Lump rib bone

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My daughter, 11, has a lump off the center of her rib cage under her right breast area. Definitely rib bones! She doesn't complain of chest pains or anything, but she is beginning to feel self conscience of this large protrusion. Doctor, 2 years ago, said it's nothing to worry about. What can it be, what can we do?
Hi, I have a boney lump on my rib, right-hand side just below my collar bone, quite close to my sternum. It is like a thickening of the rib, is hard, not moveable and non-painful. Any ideas what this could be? I don't recall injuring the area at all. The lump is about 2cm long, along the line of the rib and quite shallow, I can just about see it in the mirror.
Hello, I have a hard lump on my left rib about 4 inches above my left breast that I noticed several months ago. It feels as hard as bone and pretty much has the same contour as a rib but feels a lot different from the right side as it protrudes more. It starts pretty much on my sternum then extends to the left about 2 inches, then the area is flat again. It feels like it might be wider than a normal rib too. I can't move it around. I know the description is sort of vague, so thank you!
It is movable and more towards the inside end of her breast by your rib bone or whatever that bone under your arm is. What can it be?
Hi Alice, It is very unlikely that the lump you noticed 3 years ago in your rib is bone cancer. Osteosarcomas, Ewings sarcomas, and other bone cancers are more aggressive and fast-growing. Also, they occur more commonly in children and adolescents. I think your doctor is right that some trivial injury as a more likely cause. Just to put your mind at ease, you could visit a doctor, and get an xray taken. It will reassure you.
It's probably about the size of a quarter, maybe a half dollar. The lump seems to be confined to just one rib. Oh, and it's not really painful to the touch, but it's hard to tell, because I've been poking at it so much. Does anybody know what it could be? Do ribs sometimes just grow like that? I'm a 17 year old male, by the way, and something of a hypochondriac.
Should I be satisfied with this diagnosis? I guess I was just scared because the lump below my color bone is hard and fixed!
5 years ago) my huband noticed a hard lump on my 1st or second rib (its the one between colorbone and breast). I went to a house doctor and he just told me that I probably bruised my rib (he did not take an xray). It never hurt and I stopped paying attention to it. Now 3 years later the lump is still there, and I sometimes feel presure on that rib (its not pain though). I am to scarred to go to a doctor evan though I know I should, could that be bone caner for so long?????
However, when laying on my back, I still get a bit of pain, similar to a muscle pull on the front and there seems to be a hard lump on the 7th or 8th rib down. It feels too hard to be a muscle and I could describe it as the feel of a golf ball under the skin (not as big). I thought I might be being a bit of a hypochondriac, but my other half says she can definitely feel it. Is it possible to knock the rib out of alignment without fracturing it?
I have what I would label a lump on my lower right rib area near the side of my body. It is "in" more than the last rib that I can feel and it feels pretty hard. It does not feel as hard as a bone but definitlly not soft either. If i press it I feel like it becomes sensitive after a while. Its pretty large like 3inches long and maybe 1inch wide. If I feel the same area on my left side i dont feel anything there at all.
I have just turned 40, but have had a hard lump on my right rib bone (I think) right in the crease around the base of my breast. It has been there for a number of years at least 6 or 7. I had an ultrasound on it and they questioned doing a biopsy but decided not to and just said to have it checked if there were any changes. It is hard to tell if it changes or not. I just have noticed lately that it annoys me and is tender and seems to be bigger...hard to tell.
Feels hard but very smooth, possible thyroid nodule. Lump attached to my chin bone, about pea size but very hard - feels like bone, never changes in size. Have had both lumps for over year and half.
hello,. im a male a male 39yrs old. last several days I noticed a hard bone like lump on the left side of my rib cage, several inches below my armpit.its about an inch in length, not soft, not painful but uncomfortable.it feels like part of my ribcage is sticking out.im worried it might be cancerous. should I be worried?
i'm on the 5th week of healing and almost no pain can be felt by any movement, only a little shake up when i sneeze hard. There's a lump on top of the broken rib which is normal. I have 2 questions. 1) Will the lump go away in time? ( doesn't really matter) 2) Will I have any physical limitations or weaknesses after the rib heals completely? (e.g. I'm playing basketball, will i have any problems if i wanna become a pro player?
It is very visible to the eye. The lump feels like it is part of my rib. The lump is rock solid and not perfectly round, although it peaks like a volcano. It doesn't move. I suffer with back aches in the same area of my rib. I also have aching ribs when standing or sitting for a while. It doesn't hurt but more aches when i prod it. I went to my gp in october as emergency. My gp said that he hasn't seen anything like it and asked if i have been in an accident.
Is the lump soft or hard? Does it seem attached to bone or does it move freely? Is it painful or not? However, I believe there are many possible causes of this vaguely described problem, and you would need a physical examination just to determine what tests to do. If you have not had it long, you could watch it and see if it gets better or worse.
It's hard to describe because it's not exactly PAINFUL, but really uncomfortable. I went to the doctor many times. There is a small, movable lump on my lower rib. He took Xrays, blood, even a sonogram to see that it wasn't my gall bladder. He said it was a pulled muscle, gave me anti-inflammatorys and muscle relaxors. A month later it was no better and it seemed the pain spread from my rib around to my back on the right side. I went back and he diagnosed it as shingles without a rash.
But within the first 5 minutes of walking around in the morning, and sitting down to eat breakfast, the pain starts, and gets worse throughout the day. What I eat does not affect it. I have also noticed a small lump on the end of my first floating rib. It doesn't hurt to push on it directly, but after pushing on it and poking at it, the pain gets worse and starts to throb. I'm wondering if the pain is generating from that?
I never had a lump, only calcification which were in a suspicious pattern. All lymph nodes were clean. It was however, a very aggressive fast growing estrogen fed CA. A year later mammogram was suspicious and another biopsy was done which was negative. I have been having excruciating pain under my right ribcage when I bend over. I have a regular appt with my oncologist at the end of January. I am wondering if this could be breast-liver related or maybe gallbladder or pancreas.
My doctor did decide to send me for a bone scan due to the fact that i had been complaining about some tender bone areas in my scapula and rib area which i had done only three days ago. Since the bone scan, the area that was biopsied in my breast has become very hard hot red and swollen to the point where it is difficult to wear a bra. I thought it was already healed and had forgotten about it until a day after the scan when this problem started. Any ideas what might be going on here?
Had a lump for about a year which has got bigger over this time, it is situated at the top of my stomach, in the centre, just about where the CENTRE of my rib cage ends. I have been to a doctor who gave me a two minute examination and was told it was my bone?? I'm not sure as it can be sore and as I've said, it seems to be getting bigger. It is a solid lump and is under the skin. I have also found that when I have rubbed it, well, it makes me burp.
but you CAN NOT move it- it feels as hard as bone and is definitely a lump...could all of these tests missed a cancer and can cancer be detected on the rib cage from a mammo or ultrasound- and can cancer grow and shrink? I am so confused! I also had a chest xray last year for chiropractor but I am not sure if a tumor would show up on that resolution..
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