Is it a Lipoma?

Patient

Q: 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
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