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I have a hard pea sized lump that can only be felt by putting my finger in my bellybutton. It's painful and it just started yesterday. Any idea?

I have a hard pea sized lump that can only be felt by putting my finger in my bellybutton.  It's painful and it just started yesterday.  Any idea?

Nodules: It may be a little infected cyst. I would apply moist heat snd this should cause it to come to a head and discharge. If it persists I would see a doctor ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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I get these painful lumps in the taint area. I don't think there cancerous because they eventually go away. Wondering what is the cause of this. ?

I get these painful lumps in the taint area. I don't think there cancerous because they eventually go away. Wondering what is the cause of this. ?

Sebaceous glands: This is probably acne or similar bacterial infections of your new sebaceous glands, which you have here now that you're a man. Good hygiene -- shower twice a day, get very dry, sleep in loose clothes in a cool bed. ...Read more

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What causes a painful lump underneath the ribcage?

What causes a painful lump underneath the ribcage?

Varies: There area many possibilities and usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Potential causes include a superficial problem with the rib itself, or something deeper such as: a thoracic radiculopathy, gallbladder, lung, andgi problems to name a few. Consider being checked. Thank you. ...Read more

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What causes a painful lump on the insole of my foot?

What causes a painful lump on the insole of my foot?

Further work up: See a podiatrist. It may be a plantar fibroma but could also be many other possibilities. It can be evaluated with xray and/or ultrasound as well as with thorough history and exam. Depending on the cause the treatment varies. ...Read more

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What are causes of painful tittie lumps.

What are causes of painful tittie lumps.

Maybe fibrocystic: Some women have lumpy breasts, especially painful in the premenstrual part of your cycle. http://tinyurl.com/4doxzfm it can be part of pms. Tell your doctor you're having them, and follow over the month. If any lumps become hard and do not go away, you'll need to have it examined especially. Try avoiding caffeine, sugar and unhealthy fats. Evening primrose oil may help; heating pad too. ...Read more

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What would cause a painful lump on the right side of my soft palette?

Dental abscess: The most common type of dental abscess is a periapical abscess (tooth), and the second most common is a periodontal abscess (gums) or combination of both tooth-gum abscess, regardless if the tooth has a filing. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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What is a hard movable lump in lower back that isn't painful, but causes discomfort?

What is a hard movable lump in lower back that isn't painful, but causes discomfort?

Likely benign: Possible lipoma or fibroma and most likely benign. Can be removed under local anesthesia and should be covered by insurance. ...Read more

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My habitually fwd low bent neck has caused painful lump at neck base. Can this be modified/resolved? How? Ali

My habitually fwd low bent neck has caused painful lump at neck base. Can this be modified/resolved? How?  Ali

Let us see if could: Having a lump on the base of the neck indicate you have a problem in the cervical spine, try to go to spine surgeon he will be able to help you. ...Read more

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Have hard lumps all along the scapular area that are painful for 10 yrs. Dr says their lymph n via u/s and unusual place to have them. Causes?

Have hard lumps all along the scapular area that are painful for 10 yrs. Dr says their lymph n via u/s and unusual place to have them. Causes?

Questionable tumor: If the lumps are along medial margin near spine which is what protrudes when one bends forward they for the most part cant be lymph nodes. The latter are found toward the armpit where the major vessels are. U.S. cant dx lymph nodes and if hard one must consider possibility of tumor or tumors of nerve origin arising from muscles of the scapula. Should be evaluated for possible bx. ...Read more

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Painful lump in middle of my spine causing much discomfort when sitting lying with back against chair, bed, etc. What could this be caused by?

Painful lump in middle of my spine causing much discomfort when sitting lying with back against chair, bed, etc. What could this be caused by?

Needs to be checked: It could be an abscess.Infected cyst most likely, since it is painful you should have it checked by your doctor as you may need antibiotics or excision or incision and drainage. ...Read more

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What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Fibrocystic breasts: Caffeine is known to contribute to fibrocystic breast symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause non painful, immovable lumps to the right of my navel?

?umbilical hernia: A lump in or around the navel area could be a hernia(can push it in) or a cyst. A physician would have to examine you to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Causes of non painful, immovable lumps to the right of navel in female?

Causes of non painful, immovable lumps to the right of navel in female?

Lumps: If the mass is just below the skin it is likely that they are lipomas, calcified fat deposits, which are benign. Though should be evaluated by your family doctor. These can be easily removed for definitive diagnosis and/or causing discomfort or aesthetically displeasing. ...Read more

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Lump on tongue that was painful but is no longer painful. Lump present for more than a week. Cause for worry?

Lump on tongue that was painful but is no longer painful. Lump present for more than a week. Cause for worry?

Another week: It should be gone in another week. If not, see a dentist that can diagnose the swelling. An oral surgeon or ENT physician would be a good choice. ...Read more

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