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Painful Lump On Rib Cage
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Very painful tender lump under my right rib cage on my back. Can't sleep and can't touch it. Also 30 weeks pregnant, what could it be?
I have a painful 'fat-like' lump on left rib cage, mid axillary line. I have dull aches in my back and chest, occasionally my joints. and light nausea?
May need medical che: If this lump is increasing in size, you should get your doctor to check it. You can watch its size over the next 4 weeks and then decide if you need medical attention. If it is painful, go see your doctor sooner. Tylenol may give you some relief from pain,. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Found a lump on rib cage 8 months ago.Now 3. Painful when agitated, didn't hurt for 5 months until last week when i pulled my left side muscle.
Probably not: 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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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