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Node near right rib

I'm 19 years old and I smoke regularly. Since past few months, there has developed a small node near my right rib. It hurts when it is pressed. Could it be a sign of cancer? Please let me know. Thank you.
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Dr. Sukhant Bagdia
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19 years is usually not cancer, and node which is painful is usually infection and not cancer.. Kindly take an antibiotic course for seven days and if it goes off.. it's infection... if it does not it needs to be investigated by a biopsy
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Hi. I understand your concerns. You will need to undergo a detailed examination and investigations. Consult a pulmonologist for the same. If you are from bangalore you can consult me at my clinic at hebbal kempapura. Hope your questions were answered. thanks.
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Dr. Ramana Prasad V. V.
Pulmonologist 17 yrs exp Hyderabad
It could be an infected cyst,but better consult a chest specialist,he may ask you to go for FNAC.
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Dr. Aditya Parihar
Pulmonologist 14 yrs exp Nagpur
Its common summer infection cause,consult your family physician.
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