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Fatty Lump On Rib Cage
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Xiphisternum: Most likely lower end of sternum feels like a lump, and is called xiphisternum. ...Read more
Thoracic surgeon: Rib problems are best treated by a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
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