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Having painful lump in the left rib. Difficult to sit or walk. Suggest

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I have a very painful lump in left rib at the bottom rib, it hurts all the time, when I eat it hurts, sitting, walking etc and shooting pains all in left side it's awful
Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 1 hour later
Hi,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

There are several causes for such a mass.
Do you have any fever?
Since how long it is there?
Is the problem aggravating day by day?
Is there any weight loss?
Is the mass bony in nature (hard)?
Get a physical examination by your doctor and get yourself investigated to identify the exact cause.

A X XXXXXXX and further investigations may further be necessary.
I suggest you to not to neglect the same.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
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Follow-up: Having painful lump in the left rib. Difficult to sit or walk. Suggest 5 minutes later
I've had it for a few months, lost a lot of weight, constant pain, yes very hard, I'm having an X-ray what do you think it could be
 
 
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 8 minutes later
Hi,

I request you to not to go for a guess work. Just wait for the investigation reports and depending on the X XXXXXXX findings your doctor may order further investigations like biopsy.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
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