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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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I have a hard bump on my rib cage i dont know if its a tumor because i have been having that bump seens i can remember but lately its been hurting?

I have a hard bump on my rib cage i dont know if its a tumor because i have been having that bump seens i can remember but lately its been hurting?

More info: Is it as hard as the bone? does it move above the bone or is it fixed to the rib? how long has it been there? There is more info that is needed. You should have an MD take a look. Most things that you would feel would be benign (NOT cancer) but it is hard to know without a biopsy. ...Read more

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How long can bone tumor in rib cage stay undetected.

How long can bone tumor in rib cage stay undetected.

Short time.: If lesion is benign such as bone cyst or benign cartilage tumor it may be unrecognized for many months. If malignant, the lesion will expand and produce pressure on rib periosteum which can cause significant pain, especially if it is metastatic. ...Read more

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I feel something hard under my right rib cage when i lie flat. Feels big like an organ or possibly a bone, not round like a tumor. Gallbladder? Rib?

I feel something hard under my right rib cage when i lie flat. Feels big like an organ or possibly a bone, not round like a tumor. Gallbladder?  Rib?

Rib or liver: The lower edge of the liver is just below the lower edge of the rib cage and sometimes can be felt in thin patients when they take in a deep breath. Gall bladder very hard to feel. May also be 12th rib which can be mobile. If concerned then see md. ...Read more

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I have pressure in my left rib cage and pain in my back, i was diagnosised with anxiety and im convinced I have everything that can be wrong is this pressure from my anxiety or do I have a tumor? And my left ribs stick out.

I have pressure in my left rib cage and pain in my back, i was diagnosised with anxiety and im convinced I have everything that can be wrong is this pressure from my anxiety or do I have a tumor? And my left ribs stick out.

If sxs r new see PCP: If your back pain, rib cage pain and your ribs sticking out are all a recent occurrence, see your primary care physician (pcp) for an evaluation to determine the cause of this. However, anxiety can present with a lot of aches and pain especially if there is constant worry. ...Read more

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Can a tumor on the rib cage in the back cause a referred pain in the abdomen on the same side?

Can a tumor on the rib cage in the back cause a referred pain in the abdomen on the same side?

Could: A tumor in a rib will refer 2 the front on the same side, ; if an upper rib it refers low on the rib cage ; u interpret it as upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I'm afraid i may have a strange tumor or something. Pain under rib cage, right side. Bloated and constipated all the time?

Or maybe not: Pain under the right rib cage with bloating may often result from gall bladder disease. See your primary doctor or a general surgeon who may start with and ultrasound study and if positive, recommend surgery. ...Read more

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Have sharp pains at rib cage and behind left breast. Have a benign tumor in same spot on rib cage. Could this b the cause?

Have sharp pains at rib cage and behind left breast. Have a benign tumor in same spot on rib cage. Could this b the cause?

Find out more: You need to find out more about the benign tumor that you have mentioned on the rib cage. Your doctor should be bale to guide you further, both in terms of pain control and resolve or remove the so called benign tumor if this lesion is felt to be the cause of your pains. ...Read more

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Pain on both left and right below my rib cage, no other symptoms! what can it be?

Pain on both left and right below my rib cage, no other symptoms! what can it be?

UGI related: Many organs in the area. Stomach, spleen, pancreas, splenic ; hepatic flexure, gall bladder, liver ; duodenum. C an UGI specialist 4 evaluation. The DX needs exam, history, ; hands on palpation. ...Read more