painful lump under left rib cage

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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

I have three medium size lumps on rib cage for six months painful when you touch them pain in stomach headachea fatigue my doc said herpes but i have?

Herpes simplex

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This does not sound like herpes, but without seeing the lesions it is impossible to diagnose. My advice would be to see another doctor and get a second opinion ASAP. Good luck.
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Dr. Robert Rahimi answered:

Stomach pain 2 inches below right rib cage and 2 inches to the right of my belly button. I also have bloating and gas. There are two hard lumps underneath the skin which are painful.

Gallbladder or ulcer

Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease) especially if you are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS like Motrin or Ibuprofen). You should contact your PCP to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. If you have fever/severe pain, go to ER.
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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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I feel a lump on my left hand side above my rib cage & very painful what is it?

Limited information

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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
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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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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....

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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.
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Dr. Bernard Seif answered:

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

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by your doc. A lump can be serious and when treated properly can lower your anxiety. Ambiguity generates anxiety. Peace and good health.
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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.

Lipoma
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.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

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

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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.
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