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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to be able to feel a lump on right side of belly button?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
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?
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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.

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A 23-year-old male asked:

What does it mean if you have a lump on you right side above your belly button?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Many causes: Could be an umbilical hernia. Could be a tumor. Could be an insect bite. Could be a cyst or pimple. See a doctor and get it checked.
Last updated Jul 24, 2016


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