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I have a cyst on my rib what is must be?

I have a cyst on my rib what is must be?

Unicameral?: Simple benign cysts are fairly common incidental findings noted on x-rays. It the radiologist isn't concerned, leave it alone. Nobody really understands how they form. Both "unicameral bone cysts" and "aneurysmal bone cysts" are benign unless there's an associated lesion; they're not the classic epithelially-lined cysts of classic pathology but the term's still appropriate for bone. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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If I have 2 marble size cysts under my ribs, do they have to be removed? Dr said not to worry about them

If I have 2 marble size cysts under my ribs, do they have to be removed? Dr said not to worry about them

Not necessarily: If they are not causing you pain close surveillance may be all that' s needed. Things to look after will be sudden enlargement, pain, drainage, skin changes. You do not want to remove something that might be growing back. ...Read more

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Hlo Dr. I have 40 mm cyst in my right side ovary. From last 1month I feel some pain in my middle brest ribs. And near about my kidnies.?

Hlo Dr. I have 40 mm cyst in my right side ovary. From last 1month I feel some pain in my middle brest ribs. And near about my kidnies.?

Ovarian cyst: The cyst in ovary could be physiologic cyst, have it followed up, breast bone in the front, kidneys are the back side of the body, so your description would confuse anybody. We are happy to help you on our healthtap line with detailed description and with more questions. ...Read more

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I have a weird pushing pain under my left rib and pains in my lower back what could this be? I had a roux ex colodul cyst removed two years ago

I have a weird pushing pain under my left rib and pains in my lower back what could this be? I had a roux ex colodul cyst removed two years ago

Pain: I do not know how old you are and I cannot explain the pain I would suggest you see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Lump at the bottom back of rib cage, cyst?

Lump at the bottom back of rib cage, cyst?

Rib cage lump: Many possible causes including bone cyst, bone spur, healing fracture, muscle hernia, among others. Check with your physician about this one. ...Read more

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People say sebaceous cysts are painless and small. My "cyst" keeps growing and hurts. Could it be something else? FYI : on right ribs

People say sebaceous cysts are painless and small. My "cyst" keeps growing and hurts. Could it be something else? FYI : on right ribs

Sebaceous cyst: IF it is a sebaceous cyst the sac can continue to re-fill if it is not removed. Please see your doc so the lump can be identified and then if it is a cyst the sac can be removed or whatever it turns out to be treated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a 8 cm cyst on my ovary but my pain is on my side, below my ribs and spreads towards my back. Can that really be from cyst?

I have been diagnosed with a 8 cm cyst on my ovary but my pain is on my side, below my ribs and spreads towards my back. Can that really be from cyst?

Unlikely a cyst.: It's possible. But that's not a common way for a cyst to present or feel. The kind of discomfort you are describing could be intestinal or kidney related. ...Read more

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My teenager has developed a cyst under each rib cage. What could this be? Do you have lymph nodes there?

My teenager has developed a cyst under each rib cage. What could this be? Do you have lymph nodes there?

Not typically: With new growths felt by a parent I would advise you to take him to a doctor and be examined. It's probably nothing serious, but why take a chance? ...Read more

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I have an unusual amount of tender cysts (20+) under the dermis, around my rib cage some a > quarter. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: There are so many possibilities I suggest you see your doctor or a dermatologist. It depends on what they look like and how long they have been there to even suggest a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a cyst below my rib cage. It hurts sometimes when I touch it. It's bigger then a pea smaller then a Lima bean. Should I be worried?

I have a cyst below my rib cage. It hurts sometimes when I touch it. It's bigger then a pea smaller then a Lima bean. Should I be worried?

Cyst: This could be a cyst or a lipoma, but would have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis and advice about whether treatment is needed. Since it's tender at times, you might as well get it checked. ...Read more

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When does a doctor recommend a biopsy for a cyst on the rib cage?

When does a doctor recommend a biopsy for a cyst on the rib cage?

Cyst characteristics: A biopsy is warranted if a cyst or mass looks aggressive, rapid change in size, eroding surrounding tissue, and changes in pain pattern. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my right rib cage. It's small moves with the skin and not painful. Is this just a cyst?

I have a lump on my right rib cage. It's small moves with the skin and not painful. Is this just a cyst?

Lump Under Skin: Lipomas, fatty lumps under the skin
enlarged lymph glands, usually in the armpits, neck, and groin
cyst, a closed sac in or under the skin that is lined with skin tissue and contains fluid or semisolid material
boils, painful, red bumps usually involving a hair follicle
see your doctor for the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would a ruptured cyst cause pain below the right rib cage to the back and lots of clear cervical mucus?

Would a ruptured cyst cause pain below the right rib cage to the back and lots of clear cervical mucus?

Possible: The cervical mucus becomes profuse and egg white like at ovulation when the follicle cyst the egg has been growing in ruptures. If there is a small blood vessel in the area and some bleeding it can cause pain called Mittleschmertz but this is not usually in the right upper quadrant. The pain you describe sounds more like gallbladder problems. See you doctor to get it checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could 8 cm ovarian cyst be reason for rib pain and nausea?

Yes if there is some: Leakage of fluid into the abdomen and subsequent irritation of the diaphragm. ...Read more

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An Mri showed a cyst in my liver. Could it be causing my chest pain @ center bottom of rib cage?

An Mri showed a cyst in my liver. Could it be causing my chest pain @ center bottom of rib cage?

Depends entirely: On location and size of cyst, but other causes need to be excluded, such as angina, ulcers, gallstones, because they can become serious. Consult with your doctor regarding further care. ...Read more

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How do I know if a lumps is a cyst or lipoma? It's right under my rib, hard and the size of a marble. Doctor won't biopsy

How do I know if a lumps is a cyst or lipoma? It's right under my rib, hard and the size of a marble. Doctor won't biopsy

See below: A lipoma is soft not hard. You can go to a general sugeon who can remove it and it will be checked by a pathologist. Chances are very likely it is something benign. Good kuck. ...Read more

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Had 2nd MRI with contrast on spine. Have numerous perineural cysts. What can be done to reduce back pain and rib pain from these cysts?

Had 2nd MRI with contrast on spine. Have numerous perineural cysts. What can be done to reduce back pain and rib pain from these cysts?

Depends: These perineural cysts can be treated with transforminal epidural steroid injections or even radiofrequency ablation procedures to the facet joints to reduce pain from them. If these do not help then consider possible surgery, but surgery has not shown any real good long term results either. ...Read more

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Is nausea and vomiting symtom of cyst on the spleen along with pain below the rib.?

Is nausea and vomiting symtom of cyst on the spleen along with pain below the rib.?

Not usually if smafl: Spleen cysts usually don't cause any problems at all. However, if they become very large they may cause discomfort, especially around the bottom of the rib cage. Large cysts may push on the stomach causing a feeling of fullness, decreased appetite, and occasionally nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I had a cyst on my left rib cage and for the past 3mo my WBC has been high. Is there any connection between the two?

My doctor told me I had a cyst on my left rib cage and for the past 3mo my WBC has been high. Is there any connection between the two?

It could B, espec-: -ially if very high, pain, and night sweats, wt loss. More so if not rib but pulmonary in origin. C a pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a 10 CM cyst on my spleen. Besides extra strength tylenol, (acetaminophen) what can help with the sharp pains below my left rib cage?

I have a 10 CM cyst on my spleen. Besides extra strength tylenol, (acetaminophen) what can help with the sharp pains below my left rib cage?

That's large: Depends on the severity of pain. Since its causing pain itinary be treated surgically. Meanwhile you can try tramadol, Nucynta (tapentadol) or oxycodone temporarily. You must see a surgeon, they may help you by surgical means. ...Read more

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I started having pain under my right rib after an ovarian cyst rupture (4 weeks ago) & my whole body hurts, my boobs hurt too why is this happening?

I started having pain under my right rib after an ovarian cyst rupture (4 weeks ago) & my whole body hurts, my boobs hurt too why is this happening?

Get checked: Something does not add up. A ruptured cyst should not be still bothering you after 4 weeks, and would not normally affect your whole body or affect your breasts. The liver and gallbladder are located under the right rib, again not obviously related to a ruptured cyst. You should be checked out more thoroughly. ...Read more

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Very tender lump/cyst/bruise thing about an inch from bottom of 11th rib, right side. Size of a dime, sometimes hurts on its own (sharp, quick pain w/breathing). .. Can't recall injury. Cause?

Several possiblities: The tender lump that causes pain can be due to several causes. These would include a cyst, abscess, growth, and others.
It should be evaluated by a physician soon.
In the meanwhile, you can try to apply moist heat and take Ibuprofen as needed. ...Read more

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4cm hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, discovered today. I have awful right sided lower pelvic, hip, back and right rib pain. Is this the cause?

4cm hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, discovered today. I have awful right sided lower pelvic, hip, back and right rib pain. Is this the cause?

I would suspect it I: I would suggest you seek emergency care in case you are Still Bleeding. This could become life threatening. ...Read more