need more info: If the lump is in the rib itself, did you have trauma in that area? Have you ever had a cancer, especially of a type that tends to spread to bone; and does the MRI suggest a cancer in the bone? That would be my concern, although your description makes me doubt cancer. Review the findings with your clinician. A biopsy, if needed, is one way to answer your question. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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