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Soft Lump On Ribs
Soft movable lump on rib under bra line upper left. Something if I bend a certain way it will cramp around it. What could this be? Muscle? Spleen?
See doctor: Even though you are quite young, you should still ask your doctor to check this out. Any time one has a movable lump at the breast area, better be safe than be sorry. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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