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

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CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more

Upper Left Abdomen (Definition)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to as ...Read more


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I have a smooth hard lump in my upper left abdomen. It is painful when prodded. There is nothing to see externally but it is easily felt.

I have a smooth hard lump in my upper left abdomen. It is painful when prodded. There is nothing to see externally but it is easily felt.

Lipoma: Most likely is a lipoma which is a collection of fat in the skin. They are usually a bit mobile and can be tender. Have a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has a soft lump on his upper left abdomen it doesn't seem to be painful but is very visible should I be concerned?

My 2 year old son has a soft lump on his upper left abdomen it doesn't seem to be painful but is very visible should I be concerned?

Needs to be seen: Any skin lesions or swelling or masses need to evaluated by a physician before an opinion can be given. In your case your son will have to be seen. ...Read more

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I have a pain and lump in my upper left abdomen under the rib cage what could this be?

I have a pain and lump in my upper left abdomen under the rib cage what could this be?

Some thoughts...: Any new painful lump should be checked out by your doctor soon. It's really hard to say without a thorough exam or more history. Some thoughts include a sebaceous cyst, a lipoma, a blood collection from trauma, or the beginning of an abscess formation. Good luck and be sure to get it checked out! ...Read more

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Yesterday, I noticed a slight lump/bulge on my upper left abdomen below my rib cage after dinner. It is not painful. Is this anything to worry about?

Not yet.: I wouldn't worry too much just yet. It could be a harmless cyst or deposit of fat called a lipoma. It's something your doc should check out - not urgently, though. If it's not painful and you have no other symptoms, it could be done within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have occasional pain in my upper left abdomen, gallbladder is removed, soft lump on arch of right foot. I was told after gallbladder was removed I had a bit of fatty build up. But I didn't need to change my diet. Could this be a liver issue?

I have occasional pain in my upper left abdomen, gallbladder is removed, soft lump on arch of right foot. I was told after gallbladder was removed I had a bit of fatty build up. But I didn't need to change my diet. Could this be a liver issue?

Gastroenterologist: I recommend an evaluation by a gastroenterologist. Causes of left upper abdominal discomfort include disorders of spleen, stomach, pancreas, common bile duct or portions of the colon which takes a 90 degree turn there and can cause gas entrapment. I don't consider the liver or complications of gall bladder surgery to be a cause of your discomfort. ...Read more

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I have a small lump, maybe a little less than an inch long, on the left of my abdomen, next to my rib cage. It does not hurt. Should I be concerned?

I have a small lump, maybe a little less than an inch long, on the left of my abdomen, next to my rib cage. It does not hurt. Should I be concerned?

How long?: If it has been there for long time it is probably benign such as q cyst or fatty tumor. If it is recent there are other possibilities which would require a minor biopsy for a definite diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Just found a small hard lump on my lower right abdomen. Lump is painless, what could be the cause?

Just found a small hard lump on my lower right abdomen. Lump is painless, what could be the cause?

Where?: Is the hard lump under the skin or inside the abdomen? You need to be examined by a doctor for proper assessment and diagnosis. Any opinion as to what the lump might be would be guessing. Good luck ...Read more

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Really small lump (marble like size) not visible but palpable (but only when you really press on the abdomen) in the lower left abdomen. Painless?

Really small lump (marble like size) not visible but palpable (but only when you really press on the abdomen) in the lower left abdomen. Painless?

Keep an eye: Keep an eye on this lump. If it begans to enlarge over time, your doctor may refer you to a surgeon for removal and analysis under a microscope. However, as long as it doesn't bother you, undergoing an operation is likely to do more harm than good. Hang in there!! ...Read more

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Cause for 2 soft, immovable, painless lumps in abdomen; RUQ (3") and LUQ (4"), medial and directly inferior to the rib cage?

Cause for 2 soft, immovable, painless lumps in abdomen; RUQ (3") and LUQ (4"), medial and directly inferior to the rib cage?

Depends: If just under the skin they are likely lipomas. Anytime you have a new mass it should be examined by a physician. In the place you described a lipoma is most common and is typically just below the skin level, but these are generally slightly mobil. ...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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I'm a 23 year old female, 11 weeks ago gave birth to a large baby, have noticed a firm lump on the left side of abdomen, I put it down to my body changing and getting back to normal state but it hasn't gone, causing no pain?

I'm a 23 year old female, 11 weeks ago gave birth to a large baby, have noticed a firm lump on the left side of abdomen, I put it down to my body changing and getting back to normal state but it hasn't gone, causing no pain?

11 wks post delivery: If you had a C-section, the "lump" is probably a hematoma, or stitch abscess. If you had a normal delivery, this mass could be a hernia or a torn abdominal muscle. See your OB physician for an exam. All of the above are easily treated. ...Read more

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I found a lump below my sternum on my abdomen. It is dead center left to right. It is painless. Also, ive become dizzy and tired. Is this related?

I found a lump below my sternum on my abdomen. It is dead center left to right. It is painless. Also, ive become dizzy and tired. Is this related?

Sounds benign: But if I were you I would have a doctor palpate this mass and get some more information. My guess is that it is insignificant and has nothing much to do with either your dizziness or tiredness.

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17mm cyst on left ovary. I do have a banana shaped lump on left abdomen. Could the cyst cause excruciating pain? Doctor- no reason for side pain

17mm cyst on left ovary. I do have a banana shaped lump on left abdomen. Could the cyst cause excruciating pain? Doctor- no reason for side pain

Probably not: A 17mm cyst on the ovary, depending on age and the cycle day of the menstrual cycle, is of normal size for a developing ovary follicle (egg). If the cyst has been bleeding or has partially ruptured and drained, then associated pain may be present. Not sure what the banana shaped lump on the abdomen represents. ...Read more

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What could cause intense upper left abdomen pain?

What could cause intense upper left abdomen pain?

Lots of things...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause discomfort on upper left abdomen and upper left back? No other symptoms

Can constipation cause discomfort on upper left abdomen and upper left back? No other symptoms

Maybe for abdomen: But your history of recent acute bronchitis may be more what is contributing to your upper left back issues, especially if there was any coughing or chest discomfort with that bout. It's important to have the source of your constipation checked out, and get that squared away by your PCP. If you haven't pooped in a few days, that can create discomfort in the abdomen, if you continue eating. ...Read more

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I started to have lower and upper left abdomen pain yesterday. The pain is constant and gets worse when lightly touched or when I move. Causes?

I started to have lower and upper left abdomen pain yesterday. The pain is constant and gets worse when lightly touched or when I move. Causes?

Need exam: Depending upon where you are in your cycle and if it came on all of a sudden, you may have a cyst on your ovary or a ruptured cyst. There are also some more unusual things. An exam would be helpful. ...Read more

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I felt a pinching pain in my upper left abdomen a few minutes after eating. What causes this?

I felt a pinching pain in my upper left abdomen a few minutes after eating. What causes this?

I would suspect: An inflammatory process has been going on such as gastritis or esophagitis or some other digestive problems depending on your history. See a doctor for some medications such as antiacids. Proton pump inhibitors etc. ...Read more

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What causes off and on pain in my upper left abdomen?

What causes off and on pain in my upper left abdomen?

Many things.: If this has been going on for a while - weeks to months - i'd get it checked out by your doc. It could be a muscle strain, pain in the cartilage or muscles of ribs. It could be gastritis, which is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. If you're also having fevers, weight loss, or the pain is waking you up at night, that's more concerning and should definitely have an eval by your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in my upper left abdomen?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What would cause a mild to moderate pain in the upper left abdomen that comes in waves?

What would cause a mild to moderate pain in the upper left abdomen that comes in waves?

Stomach: Kidney, intestinal, muscular problems. It appears you have had your heart checked, but even if you have fluctuations in your blood pressure, the stress on your heart from that may cause it. I think you will find out the cause between a GI and heart doctor. Good luck to you. I would drink cold milk, take my blood pressure and heart rate (buy a machine). If pain goes away, it was your stomach. ...Read more