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Soft Lump On My Ribs
hard lump on my ribs hard like bone on top of my ribs doesn't move at all sometimes kinda hurts to touch...do you know if this could be cancer?
I have a lump on my ribs about 1 1/2 inches below my left breast. There is alot of pain to the touch and moving. Im just wondering what it could be?
Medical exam: Any lump which is persistent requires a medical examination by a physician especially if it has shown some growth while you have watched it. Any lump which is painful like you have described can be an infection, so there is a sense of urgency to treat an infection. So go see a doctor and get a physical exam done soon. ...Read more
Lymph nodes?: If the bumps are in an area where there are lymph nodes (under the arm) they may be due to an infection or something more serious like breast or organ cancer. Find a health care practitioner that can differentiate between skin, lymphatic or boney location to the bumps, or write back with more specifics. ...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
Inclusion cyst?: Hard to tell a lump since there are many underlying causes. Have your primary or a dermatologist take a look further. Typically an inclusion or fatty cysts can be present as well w/o pain. ...Read more
See a local doc: A hard lump by itself without details or visualization and examination is impossible to know what it is. You should see a local physician to be examined if it bothers you. ...Read more
Skin and bones.: It is important to know if the lumps are on or part of the ribs or in the soft tissues over the ribs or in the cartilage portion of the rib. Calcinosis (abnormal calcifications) that can occur around bone, joints, and even soft tissues due to diseases or just from benign processes or old injury. See your doctor about this. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/soft-tissue-calcification-1 ...Read more