A 18-year-old female asked:
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i'm 18 i have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. it has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. should i be worried?!

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Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Possible Hernia: A hernia is when the muscle in the abdomen splits and allows the tissue underneath to poke through. This sometimes creates a bump on your abdomen, but not always. Hernias can be repaired with routine surgery. You need to have this evaluated by your doctor as untreated hernias can become strangulated and cause severe problems.
Answered on Feb 21, 2015
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