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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Painful Lump On Middle 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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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.
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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 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.?

Have it checked: From your description it seems it is in the abdominal wall. It may be a cyst, lipoma (a fatty tumor)or some other benign tumor.Consult your medical doctor, and have it examined. ...Read more

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I have a growing vertical oval lump in my upper abdomen. Doctor says its muscle that's come to the surface. Do u have any more info on it/what causes it?

I have a growing vertical oval lump in my upper abdomen. Doctor says its muscle that's come to the surface. Do u have any more info on it/what causes it?

RIGHT: Without seeing is hard but it sounds right. There is a weakness in the abd wall, usually upper in the middle. Not 100%without seeing. ...Read more

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I have a small bruising on my stomach with a small lump under it. It is not painful. What is this and the cause?

I have a small bruising on my stomach with a small lump under it. It is not painful. What is this and the cause?

Hematoma: The lump could be a hematoma which is a lump of coagulated blood. Warm applications tend to dissolve this type of clot. If it persists or enlarges, have your physician check it. ...Read more

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I have small painful lumps that discharge white stuff/ blood. On my breasts/armpits/groin area/ sometimes low stomach. What could cause this?

Conslt doctor: It looks like you have skin infection at different parts of your body. This needs to be examined by your doctor and prescribe you the medicine -antibiotics. You may need any investigation also. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Was told I have hormonal changes that cause breast pain and lumps can this extend to lumpy painful upper stomach and sore ribs?

It sounds: Like you may have a hypersensitivty, or heightened perception of pain and visceral symptoms. Consider a contraceptive pill but a med for mood and anxiety may help the loose stools, daytime fatigue and the sensation of pain, good luck. ...Read more

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I have a painless lump on my right upper abdomen, what could this be?

Impossible to tell: An abdominal mass needs immediate evaluation. It is impossible to tell whether the lung is innocuous or serious until a doctor evaluates it. ...Read more

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In between my upper abdomen, there is a small 10mm ish lump. It is soft to touch and is only visible when I flex my abdomen.

In between my upper abdomen, there is a small 10mm ish lump. It is soft to touch and is only visible when I flex my abdomen.

Most likely a LIPOMA: A lipoma is a benign lump that can occur on your trunk and extremities, and actually anywhere under your skin.
The only time they are surgically removed is if they aggravate you, like if they are under a belt or bra strap or cause pain with exercise. They also change size, sometimes small, sometimes larger, then going smaller.
The only other thing to consider would be hernia of your intestines. ...Read more

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Found a lump in my right side upper abdomen! I only feel it when I stand. Is it a tumor?

Found a lump in my right side upper abdomen! I only feel it when I stand. Is it a tumor?

Yes.: Tumor means lump. It does not mean cancer. But it's hard to imagine why you would think this could be diagnosed over the internet. Seek attention from someone who can actually examine you. ...Read more

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Hi I have a hard painless pea size lump under skin on upper abdomen. It doesn't move?

Hi I have a hard painless pea size lump under skin on upper abdomen. It doesn't move?

Skin lesion: It be a cyst, lipoma, dermatofibroma due to insect bite, trauma, reaction to friction to mention few possibilities. Please consult a physician for appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Abnormal lumps in upper abdomen and center of chest, somewhat tender if pressed in. It started out as just one, now their are several more?

Abnormal lumps in upper abdomen and center of chest, somewhat tender if pressed in. It started out as just one, now their are several more?

Get checked...: Sound like could be some furuncles (which are small infections in skin). This could need antibiotics or draining (if large enough abscess). Get it checked. ...Read more

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I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should I be worried?!

I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should I be worried?!

Possible Hernia: A hernia is when the muscle in the abdomen splits and allows the tissue underneath to poke through. This sometimes creates a bump on your abdomen, but not always. Hernias can be repaired with routine surgery. You need to have this evaluated by your doctor as untreated hernias can become strangulated and cause severe problems. ...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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Pea sized, hard, tender, lumps (5 or 6 of them) in upper abdomen. Some are slightly bigger than others, none of them are movable. What could they be?

Pea sized, hard, tender, lumps (5 or 6 of them) in upper abdomen. Some are slightly bigger than others, none of them are movable. What could they be?

Can't tell: If these have been present for more than a few weeks without changing or getting worse, you should see your doctor about it. The description gave us no clue on what they could be. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen and heartburn. The pain worsens when I lay down amd feels like a heavy lump. Am I ok? -b

I have pain in my upper abdomen and heartburn. The pain worsens when I lay down amd feels like a heavy lump. Am I ok? -b

Hard to say: Although heart burn from stomach issues can cause your symptoms, its wise to rule out other life threatening causes first. I would suggest an emergency room visit to determine your exact cause. Good luck ...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

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I have a lump below my breast bone, between lower rib cage, and upper abdomen area. I've had weight lose over the past two months as well.

I have a lump below my breast bone, between lower rib cage, and upper abdomen area. I've had weight lose over the past two months as well.

Suggest evaluation: This can be evaluated by physical exam, however, you may be describing the xiphoid process. It is a bony prominence below the sternum. ...Read more

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A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage. Slightly tender to the touch. Weight lose of 20lbs?

A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage. Slightly tender to the touch. Weight lose of 20lbs?

Xiphoid: There is a structure of cartilage there, and hernias can develop there.
Suspect weight loss has allowed you to feel the xiphoid bone better.
Easy for your pcp to determine. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump on my stomach?

What can cause a lump on my stomach?

Sounds like a...: ...doctor should have a look at it. Please get examined. ...Read more

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I have numerous lumps on both sides of my rib cages. I had 1 then 2 and more multiplying down my side and now are painful and now on my stomach.

Infection: I do not know what your activities are, but infection, abscess a thought. If one sided I would consider shingles. There are other neuropathic problems though.
Seems you should be seen. ...Read more

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What is when painful lumps come up in your stomach and sides?

Needs evaluation.: Painful lumps merit a visit to your doctor for a careful history and physical exam. The lumps must be assessed to determine their location and likely diagnosis. Only then can one decide the proper approach in terms of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I m feeling multiple small lumps in my stomach left and right to my navel they r not painful can only feel them if I depress my stomach?

See your doctor: Small lumps around your umbilicus are usually not worrisome, but if they are new, or enlarging, have your doctor check them out. Sometimes the fat in your lower abdomen can form benign tumors called lipomas, which are generally harmless. ...Read more