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Lipoma on back, back pain radiating to stomach near ribs. What is it?

I have this lump on my back mid right side that my primary doctor says is lipoma . I also have this back pain on my right side (same area with the lipoma) down to my waste and the pain radiates to the front half of my stomach close to my ribs giving me something like heartburn feelings. Can you please explain what this is? Thanks.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Thank you for the query.

This lump is lipoma indeed. It probably has nothing in common with your pains. You should know that some diseases can coexist and this can be only a coincidence that this lump is in the same localisation as pain.
Described by you pain is very characteristic for gallstones. The pain usually starts after a meal (usually a fatty one), gives nausea and radiates to the back.
Heartburn can be a symptom of gallstones or it can be acid reflux or even peptic ulcer.
To have a clear situation you should have abdominal ultrasound, soft tissues ultrasound of this lump, full blood work, liver tests (AST,ALT,GGTP), amylase, urine analysis. If no findings, upper GI endoscopy should be performed.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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