Is it a Lipoma?

Patient : Hello I'm Chelsea Smith. I'm 22 years old and I found a lump on my left flank below and around my rib cage. I panicked and went to the emergency room. I have No insurance so I can't go see a Dr. They will turn me down. I was physically examined by a Dr when I went in and he looked at it from different views felt it around. He said it was a Lipoma. He said they never go away his wife had one for 30 years. I'm just scared since he didn't give me scans or blood test that I have cancer. I worry sick everyday and I have horrible anxiety about it. I just wanna be at ease I have two babies. I'm just scared. The lump is like a bulge it bulges out more when I lean away from it. I can move around a little bit. Depending on the angle is weather it's hard or soft. Also it presents a dull ache in the area it is. Please help?
Symptoms:  Sore bulge
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Good afternoon. Seems like some of my numbers are HDL is consistently low even though i don't smoke or drink...

Q: 18 year slow growing clavicular mass on left shoulder above collar bone.... soft no pain a little larger than a golf ...

Q: Can a Lipoma go away on its own?

Q: I have a 5 cm lump on what I think would be considered the Vastus Lateralis or possibly rectus femoris (left leg), th...

Q: Hi doctor, Writing this to clear a doubt. I am 33 years now. I am having a small bump on my right hand upper side wh...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon