small lump under left rib cage

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Dr. Peter Baiocco answered:

What can cause tender lumps abdominal rib cage area?

Lipomas

Abdomen
sometimes small fatty tumors called lipomas can cause this
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Ive had three lumps on rib cage pain extreme fatigue headacjes. Ultra aound ok wbc high rbc low doc thinks herpes i dont?

Consider Shingles

Exhaustion
Shingles is a viral infection which follows the nerve tracts; it is usually limited to half of the body parts(does not cross the mid-line when located on the trunk. Lesions of Zoster are blistery in apearance when they first come on but can burst later and appear like small skin bumps. It is not difficult to diagnose as most doctors have seen many such cases. if not satisfied get 2 nd opinion.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

I have three lumps in rib cage, headaches, stomach pain, night sweats, nausea and fatigue.

Systemic illness

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Would strongly recommend that you see a doctor ASAP. If the night sweats are due to fever, tuberculosis is a good possibility, and tumors may produce similar symptoms and signs. You need a full detailed evaluation which will probably include imaging studies and possibly a biopsy of some of these lumps. Good luck
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

I have three medium size lumps on rib cage for six months painful when you touch them pain in stomach headachea fatigue my doc said herpes but i have?

Herpes simplex

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This does not sound like herpes, but without seeing the lesions it is impossible to diagnose. My advice would be to see another doctor and get a second opinion ASAP. Good luck.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered:

Can floating ribs be felt on front of body? Have lumps below bottom of rib cage on each side that feel long and hard like a bone

No, they are located

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in the back only. You should see your PCP to be evaluated & investigated to get the correct diagnosis.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

I have 3 lumps on right rib cage fatigue doc doesnt know what they are now having extreme burning pain across stomach when sitting very tired?

Why lumps?

Gastroenterologist
You need to confirm if you have real lumps on your chest wall. This can be confirmed by a physical exam by a doctor and further checked with a Chest X-ray or, if need be, a CT scan of the chest. You may need a second medical opinion if the first doctor has not figured out what you have and what you need to do next.
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Dr. Robert Rahimi answered:

Stomach pain 2 inches below right rib cage and 2 inches to the right of my belly button. I also have bloating and gas. There are two hard lumps underneath the skin which are painful.

Gallbladder or ulcer

Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease) especially if you are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS like Motrin or Ibuprofen). You should contact your PCP to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. If you have fever/severe pain, go to ER.
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Dr. Roger Hans answered:

Blue bruise marks on lips.pain under left rib cage which is sometimes constant with small nodule lump. Tired and lathargic all the time doctor say ibs?

Complete exam

Nodule
These symptoms could be related to a much more serious condition like cardiac, vascular or malignancy(cancer) . Start with the cardiologist, lab tests, chest xray , ekg, stress test and proceed from there. NOW!!!
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Dr. Bahman Omrani answered:

There is a small, moveable lump under/on my bottom right rib cage. I also feel something similar under the left rib cage. Could these be lymph nodes?

Floating ribs

Bones
The last 2 ribs are called floating ribs; they originate from the thoracic spine, but do not attach to the sternum/rib cage as the 10 other ribs above them do. Since one end of these ribs is "floating" and not attached to any other bone or cartilage, they may be felt a moveable lumps underneath the rib cage.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

I have a very small lump on the left side of my abdomen area underneath the rib cage.?

Tummy exercise lump

Abdomen
More history is required. Is it stable in size or does it change with bearing down/coughing. Is it fixed in location or relatively mobile? Are there any overlying skin changes? Any alteration in bowel habits. Any relation to food intake? etc. Dicsuss this with you primary care physician and do not ignore it.
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