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

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

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I have painful hard lump below my rib cage on the left. What could this be?

I have painful hard lump below my rib cage on the left. What could this be?

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

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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 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?

Could be....: This lump might need evaluated by more advanced imaging, such as an MRI or ct scan. There may be some soft tissue pathology or even a nondisplaced rib nonunion that is being missed by these imaging modalities. ...Read more

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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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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 (acetaminophen) may give you some relief from pain, . ...Read more

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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.

Please get checked: By your doc. A lump can be serious and when treated properly can lower your anxiety. Ambiguity generates anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump under my right rib cage. It's not painful?

Depends where locate: This could be a rib cartilage nodule. There are probems it could be since the gall bladder is there. It could be a skin tumor. This needs an evaluated. It may be completely benign ...Read more

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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: 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 more

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I feel a lump lower left rib cage. I can only feel it when I lie down towards my left side. Its not painful and feels movable.

I feel a lump lower left rib cage. I can only feel it when I lie down towards my left side. Its not painful and feels movable.

Lumps should: Always be investigated. Painfree does not indicate anything in terms of possible malignancy. Hopefully, its something benign like a lipoma or ganglion but it warrants an exam, my preference is biopsy. ...Read more

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Hard lump on right side towards back, at bottom of rib cage. Not painful but noticeable if I lift or do something strenuous. Dr isn't concerned tho??

Lipoma: It might be a Lipoma which usually is a benign tumor of adipose tissue and just needs to be watched. Likely that is the reason your doctor is not concerned. But do follow up with him so he can keep an eye on it. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have a lump just under the center of my rib cage. What is that? It feels like an awkward pressure but not painful to touch, also I cannot feel where

Ziphoid process?: Sounds like it could be that. It looks like an arrow head pointed downwards and is attached to bottom of sternum (breastbone). Check an anatomy book or Google it. If that is not it see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the top of my left rib cage under skin. It isn't painful.

Sounds like: This can be many things. Your description is very general. Most likely benign. Could be a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma. Have a doctor examine you.
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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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Lump under left rib cage that is painful when pressed. I am also 7 weeks postpartum.?

Lump under left rib cage that is painful when pressed. I am also 7 weeks postpartum.?

Check with ob-gyn: Your obstetrician is the person to evaluate this lump. After birth, you could have soft tissue issues from your abdomen, your uterus or other structures in that area. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my right rib cage. It's small moves with the skin and not painful. Is this just a cyst?

I have a lump on my right rib cage. It's small moves with the skin and not painful. Is this just a cyst?

Lump Under Skin: Lipomas, fatty lumps under the skin
enlarged lymph glands, usually in the armpits, neck, and groin
cyst, a closed sac in or under the skin that is lined with skin tissue and contains fluid or semisolid material
boils, painful, red bumps usually involving a hair follicle
see your doctor for the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a painful raised lump which makes a line on my mid to below my rib cage. Any ideas what this could be?

Yes, it could be: Phlebitis of the vein in the area. But show it to a doctor to be sure, it is impossible tell for sure by your brief verbal description alone. ...Read more

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My daughter recently discovered a hard lump below her rib cage. Doesn't seem attached to the skin and not painful but uncomfortable when bending?

See her doctor: It's hard to say what this could be without seeing it. She should see her doctor so they can find out what is causing the lump-whether it is outside of the abdomen or inside the abdomen, . ...Read more

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I feel a lump on my left hand side above my rib cage & very painful what is it?

Limited information: With this ltd. Inform. It is difficult to tell. Need to know how long you came to notice, was there any trauma, any similar swellings anywhereelse. If it is in the underarm a potential lymphnode /infected hair follicle, commonly called boil (furuncle) is there. Is there any pus coming from it. Any fever. If it is an elarged lymphnodeneed to r/o inflammation vs cancer add more ino., can answer better. ...Read more

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I have movable non painful lumps on my rib cage, one below breast and another one left bottom of rib cage these are there for more than an year...

I have movable non painful lumps on my rib cage, one below breast and another one left bottom of rib cage these are there for more than an year...

Lipoma/fatty tumor: It may a fatty tumor, that is benign, as long as it does not get bigger and painful nothing need to be worried about. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my rib cage on the left side. It only shows when I lift my arms over my head. It's not painful. I do have a history of an enlarged sp?

I have a lump in my rib cage on the left side. It only shows when I lift my arms over my head. It's not painful. I do have a history of an enlarged sp?

Unlikely: An enlarged spleen is usually tucked up under the ribcage just below the diaphragm, at least early on. The lump or mass would be felt in the abdomen, if the spleen were large enough, not in the ribcage. Any doctor can check for an enlarged spleen just by feeling in the left upper abdomen. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 34 yrs old and I just discovered a painful lump under my left breast close to my rib cage. Should I be worried about this?

Hello I'm 34 yrs old and I just discovered a painful lump under my left breast close to my rib cage. Should I be worried about this?

Get it checked: You should have it checked. If it is not in the breast tissue itself then it may be a cyst or boil that needs to be treated. If it is a painful lump in the breast then it needs to be examined by the doctor. Those are usually benign fibrous type growths but you need to have an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I noticed a slight lump/bulge on my upper left abdomen below my rib cage after dinner. It is not painful. Is this anything to worry about?

Not yet.: I wouldn't worry too much just yet. It could be a harmless cyst or deposit of fat called a lipoma. It's something your doc should check out - not urgently, though. If it's not painful and you have no other symptoms, it could be done within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have gallstones, no obstruction and no infection. I have been having painful attacks for 18 mon, now a lump under my right rib cage in sever pain.?

I have gallstones, no obstruction and no infection. I have been having painful attacks for 18 mon, now a lump under my right rib cage in sever pain.?

See your doctor.: You need to be seen by your doctor. You could have a stone stuck in the duct that drains your gallbladder and now your gallbladder is infected (acute cholecystitis). This can be a serious problem if not managed quickly. ...Read more

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Today I just found a lump under my left breast on the rib cage. It is very painful and I have another on left back rib which radiates to the front. Are these symptoms of cancer?

Need to see your doc: Only a doctor's examination can clarify what it is. Any lump, if it is new and it is real, means something is wrong. It can be an infection (skin) or it could be something else. ...Read more