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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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Tenderness,soreness & pain for the past 4 weeks in armpit/breast/ribcage on the left side with some swelling.Small lump found below the ribcage.

Tenderness,soreness & pain for the past 4 weeks in armpit/breast/ribcage on the left side with some swelling.Small lump found below the ribcage.

Sounds like: an enlarged lymph node. This can come from infection or inflammation. If it persists, see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 25.Noticed a lump on the right side of my ribcage(10th rib) since 1 month.There's no pain but the lump seems to be increasing.Should I do a scan?

I'm 25.Noticed a lump on the right side of my  ribcage(10th rib) since 1 month.There's no pain but the lump seems to be increasing.Should I do a scan?

You should see a doc: Depending on what the doc feels it is, sometimes your are much better off taking a simple biopsy which would give you a more defitive diagnosis of the lesion. ...Read more

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I'm 25.Noticed a lump on right side of ribcage(10th rib) since 1month.There's no pain but it seems to be increasing.Which specialist doc should I see?

I'm 25.Noticed a lump on right side of ribcage(10th rib) since 1month.There's no pain but it seems to be increasing.Which specialist doc should I see?

Many possibilities: Some causes of “lumps and bumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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