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Pain in the lower back rib, above the belly button, fluctuating pain. Dieting for weight loss. What can the pain be due to?

hello- i have had a slight pain on my left lower back rib area and when feeling around i felt a slight bump..proabbly about the size of a pea, and it was very tender...i asked my doctor about it when i went in for my yearly, and she stated it was probably just fatty tissue , and with me trying to lose weight it should go away. that was a year ago... recently i am having more pain in my left side on my love handle area straight over from my belly button...shart pains that also come and go..and i just felt around and felt the same size pea lump that was tender. It is very tender and if i go back, im afraid she will just tell me the same thing and not to worry about it. What do you feel this could be and do you agree with my doctor. Note: I am 23 years old, 215lb. and 5 3 ....and dieting to lose weight. (no kids)
Asked On : Sun, 3 Jun 2012
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thank you for sharing your problem here.
These painful nodules are quite common and in some people they swell up more when they do strenuous activity.
Usually no treatment is given, but in severe painful situations a local injection over the swelling may be given
Answered: Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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