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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Painful Lump On Left Upper Abdomen

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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I have a small lump in my upper abdomen. It is slightly left of my sternum. It is not painful, unless i manipulate it excessively. No symptoms noted. ?

I have a small lump in my upper abdomen. It is slightly left of my sternum. It is not painful, unless i manipulate it excessively. No symptoms noted. ?

Could be many things: Without a good exam, its impossible for me to guess, you should consult with a physician as any new lumps and bumps around the breast should be investigated. ...Read more

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Have about 10 tiny hard lumps under skin across upper abdomen. Not painful. What might this be?

Have about 10 tiny hard lumps under skin across upper abdomen. Not painful. What might this be?

Likely benign: Tiny lumps under the skin can be due to several things. If these don't move about under the skin when you push on them, they are probably skin cysts. IF they are deep in the skin and feel squishy, they may be noncancerous fatty growths called lipomas. If they move about under the skin and you think they are growing, then I suggest being seen to make sure that they are not lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I have a couple of hard, nodular lumps in upper abdomen 3 years painful if pressed pain is sharp and goes through to back. Is it a lipoma?

I have  a couple of hard, nodular  lumps in upper abdomen   3 years painful if pressed  pain is sharp and goes through to back. Is it a lipoma?

Need 2 Be Seen: Lipomas are the most common cause of lumps under the skin (in the subq space), however they rarely cause shooting pain on palpation as you describe. I suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care doctor to help sort this out. ...Read more

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I got a lump that started near my belly button with no pain, but it moved and now it is in my upper abdomen on the left side. What does that mean?

I got a lump that started near my belly button with no pain, but it moved and now it is in my upper abdomen on the left side. What does that mean?

Lipoma: Lipoma is a common benign fatty tumor that feels like rolling under the skin. These may be 2 different lesions one near the umbilicus and one in the area where you see now or with the growth of your body could have moved up. ...Read more

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Can there be a mass built up under your left rib cage/upper abdomen from poop? or lack of popping?

Can there be a mass built up under your left rib cage/upper abdomen from poop? or lack of popping?

Yes!: Yes this is very possible . How constipated are you? Consider talking to your doctor about a laxative such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). You can take 17-34 g a day. Ask your doctor before using to take more than that for 2 weeks. Side effects are diarrhea and possible dehydration. ...Read more