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Painful left lump on left side of rib cage. It has grown in size. MRI was last test to show something but it was not defined. Been 3 yrs, what is it?

Painful left lump on left side of rib cage. It has grown in size. MRI was last test to show something but it was not defined. Been 3 yrs, what is it?

Need more info: If the lump is in the rib itself, did you have trauma in that area? Have you ever had a cancer, especially of a type that tends to spread to bone; and does the MRI suggest a cancer in the bone? That would be my concern, although your description makes me doubt cancer. Review the findings with your clinician. A biopsy, if needed, is one way to answer your question. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Oblong Lump under right rib-cage, have on going shoulder pain on the right side. On Tramadol and still shoulder still aches. Clicking in chest also. ?

Oblong Lump under right rib-cage, have on going shoulder pain on the right side. On Tramadol and still shoulder still aches. Clicking in chest also. ?

Sounds like Gallbla-: dder problem, from your description. See your Doc and probable referral onto a GI Doc would be the way to proceed. I am sure your PCP should be able to figure it out, as the best way to deal with your problem. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed a half dollar size lump/bump on my left rib cage that is not on my right side . It there is no pain when touched . Should i be concerned? Age 50 male

I have recently noticed a half dollar size lump/bump on my left rib cage that is not on my right side . It there is no pain when touched . Should i be concerned? Age 50 male

Always should be: Concern, most likely if it is located close to the center related to the rib cage it self, other than it could many things, the way to check it out with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lump on my left side under rib cage, why?

What do you recommend if I have a lump on my left side under rib cage, why?

See your physician.: See your family doctor or internist, so that he/she can assess the "lump", and order any potential diagnostic studies to determine what it may be. It can be anything from an inflammed muscle, to some type of a mass. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left rib cage. There is a semi hard lump, does not move. Hurts when laying on right side or sitting weird.Had it for about 3 or 4 years?

Pain in upper left rib cage. There is a semi hard lump, does not move. Hurts when laying on right side or sitting weird.Had it for about 3 or 4 years?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I just noticed a lump in between my first and second (from the top) rib cage on the right side. It does hurt, and when i lay down or breath.

I just noticed a lump in between my first and second (from the top) rib cage on the right side. It does hurt, and when i lay down or breath.

See a physician: Feeling a lump is always scary. Often times it is from a benign process. Having said that it is important to see your doctor and have the mass evaluated and possibly imaged to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my right side beneath my rib cage it doesnt hurt but every now and then i get this movement feeling in that area?

I have a lump on my right side beneath  my rib cage it doesnt hurt but every now and then i get this movement feeling in that area?

More info needed: The lump could be in the skin(such as a Lipoma),a possible abdominal hernia or a mass within the abdomen where liver,gall bladder and intestines are located. See your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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