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Rib Tumor Symptoms
Tumor Sxs: Symptoms (Sxs) of an abdominal tumor are usually absent unless the tumor grows greatly in size. An abdominal tumor in the upper abdomen and deep to a rib would be unusual unless the patient had bulky disease (for example due to a primary liver tumor) . A key issue here is the physical exam and if any question then imaging (radiology) studies to rule out the presence of a tumor. ...Read more
"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
I have double normal cortisol blood level, have burning pain under my ribs and on left side near umbilicus. Could these symptoms be of adrenal tumor?
Unlikely: Blood cortisol varies considerably throughout the day, so a single value does not mean much. A cortisol-producing adrenal tumor is rare. Pain from an adrenal tumor would more likely cause back pain, if it caused pain at all. See your doctor, but this is unlikely to be an adrenal tumor. ...Read more
Several lesions: If a lesion is palpable under the left rib cage the origin is most likely abdominal in origin ranging from an enlarged spleen to a palpable lesion of splenic flexure of colon. In addition several retroperitoneal masses such as the giant schwannoma and an extensive non functional pheo of left adrenal can be palpated. Left upper rib is covered by left clavicle. ...Read more
I have a weird feeling on my right side of my rib. I am not sure what it could be. An air bubble or a tumor. Feeling behind the rib.
Unlikely serious: Given your young age, assuming no recent trauma, I doubt that this is anything serious; certainly not an air bubble or cancerous tumor. It is possible you developed some focal irritation of the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Depending on the location, you might have developed floating rib syndrome. Try rest and ibuprofen or naproxen. See a clinician if your symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Will u please tell me what to do when I have sharp pains on fatty tumor ( right now I have pain :'-( the pain is lower left rib cage?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If it is large enough and located in a site that would ordinary produce the pain. It can stretch the liver capsule which is quite sensitive. Gallstone disease is a more common cause of pain here and you'll probably want this ruled out; it tends to be colicky and less related to position. ...Read more
My husband has what appears to be a benign tumor on his 8th and 9th rib pushing at his liver, 5-7cm. Is it best to remove w/part of the ribs?
It is a bit complex: I hope your husband has been to an oncologist and even have a second opinion as to what is the best approach to his tumor removal. First of all we must have a biosy and find out the correct diagnosis(even if it is benign)need to know what it is?). I would be very suspicious about any growth on the ribs & treat it as benign. So take him to a cancer center where they know how to manage bone tumors. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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