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Lump Below Rib Cage Center
I have a small lump just below the rib cage precisely center-leftcorner. I am 42 -male.
No obesity,no previous diseases. what could be the sign?which
Go to a doctor: It is not possible to know what the cause is from your description. Is it hard, soft, fixed or mobile? It can be anything from a benign growth to a malignant tumor. Go to a doctor to find out. ...Read more
Xiphisternum: Most likely lower end of sternum feels like a lump, and is called xiphisternum. ...Read more
I have a lump just under the center of my rib cage. What is that?
It feels like an awkward pressure but not painful to touch, also I cannot feel where
Ziphoid process?: Sounds like it could be that. It looks like an arrow head pointed downwards and is attached to bottom of sternum (breastbone). Check an anatomy book or Google it. If that is not it see your doc. ...Read more
No pain rock hard lump on my upper abdomen right at the center of rib cage. I usually feel bloated and want to puke. Can't sleep and can't burp.?
Stomach pain?: Recommend evaluation by a gastroenterologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Depends: Without being able to see/examine the lump, of course, we can't make any kind of diagnosis. One very commonly seen lump in the body is a lipoma, which is a benign fatty lesion. If there is pain or discoloration or discharge or redness or any other concerning finding associated with the lump, please see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
Many causes: 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 your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Thoracic surgeon: Rib problems are best treated by a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more
Possibly: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
Painful hard lump: Dear riana, 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
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
Have them go to a MD: Dear lefty, while your intentions may be good, you obviously should not be trying to remove a hard lump from under your friends rib cage for a great number of reasons (including that it may not have to be removed, as in the case of benign lipomas). However, if you truly want to help your friend out, obviously you will have them follow up with a physician for a thorough examination of this area. ...Read more
Xiphoid Process: It is at the botom of the breast bone. Google it and see if tht is what you are decribing. It is normal anatomy, Here is a website: https://www.innerbody.com/anatomy/skeletal/xiphoid-process-sternum ...Read more
My wife has a hard lump under her rib cage on the right side. She has also been having pain in other places. What could this be?
Take it seriously: Lump equals work-up. Get the correct diagnosis now. ...Read more