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Posted by: Keren | 2007/03/13

Lump under skin

Hi, when I lie on my back and feel the skin over my right rib cage I can feel a lump underneath, is this a fatty lump or could it be something else. it is not big pea size maybe, no pain at all, seems quite smooth, is there any way I can tell if it is harmless or not.

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Dear Keren
If it moves under the skin it probably is just a harmless lipoma or "fatty gland". If it is sort of "stuck" onto a rib, you may need to let your doctor look at this.

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