Last week I started noticing that my side hurt like it was bruised. I let it go and every once in awhile I would move wrong or put my arm down and it would hurt. At night when I would lay on that side it would hurt. Sunday morning I was waiting on the coffee pot and was feeling my side and finally felt a small lump that is somewhat hard about the size of a dime, if pressed on hurts like hell, very tender but there is no bruising at all. The painful area runs about 6 inches down my side. I have decided that I am going to watch it this week and if toward the end of the week it isn't better make an appt with the dr to get it checked. Just wondering if anyone else has ever had something like this? I have not hit my side or done anything strenuous to pull a muscle or cause bruising as there isn't any actual bruise, just a lump and the pain of a bruise. Any ideas???