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Doctor insights on: Painless Lump On Left Ribcage

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I have a lump on my left ribcage ive had it for years it does not hurt to touch I think it might be a kind of tumor I sometimes worry but never act?

I have a lump on my left ribcage ive had it for years it does not hurt to touch I think it might be a kind of tumor I sometimes worry but never act?

Next physical exam: Point this thing out to your physician. It's common to have a bump on one of the costochondral joints. They can grow funny when they're fusing. They mean nothing whatever. If it's been there for a long time, it's almost certainly nothing. But do show your physician. ...Read more

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Have a small lump on left side of ribcage just slightly below it, feels like a pea moving under the skin, can move it, no pain. Only felt when standin?

Have a small lump on left side of ribcage just slightly below it, feels like a pea moving under the skin, can move it, no pain. Only felt when standin?

Lipoma: It sounds like you may be describing a benign lipoma which is a fatty tumor. Cysts of the skin or sebaceous cysts could be similar. Obviously, if it grows, becomes irritated, or tender you need to see a medical provider. Certainly if you are concerned and worry about constantly see someone now. Good luck ...Read more

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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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I have what feels like lumps just under my skin located between my ribcage and pelvis on the left hand side. It is not sore just wierd?

I have what feels like lumps just under my skin located between my ribcage and pelvis on the left hand side. It is not sore just wierd?

Lumps: Benign fatty growths called lipomas can present like this. Since there is no discoloration or tenderness, inflammation or infection are not present. A physician or dermatologist would have to examine these lumps in order to make a diagnosis. ...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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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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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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Felt lumps under my bottom last ribcage on the left, they r tender to touch and is not on the skin about size of half a pea, wen I flex I cant feel it?

Felt lumps under my bottom last ribcage on the left, they r tender to touch and is not on the skin about size of half a pea, wen I flex I cant feel it?

Lumps: These small lumps may be lipomas which are benign fatty tissue growths and can be small and multiple. They are not usually tender unless they are irritated. A physician would have to examine you for accurate diagnosis, however. ...Read more

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

Lipoma?: Most often, a large lump in that area in a 24 year old would be a fatty tumor called a lipoma. It's best to get any lumps checked out by exam. ...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'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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Hi, I've 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, I've 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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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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Painful lump on right side above ribcage?

Needs to be seen: Please have your doc take a look. It could be a variety of things, e.g., lymph gland, cyst, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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A lump on my upper ribcage. What could it be?

A lump on my upper ribcage. What could it be?

Ribcage lump: Consider arthritis, spur, healing fracture, bone tumor (least likely), or joint. ...Read more

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What causes a painful lump underneath the ribcage?

What causes a painful lump underneath the ribcage?

Varies: There area many possibilities and usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Potential causes include a superficial problem with the rib itself, or something deeper such as: a thoracic radiculopathy, gallbladder, lung, andgi problems to name a few. Consider being checked. Thank you. ...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?

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 (acetaminophen) 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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I have this same lump on my back just below my ribcage on the right side and it is very painful especially while sitting down and when I stretch I can?

Skin or deeper?: If this is in your skin and not discolored. It is probably an oil gland cyst. Anything more than this requires a real physical doctor to observe and advise. ...Read more