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I hav lots of painful small lumps in the area around the bottom of my ribs my dr says they are nothin to worry about but they are getting more painful?

I hav lots of painful small lumps in the area around the bottom of my ribs my dr says they are nothin to worry about but they are getting more painful?

Ask more questions: Progressively painful bumps on ribs are not normal. Ask your doctor what the diagnosis is. If he/she doesn't know or can't really say, or if it doesn't sound right to you, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I have a small lump the size of a pea under my skin. It is 1 inch from my bottom rib and 2 inch left of my spine and it doesn't hurt.?

I have a small lump the size of a pea under my skin. It is 1 inch from my bottom rib and 2 inch left of my spine and it doesn't hurt.?

Do nothing: Most likely a benign cyst. If soft @ moveable poss lipoma if firm who knows without it's removal. If it were me I would leave it alone, but 4 peace of mind if worried c ur pcp & let him/ her look @ it. ...Read more

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There is a small, moveable lump under/on my bottom right rib cage. I also feel something similar under the left rib cage. Could these be lymph nodes?

There is a small, moveable lump under/on my bottom right rib cage. I also feel something similar under the left rib cage. Could these be lymph nodes?

Floating ribs: The last 2 ribs are called floating ribs; they originate from the thoracic spine, but do not attach to the sternum/rib cage as the 10 other ribs above them do. Since one end of these ribs is "floating" and not attached to any other bone or cartilage, they may be felt a moveable lumps underneath the rib cage. ...Read more

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I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?

I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?

Sounds Like: It might be an EXOSTOSIS (small bony lump originating in one of your ribs) HOWEVER the only way to be totally re-assured is to visit your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a "look see" and opinion!


Hope this is helpful/Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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Left side on lower ribs have small and large fatty type lumps. Moveable. Pain also in area that has lightened up. 21F. Overweight. Cancerous??

Left side on lower ribs have small and large fatty type lumps. Moveable. Pain also in area that has lightened up. 21F. Overweight. Cancerous??

Very likely not: Benign soft tissue, including fatty, lumps or tumors are thought to occur 10 times more frequently than cancerous growths. If a lump is greater than 2 inches in size, it has a greater risk of being cancerous. Being tender or painful is actually more often associated with being benign (possibly an infectious abscess); benign lumps tend to grow more slowly. Watch for changes and seek eval if changes ...Read more

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22yrs. F. Have small and med. Size fatty lumps scattered on left side rib & upper front ribs and abd. Only some spots painful. Overweight. Cancerous?

22yrs. F. Have small and med. Size fatty lumps scattered on left side rib & upper front ribs and abd. Only some spots painful. Overweight. Cancerous?

Not likely: Based on what you are describing, they sound like lipomas, which are benign. At your age, it is rare to see musculoskeletal cancers. You should get a physical exam in-person to better confirm. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I've been thinking that the lumps I've been feeling were just my rib cage or natural lumpiness of my small breasts, what could it be?

I've been thinking that the lumps I've been feeling were just my rib cage or natural lumpiness of my small breasts, what could it be?

Can't tell online: Without knowing more about where these lumps are, what they feel like, if they have changed or grown, if they're tender, what they look like, the shape, AND without examining you, it is impossible to say what these might be.

There are lots of things that cause lumps, and almost all of them are NOT breast cancer. Please see a doctor for an exam! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have movable non painful lumps on my rib cage, one below breast and another one left bottom of rib cage these are there for more than an year...

I have movable non painful lumps on my rib cage, one below breast and another one left bottom of rib cage these are there for more than an year...

Lipoma/fatty tumor: It may a fatty tumor, that is benign, as long as it does not get bigger and painful nothing need to be worried about. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal lump. Just on the top of my ribs on the left side there is two very small lumps, like two little BB pellets under my skin?

I am experiencing abdominal lump. Just on the top of my ribs on the left side there is two very small lumps, like two little BB pellets under my skin?

Unfortunately it is: Impossible to diagnose lumps, bumps or rashes over the internet because we cannot examine you (them.) There are any of a number of benign but also potentially serious conditions that could present this way. You need to see a health care professional for evaluation and examination. ...Read more

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I have a huge painless rubbery lumps in left arm near crease also a small painful lump on rib under breast (see pic of arm) no insurance what to do?

I have a huge painless rubbery lumps in left arm near crease also a small painful lump on rib under breast (see pic of arm) no insurance what to do?

Seek care: While these may be harmless fat deposits called lipomas (a benign or non-cancerous type of tumor), there is also breast tissue on the ribs and in the arm pit. If you are feeling new lumps in these areas, you should be examined. Planned parenthood provides free or low-cost gynecologic care. That may be an option for you. ...Read more

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Okay so, it's not like a lump more of a fatty sploge just on top of my bottom left rib. Visible when I lay on my back?

May be a Lipoma: From your description it may be a lipoma. Which is a benign fatty tumor. But it needs to be checked to be sure what it may be ...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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What could be cause of hard lump, size of gumball, on bottom right rib felt on back/side. Had 12 years now. Not usually painful unless pressed on alot?

What could be cause of hard lump, size of gumball, on bottom right rib felt on back/side. Had 12 years now. Not usually painful unless pressed on alot?

It sounds like: Somelike some type of cyst, maybe a sebaceous cyst but to be there so long without a secretion is difficult to say. Did u ever fracture the rib? Could it be repair of the bone from a fracture? ...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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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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Long hard lump next to bottom rib bone. Not the same on other side. Its stuck to the bone. What could it be?

Long hard lump next to bottom rib bone. Not the same on other side. Its stuck to the bone. What could it be?

Several things: 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 his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more

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Lately I've found somewhat large hard lumps on both sides of my chest and small puss filled bumps on my areolas. Is this normal?

Lately I've found somewhat large hard lumps on both sides of my chest and small puss filled bumps on my areolas. Is this normal?

Staph: You may have a mild staff infection I would try using an antiseptic soap if this does not improve I would let a physician see it and give you a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my right rib cage I had it for years it never hurts and never went away and now I'm getting scared what should I do?

I have a small lump on my right rib cage I had it for years it never hurts and never went away and now I'm getting scared what should I do?

Unlikely of Concern: A lump for years is unlikely something nasty.
If it is bothering you, you can consult your doctor to consider removing it ...Read more

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I have a lump that suddenly developed on my left side between my bottom 2 ribs not attached to the skin firm painful and doubled in size overnight?

Abscess vs cyst: You may be describing sebaceous cyst, ingrown hair or even an abscess (pus pocket). Best to see your Family Doc for examination, diagnosis & treatment. S/he may lance (drain) it if it feels full of fluid. Less likely to be lipoma which are benign but don't usually double in size overnight. ...Read more

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Periodical deep pain near a small lump on rib left side of my lower/mid from center of my back and with pain behind ribcage on left side of my back.?

Don't know, but...: Do have this evaluated by your primary care provider. This deserves taking a careful medical history, and doing an exam. Good luck. Lg. ...Read more

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Hard lump on right side towards back, at bottom of rib cage. Not painful but noticeable if I lift or do something strenuous. Dr isn't concerned tho??

Lipoma: It might be a Lipoma which usually is a benign tumor of adipose tissue and just needs to be watched. Likely that is the reason your doctor is not concerned. But do follow up with him so he can keep an eye on it. Thanks. ...Read more