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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
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
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
I have a lump on my rib cage. It's a rubbery ball that moves with the skin. I know it could be a cyst or lipoma but what are the chances of cancer?
I have a lipoma(thinks dr)in rib cage area(about an inch over from breast). Could it have come from exercise?first noticed a week after playing tennis
No probably not: As far as I know, lipomas do not come from exercise. They are benign fatty tumors. You probably just noticed it because you were playing tennis and it started irritating you. If your doctor thinks its a lipoma you should consider having it removed so it doesn't continue to grow and cause discomfort. ...Read more
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
Lipoma or cancer? Soft round lump on lower rib cage. Three ribs up from the bottom left. Movable, rubbery, on top of ribs, no pain, no color change.??
Benign: This sounds like a benign growth if it's quite moveable and has not changed in size or appearance over a long period of observation. However it's best to have your physician examine this lump to be certain. He/she will let you know if a followup exam in the future is advisable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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