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What could be causing pain above my belly button and when i palpate i feel a small knot

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
May be a hernia: You may have an umbilical hernia. You should see your physician for an evaluation. The hernia may need to be reduced if it is painful. After being ... Read More
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Something/nothing?: Depends on age, symptoms, other factors. Can't tell here. That area could be related to blood vessel (aorta), duodenum, pancreas (pseudocyst), stomac... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
For such long acting symptoms I assume you've been evaluated & gastroscoped by a gastroenterologist. Peptic ulceration of the stomach or duodenum ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
? Connection: It would be good to know what your MRI showed and when it was done. Since the pain affects these different areas, and it is transient, it is hard to ... Read More
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Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Unlikely lymph node: That location lump would be unusual for a lymph node. See your doctor for evaluation of the lump. It may be a fatty collection called a lipoma or so... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Umbilical hernia is: A possibility. See ur dr if it gets bigger and painful. Take care!
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Possible hernia: It is likely a developing small hernia, or perhaps an area of recent trauma. See your family doctor if it persists and bothers you. Best wishes.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety?: Not likely since it is a localized symptom. Please consult your family doctor for exam.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: It can cause any of that pain, but you should have it checked out by a gastroenterologist to rule out other causes of the disease. But all of those pa... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe/not: This is a common site for the now more mobile kid to have a simple hernia. If it is small & the contents return inside the abdomen when pressed it... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Incarcerated hernia: A right sided paraumbilical hernia can occassionally incarcerate a portion of a loop of small bowel. Initial inflammatory changes could cause refette... Read More

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