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Fatty Tumor On Rib Cage
Will u please tell me what to do when I have sharp pains on fatty tumor ( right now I have pain :'-( the pain is lower left rib cage?
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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?
May not be related: Fatty tumors are very common. May folks seek attention for them due to pain. However, the pain is usually not from the lump of fat. There are some other tumor types (neuromas, etc) that will hurt. But these are much less likely. It is usually that there is pain in the area that makes one feel around and find the unrelated lipoma. Lipoma can be removed but likely the pain will persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lipoma in my back on top of rib cage (u/s done) could that have anything to do with the swelling I have in the rib/flank area now?
Can a lipoma in your back cause pain that also feels like a fullness in your abdomen on the left under rib cage
What is the appropriate test for a lipoma on the back to see if it's within the rib cage and if it is what is treatment if it's causing pain?
Ultrasound perhaps.: A lipoma is a benign fatty tumor that can occur anywhere on the body. They very rarely cause any pain or physical problem, and are removed primarily for definitive diagnosis or cosmetic concerns. A tumor "within the rib cage" may be imaged with ultrasound initially, then ct or MRI later is the physician determines necessity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer