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

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine Dr. Levine
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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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.

Upper Left Abdomen (Definition)

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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan Dr. Mcgowan
Family Medicine
years in practice
Rush Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Kanan Modi Dr. Modi
Pediatrics
38 years in practice
University of Bombay Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Keegan Duchicela Dr. Duchicela
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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!

Dr. Vythi Alagappan Dr. Alagappan
Bariatrics
35 years in practice
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Madras Medical College
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela Dr. Duchicela
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Pain Management
25 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What could cause a marble sized hard lump in lower left abdomen?

Get it seen: It may be nothing more than a dermatofibroma, but any new mass needs to be seen by a physician.

Dr. Michael Michaels Dr. Michaels
Urology
49 years in practice
University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jacob Petrosky Dr. Petrosky
Surgery
5 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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!!

Dr. John Langell Dr. Langell
Surgery
18 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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A hard lump in the left side of my lower abdomen. It makes me look bloated but does not hurt unless I press very hard on it. What could this be?

You should: Get it checked out. Could be a large ovarian cyst or?? Your colon is over there. Not much else, but big lumps there are not normal. Good luck.

Dr. Ayisha Gani Dr. Gani
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Madurai University, Tirunelveli Medical College
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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.

Dr. Michael Thompson Dr. Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
16 years in practice
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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I have a rubbery lump on my rib cage. It causes no pain, but seems to be on the bone. I think it began growing when I was doing exercises for my abdomen.

I have a rubbery lump on my rib cage. It causes no pain, but seems to be on the bone. I think it began growing when I was doing exercises for my abdomen.

Your rib: Consists of both bone and cartilage, more of the latter when you are younger. Show it to your doctor just to be sure, but it does not sound alarming.

Dr. Dariush Saghafi Dr. Saghafi
Neurology
29 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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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. Please feel free to peruse my page and write to me if the spirit moves you: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi