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Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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It seems that I have a big fatty lump on my left rib cage. I want to say its just under the size of a tennis ball, and more noticeable when I lay down

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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Get it checked : You should definitely get this examined by your primary care provider within the next week or two. While this is probably a benign fatty tumor, it sounds quite large and should be checked. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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Hi. I can feel a small (pea sized) movable lump inside the belly fat at my left abdomen, just under my rib cage. What could it be?

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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Hi.   I can feel a  small (pea sized)  movable lump inside the belly fat at my left abdomen,  just under my 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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Dr. Guy Fogel
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
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Huge lump on rib cage bone spur?

Dr. Guy Fogel
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
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Huge lump on rib cage bone spur?

Cartilage or bone: You should have this evaluated with x-ray and bone scan to help determine if an excisional biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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Lump on rib cage below the breast?

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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Lump on rib cage below the breast?

Lump on ribcage: You should have this lump checked by a doctor to diagnosis whether or not it is a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
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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.

Please get checked: By your doc. A lump can be serious and when treated properly can lower your anxiety. Ambiguity generates anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Lump on rib cage just under collar bone in the middle of chest?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Lump on rib cage just under collar bone in the middle of chest?

Impossible to: tell just by this description. Soft tissue mass in this area is most likely lipoma, but it could be abnormally enlarged lymph node caused by infection or tumor. Have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
31M people helped
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Pulsing lump on rib cage below right breast, what could it be?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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Aneurysms: Aneurysms that occur in arteries other than the aorta (and not in the brain) are called peripheral aneurysms. Common locations for peripheral aneurysms include the artery that runs down the back of the thigh behind the knee (the popliteal artery), the main artery in the groin (the femoral artery), and the main artery in the neck (the carotid artery). See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Swollen lymph nods stomach pains lump on rib cage under right breast loose stools feeling of pressure top right stomach 22 year old ... Colon cancer?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Swollen lymph nods stomach pains lump on rib cage under right breast loose stools feeling of pressure top right stomach 22 year old ... Colon cancer?

Not likely: It is very unlikely that you have colon cancer, however, persistently swollen lymph nodes are a cause for concern and you should consult your doctor for a work-up and explanation for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
53M people helped
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A lump on my left side beneath my rib cage?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
53M people helped

Let us see: Is this lump attached to skin? This is not a good sign. Is this lump painful? Is there is any recent trauma to the area? Are this lump warm and the skin over it? If the answer to all the questions no? Most likely is benign lump. Check with your doc? ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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