What causes right sided rib pain?
Could be a benign mass of the musculoskeletal region of the chest wall
Thanks for the query.
Does the lump feel soft, firm of bony hard?
Is the skin over the swelling freely moving over the swelling or is it fixed to the swelling?
Has the swelling been growing quickly or rapidly in size?
Usually one would worry about a gall bladder mass in your case but since your gall bladder has been removed, it's quite possible it's a benign mass of the musculoskeletal region of the chest wall. Not to worry. If the lump isn't causing any difficulty in respiration then no need to go to the ER right away. You can take pain killers if it feels painful. Avoid lying over the lump. Apply hot packs to it.
It is advisable to get an Xray and ultrasound or CT Scan to have a fair idea as to what it could be. Later a diagnostic biopsy or FNAC can be done to confirm the diagnosis.
Please do answer my queries for me to be in a better position to help you.
Dr. Aashish Raghu
The lump feels firm. About a half inch below the skin, very right of my ribs almost my hip, straight across from my belly button. It feel like it is about 3 inches long, tender to the touch. Minimal swelling but is freely moving and swelling has not changed. The lump seemed to have appeared almost over night.
Thank you so much for your time.
Do follow up
Thank you. Good luck.
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