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Pimple On Rib Cage
I have enlarged lymph nodes in neck and fatigue. I also have occasional pain under right rib cage and have been experiencing more acne.
Pain: Many things. Among them, your rib could be broken. You could have an infection. The pain could come from something other than your rib. Cancer might do it. Pain from the lung, heart, sternum, liver, spleen, diaphragm... Maybe a more specific question could be better answered here. ...Read more
Depends: Without being able to see/examine the lump, of course, we can't make any kind of diagnosis. One very commonly seen lump in the body is a lipoma, which is a benign fatty lesion. If there is pain or discoloration or discharge or redness or any other concerning finding associated with the lump, please see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
Pneumothorax?: Depends on the size & cause. If due 2 major chest trauma they many times use a chest tube. If spontaneous & small it may just B followed by serial chest x-rays, & if getting larger a chest tube is possible. Some may give an aspiration a go. Then if persists then a chest tube. ...Read more
Talk to surgeon: If you mean that it protrudes out, then I suppose there might be thoracic surgeons who could address that problem. However, you'd want to thoroughly discuss the risks versus the benefits, and the reasons you want to undergo such a procedure. ...Read more
Let us see:
Is this lump attached to skin? This is not a good sign.
Is this lump painful? Is there is any recent trauma to the area? Are this lump warm and the skin over it? If the answer to all the questions no? Most likely is benign lump. Check with your doc? ...Read more
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Take simethecone OTC:
Try simethecone- e.g., Mylicon or Gas EX.
If symptoms are not improving, you should consult your local physician, as there are many things that could cause this symptom ...Read more
More info: Need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
Could be rib problem: I see this problem very commonly in my osteopathic manipulative medicine practice. Ribs normally move up & down with respiration & are quite flexible. Sometimes, the rib gets 'stuck' losing both its ability to move & its flexibility. Some serious health problems can cause this, but usually it is just a tight muscle or ligament & can be easily fixed with osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more
Difficult to say!:
You should see your pcp as you need to be examined and the 'ball' needs to felt and seen.
It could be a cyst from skin contents, a fatty tumor, cyst from the joints of the ribs, or be an enlarged organ from the abdomen.
Depending on the exam and your history, testing will be organized to determine the cause for it and treatment decided and implemented. ...Read more
Possibly: Pleurisy or pain on inspiration is a common symptom of lupus. Chest wall tenderness is unlikely to be related. ...Read more