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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 what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

Surely: Surely you know we can't answer your question without an examination. What you describe as a fatty lump may be something else entirely. Please see your GP for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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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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Lumps under skin on both sides of abdomen, what to do?

Lumps under skin on both sides of abdomen, what to do?

Well, most likely: the only way to obtain an accurate assessment will be via actual medical assessment. This will allow for visualization and palpation. ...Read more

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Small lumps right under skin on sides of abdomen and upper arms. What could it be?

Possibly lipomas: which are benign fatty masses. These can occur anywhere, are localized and occasionally even tender. You may want to see your family physician for a check up to see exactly what they are. ...Read more

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I have 2 marble sized hard lumps under skin of stomach. One by my rib and one under rib, same side. Doctor says not worry. What could it be?

Marbles: The differential diagnosis on what you describe is so lengthy and variable that a short answer will not suffice. However, the worst thing you could do is ignore these findings. The best thing you could do is get an opinion from another physician (not associated with your physician) just to make sure. This doesn't mean your physician is wrong. It just means if you are asking us you are concerned. ...Read more

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My stomach felt "heavy". So i rubbed on it and i can feel big lumps under the skin around my navel. They are tender. I can feel a split in lumps also.

Hard to: say without evaluation. Similar symptoms could suggest lipomas or cyst. Usually the are not painful. See your Primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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2 marble size hard lumps under skin of stomach that rolls under my finger, have a small gut but not over weight. What could it be?

2 marble size hard lumps under skin of stomach that rolls under my finger, have a small gut but not over weight. What could it be?

Cyst or lipoma: Both of these benign. A general dermatologistor internist can most likely make theddiagnosis and discuss treatment options with you. ...Read more

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Can 3 hard pea sized lumps under the skin in abdomen just be lipomas? Doctor wasn't worried, does it need to be biopsy?

Can 3 hard pea sized lumps under the skin in abdomen just be lipomas? Doctor wasn't worried, does it need to be biopsy?

Possibly: Lipomas can be any size from very small to very large. Without an exam I cannot answer if your lumps need biopsied. Lipomas are benign and do not have to be removed unless they get larger or cause pain...or you just want them out. ...Read more

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My son has marble sized lumps under the skin on arms, legs and abdomen doctors don't know what these are. What do you think these could be?

My son has marble sized  lumps under the skin on arms, legs and abdomen doctors don't know what these are.  What do you think these could be?

Skin Lumps: There are a number skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface or just below the skin: skin cysts, cherry angioma, dermatofibromas, epidermoid cysts, folliculitis, keratosis pilaris, lipomas, neurofibromas. See your doctor for a biopsy. ...Read more

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Hi I have 2 small pea size lumps on my stomach under the skin on the right hand side I felt them a few days ago, They are painful to touch .

Lumps: These could be simple cysts or lipomas(fatty tumors) but should not be tender. It's best to have your physician examine you for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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I have blackheads (or clogged pores) all over my breasts and small hard lumps under my skin particularly on my stomach. What could cause this?

Acne: Small blackheads are called closed comedones. These are blocked pores which have become infected or blocked with hardened (oxidized) oil. Blackheads will increase in areas with increased friction or sweating, and during changes in hormone levels. ...Read more

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I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

See a dermatologist: You need an experienced skin specialist. Your dr should call a dermatologist to explain that you need prompt attention. When you go, be ready to provide all tests & names of all meds. ...Read more

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Stomach pain 2 inches below right rib cage and 2 inches to the right of my belly button. I also have bloating and gas. There are two hard lumps underneath the skin which are painful.

Gallbladder or ulcer: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease) especially if you are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids like Motrin or ibuprofen). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. If you have fever/severe pain, go to er. ...Read more