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Fatty, soft, movable bump on the left of rib cage, no pain, seems higher on lying flat on the back. What could it be?

I have a fatty bump on the left side of my bottom rib cage. I recently lost a significant amount of weight and I thought the unevenness would go away, but appears that the lump is not just fat. It is soft, can be moved, doesn t hurt, if I flex my abs on my back and in a some what crunch position, it doesn t show. It I lay flat on my back, the left side of my rib cage sticks up significantly higher than the other. Who should I see about this? What could it be?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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Rheumatologist 's  Response
good evening. it could be just a ganglion or a fat swelling. you can consult a surgeon for it but as long as it is not causing any pain or is not increasing in size you shouldn't be too worried about it. these kind of swellings remain benign for years.
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