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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What does a lump on ribcage indicate?

Hi, I have a lump about the size of a golf ball at the base center of my rib cage in front of my chest. It doesn t really seem to be painful, just uncomfortable mainly knowing it s there. I can really feel it when I m bloated but can still find it regardless. I noticed it a few weeks ago but wasn t sure if it s normal or if I was really feeling it or not. I had someone else feel and they felt it also. Should I be concerned and go to the doctors?
Fri, 16 Jan 2015
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
not to worry much as this is benign condition like sebaceous cyst or lipoma or neurofibroma; could be just skin tags / fibroepithelial polyp

if really worries you can go for an FNAC test for confirmation

all the best!
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