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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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I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

Surely: Surely you know we can't answer your question without an examination. What you describe as a fatty lump may be something else entirely. Please see your GP for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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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?

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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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I have a painful 'fat-like' lump on left rib cage, mid axillary line. I have dull aches in my back and chest, occasionally my joints. And light nausea?

I have a painful 'fat-like' lump on left rib cage, mid axillary line. I have dull aches in my back and chest, occasionally my joints. And light nausea?

May need medical che: If this lump is increasing in size, you should get your doctor to check it. You can watch its size over the next 4 weeks and then decide if you need medical attention. If it is painful, go see your doctor sooner. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may give you some relief from pain, . ...Read more

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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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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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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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Lump on rib cage just under collar bone in the middle of chest?

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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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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What is lump over right rib cage?

Depends: Without being able to see/examine the lump, of course, we can't make any kind of diagnosis. One very commonly seen lump in the body is a lipoma, which is a benign fatty lesion. If there is pain or discoloration or discharge or redness or any other concerning finding associated with the lump, please see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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A lump on my left side beneath my rib cage?

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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How do I remove this lump in middle of rib cage?

See a physician: You should have this evaluated to decide if an excisional biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump to form under the right rib cage?

What can cause a lump to form under the right rib cage?

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

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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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Should I be concerned about this lump on the outside of my rib cage?

Possibly: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having painful hard lump below my rib cage on the left?

Painful hard lump: Dear riana,

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

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I have a lump on me left side rib cage and I can move it. What could it be?

I have a lump on me left side rib cage and I can move it. What could it be?

Bet lipoma: Most common would b a lipoma, not much else there. Skin, fat, muscle, bone & chest contents, moveable soft tissue = lipoma. Benign. If really concerned ur pcp should help u. ...Read more

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I have painful hard lump below my rib cage on the left. What could this be?

I have painful hard lump below my rib cage on the left. What could this be?

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

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How can I get a hard lump out under not mine but one of my friends rib cage?

How can I get a hard lump out under not mine but one of my friends rib cage?

Have them go to a MD: Dear lefty,

while your intentions may be good, you obviously should not be trying to remove a hard lump from under your friends rib cage for a great number of reasons (including that it may not have to be removed, as in the case of benign lipomas). However, if you truly want to help your friend out, obviously you will have them follow up with a physician for a thorough examination of this area. ...Read more

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I have a round lump where rib cage meets half way down body. What would it be?

I have a round lump where rib cage meets half way down body. What would it be?

Xiphoid Process: It is at the botom of the breast bone. Google it and see if tht is what you are decribing. It is normal anatomy, Here is a website:
https://www. Innerbody. Com/anatomy/skeletal/xiphoid-process-sternum ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my rib cage left side and sharp pains and I can move it what is it?

I have a hard lump on my rib cage left side and sharp pains and I can move it what is it?

Mgt: It is probably an enlarged lymph node, and an evaluation is advised. A complete blood count and ESR may be ordered as indicated. If there is an infection, antibiotics may be prescribed. ...Read more

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What is the lump in the centre at the bottom in between my rib cage? It doesn't hurt and I'm not sure how long its been there

Xiphoid process: I think you are decribing a piece of bone in the middle of your chest called the sternum, and at the bottom of your sternum is a piece of bone and cartilage called the Xiphoid process - it is a normal part of your anatomy, don't worry! ...Read more

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Lump on my lower left rib cage, roughly 2 x 1.25 inches, bit soft, movable, painless, only visible and palpable when I stretch upward. Help please?

Lump on my lower left rib cage, roughly 2 x 1.25 inches, bit soft, movable, painless, only visible and palpable when I stretch upward. Help please?

Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You may have more than one lipoma. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected during middle age. A lipoma isn't cancer. ...Read more

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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

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What are lumps that forms on the rib cage and doesn't go away after 4 years?

What are lumps that forms on the rib cage and doesn't go away after 4 years?

Skin and bones.: It is important to know if the lumps are on or part of the ribs or in the soft tissues over the ribs or in the cartilage portion of the rib. Calcinosis (abnormal calcifications) that can occur around bone, joints, and even soft tissues due to diseases or just from benign processes or old injury. See your doctor about this.
http://radiopaedia. Org/articles/soft-tissue-calcification-1 ...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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What could this lump underneath my right rib cage be?

What could this lump underneath my right rib cage be?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Lump under left rib cage. Could it be a floating rib?

Yes, at the back, --: If its swollen for any reason. Generally ribs do not swell, unless growing a cyst or a tumor in it.
These are extremely uncommon, to say the least. A healing fracture off a bone could be felt as a swelling.
These are located at the back, on either side of the spine and covered by plenty of muscles. Difficult to be seen or felt easily, except in a very skinny person. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the edge of my right rib cage, it feels soft?

I have a lump on the edge of my right rib cage, it feels soft?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Why do I have lump on my left rib cage why does it moves around?

Why do I have lump on my left rib cage why does it moves around?

Difficult to say: Why it moves around. But this is a good sign. Cancerous growths generally do no move around freely. Have a surgeon take a look at it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lump on my left side under rib cage, why?

Monitor: 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 if any suspicious change talk to PCP. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump under my right rib cage. It's not painful?

Depends where locate: This could be a rib cartilage nodule. There are probems it could be since the gall bladder is there. It could be a skin tumor. This needs an evaluated. It may be completely benign ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lump on my left side under rib cage, why?

What do you recommend if I have a lump on my left side under rib cage, why?

See your physician.: See your family doctor or internist, so that he/she can assess the "lump", and order any potential diagnostic studies to determine what it may be. It can be anything from an inflammed muscle, to some type of a mass. ...Read more

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I have a lump right at the top & in the middle of my rib cage ie middle of my chest?

I have a lump right at the top & in the middle of my rib cage ie middle of my chest?

Sternomanubrial jtn: You might be referring to the normal sternomanubrial joint, also referred to as the sternomanubrial junction or sternal angle. Here's an image: http://pinterest. Com/pin/142356038193025684/. ...Read more