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Painless Lump On Rib
Muscley, painless, lump on edge of ribs. About two inches right of sternum. Appeared after whooping cough. X-rays were negative. Size fluctuates.?
Probably nothing but: The normal x-ray just means that it does't have calcification, not that it isn't there. The fact that it fluctuates in size is intriguing. You'll have to go into more detail to explain what maneuver makes it larger or smaller. No diagnosis seems reasonable at the moment. ...Read more
I noticed a hard, painless lump on my lower left rib cage, as if the rib had pushed out by a centimeter (small region), linked to the bone. What is it?
Lump: This may be the xiphoid process-a piece of cartilage at the lower end of the sternum(breast bone). This is normal and is usually in the midline and can protrude in the upper abdomen but in your case may be slightly to the left. To be sure, you'd need to have a physician examine you,however. ...Read more
Hard, movable lump between two ribs on right side? No pain, oval shaped and about dime sized. What could this be?
Left side almost back, last rib of the ribs cage, 1cm lump since 6-8 months, no pain only feel discomfort while i touch, could you please help?
Lump on my lower left rib cage, roughly 2 x 1.25 inches, bit soft, movable, painless, only visible and palpable when i stretch upward. Help please?
Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You may have more than one lipoma. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected during middle age.A lipoma isn't cancer. ...Read more
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?
Hard, movable lump on ribs on right side? Painless, oval shaped, and about dime sized? 18 years old.
Get it checked out: There are many potential causes and most are nothing to be concerned about, but there is a small chance it could be something important. You should see your doctor and have it checked out ...Read more
8yr. old son has a mass on his right side just below his ribs, no pain or other symptoms, what could this be from?
Dime-sized lump right under skin. At bottom of left rib-cage, no pain. No unique medical history. Not rock hard, but not soft either. Moves a Little.
I recently found two smallish lumps on my left side ribs/"love handle" area. They are raised, and can be seen if I stretch. No pain unless pressed. ?
I have had these lumps one on each side of my body under the ribs for about 6 years. I had an ultrasound done when i firat found them and never heard back. Wonder what they are. No pain or nothing?
Lipoma: The most common rubbery lumps are the benign lipomas. ...Read more
I have a small lump, maybe a little less than an inch long, on the left of my abdomen, next to my rib cage. It does not hurt. Should I be concerned?
36yr male, found a lump below rib cage on my back, left side about 3-4 inches from my spine and closer to my side. No pain and under skin. What is it?
Lump: Hard to tell exactly what it is without seeing or feeling it, but if it is well circumscribed, mobile, chances are it is a sebacious cyst - a cyst originated from an oil gland whose oil could not evacuate and built inside to form a cyst. It's benign but above certain pressure it may pop open and get infected. ...Read more
Found a small firm oval 5mm lump below lower left rib cage 2years back it is under the skin, not visible until stretched,immobile, painless,male, 24yr?
I have recently noticed a half dollar size lump/bump on my left rib cage that is not on my right side . It there is no pain when touched . Should i be concerned? Age 50 male
Always should be: Concern, most likely if it is located close to the center related to the rib cage it self, other than it could many things, the way to check it out with your doctor. ...Read more
Hi I have a small hard lump i'm the middle of my ribs there's no pain i hope it's not cancer thank u?
See a doctor: A hard lump on a rib may be nothing to worry about, but you need to see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more