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Doctor insights on: Left Ribcage Tumor Symptoms

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I have a lump on my left ribcage ive had it for years it does not hurt to touch I think it might be a kind of tumor I sometimes worry but never act?

I have a lump on my left ribcage ive had it for years  it does not hurt to touch I think it might be a kind of tumor I sometimes worry but never act?

Next physical exam: Point this thing out to your physician. It's common to have a bump on one of the costochondral joints. They can grow funny when they're fusing. They mean nothing whatever. If it's been there for a long time, it's almost certainly nothing. But do show your physician. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


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Dull pain under the right side of my ribcage for 3-4 years. I have had multiple ultrasounds and it is not gall bladder or tumor. Vc came back clear. ?

Dull pain under the right side of my ribcage for 3-4 years. I have had multiple ultrasounds and it is not gall bladder or tumor. Vc came back clear. ?

Keep looking: You are a male 28 years old with right upper quadrant pain. You stated it is not gallbladder or tumor. Your doctor should keep looking. If it limits quality of life. The structures in this area are the liver, gallbladder small bowel and right colon. Blood tests to evaluate for hepatitis need to be ruled out. A specialist referral may help. ...Read more

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Would painful knots on lower ribcage be anything other than muscles?Ct test showed nothing. Would infection or tumor show in a ct?Nothing has helped.

Would painful knots on lower ribcage be anything other than muscles?Ct test showed nothing. Would infection or tumor show in a ct?Nothing has helped.

Not likely a tumor: If the CT scan came back normal then I think you can safely rule out tumor or infection as the CT would surely show evidence of that. Have you tried massage therapy or chiropractic? Even acupuncture may be an avenue to pursue. ...Read more

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My uvula is deviated to the left, could this be serious? Could I have a tumor impinging my vagus nerve? I don't have any other symptoms.

My uvula is deviated to the left, could this be serious? Could I have a tumor impinging my vagus nerve? I don't have any other symptoms.

You're fine: I see that you are a first year medical student. Deviation of the uvula is a marker for a cranial nerve palsy, but when you eventually see it in real life, it's spectacular and the movements of the other throat muscles are obviously abnormal. Few uvulas are truly straight. You'll also learn that you have palpable lymph nodes in your neck that may not be in the anatomy book -- they're okay too. ...Read more

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Is nf1 a dangerous disease? Do all get tumors on the body and other complications? There is mild freckling on the left armpit no other symptom.

Is nf1 a dangerous disease? Do all get tumors on the body and other complications? There is mild freckling on the left armpit no other symptom.

Variable: Dark brown skin patches, raised spots (lisch nodules) on the iris of the eye, fractures of long bones in childhood, freckling armpits, neurofibromas (tumors on the skin or deeper in the body), larger tumors under the skin (plexiform neurofibromas), with pressure on nearby nerves or organs, cognitive impairment (adhd, learning disorder. Most people just get mild forms of disease and nothing else. ...Read more

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Symptoms of brain tumor on left front lobe?

Symptoms of brain tumor on left front lobe?

Depends: Size and location of the tumor have a lot to do with delineating the symptoms. The frontal lobe has a few different functions. Among them; speech, personality deficits and/or motor problems on the right side of the body can result. ...Read more

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If a tumor on the left colon began to narrow one's colon causing constipation symptoms, would it be months or years before causing an obstruction?

If a tumor on the left colon began to narrow one's colon causing constipation symptoms, would it be months or years before causing an obstruction?

Depends: Some grow at different rates--weeks to months more likely time frame. General health, weight, and other factors impact this as well. ...Read more

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When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

Hypochondrasis: I understand your Anxiety. You do not have brain tumor, nor is it related to coughing Do not dwell upon these symptoms; make dwelling of your achievements in your mind. Do not assume, think about Reality. Believe in your logical reasoning; you are not the victim of Anxiety Do Breathing and Music, Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation; See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress and medication for Anxiety. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause one sided symptoms? Maybe i'm just super aware of everything in my body now, but it seems like my left side just feels different from my right. Brain tumor or MS or something?

Can anxiety cause one sided symptoms? Maybe i'm just super aware of everything in my body now, but it seems like my left side just feels different from my right. Brain tumor or MS or something?

Anxiety: Anxiety is the great mimicker, it can cause all kinds of symptoms. Anxiety treatment is multimodal, meaning closely monitored medical treatment as well as counseling and behavioral therapy. Relaxation techniques can be of utmost value, try dawnbuse.Com for some relaxation techniques. Yoga may be valuable to you as breathing can stop anxiety problems. ...Read more

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Had lump in upper left side of neck for 3yrs no symptoms until recently, small short headaches. Can this be a cancer tumor? Size changes, not hard.

Had lump in upper left side of neck for 3yrs no symptoms until recently, small short headaches. Can this be a cancer tumor? Size changes, not hard.

Can this be a cancer: Cancer can indeed grow and metastasize. Size alone or softness/hardness , headaches are not good enough to definitive diagnose cancer. A biopsy and or scans are helpful tests. ...Read more

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If a brain tumor caused pain in the top left part of the skull, would there be other neurological symptoms as well?

If a brain tumor caused pain in the top left part of the skull, would there be other neurological symptoms as well?

Depends on size: Could result in weakness in right leg, could even affect left leg, might promote seizures, perhaps nausea and vomiting, dizziness, imbalance, blurring of vision, if it did increase intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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I have double normal cortisol blood level, have burning pain under my ribs and on left side near umbilicus. Could these symptoms be of adrenal tumor?

Unlikely: Blood cortisol varies considerably throughout the day, so a single value does not mean much. A cortisol-producing adrenal tumor is rare. Pain from an adrenal tumor would more likely cause back pain, if it caused pain at all. See your doctor, but this is unlikely to be an adrenal tumor. ...Read more

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Left side head pain and forehead pain.These is the symptoms of brain tumor?

Left side head pain and forehead pain.These is the symptoms of brain tumor?

Unlikely: Since you also have forehead pain this is far more likely to be a sinus headache. Obviously i can't tell over the internet. Brain tumors are rare, estimated 20/100, 000 people. Of those, 7/100, 000 are cancer. ...Read more

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Can you have a panc. tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.

Can you have a panc. tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.

No: Most common symptom of pancreatic cancer would be painless jaundice. Pancreatic cancer is also extremely uncommon in your age group. Taking metformin WITH food may reduce your symptoms significantly. If not, tell your doctor that you are having stomach problems with metformin and you will be prescribed an alternative medication. ...Read more

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Brain tumor symptoms.? I have dull pressure.On left side top head and my left eye is foggy and.I feel pressure around that area?

Brain tumor symptoms.? I have dull pressure.On left side top head and my left eye is foggy and.I feel pressure around that area?

Probably not: Although it's possible, what you describe doesn't cause alarm about brain tumors in my mind. Dull head pain and pressure where you describe is more likely something boring, like sinus congestion. When you say your eye is "foggy", do you mean you have trouble seeing? If yes, that is more concerning and you should see a doctor right away. Some eye problems can cause head pain and pressure. ...Read more

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I feel pressure on left side of my head near my ear and right above sideburn. I am not having any symptoms of brain tumor. What is it?

I feel pressure on left side of my head near my ear and right above sideburn. I am not having any symptoms of brain tumor. What is it?

TMJ?: A diagnosis cannot be made without an exam. However, this sounds like this may be related to you temporal mandibular joint (tmj). An ear issue cannot be excluded. This would require an exam by your doctor for 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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My doctor told me the sudden spasm in my right lip and left cheek last 2 sec from a month now several times a day is not symptom of brain tumor im 27?

My doctor told me the sudden spasm in my right lip and left cheek last 2 sec from a month now several times a day is not symptom of brain tumor im 27?

Diagnosis/Neurology: Have your doctor refer you to a neurologist for a diagnostic workup of your facial spasms. I agree with your doctor that it would be unusual for a brain tumor to cause lip and cheek spasms on opposite sides of the face, but it appears you still need to find out what is causing these spasms. Hope this helps. ...Read more