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I have a flat hand sized mass on my left rib cage and a smaller one on my right ribcage. its soft to the touch and moves when i push i. its painless?

I have a flat hand sized mass on my left rib cage and a smaller one on my right ribcage. its soft to the touch and moves when i push i. its painless?

Lipoma: If the mass is painless and soft ,slippery and does not affect the overlying skin, then this is a lipoma. They are usually left alone. can be multiple. also they can grow over years to a size of a palm ...Read more

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Swollen painful hard mass over left ribcage below breast, wraps around to knot on back of ribs.5 months no diagnosis.Ct w/o contrast & xray clear.

Swollen painful hard mass over left ribcage below breast, wraps around to knot on back of ribs.5 months no diagnosis.Ct w/o contrast & xray clear.

Mass: If there is a palpable mess that you are able to palpate and nothing was seen on the CT or chest xray. I I suggest you see another physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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My sister has costochondral tenderness with increasing pain & hard mass near right ribcage. Thoughts on possible cause or relief?

My sister has costochondral tenderness with increasing pain & hard mass near right ribcage. Thoughts on possible cause or relief?

See doc now: Without a physical exam or more history, it is impossible to know what is causing her symptoms. Increasing pain with a hard mass in her chest is concerning, however. She needs to be examined now to get this figured out. ...Read more

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Painful mass on ribcage under breast. US came back normal just started coughing up thick clear mucus and pain behind knee and arm pit What could it be

Painful mass on ribcage under breast. US came back normal just started coughing up thick clear mucus and pain behind knee and arm pit What could it be

Uncertain: In this setting my concern would be whether you have a blood clot in the leg with a pulmonary embolus into the lawn. This may not be the correct diagnosis but it needs to be evaluated as it is a serious medical problem. See your position immediately and get this clarified ...Read more

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Mild pain under left ribcage that comes n goes since 1.5 mnths smtimes on sides navel.Splenomagely?No other symptom or changes.Non-smoker nor drunker.

Have it checked: Splenomegaly as a finding isn't common unless you've been exposed to certain things that would cause it to be felt. Is this somethig your doctor has already discussed with you? If so, yonu need for him/ her to do an abdominal exam on you while lying down, and you'll have your answer. If it's continuous, and not related to your spleen, check your diet as bloating can be occur. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with 10x9 CM slightly hyperechoic solid mass in left lobe during incidental u/s-no symptoms. I'm 37 & 21 weeks pregnant. What is recommended?

Diagnosed with 10x9 CM slightly hyperechoic solid mass in left lobe during incidental u/s-no symptoms. I'm 37 & 21 weeks pregnant. What is recommended?

Get a diagnosis: You need to have a diagnosis to know what to do. You will likely need the assistance of several physicians. Perhaps a maternal fetal medicine specialist will be use for the OB part if your general OB has questions. If you do not have symptoms and the mass is benign then you may be able to progress through the pregnancy without any special treatment. Your doc will help when there is a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cysts possiblity it could be cancerous...Should it be biopsied or removed? I have a paraneoplastic syndrome been in search if there is any tumors in the body causing my symptoms. A mass or complex cyst was found on my left ovary that has b

Complex ovarian cysts possiblity it could be cancerous...Should it be biopsied or removed? I have a paraneoplastic syndrome been in search if there is any tumors in the body causing my symptoms. A mass or complex cyst was found on my left ovary that has b

There : There are many things to consider here. One is your age, also do you have children? What was your doctor's recommendation? Have you seen a gyn/oncologist? If not you should do so for a different opinion/perspective. Honestly i can't make a recommendation based on the limited info. I have, therefore i encourage you to get a second opinion. I hope other doctor's here on avvo.Com can lend their opinion as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mild flu symptoms 2 days. Fever 100.8. Occ cough fits., low mucus. Aching under full left ribcage; a spasm feel if i push under ribs near stomach. Energy ok. No medical ins. What could it be?

Mild flu symptoms 2 days. Fever 100.8. Occ cough fits., low mucus. Aching under full left ribcage; a spasm feel if i push under ribs near stomach. Energy ok. No medical ins. What could it be?

Sounds like a: Viral infection. You can just treat the symptoms if you don't get much worse. Mucinexdm will loosen and help with the cough. Dayquil and nyquil help too . Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) for fever or aches. A cool mist humidifier in the room will help too. Did you get a flu shot? ...Read more

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Having severe tightness on left side of heart near ribcage worsened by sitting, CT scan was normal, chest xray clear, what could these symptoms be?

Having severe tightness on left side of heart near ribcage worsened by sitting, CT scan was normal, chest xray clear, what could these symptoms be?

Worse sitting?: The only clue in your description is the observation that it's worse sitting. That suggests a muscular cause or possibly a compression neuropathy. A CT of the your cervical spine would rule the latter in or out. If negative, a trial of muscle relaxants and analgesics with physical therapy and heat would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Symptoms: left axillary mass for 5 months, itchy arms, pain in right should blade/between should blades, aching in right rib cage, fatigue, body aches?

See physician: Axillary mass present for 5 months is not normal, no matter what the other symptoms. The mass could represent chronic infection or tumor. Should have physical examination by physician and then usually imaging studies which may include ct, mr, and possibly bone scan or pet. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain under my left ribcage?

Varies: There are a number of structures there that can potentially cause pain: the lining of you lung, your stomach and pancreas to name a few. I would not hesitate to be seen for an exam and accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could be a fluttering on the left side under your ribcage be?

What could be a fluttering on the left side under your ribcage be?

Heart problem: Your heart is located under your left ribcage, and fluttering could a sign of a cardiac problem such as an arrhythmia. Given your age, i would definitely recommend seeing your internist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain in my upper back and left side of my ribcage came on suddenly spasm every so often?

Any cause?: Can you think of anything you've done recently that may have pulled or irritated/overworked some of the muscles in your back/left ribcage?How long has it been doing this?How often are the spasms?If going on several days with no relief with ibuprofen or naproxen and/or application of heat consider seeing your primary doctor to discuss muscle relaxing meds and/Or PT if it has been going on awhile. ...Read more

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I have a fatty mass under my collarbone. I dont have any symptoms . should i be concered?

I have a fatty mass under my collarbone. I dont have any symptoms . should i be concered?

Tough to say: The concern would purely be to get any "mass" checked out to be safe and assure it is not something serious. If it is a fatty mass (Lipoma) then they are benign in nature, but could still grow and encroach against vessels or nerves and cause pain, so may need removal. If it a lymph node near your collar bone, then that is a different story. Best to get it diagnosed by Doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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