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Lump under left rib should I be worried its not painful?

Lump under left rib should I be worried its not painful?

Inclusion cyst?: Hard to tell a lump since there are many underlying causes. Have your primary or a dermatologist take a look further. Typically an inclusion or fatty cysts can be present as well w/o pain. ...Read more

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Lump under left rib cage..Could it be a floating rib?

Lump under left rib cage..Could it be a floating rib?

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

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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.

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

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Just found a lump on left ribs after having surgery 2 weeks ago to put rod in left femur and now ribs on both sides hurt. Should we be worried?

Just found a lump on left ribs after having surgery 2 weeks ago to put rod in left femur and now ribs on both sides hurt. Should we be worried?

Need an exam: Would like to give you specific advice but it's impossible to tell what might be causing these lumps and pain without examining you. Please see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Lump under left rib that causes nausea and cold sweats ?

Lump under left rib that causes nausea and cold sweats ?

Needs to be checked: Any lump like the one you describe needs to be checked and physically examined by your doctor to find out what it can be caused by get yourself checked by your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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Lump under left rib cage that is painful when pressed. I am also 7 weeks postpartum. ?

Lump under left rib cage that is painful when pressed. I am also 7 weeks postpartum. ?

Check with ob-gyn: Your obstetrician is the person to evaluate this lump. After birth, you could have soft tissue issues from your abdomen, your uterus or other structures in that area. ...Read more

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Hard marble size lump under rt rib and rubbery lump on left rib, would a chest xray notice these when I had one?

Hard marble size lump under rt rib and  rubbery lump on left rib, would a chest xray notice these when I had one?

Chest xray: may not be able to visualize these. Ultrasound and possibly CT or MRI might be more useful. The first step, however, is to have your doctor evaluate the lumps. ...Read more

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Found a lump back left rib cage yesterday. Pain along left side ribs to hip front pelvic area pain feel fullness like ribs touching my hips!?

Examination: The rapid onset of your symptoms suggests an infection, but you don't describe feeling ill other than fullness and pain. See your physician today, and if you can't get in head to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on left rib that has been there for over a year and it hurts the whole left side of my back dr done CT & X-ray can't find anyth

I have a painful lump on left rib that has been there for over a year and it hurts the whole left side of my back dr done CT & X-ray  can't find anyth

Biopsy?: If you actually have a visible or palpable lump then it does not matter whether something appears or not on imaging studies. This may be a nerve tumor (neuroma), or other abnormality, but before speculating further would need more info and an exam. Suggest that you ask your doctor for a consult with a thoracic surgeon who may have seen more of these than your physician. ...Read more

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32 years old Male,I have visible 2 inch lump on left ribs ( rib 6 or 7) hard ,bone like no pain, what type of imaging help beside Xray or ultrasound?

32 years old Male,I have visible 2 inch lump on left ribs ( rib 6 or   7) hard ,bone like no pain, what type of imaging help beside Xray
or ultrasound?

Depends on exam: These are quite common. This may be an old fracture, or it's fairly common to have a bone bump at the costochondral junction. If it were me, and the thing was growing, I'd settle for a plain x-ray film which should be enough to rule a worrisome tumor in or out. ...Read more