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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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I recently discovered a hard lump directly under my right rib cage on the right side in the corner and scared it might be bad i also feel well?

I recently discovered a hard lump directly under my right rib cage on the right side in the corner and scared it might be bad i also feel well?

See a physician: This unfortunately cannot be well answered online. You really need to see a physician to have the lump physically examined. Factors such as associated pain, discoloration, rate of growth of the lump, will help your physician decide if the lump is of concern. ...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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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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