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Suggest remedy for swelling in ribs

I have swelling with a pea sized mass just below the right rib cage. I am 48 yrs old, 5 9 and weight about 184. If I touch the area,move just right or bend over it s painful. I had my gallbladder checked back in Sept 2011 and the hyda hyda scan test showed very slow progress, but excreted in normal limits. Can you help???
Mon, 25 Nov 2019
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hello,

The swelling in the rib cage could be a lymph node related to inflammation. I don't think that it is related to your gallbladder.

Anyway, if this persists, I recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and an abdominal ultrasound, in order to examine the nature of this lump.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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