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Lump Below Left Rib Cage
I have a hard lump just below left rib cage. It doesn't move or cause pain but has doubled in size in around 2 months and is now visible when standing?
Medical evaluation: Please have this lump examined in person by a medical provider. Any lump that has grown that fast warrants a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
My 17 year old has a lump right below left rib cage doesn't cause pain. When flexing it's hard. It moves around when you press on it. Minor or major!?!
Lump: Lump is minor in nature for the moment observation is in order. ...Read more
Found a small firm oval 5mm lump below lower left rib cage 2years back it is under the skin, not visible until stretched, immobile, painless, male, 24yr?
Get it checked.: If it is soft, painless and moves around easily, it is probably benign. Still, get it checked out. ...Read more
I have finger size lump below my left rib cage, which does not compress, but moves sideways when pressed hard. Experience heaviness while breathing..
Small hard lump left side below rib cage on side of stomach. Detected today, more easily detected standing up?
Possible hernia: A hernia is a tear in the abdominal muscle. If you have one on your left side then it would show up as a bump in this area and might feel like a pulled muscle. Hernias need to be repaired surgically. Please have an evaluation by your medical doctor to determine what is going on and best course of treatment. ...Read more
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Is this lump attached to skin? This is not a good sign.
Is this lump painful? Is there is any recent trauma to the area? Are this lump warm and the skin over it? If the answer to all the questions no? Most likely is benign lump. Check with your doc? ...Read more
Painful hard lump:
the possible causes of a 'painful hard lump' includes everything from an abcess (a boil) to sebaceous cyst to hematoma, and even benign lipomas, which can sometimes become uncomfortable. Fortunately for you, most physicians, including your pcp, will typically be able to quickly tell you what it is, and help treat you - if any treatment is actually necessary. So go to your pcp asap. ...Read more
Bet lipoma: Most common would b a lipoma, not much else there. Skin, fat, muscle, bone & chest contents, moveable soft tissue = lipoma. Benign. If really concerned ur pcp should help u. ...Read more
Bone spur: The usual cause of superficial lump is lypoma. Rarely could it be a small bony growth or neuroma. A lypoma is usually painless, freely mobile, and remains stable over time. Bone spur is hard, fixed and tender on palpation. Neuroma may or may not painful but usually fixed. Just monitor for changes in size, superficial ulceration, changes in color and any suspicious changes talk to your PCP. ...Read more
Lump on my lower left rib cage, roughly 2 x 1.25 inches, bit soft, movable, painless, only visible and palpable when I stretch upward. Help please?
Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You may have more than one lipoma. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected during middle age. A lipoma isn't cancer. ...Read more
Yes, at the back, --:
If its swollen for any reason. Generally ribs do not swell, unless growing a cyst or a tumor in it.
These are extremely uncommon, to say the least. A healing fracture off a bone could be felt as a swelling.
These are located at the back, on either side of the spine and covered by plenty of muscles. Difficult to be seen or felt easily, except in a very skinny person. ...Read more
Difficult to say: Why it moves around. But this is a good sign. Cancerous growths generally do no move around freely. Have a surgeon take a look at it. ...Read more
Monitor: The usual cause of superficial lump is lypoma. Rarely could it be a small bony growth or neuroma. A lypoma is usually painless, freely mobile, and remains stable over time. Bone spur is hard, fixed and tender on palpation. Neuroma may or may not painful but usually fixed. Just monitor for changes in size, superficial ulceration, changes in color and if any suspicious change talk to PCP. ...Read more
See your physician.: See your family doctor or internist, so that he/she can assess the "lump", and order any potential diagnostic studies to determine what it may be. It can be anything from an inflammed muscle, to some type of a mass. ...Read more
Lypoma: Lypoma.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably not: It's probably a little lump called a lipoma. That's a harmless collection of fatty tissue that for some unclear reason has decided to glomm together there. I've seen some as big as your fist. But, let a doctor take a look at it and examine it before you write it off as nothing to worry about. ...Read more
I feel a lump lower left rib cage. I can only feel it when I lie down towards my left side. Its not painful and feels movable.
Lumps should: Always be investigated. Painfree does not indicate anything in terms of possible malignancy. Hopefully, its something benign like a lipoma or ganglion but it warrants an exam, my preference is biopsy. ...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
Hi, I'm anthony and I got a lump on my left rib cage and it's squishy and doesn't cause me any pain? Can someone help me find out what it isasap?
Lump near another lump located near my spine on my lower left back below the rib cage that goes away after feeling it then returns. What is this?
I cannot be sure since I cannot examine it, but I strongly suggest that you bring this to the attention of your Primary doctor.
Your doctor will take your history, examine you, and more than likely order labs and xrays.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...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
I've got an unexplained pain on the far left side on my rib cage, (not on the front) It also feels like there is a lump there. Also lots of anxiety.
Pain in upper left rib cage. There is a semi hard lump, does not move. Hurts when laying on right side or sitting weird. Had it for about 3 or 4 years?
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
I have a small lump on the back of my rib cage on the left side and upper left side as well. It only hurts when leaning over for to long or lifting something to heavy they seem like the bumps can move alittle when you push them?
Skin lump causes:
Lumps felt under the skin can have many causes from simple things like swelling and bruising from local trauma, benign cysts of oil glands, benign localized fatty tissue collections (lipoma), infections (boil or abscess), to more serious causes up to and including cancerous masses.
Any persistent, enlarging or painful lumps should be evaluated. ...Read more
Tummy exercise lump:
More history is required. Is it stable in size or does it change with bearing down/coughing. Is it fixed in location or relatively mobile?
Are there any overlying skin changes? Any alteration in bowel habits. Any relation to food intake? Etc.
Dicsuss this with you primary care physician and do not ignore it. ...Read more
I have a lump on my left size under my rib cage, can only be felt when standing, its very tender to touch, what could this be?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she will probably x-ray or ultrasound the area to characterize the lump. ...Read more
I have a lump on my left size under my rib cage, can only be felt when standing. It's very tender to touch, what could this be?
I have a lump about the size of a tangarine on my lower front left rib cage it's hurting, what could it be? Do I need to go hospital?
Lump: It is hard to know excatly what the lump is, but it is a good idea to go see a doctor for further evaluation ...Read more
Does a moveable lump in the upper left side below the breat on rib cage have anything to do with HIV? Dr goole may have freaked my out.
Wrong Question: You are never going to determine whether you have HIV from a symptom. HIV is transmitted to people engaging in unprotected sex or sharing needles. Your chances of contracting HIV starts low but increases exponentially the more you engage in these practices. If you have, get tested, if not, quit worrying about HIV. A mobile lump not attached to breast is probably benign but should be biopsied. ...Read more
My husband has a mass on the left side back below his rib cage that causes him pain it is solid and does not move, what could it possibly be?
Mass in that location can be a number of things. ..too many to outline here. This should be checked out by his Primary Care Provider!! A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION is REQUIRED!
I hope this helps! Good L:uck!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have a fairly large fist size lump just below right rib cage, and smaller one in a similar place on the left, occasionally achey pain. Ideas?
Possible Hernia: A hernia is when the muscle in the abdomen splits and allows sthe tissue underneath to poke through. This creates a bump on your side. Hernias can be repaired with routine surgery. You need to have this evaluated by your doctor as untreated hernias can become strangulated and cause severe problems. ...Read more
Lump inner left corner left rib cage. No direct pain, some general rib pain occasionally. Hard, not movable. Been there for a year. Teenager.
Hard to say: It's a common spot to have lipomas and other benign lumps, but if it can't be moved around that may pint toward something else. Skin is hard to diagnose without looking at it. Please get it checked out. ...Read more
Painful left lump on left side of rib cage. It has grown in size. MRI was last test to show something but it was not defined. Been 3 yrs, what is it?
Need more info: If the lump is in the rib itself, did you have trauma in that area? Have you ever had a cancer, especially of a type that tends to spread to bone; and does the MRI suggest a cancer in the bone? That would be my concern, although your description makes me doubt cancer. Review the findings with your clinician. A biopsy, if needed, is one way to answer your question. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I've had a lump on the left side of my abdomen area underneath the rib cage, I notice this since 2008 and I felt pain sometimes. Can this be treated?
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 have a small lump, maybe a little less than an inch long, on the left of my abdomen, next to my rib cage. It does not hurt. Should I be concerned?
How long?: If it has been there for long time it is probably benign such as q cyst or fatty tumor. If it is recent there are other possibilities which would require a minor biopsy for a definite diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
36yr male, found a lump below rib cage on my back, left side about 3-4 inches from my spine and closer to my side. No pain and under skin. What is it?
Lump: Hard to tell exactly what it is without seeing or feeling it, but if it is well circumscribed, mobile, chances are it is a sebacious cyst - a cyst originated from an oil gland whose oil could not evacuate and built inside to form a cyst. It's benign but above certain pressure it may pop open and get infected. ...Read more