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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.??

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

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I have a painful lump on my lower left rib?

I have a painful lump on my lower left rib?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Left side on lower ribs have small and large fatty type lumps. Moveable. Pain also in area that has lightened up. 21F. Overweight. Cancerous??

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

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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?

Lump: 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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Sounds Like: 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

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Have a lump on my lower rib cage that just came up and is sore what could it be?

Have a lump on my lower rib cage that just came up and is sore what could it be?

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

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I have a lump size of a golf ball on my lower back below my rib cage on the left what could it be?

I have a lump size of a golf ball on my lower back below my rib cage on the left what could it be?

Swelling: Could be many things including a sebaceous cyst or a fatty tumor. Have it checked or sen us a picture. An ultrasound may be helpful in making the diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more

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35 month old lump lower back bottom of ribs. Lump visible when he means forward. Concerned mom. What could this 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