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Lump In Middle Of Rib Cage
I have a firm lump in middle of rib cage above belly and below chest and its become itchy on outside what could this be?
Xyphoid bone: The location you describe is at the end of your sternum. Occasionally the xyphoid, (small bone/cartilage) at the end of sternum will dislocate and form a bump/lump. It is benign condition. A lateral chest x-ray should be able to show this condition. Okay to ask your doc at next visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lump in the middle of rib cage. Can move it around. Hurts slightly. What could this be? Cancerous?
Possibly: Recommend follow up with your primary care MD. May be nothing. Your past medical history is important in this setting. ...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
Xiphisternum: Most likely lower end of sternum feels like a lump, and is called xiphisternum. ...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
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
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