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A 28-year-old female asked:

Hi , i'm 28 y.o., fem., i discovered some years ago in my right side , just above the hip bone a rounded formation (it is noticeable when i bend over the side) which periodically may hurt when touches......it can be serious? what is it ?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Sounds like a hernia: Better have it checked as hernias can lead to problems if not repaired.
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Depends.....: On where it is located. Sounds like it could be a benign lipoma or fatty growth.. A hernia is also possible. Need to have a physical examination with your doctor to tell what it may be.
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Last updated May 1, 2019

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