A 19-year-old female asked:
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is it normal to be able to feel a lump on right side of belly button?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
How big?: The thing you worry about is a hernia. Does the lump change in size? Does it disappear when you sleep overnight and recur throughout the day? Does it stick out when you cough or sneeze? Does it fell like it is deep in the abdomen or limited to the skin? Is it less than an inch in size or like a fist? See an md to examine you. It could be a simple benign fatty tumor, hernia, cyst?
Answered on Jul 24, 2016
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Sure: At 19yo, i would not expect a full-on hernia. This lump on the right side of the belly button all depends on the size. If it is pea- or m&m-sized, i would not worry about it - this could just be your variation of normal. If it is painful & the size of a ping-pong ball, and you can feel it emptying and filling; then you may need your fp to look at it to decide whether surgical repair is necessary.
Answered on Mar 31, 2013

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