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Lump on left ribcage, no trauma previously. MRI doesn't show lipoma that Dr. thought it MIGHT be. Growing and painful. "Normal" fat act like this?

Lump on left ribcage, no trauma previously. MRI doesn't show lipoma that Dr. thought it MIGHT be. Growing and painful. "Normal" fat act like this?

A lipoma may: have a capsule so thin, or even absent, that the MRI can't pick it up. However, lipomas rarely demonstrate perceptible growth or pain, so if your lump is painful and enlarging, it might not be a lipoma. ...Read more

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Periodical deep pain near a small lump on rib left side of my lower/mid from center of my back and with pain behind ribcage on left side of my back.?

Periodical deep pain near a small lump on rib left side of my lower/mid from center of my back and with pain behind ribcage on left side of my back.?

Don't know, but...: Do have this evaluated by your primary care provider. This deserves taking a careful medical history, and doing an exam. Good luck. Lg. ...Read more

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Painful lump under my left arm pit, over ribcage. Should i be worried about this?

Painful lump under my left arm pit, over ribcage. Should i be worried about this?

Need to be examined: A painful mass always needs to be worked up. There are numerous things it could be, but first step is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Noticed little squishy lump on left side of neck a week ago. now have a lump / swollen? (different from right side) on my left lower ribcage.

Noticed little squishy lump on left side of neck a week ago.  now have a lump / swollen? (different from right side) on my left lower ribcage.

Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cysts are very common problems. The occur when skin glands get obstructed and sebum builds up. They may get infected leading to redness pain and increasing size. You should see your doctor to have the cyst removed. Until then warm compresses and oral analgesics like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help decrease the pain. ...Read more

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What could cause a large lump atop the left ribcage below the breast?

What could cause a large lump atop the left ribcage below the breast?

Fatty tumor?: A large lump on the chest wall under the breast in a 24 year old is most likely to be a fatty tumor called a lipoma. These are not cancerous and don't need to be removed unless they are bothersome or enlarging. It's best to have any lump checked out. ...Read more

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Hi, Ive not long turned 18 and last night noticed a sort of lump on the middle part of my left ribcage, when pressed it feels firm not bone solid and not soft. I saw a doctor today and he said it was nothing to worry about and was because I was very skinn

Hi, Ive not long turned 18 and last night noticed a sort of lump on the middle part of my left ribcage, when pressed it feels firm not bone solid and not soft. I saw a doctor today and he said it was nothing to worry about and was because I was very skinn

Lipoma: if you have a lump under the skin it might be a lipoma. This is a fatty mass or tumor. If it is small and mobile then leave alone. If it grows or become painful, not mobile then see your doctor again. This could also be a lymph node. If you had a recent cut near that area it could be from inflammation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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