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I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?

I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?

Sounds Like: it might be an EXOSTOSIS ( small bony lump originating in one of your ribs) HOWEVER the only way to be totally re-assured is to visit your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a "look see" and opinion! Hope this is helpful/Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I have a very sharp pain in lower left rib cage. I can pinpoint the pain. Its been on and off for about a year. hurts very bad when pressing on it?

Rib pain: Any bony pain that has been going on this long deserves an evaluation. You need to talk with your physician, telling him/her how long it has been bothering you and any history associated with it and get appropriate studies to evaluate it. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with pain in my lower left rib cage. Still having pain and it's swollen. What could it be?

Inflammation?: Without any history of resume the only explanation is inflammation . The cartilage under each ribs is easy to make inflamed from a slight pressure like hard wired in a bra . A lot of women ask why now I have been wearing this kind of bra all my life why now . The only explanation is the body part has a limit and this rib reached his limit apply heat and take ibuprofen with each meal for 7 days ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower left rib cage radiating to my left sholder. Also i just had my appendix removed almost 2 weeks ago?

Postoperative Pain: This most likely is secondary to irritation from your recent surgery. What the irritant causing the pain is the question. It could be a number of things ranging from benign to serious. You need to contact your surgeon for evaluation. If you have a fever, shortness of breath or vomiting a trip to the ER is warranted. ...Read more