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I noticed a hard, painless lump on my lower left rib cage, as if the rib had pushed out by a centimeter (small region), linked to the bone. What is it?

I noticed a hard, painless lump on my lower left rib cage, as if the rib had pushed out by a centimeter (small region), linked to the bone. What is it?

Lump: This may be the xiphoid process-a piece of cartilage at the lower end of the sternum(breast bone). This is normal and is usually in the midline and can protrude in the upper abdomen but in your case may be slightly to the left. To be sure, you'd need to have a physician examine you,however. ...Read more

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Left side almost back, last rib of the ribs cage, 1cm lump since 6-8 months, no pain only feel discomfort while i touch, could you please help?

It could be : A lipoma (fatty growth) or a cyst, but all growths or lumps should be evaluated by a physician to make sure that they are not malignant or need to be removed. Please see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lump on my lower left rib cage, roughly 2 x 1.25 inches, bit soft, movable, painless, only visible and palpable when i stretch upward. Help please?

Lump on my lower left rib cage, roughly 2 x 1.25 inches, bit soft, movable, painless, only visible and palpable when i stretch upward. Help please?

Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You may have more than one lipoma. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected during middle age.A lipoma isn't cancer. ...Read more

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I have a small lump, maybe a little less than an inch long, on the left of my abdomen, next to my rib cage. It does not hurt. Should I be concerned?

I have a small lump, maybe a little less than an inch long, on the left of my abdomen, next to my rib cage.  It does not hurt.  Should I be concerned?

How long?: If it has been there for long time it is probably benign such as q cyst or fatty tumor. If it is recent there are other possibilities which would require a minor biopsy for a definite diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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36yr male, found a lump below rib cage on my back, left side about 3-4 inches from my spine and closer to my side. No pain and under skin. What is it?

36yr male, found a lump below rib cage on my back, left side about 3-4 inches from my spine and closer to my side. No pain and under skin. What is it?

Lump: Hard to tell exactly what it is without seeing or feeling it, but if it is well circumscribed, mobile, chances are it is a sebacious cyst - a cyst originated from an oil gland whose oil could not evacuate and built inside to form a cyst. It's benign but above certain pressure it may pop open and get infected. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed a half dollar size lump/bump on my left rib cage that is not on my right side . It there is no pain when touched . Should i be concerned? Age 50 male

I have recently noticed a half dollar size lump/bump on my left rib cage that is not on my right side . It there is no pain when touched . Should i be concerned? Age 50 male

Always should be: Concern, most likely if it is located close to the center related to the rib cage it self, other than it could many things, the way to check it out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Lipoma or cancer? Soft round lump on lower rib cage. Three ribs up from the bottom left. Movable, rubbery, on top of ribs, no pain, no color change.??

Lipoma or cancer? Soft round lump on lower rib cage. Three ribs up from the bottom left. Movable, rubbery, on top of ribs, no pain, no color change.??

Benign: This sounds like a benign growth if it's quite moveable and has not changed in size or appearance over a long period of observation. However it's best to have your physician examine this lump to be certain. He/she will let you know if a followup exam in the future is advisable. ...Read more

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32 years old Male,I have visible 2 inch lump on left ribs ( rib 6 or 7) hard ,bone like no pain, what type of imaging help beside Xray or ultrasound?

32 years old Male,I have visible 2 inch lump on left ribs ( rib 6 or   7) hard ,bone like no pain, what type of imaging help beside Xray
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Depends on exam: These are quite common. This may be an old fracture, or it's fairly common to have a bone bump at the costochondral junction. If it were me, and the thing was growing, I'd settle for a plain x-ray film which should be enough to rule a worrisome tumor in or out. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my rib cage that feels like bone, hard like bone, doesnt move at all, lower left side of my rib cage, no pain or tenderness. I'm 19 years old and a male?

I have a lump on my rib cage that feels like bone, hard like bone, doesnt move at all, lower left side of my rib cage, no pain or tenderness. I'm 19 years old and a male?

May be old Fx callus: Fractures can heal with a slight prominence. Since ribs are just below the skin, this prominence or bony overgrowth is often palpable. If there is no history of trauma, the bony mass should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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Hard marble size lump under rt rib and rubbery lump on left rib, would a chest xray notice these when I had one?

Hard marble size lump under rt rib and  rubbery lump on left rib, would a chest xray notice these when I had one?

Chest xray: may not be able to visualize these. Ultrasound and possibly CT or MRI might be more useful. The first step, however, is to have your doctor evaluate the lumps. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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I have a painful lump on my lower left rib?

I have a painful lump on my lower left rib?

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

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Lump under left rib should I be worried its not painful?

Inclusion cyst?: Hard to tell a lump since there are many underlying causes. Have your primary or a dermatologist take a look further. Typically an inclusion or fatty cysts can be present as well w/o pain. ...Read more

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I have noticed a couple of lumps on my left side near my ribs. Could these just be my internal organs?

I have noticed a couple of lumps on my left side near my ribs.  Could these just be my internal organs?

Need Exam: I am sorry to report but i doubt that any of us would just tell you 'yes' without any kind of physical exam. I would advise that you have your physician look at these at your next visit. ...Read more

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Okay so, it's not like a lump more of a fatty sploge just on top of my bottom left rib. Visible when I lay on my back?

May be a Lipoma: From your description it may be a lipoma.Which is a benign fatty tumor.But it needs to be checked to be sure what it may be ...Read more

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A lump on my left side beneath my rib cage?

Let us see: Is this lump attached to skin? This is not a good sign. Is this lump painful? Is there is any recent trauma to the area? Are this lump warm and the skin over it? If the answer to all the questions no? Most likely is benign lump. Check with your doc? ...Read more

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