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A 25-year-old female asked:

I am a 25 year old woman. a few weeks ago i noticed slight swelling two inches below my navel and just to the left. i have no other symptoms.

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Dr. Varun Verma
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Does it resolve?: Does it disappear at some times and seem more prominent at others? Hernias are usually initially painless ill defined masses in the abdomen. No other symptoms? So no fever, no pain, no rectal bleeding, no change in your periods? If you can actually palpate a mass go and see a doctor.
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
See doctor: This does not sound like anything serious but you need to see your doctor to make sure. It could be a hernia, cyst, lipoma or just a normal variation. It is likely not serious but it is best to check checked and know what you are dealing with.

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