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

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. www.drlugo.com ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?

Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?

Multiple symptoms: We dont know anything about you including what was going on or what happened before these symptoms appeared but they are worrisome and I recommend you seek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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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?

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

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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 ?

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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
Once
Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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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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