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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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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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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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I have a small painful lump on my ribcage. Been there for years and not changed. Should i be concerned?

I have a small painful lump on my ribcage. Been there for years and not changed. Should i be concerned?

Not really but. ....: ....2 b sure it would b a good idea 2 have it evaluated by ur pcp on a non emergency basis. The fact that it has not changed in size usually means that it is not a malignant process, but the fact that it is painful warrants an eval. ...Read more

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I have a hard "lump" or "knot" if you will on my right side next to the bottom of my ribcage, i noticed it about 4-5 months ago and kidneystones n ov?

I have a hard "lump" or "knot" if you will on my right side next to the bottom of my ribcage, i noticed it about 4-5 months ago and  kidneystones n ov?

Probably not kidney…: Related. Is the lump tender/painful? May be an inflamed junction of the rib and cartilage (see picture) called costochondritis or u may have separated the junction with a resultant lump when it healed. Any history of injury to the area or bout of sever coughing? If tylenol or an NSAID doesn't relieve any discomfort u may have, see fp for exam. May need x-ray to further evaluate. ...Read more

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