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What could cause swelling on lower right rib cage. There has been no injury and it is not really painful. The softmass is about the size of my hand.?

Lots of things

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I'd strongly recommend seeing an md for this. It could be something bad and needs evaluated.
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Dr. Louis Gallia answered:

What would cause painful swelling and knots right side of face and right side rib cage Should I be concerned about knots in front behind ear and the knot on ribcage swelling of the right side of my face

Be concernced

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Hard to say from the information you gave. But you certainly should be assessed by an MD ASAP.
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Dr. James Dillard answered:

Non painful swelling on right rib cage around the front middle.just appeared today.just had bloodwork chest xray yesterday all normal.sprain?

Doubt a sprain

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Usually if you have a sprain of the rib muscles and tendons it is pretty painful. If this swollen area is not tender when you push on it, I would just watch it and wait, since the x-ray was fine. James N. Dillard, MD
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How painful is a rib cage fracture and what are its implications?

Pretty, at first

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It can be pretty painful at first, because the ribs are always moving. Once they start to heal, they become less painful and eventually usually stop hurting altogether. A single rib fracture does not usually cause long term problems. Possible concern if the fracture occurred with only minimal trauma. In that case, should be sure nothing else is going on.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Pain beneath the rib cage immediately after eating? And less painful when drinking a little? What it could be?

Some possibilities..

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Under the right rib cage are the liver, gall bladder, first part of the small intestine, the muscles between ribs, the diaphragm, etc... On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... A doctor can evaluate to look for gallstones, acid reflux, pancreatitis, and other possible causes.
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E.g.,should an seventeen week old fetus be painful to the mothers stomach? feels Like the fetus is by my rib cage and its spainful

NO

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see your baby doctor and get evaluated
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

What could cause one side of your rib cage is swollen and painful?

costochondritis

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Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone, or sternum. The condition causes localized chest pain that you can reproduce by pushing on the cartilage in the front of your ribcage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually goes away without treatment. The cause is usually unknown
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I've found a lump on my left rib cage that moves about and isn't painful should I be worried ?

Probably not

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It's probably a little lump called a lipoma. That's a harmless collection of fatty tissue that for some unclear reason has decided to glomm together there. I've seen some as big as your fist. But, let a doctor take a look at it and examine it before you write it off as nothing to worry about.
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Dr. Richard Ferro answered:

Please help! I'm having painful hard lump below my rib cage on the left?

Painful hard lump

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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.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

i have RUQ pain with nodules being palpable under the right rib cage they are painful when pressed what could this be a sign of i also feel the nodules under the ribcage under my right brrast?

UNDER the ribs?

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There is cartilage at the bottom edge of the rib cage. Inflammation there is called costochondritis. A doctor can tell if the "nodules" are just the regular shape of cartilage (which can feel lumpy), or if the "nodules" are some other disorder. That means a primary care doctor should examine the "nodules". If it is just costochondritis, then OTC Motrin or Advil may help.
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