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Lump under the skin on right rib cage, with occasional discomfort. Is it psoriasis in bone?

Hi my boyfriend has a lump under the skin on his right side below the rib cage. You can only feel it when you press quite firmly , he has had it for over a year now and only causes occasional discomfort. He has been to the doctors and they are unsure of what this may be and he has to wait 2 weeks fr a blood test and maybe a scan. They said it could have something to do with sorosis in his bones other than that they dont have any idea what it may be (it is not attached or near his ribcage) do you have any suggestions as to what this may be? He is 17, male and doesn t smoke or drink. Thanks.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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hi..thanks for your query
Psoriasis is not likely in the case you mention.Psoriasis is a common skin condition where the skin lesions are red with silver-white patches called scales.It does not present like a lump under the skin and has no relation with bone , except for the condition called Psoriatic arthopathy which is a arthritis developing in some people having psoriasis.It involves joints of the body like upper extremities especially the hands,small joints of the feet ,hips, knees, and ankles.
I think that the only way you confirm the diagnosis is the scan that you are doing .So please do the investigations to be guided into the appropriate management.
Hope this is helpful.
Take care!
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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