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Having small lump between ribs. Suggest

Hi, my friend is 29 years old, male and has a small lump between his ribs near diaphragm area. It was not there before. And it does not hurt. He smokes but not too much. Is there aomeone here who could tell me what the lump could be? I am really scared for him and I am hoping it is not serious.

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Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Thanks for your query
Most common lump found in the body is lipoma.
It is a benign tumor of fat cells..
Regarding the swelling,most of the times it is soft,freely mobile,skin can be pinchable from the swelling,painless.non-tender..
Diagnosis can be conformed by FNAC(fine needle aspiration cytology).
Except for cosmetic purposes no treatment is necessary for that..
It can be removed by simple surgery by a surgeon,,with a local anesthesia..
Hope you understand my suggestion
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Answered: Wed, 29 May 2013
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