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Painful Lump On Rib
I have a huge painless rubbery lumps in left arm near crease also a small painful lump on rib under breast (see pic of arm) no insurance what to do ?
Seek care: While these may be harmless fat deposits called lipomas (a benign or non-cancerous type of tumor), there is also breast tissue on the ribs and in the arm pit. If you are feeling new lumps in these areas, you should be examined. Planned parenthood provides free or low-cost gynecologic care. That may be an option for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My partner has a hard painful lump on his rib cage under the skin which has been there for sometime but has got bigger and more painful any ideas?
I have a painful lump on left rib that has been there for over a year and it hurts the whole left side of my back dr done CT & X-ray can't find anyth
Biopsy?: If you actually have a visible or palpable lump then it does not matter whether something appears or not on imaging studies. This may be a nerve tumor (neuroma), or other abnormality, but before speculating further would need more info and an exam. Suggest that you ask your doctor for a consult with a thoracic surgeon who may have seen more of these than your physician. ...Read more
Painful hard lump: 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. ...Read more
Bone spur: The usual cause of superficial lump is lypoma. Rarely could it be a small bony growth or neuroma. A lypoma is usually painless, freely mobile, and remains stable over time. Bone spur is hard, fixed and tender on palpation. Neuroma may or may not painful but usually fixed. Just monitor for changes in size, superficial ulceration, changes in color and any suspicious changes talk to your PCP. ...Read more
I have a painful lump on my left rib cage. I had two ultrasounds and three x-rays in the past two years and they found nothing. What is this?
Rib evaluation. I is: If you had a previous trauma at that site like a fractured rib then it may be just a healing fracture. If there has been no trauma and you have a painful lump then this should be seen by a doctor fairly soon. Any painful growth on a bone has to be looked at and evaluated. ...Read more
I found a painful little lump under my left rib cage and now its creating pain throughout my entire left side and now it hurts when I take deep breath?
Muscle spasm?: Sounds like a spasm of one of the chest wall muscles. Try rubbing it, or applying a heating pad. Can also try topical agent such as Myoflex cream or aspercreme. Does not sound like a hernia due to location. If severe and unrelenting, may need to go to the ER for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more
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