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Dr. David Earle
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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

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. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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?

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. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Guy Fogel
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Huge lump on rib cage bone spur?

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
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Lump on rib cage below the breast?

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. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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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.

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. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
26 years in practice
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Pulsing lump on rib cage below right breast, what could it be?

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
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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?

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. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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A lump on my left side beneath my rib cage?

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. Sunil Mehra
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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I have a lump just under the center of my rib cage. What is that?

Xiphisternum: Most likely lower end of sternum feels like a lump, and is called xiphisternum. ...Read more

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