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Soft Lump On Lower Rib
Lipoma or cancer? Soft round lump on lower rib cage. Three ribs up from the bottom left. Movable, rubbery, on top of ribs, no pain, no color change.??
Benign: This sounds like a benign growth if it's quite moveable and has not changed in size or appearance over a long period of observation. However it's best to have your physician examine this lump to be certain. He/she will let you know if a followup exam in the future is advisable. ...Read more
Rib evaluation. I is: If you had a previous trauma at that site like a fractured rib then it may be just a healing fracture. If there has been no trauma and you have a painful lump then this should be seen by a doctor fairly soon. Any painful growth on a bone has to be looked at and evaluated. ...Read more
Thoracic surgeon: Rib problems are best treated by a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more
I have a lump on my left side of my lower rib really painful whenever I eat get so full would I need a operation?
Perhaps.: Start with seeing your doctor for an evaluation of the lump ...Read more
Lump on my lower left rib cage, roughly 2 x 1.25 inches, bit soft, movable, painless, only visible and palpable when I stretch upward. Help please?
Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You may have more than one lipoma. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected during middle age. A lipoma isn't cancer. ...Read more
Hi my husband is suffering from chronic lower right back pain! I just went to give it a rib and felt a lump what could this be?
Do not worry too: Much, it could be small fatty tumor. I advise you to check it out to be sure. ...Read more
I feel a lump lower left rib cage. I can only feel it when I lie down towards my left side. Its not painful and feels movable.
Lumps should: Always be investigated. Painfree does not indicate anything in terms of possible malignancy. Hopefully, its something benign like a lipoma or ganglion but it warrants an exam, my preference is biopsy. ...Read more
Left side on lower ribs have small and large fatty type lumps. Moveable. Pain also in area that has lightened up. 21F. Overweight. Cancerous??
Very likely not: Benign soft tissue, including fatty, lumps or tumors are thought to occur 10 times more frequently than cancerous growths. If a lump is greater than 2 inches in size, it has a greater risk of being cancerous. Being tender or painful is actually more often associated with being benign (possibly an infectious abscess); benign lumps tend to grow more slowly. Watch for changes and seek eval if changes ...Read more
Lump near another lump located near my spine on my lower left back below the rib cage that goes away after feeling it then returns. What is this?
I cannot be sure since I cannot examine it, but I strongly suggest that you bring this to the attention of your Primary doctor.
Your doctor will take your history, examine you, and more than likely order labs and xrays.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Periodical deep pain near a small lump on rib left side of my lower/mid from center of my back and with pain behind ribcage on left side of my back.?
Don't know, but...: Do have this evaluated by your primary care provider. This deserves taking a careful medical history, and doing an exam. Good luck. Lg. ...Read more
6 months off/on pain on lower left side of ribs. Left side of back has pain + knots too. Fatty multiple lumps movable. One spot will usually flare up.
Doctor: Too many symptoms for young person. Do you have history of injury, trauma? If not, check your physical activity in gym. And no obvious reason for this, make appointment with a doctor. ...Read more
I have a lump about the size of a tangarine on my lower front left rib cage it's hurting, what could it be? Do I need to go hospital?
Lump: It is hard to know excatly what the lump is, but it is a good idea to go see a doctor for further evaluation ...Read more
I have been experiencing left side rib pain / fullness for about 6 weeks, a lump or mass has now developed on the lower potion of left ribs. Concerns?
Mass: Any mass is of concern. See a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Found a small firm oval 5mm lump below lower left rib cage 2years back it is under the skin, not visible until stretched, immobile, painless, male, 24yr?
Get it checked.: If it is soft, painless and moves around easily, it is probably benign. Still, get it checked out. ...Read more
I noticed a hard, painless lump on my lower left rib cage, as if the rib had pushed out by a centimeter (small region), linked to the bone. What is it?
Lump: This may be the xiphoid process-a piece of cartilage at the lower end of the sternum (breast bone). This is normal and is usually in the midline and can protrude in the upper abdomen but in your case may be slightly to the left. To be sure, you'd need to have a physician examine you, however. ...Read more
I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?
It might be an EXOSTOSIS (small bony lump originating in one of your ribs) HOWEVER the only way to be totally re-assured is to visit your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a "look see" and opinion!
Hope this is helpful/Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more
Lump on rib Cage:
Such lumps have to diagnosed by doing a clinical examination because the consistency and the margins of the lump felt on palpation itself help to diagnose it.
Some possibilities are lipoma, large sebaceous cyst, fibroma etc.
The pain in the bump indicates that it may be infected.
Please check this out with your gp. Further treatment would depend on the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a lump size of a golf ball on my lower back below my rib cage on the left what could it be?
35 month old lump lower back bottom of ribs. Lump visible when he means forward. Concerned mom. What could this be?
See doctor: There are many possibilities so the best thing to do is to ease your mind and see the doctor. The doctor will diagnose this for you and then give the treatment options ...Read more
9mo old has a dime sized bony lump on her back lower right rib cage. Only visible when she leans forward. Pedi apt in 3 days, concerned mom!
Bony lump in infant: I'm glad you are a concerned Mom. She may need an xray. Is she ever at daycare or in the care of anyone else? ...Read more
Few days ago had sore left rib, only when I touched it. It has spread down to lower ribs and I have today noticed a painful lump. Should I worry?
Yes you have to get: Any lump requires a medical examination unless it is due to obvious injury. But in your case it looks like it came up spontaneously. If it does not settle down within a few days, go see your doctor without much delay. It could be something serious (unless you have bumped into something and injured yourself). ...Read more
I found a lump on my lower back more to the side between my rib it hurts me at times specially when I take deep breaths. Is nickel size. Should I worr?
See a doctor: You should have this mass examined by a physician. Although more than likely it is a benign mass, this can only be ascertained during a full physical examination. ...Read more
I have a lump the size of my finger tip on my lower left back just below my rib cage. Recently I've developed pain in this area when I rotate my hips?
Left back pain:
Without delay you must have your Primary doctor refer you to a back specialist!
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
I have a sore hard lump at the bottom right of my ribs. It feels connected to my ribs as the Lower right rib is sore too especially with pressure and?
I have a lump on my lower left ribs it feels very inflamed and hurts I was told it was a benign tumor but I also have sinusitis and costochondritis w?
3-1/2" oval lump lower left rib, soft, not moveable. Soft fat, sore if push on bottom rib. X-Ray had nothing. Ultrasound next. Ideas what is or best tests?
I have a swelling/bony lump on one of my lower floating ribs on the right side. It feels very hard, like bone itself. Any idea what this might be? I thought maybe it was just the rib itself, but it doesn't necessarily feel symmetrical with the same rib on
Ans: Did you have trauma to this area perhaps years ago? Sounds like some calcification from old trauma. See your doctor for exam ...Read more
After sex I get this large little more than golf ball size lump on the lower left side of my abdomen that moves a lot from ribs to hips. What is it?
Hard to say.: There is nothing in your abdomen that wanders with the exception of stool. ...Read more
I hav hard tender lump under skin on my lower ribs on left side of back, also I have a tender spot on rib upper right next to degen. Thorasic spine.?
Best to consult...: Large, tender or especially growing or changing lesions should always be evaluated by a professional. They could be something as benign as a lipoma (benign fatty deposit) or they could be something more important. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
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