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Dr. Roger Hans
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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?

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: 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! ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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I have a small lump on the top of my left rib cage under skin. It isn't painful.

I have a small lump on the top of my left rib cage under skin. It isn't painful.

Sounds like: This can be many things. Your description is very general. Most likely benign. Could be a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma. Have a doctor examine you. www.drlugo.com ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. David Nelson
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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?

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 : 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Hi. I can feel a small (pea sized) movable lump inside the belly fat at my left abdomen, just under my rib cage. What could it be?

Hi.   I can feel a  small (pea sized)  movable lump inside the belly fat at my left abdomen,  just under my rib cage.  What could it be?

Lipoma: Often times these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do these cause any problems - in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Tara Pernot
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I have a small lump on the back of my rib cage on the left side and upper left side as well. It only hurts when leaning over for to long or lifting something to heavy they seem like the bumps can move alittle when you push them?

I have a small lump on the back of my rib cage on the left side and upper left side as well. It only hurts when leaning over for to long or lifting something to heavy they seem like the bumps can move alittle when you push them?

Skin lump causes: Lumps felt under the skin can have many causes from simple things like swelling and bruising from local trauma, benign cysts of oil glands, benign localized fatty tissue collections ( lipoma), infections ( boil or abscess), to more serious causes up to and including cancerous masses. Any persistent, enlarging or painful lumps should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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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?

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?

How long?: If it has been there for long time it is probably benign such as q cyst or fatty tumor. If it is recent there are other possibilities which would require a minor biopsy for a definite diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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I have a very small lump on the left side of my abdomen area underneath the rib cage.?

Tummy exercise lump: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Lump under left rib cage..Could it be a floating rib?

Yes, at the back, --: If its swollen for any reason. Generally ribs do not swell, unless growing a cyst or a tumor in it. These are extremely uncommon, to say the least. A healing fracture off a bone could be felt as a swelling. These are located at the back , on either side of the spine and covered by plenty of muscles. Difficult to be seen or felt easily, except in a very skinny person. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Gerbino
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Lump under left rib cage that is painful when pressed. I am also 7 weeks postpartum. ?

Lump under left rib cage that is painful when pressed. I am also 7 weeks postpartum. ?

Check with ob-gyn: Your obstetrician is the person to evaluate this lump. After birth, you could have soft tissue issues from your abdomen, your uterus or other structures in that area. ...Read more

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