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Dr. Guy Fogel
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
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How do I remove this lump in middle of rib cage?

See a physician: You should have this evaluated to decide if an excisional biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Is lump in middle of rib cage a bone?

Is lump in middle of rib cage a bone?

Yes : You are probably referring to the zip hood process, which is a bony pronence that projects off the inferior aspect of the sternum. It can be quite prominent in slender people . Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

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 more

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Dr. Austin Yeargan iii
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
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Lump in the middle of rib cage. Can move it around. Hurts slightly. What could this be? Cancerous?

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

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Tom Heston
Board Certified, Family Medicine
23 years in practice
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I have a lump right at the top & in the middle of my rib cage ie middle of my chest?

I have a lump right at the top & in the middle of my rib cage  ie middle of my chest?

Sternomanubrial jtn: You might be referring to the normal sternomanubrial joint, also referred to as the sternomanubrial junction or sternal angle. Here's an image: http://pinterest.Com/pin/142356038193025684/. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Board Certified, Cardiology
27 years in practice
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What to do if I have a lump in the middle of stomach below my rib cage what could it be?

What to do if I have a lump in the middle of stomach below my rib cage what could it be?

? hernia: A weakness in the wall of the abdomen may allow a buldge of the stomach (actually is the intestines ) and can cause a hernia. Need a physical exam to confirm and see if any other intervention is neccessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Tomas Powell
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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I just discover a small lump on my right rib cage its hard not like a bone theres no pain what can it be its ite middle of my ribcage?

See MD: While this may be nothing more than a lipoma (benign fatty tumor), it could be something more serious. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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Found a lump on my l side rib cage in the middle, I have vhl a history of islet cell cancer of the pancreas both adrenals don't function, is this lump bad?

Found a lump on my l side rib cage in the middle, I have vhl a history of islet cell cancer of the pancreas both adrenals don't function, is this lump bad?

Have it checked: Neuroendocrince cancers can spread to unusual sites, including the bone. A familial cancer syndrome puts you are particular risk and i would have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
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A lump on my left side beneath my rib cage?

Let us see: 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

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