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I have a painful lump on my back below ribs?

I have a painful lump on my back below ribs?

Fibroma?: Most lumps are painless. .. small benign fatty tumors/lipomas or epidermal cysts. The fact that yours is painful is notable. It is likely a dermatofibroma and likely requires no treatment, especially if it hasn't grown over the past year. But I would have it looked at by a dermatologist, just to make sure it doesn't have worrisome features. Very rarely a painful lump can be the beginning of cancer ...Read more

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I've got a hard lump in between my ribs and it hurts. Its affecting my back to. What could it be?

I've got a hard lump in between my ribs and it hurts. Its affecting my back to. What could it be?

See GP: It could be a cyst or other cause of enlargement. It is impossible to tell without an exam. Please see your GP for evaluation as soon as possible. Try some warm compresses and paracetamol until you can be seen. ...Read more

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I have has this lump on my left side of my back right below my ribs it doesn't hurt had it for a few years what is it?

I have has this lump on my left side of my back right below my ribs it doesn't hurt had it for a few years what is it?

It could be one of: Possiblilties. The most common is a simple fatty tumor known as a lipoma. These tend to be soft and mobile. They can also grow. You could have a scoliosis or other spinal deformity presenting like this as well. If it is changing in size, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a lump (not painful) which feels about 4cm by 2cm. It is on my ribs, just on my back. I can move it around a little. Help!

Sounds like fat cyst: Sometimes sweat gland can grow inwards producing a cyst. If this bothers U, can be removed. The cyst has capsule around it which also needs removed and leaves indentation which dissapears slowly. If it begins to smell or leak U can have removed w insur claiming infected, Otherwise ins may not pay. Also they can recur. Show primary MD & seek derm to examine. Removal not a big deal. ...Read more

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Left side almost back, last rib of the ribs cage, 1cm lump since 6-8 months, no pain only feel discomfort while I touch, could you please help?

It could be: A lipoma (fatty growth) or a cyst, but all growths or lumps should be evaluated by a physician to make sure that they are not malignant or need to be removed. Please see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could be cause of hard lump, size of gumball, on bottom right rib felt on back/side. Had 12 years now. Not usually painful unless pressed on alot?

What could be cause of hard lump, size of gumball, on bottom right rib felt on back/side. Had 12 years now. Not usually painful unless pressed on alot?

It sounds like: Somelike some type of cyst, maybe a sebaceous cyst but to be there so long without a secretion is difficult to say. Did u ever fracture the rib? Could it be repair of the bone from a fracture? ...Read more

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Okay so, it's not like a lump more of a fatty sploge just on top of my bottom left rib. Visible when I lay on my back?

May be a Lipoma: From your description it may be a lipoma. Which is a benign fatty tumor. But it needs to be checked to be sure what it may be ...Read more

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Lump at the bottom back of rib cage, cyst?

Lump at the bottom back of rib cage, cyst?

Rib cage lump: Many possible causes including bone cyst, bone spur, healing fracture, muscle hernia, among others. Check with your physician about this one. ...Read more

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Lump on my right rib in the back what is it?

Lump on my right rib in the back what is it?

Not enough informati: We do not have enough information to tell you what this lump on the right rib could be without more details and possible examination
It can be anywhere from a fatty tumor called lipoma, a cyst, a bony tumor or any other thing
I suggest you have it checked by your doctor ...Read more

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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?

Lump: 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

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Periodical deep pain near a small lump on rib left side of my lower/mid from center of my back and with pain behind ribcage on left side of my back.?

Don't know, but...: Do have this evaluated by your primary care provider. This deserves taking a careful medical history, and doing an exam. Good luck. Lg. ...Read more

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Hard lump on right side towards back, at bottom of rib cage. Not painful but noticeable if I lift or do something strenuous. Dr isn't concerned tho??

Lipoma: It might be a Lipoma which usually is a benign tumor of adipose tissue and just needs to be watched. Likely that is the reason your doctor is not concerned. But do follow up with him so he can keep an eye on it. Thanks. ...Read more

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6 months off/on pain on lower left side of ribs. Left side of back has pain + knots too. Fatty multiple lumps movable. One spot will usually flare up.

6 months off/on pain on lower left side of ribs. Left side of back has pain + knots too. Fatty multiple lumps movable. One spot will usually flare up.

Doctor: Too many symptoms for young person. Do you have history of injury, trauma? If not, check your physical activity in gym. And no obvious reason for this, make appointment with a doctor. ...Read more

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I have had these lumps one on each side of my body under the ribs for about 6 years. I had an ultrasound done when I firat found them and never heard back. Wonder what they are. No pain or nothing?

I have had these lumps one on each side of my body under the ribs for about 6 years. I had an ultrasound done when I firat found them and never heard back. Wonder what they are. No pain or nothing?

Not dangerous: If you have had them for 6 years and they have not changed, I would not worry too much about them. I would however follow up with the ordering physician about the ultrasound results. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Kind of a pain on the right side of ribs and to the back and kind of a little bit down like a lump kind of thing - tender to push on?

Kind of a pain on the right side of ribs and to the back and kind of a little bit down like a lump kind of thing - tender to push on?

See your physician: Providing you with a list of things that can cause this won't give you an answer. You need to see your physician who can do a proper history and physical examination to define the cause and provide appropriate treatment ...Read more

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I have a small lump the size of a pea under my skin. It is 1 inch from my bottom rib and 2 inch left of my spine and it doesn't hurt.?

I have a small lump the size of a pea under my skin. It is 1 inch from my bottom rib and 2 inch left of my spine and it doesn't hurt.?

Do nothing: Most likely a benign cyst. If soft @ moveable poss lipoma if firm who knows without it's removal. If it were me I would leave it alone, but 4 peace of mind if worried c ur pcp & let him/ her look @ it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

A painful: 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

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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?

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

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I have a lump size of a golf ball on my lower back below my rib cage on the left what could it be?

I have a lump size of a golf ball on my lower back below my rib cage on the left what could it be?

Swelling: Could be many things including a sebaceous cyst or a fatty tumor. Have it checked or sen us a picture. An ultrasound may be helpful in making the diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more

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35 month old lump lower back bottom of ribs. Lump visible when he means forward. Concerned mom. What could this be?

35 month old lump lower back bottom of ribs. Lump visible when he means forward. Concerned mom. What could this be?

See doctor: There are many possibilities so the best thing to do is to ease your mind and see the doctor. The doctor will diagnose this for you and then give the treatment options ...Read more

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Small bony lump after last rib on back? Feels like a little rib? No pain, no discomfort, nothing out of the ordinary. Bone spur maybe?

Possibly: If hard and connected to your back likely a rib/floating rib. If concerned a face to face exam with your doctor will confirm other findings. Good luck and feel good. ...Read more

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I've found a soft lump on my back. It's approx 2 inches below and 2 inches across from my armpit. It's on my rib cage. It's also painless.

I've found a soft lump on my back. It's approx 2 inches below and 2 inches across from my armpit. It's on my rib cage. It's also painless.

Lump: If the lump is on your back, I would think it is a cyst of some kind. If it is mobile (meaning you can move it side to side, up and down) and it's been there for a while unchanged, it sounds like a cyst, probably sebacious (oil gland clogged). I would see a doc to confirm it, though, and have peace of mind. ...Read more

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Hello. My cga and 5-IAA test came back abnormal I'm waiting to see the specialist. I've got. Lump under my rib cage. Should I get this checked sooner?

Hello. My cga and 5-IAA test came back abnormal I'm waiting to see the specialist. I've got. Lump under my rib cage. Should I get this checked sooner?

Unlikely: It sounds like you are monitored for recurrence of a neuroendocrine tumor. If this is the case, recurrence in the skin or the soft tissues of the body is unlikely. More typical sites are in the lymph nodes, liver, and the tissues immediately surrounding where the tumor was originally removed. But if there is a continued concern, a biopsy of the lump could be considered. ...Read more

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I've had a lump on my left backside below my ribs and about 2 inches away from my spine. The lump didn't hurt for a very longtime until the past few m?

I've had a lump on my left backside below my ribs and about 2 inches away from my spine. The lump didn't hurt for a very longtime until the past few m?

Lump on back: Needs to be diagnosed by your doc. It may be a simple sebaceous cyst or something more serious. In any case, please get it looked at by your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more