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I've a hard/visible lump on the side/back of my rib cage. I've osteoporosis. Injured area 3 months ago. Intermittent pain. Any ideas? Will see doc.

I've a hard/visible lump on the side/back of my rib cage. I've osteoporosis. Injured area 3 months ago. Intermittent pain. Any ideas? Will see doc.

Possible fracture: Yes a fracture with bony deformity must be ruled out or investigated. X-Ray studies even an MRI to check for soft tissue pathology maybe considered. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump near the vagina (but not on) it is quite sore as well however, I do not want to see a doctor. I am only 14 if that helps...

I have a hard lump near the vagina (but not on) it is quite sore as well however, I do not want to see a doctor. I am only 14 if that helps...

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Hard lump on head is fixed not mobile. Two doctors have said cyst to ignore it but it's hard and under skin doesn't feel like a cyst Should I see 3rd?

Hard lump on head is fixed not mobile. Two doctors have said cyst to ignore it but it's hard and under skin doesn't feel like a cyst Should I see 3rd?

Lump: The question is do you know what a cyst feels like? If two doctors have examined you and said it is a cyst, what happens when you go to the third and he says it is a cyst? Do you then go to the fourth? You either need at some point to believe them or not. If you don't believe them then do you keep going to doctors until you find one that tells you what you want? Get it removed! ...Read more

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Pea sized hard lump in neck, should I see doctor?

Pea sized hard lump in neck, should I see doctor?

Yes: Pea size lump in neck might be swollen lymph node, go to doctor and he will examine you to check for any other enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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2 painless moveable hard lumps under skin under right side of my chin. Doc said not to worry but what could they be? Not sick either.

2 painless moveable hard lumps under skin under right side of my chin. Doc said not to worry but what could they be? Not sick either.

Benign cysts: While they are most likely benign cysts, if you have not been to the dentist for a while I would go make sure you do not have a dental sinus. ...Read more

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Lump on the side of the neck--should I see a doctor?

Lump on the side of the neck--should I see a doctor?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the side of the neck it is painless and small and it moves should I go to see a doctor?

I have a lump on the side of the neck it is painless and small and it moves should I go to see a doctor?

Lump: Lump on neck is likely lymph node. It is common for a lymph node to swell. Keep monitoring. It is likely a reactive node and sometimes they remain palpable. If not enlarging or painful usually not a priblem. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back of my head and it's been there for about 4 days; its hard, immovable and hurts. Should I see a doctor?

I have a lump on the back of my head and it's been there for about 4 days; its hard, immovable and hurts. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: Chances are, the bump is some sort of local infection such as a pimple, carbuncle, or ingrown hair. Is it red and tender? If it didn't hurt, I'd think it was just one of the spinous processes at the back of the spine jutting out, but that should not hurt. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my back right side of my neck, what doctor should I see to have it removed. No health insurance, can't afford a lot of appointm?

I have a small lump on my back right side of my neck, what doctor should I see to have it removed. No health insurance, can't afford a lot of appointm?

Try a family doc: How long have you had it? If you have had it a long time and it doesn‘t bother you, it might be a lipoma and that can be left alone. I recommend seeing a low cost primary care/family medicine doctor out of pocket to get an opinion before you look for a surgeon. If it is small, sometimes a family doc can remove it, too. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor would see my lump on my left breast?

Which type of doctor would see my lump on my left breast?

See details: Your family doctor or gynecologist can examine the area and order appropriate diagnostic testing. If a biopsy is needed, then a surgeon can be consulted. ...Read more

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Little swollen under tongue. Small lump on each side it seems. Very tiny but painful. Should I wait until monday or sooner to see doc.?

Little swollen under tongue. Small lump on each side it seems. Very tiny but painful. Should I wait until monday or sooner to see doc.?

Likely salivary duct: These are likely your salivary ducts under the tongue on each side of the strand of muscle that you see when you raise your tongue. If you have rough/sharp edges on your lower front teeth and have been sticking your tongue out over them, then this is probably the cause. Warm salt water soaks/rinses make help soothe the area. Monday is probably fine, but sooner if it gets worse. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I'm 25.Noticed a lump on right side of ribcage (10th rib) since 1month. There's no pain but it seems to be increasing. Which specialist doc should I see?

I'm 25.Noticed a lump on right side of ribcage (10th rib) since 1month. There's no pain but it seems to be increasing. Which specialist doc should I see?

Many possibilities: Some causes of “lumps and bumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump under skin on thigh. No pain, circular, large (lil bigger than a nickle), no discoloration/head/ripple/visual deformity, see a doc?

Hard painless lump under skin on thigh. No pain, circular, large (lil bigger than a nickle), no discoloration/head/ripple/visual deformity, see a doc?

If it is soft,: Mobile fluctuant or slightly dense, and does not hurt then it's most likely a lipoma. If you decide to have a healthcare professional look at it, that should confirm it. Of course there are other bad things that could cause a well defined lump on bone or under skin. Thanks for using HealthTap. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a small lump at my anus. It's pea-shaped. I've noticed it months ago. No bleeding, pain every now and then, and normal flesh color. Sometimes it's hard and sometimes it's barely a shape. I'm gonna go see my regular doctor in a month or two (she

Hi! I have a small lump at my anus. It's pea-shaped. I've noticed it months ago. No bleeding, pain every now and then, and normal flesh color. Sometimes it's hard and sometimes it's barely a shape. I'm gonna go see my regular doctor in a month or two (she

Lump on anus: If it is at the very base of your spine it MAY be a pilonidal cyst. It MAY be another type of cyst or something else. You have the courage w/in you to see your doc and get it taken care of. Then you will have peace of mind. Please do so. Peace and good health. Please move up your appointment. ...Read more

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I feel some type of lump in my breast and it is kind of tender im 22yrs old and weigh 170lbs which type of doctor should I see?

I feel some type of lump in my breast and it is kind of tender im 22yrs old and weigh 170lbs which type of doctor should I see?

Start with Primary: What you are feeling may be a benign cyst or fibroadenoma, but to be sure, see your primary care provider and get it checked out! ...Read more

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Yesterday my mom felt a large lump in her right armpit w/ no pain & hard. Could you please provide me with any possible answer? We'll see doc later.

She needs a doctor's: Any hard lump requires examination by a physician or surgeon. So she should go see the doctor as soon as possible. There is nothing else that can be done except stay calm and do not delay the check up for more than 7-10 days at most. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound of thyriod today was wondering what red and blue meant and have a mass on right side. Should I be worried don't see doctor till tuesday?

Had ultrasound of thyriod today was wondering what red and blue meant and have a mass on right side. Should I be worried don't see doctor till tuesday?

US colors can denote: ...blood flow, sonographic density, etc. You neither specified the context for your testing, nor prior results for comparison. Sorry we can't be of more help. ...Read more