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Group Of Small Lumps On Bottom Of Ribs
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
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
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
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?
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
Is my kidney swollen? Have a stone in left side, Been having bad pain all day on/off, felt a small lump in the front bottom rib area, Related to stone? KI?
NOT RELATED: NEED TO GET TESTED TO SEE IF YOU HAVE SWELLIG OF THE KIDNEY. ...Read more
For about two months now I have noticed a small lump near my left rib cage (bottom middle) just below my sternum. I have pidgeon chest. Should I worry?
Soft or hard:
A picture will help
You need to be examined and an ultrasound done ...Read more
7+ yrs had small movable lump below rt bottom rib, 2006 doc said scar tissue (no imging done) always there same size. I feel lump if flexing abs or lay on back. Now rib is tender/mild pain there. Ok?
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
I have a small but hard lump in my chest at the bottom of my sternum. ..It appears to be external right under my skin and also moves when I push it?
Hard bump: It may be an epidermal inclusion cyst. They are firm and moveable just below the skin. If it is enlarging or painful see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
Can floating ribs be felt on front of body? Have lumps below bottom of rib cage on each side that feel long and hard like a bone
No, they are located:
In the back only.
You should see your pcp to be evaluated ; investigated to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
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
I have few small lumps on my rib cage a couple inches below my breasts. They're soft and easily move around when I push them. Could this be cancer?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
I have a lump at the bottom centre of my rib cage and the top right of my ribs feel like it has sunk in. It's uneven from the left side?
Lump center of ribs: Suspect you are feeling the normal xiphiod process. Go to wikipedia for details. ...Read more
I have a lump on my left rib cage at the bottom. It moves when touched, is soft and I only noticed it while lying down. It doesn't hurt.
Lipoma: This sounds like an lipoma, which is a benign fat lump. You may have others, but just to be safe have a doctor have a look at it ...Read more
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
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
Dime-sized lump right under skin. At bottom of left rib-cage, no pain. No unique medical history. Not rock hard, but not soft either. Moves a Little.
Lipoma: Have your doctor take a look to be sure. ...Read more
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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