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My wife has a goofball size lump on her back it is behind her ribcage on the left side she has no pain but was diagnosed with alpa one lung deficiency?

My wife has a goofball size lump on her back it is behind her ribcage on the left side she has no pain but was diagnosed with alpa one lung deficiency?

Lipoma: If the lump is soft like fat it's probably a lipoma which is nothing to worry about. If the lump is more superficial it may be a sebaceous cyst. Both are benign and can be treated surgically if need. Neither one has much to do with her alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency or the lungs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Fell Aug, severe internal back bruising.Xray nothing broken.Now front bottom left ribcage area is sticking out like lump.No pain but hard sleep side.

Fell Aug, severe internal back bruising.Xray nothing broken.Now front bottom left ribcage area is sticking out like lump.No pain but hard  sleep side.

Rib protruding -fall: Would repeat xray. Sometimes whe na fracture is new , you may miss it on xray especially if not displaced. later when t he bone heals there is a different density/position so you can detect the fracture . f/u w/doc ...Read more

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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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