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I have a lump (not painful) which feels about 4cm by 2cm. It is on my ribs, just on my back. I can move it around a little. Help!

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Dr. Leonard Stein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Sounds like fat cyst

Sometimes sweat gland can grow inwards producing a cyst.
If this bothers U, can be removed. The cyst has capsule around it which also needs removed and leaves indentation which dissapears slowly. If it begins to smell or leak U can have removed w insur claiming infected, Otherwise ins may not pay. Also they can recur. Show primary MD & seek derm to examine. Removal not a big deal.

In brief: Sounds like fat cyst

Sometimes sweat gland can grow inwards producing a cyst.
If this bothers U, can be removed. The cyst has capsule around it which also needs removed and leaves indentation which dissapears slowly. If it begins to smell or leak U can have removed w insur claiming infected, Otherwise ins may not pay. Also they can recur. Show primary MD & seek derm to examine. Removal not a big deal.
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