What Could The Lump On My Rib Cage Be?

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Asked by angelo de leon

What Could The Lump On My Rib Cage Be?

I have noticed a lump on the lower right side of my rib. Just below the rib cage. It can be painful when pressed and is sometimes (not always) accompanied by mild pain (which is very tolerable). Does anyone know what this might be?

Answer

Lumps and bumps are notoriously difficult to diagnose online, so I'd recommend that you talk to your doctor about it as soon as you can. It may be a harmless fatty lump (benign lipoma) or a bone spur. Typically tumors don't hurt, but any time you have a question about a lump it's best to have it checked by a doctor.

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