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For a number of years, if I bend over at an angle .... eg if sitting at desk, I drop something on floor and I reach down to floor (front & right) i get a lump that sticks out ... looks like a large sausage running along line of edge of rib cage ... about 5" long.
The pain is intense, only pressure pushing lump in ...and arching myself backwards relieves it.
location is just below rib cage ... starting about 1/3rd in from centreline and follows curve of rib cage for about 5" towards my right side.
Lasts several minutes, the lump feels hard ... certainly not soft.
After it subsides and lump goes away, the area feels bruised if palpated, often for a couple of days .... but no bruising discoloration.
My Dr referred me to hospital for Muscular Skeletal tests .... x-rays & ultrasound resulted in a nice report ruling out broken ribs, which I did not consider in first place.
Nothing conclusive ... referring me back to my Dr.
Today it got worse ... I was driving and it suddenly it happened, very painful and pretty difficult to deal with at speed, it happened several times ... this was without any reaching down or bending.
Due to risk, I now need to get this looked into further ... any suggestions?
Obvious first thought was hernia ... but seems unlikely place, plus the lump is not soft.
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