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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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Can tightness in the stomach be a sign of pregnancy? I have been tightness in the stomach lately, it feels like something is in my stomach. It feels like there's a lump in my stomach, it just feels so weird. I hope I don't have a tumor or something like t

Can tightness in the stomach be a sign of pregnancy? I have been tightness in the stomach lately, it feels like something is in my stomach. It feels like there's a lump in my stomach, it just feels so weird. I hope I don't have a tumor or something like t

Tightness: Tightness in the stomach is a very vague symptom and can be a sign of many different things, for example gastointestinal issues (gas, viral infection), premenstrual symptom, urinary tract infection, and even a sign of stress/anxiety.
If you feel you may be pregnant, the simple answer is to take a pregnancy test. Lastly, if you feel you may have a tumor, then you need to see your doctor for an examination and possibly imaging studies.
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I am 21 weeks pregmant and I feel like there is a lump moving in my stomach and up my esophagus a week. Uncomfortable and distressing. What can I do?

I am 21 weeks pregmant and I feel like there is a lump moving in my stomach and up my esophagus a week. Uncomfortable and distressing. What can I do?

Please call your OB: As you should follow your ob;s advice most likely u have what is called a hiatal hernia and u may have to get on meds and modify your diet, so please call your gyn, I allow my pts to take otc zantac (ranitidine) 75 mg 2x per day but ask your OB so call tonight. ...Read more

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Feels like a lump in the middle of my upper abdominal part when I stand?

Feels like a lump in the middle of my upper abdominal part when I stand?

You could have a: Ventral hernia if it bulges out as you are getting up from a lying position. See your family dr. And get an exam and referral for treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have pain in my stomach on the left side under my rib my left rib feels like a lump. Is it my spleen?

Pain in my stomach p: Possible but unlikely as the rib is soft and deep. Imaging studies will help clarify what this is. Ge checked. Don't mess around. ...Read more

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What course the lump in my stomach?

What course the lump in my stomach?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a lil lump in my stomach to le left of my belly botton sticking out?

I have a lil lump in my stomach to le left of my belly botton sticking out?

Umbilical hernia: This sounds like a small hernia. Is there pain and/or tenderness? If so, have it checked soon. Can it be pushed back in? If so there is no urgency, but have your md examine you. ...Read more

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Lump in my stomach. About 2 in long. 2 inches above my belly button slightly to the left. Will rise to the surface and become visible. Then when mashed it's painful and will move.

Lump in my stomach. About 2 in long. 2 inches above my belly button slightly to the left. Will rise to the surface and become visible. Then when mashed it's painful and will move.

Possible Hernia: By your description it sounds as if you may have a ventral hernia. I would like to know if you ever had any surgery in the past, including laparoscopic surgery. Frequently, with laparoscopic surgery a small incision is made around the umbilicus (belly button) and it is not uncommon that a piece of omentum (fat from inside the bell) or bowel could get caught. I would recommend a surgical evaluation ...Read more

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I have a lump in my stomach on the left side and vomiting?

Hernia: Perhaps the most serious problem would be an hernia that is being pinched by the abdominal wall. If the bowel is pinched one can become constipated as food passage is delayed. With severe pinching and blockage, digested food can be regurgitation. If symptoms persist then see a doctor; sooner than later?
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What should I do about my belly pain? I could feel a lump in my stomach just to the right below my belly button. I can no longer feel it and I have this horrible stomach pain in that area. It was just to the touch before, but now it is constant. My bl

What should I do about my belly pain? I could feel a lump in my stomach just to the right below my belly button. I can no longer feel it and I have this horrible stomach pain in that area. It was just to the touch before, but now it is constant. My bl

You: You are describing pain where people with appendicitis localize their symptoms. If you were seen early on in the process, a ct and blood count could both miss the diagnosis. Since you posted your question 3 days ago, I assume things have gotten worse if you have appendicitis. Sometimes the appendix is located posteriorly behind the cecum and a ruptured appendix seals off creating an abscess. Patients with retrocecal appendicitis are often difficult to diagnose and the diagnosis is missed on the initial evaluation. If you are still having pain, you need to be re-evaluated. If examination is suggestive of a surgical abdomen, you should have exploratory surgery regardless of the ct results.
Physicians have become too dependent on imaging results and surgeons may wait too long to go in, resulting in a more complicated post surgical course and more morbidity. ...Read more

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I've had a slight pain in my lower right abdomen most the day and it feels like there is a lump in there it doesn't hurt bad but it won't go away?

I've had a slight pain in my lower right abdomen most the day and it feels like there is a lump in there it doesn't hurt bad but it won't go away?

Area of appendix: The right lower abdominal quadrant is the common location of ones appendix. You should be examined immediately to make sure you don't have acute appendicitis; it might be serious. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can see and feel a heartbeat in your stomach and when you touch it it hurts and feels like there's a lump there?

What does it mean when you can see and feel a heartbeat in your stomach and when you touch it it hurts and feels like there's a lump there?

Heartburn: Heartburn and gastritis will irritate the lining of the stomach in the lower part of the esophagus and can often times present with tenderness in the upper abdominal region. The lump you are feeling there is probably your xiphoid bone that has recently come to your attention. This is a small bone right at the bottom of the breastplate. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I can feel a lump in my lower stomach?

What does it mean if I can feel a lump in my lower stomach?

Depends see your MD: It depends where it is and what it looks and feel like and if it is of concern, you should get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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3 pea sized hard lumps in abdomen, can feel them but can't see them....likely cancer?

3 pea sized hard lumps in abdomen, can feel them but can't see them....likely cancer?

Hard to say/depends,: It's hard to say what it could be without more information. It depends on where the lumps are in the abdomen, how long they've been there, and what other history you've got, if any. If you've got no diseases, and normal labs it's highly unlikely they're anything. If you're still worried it's a good idea to see your doctor for an exam, tests, and possible referral. Best of luck. ...Read more

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There is lumps by my nuts and I feel pain sometime. My stomach hurts a lot and my appetite has changed. What is this?

Seek care now: Lumps on the testicles should be evaluated by you primary medical doctor or urologist immediately. Possible causes are many, including infection to testicular cancer. You should be examined. ...Read more

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Almond shaped lump under skin, lower right side abdomen. Can feel while lying down, more promenant while standing, slightly painful to touch?

Almond shaped lump under skin, lower right side abdomen. Can feel while lying down, more promenant while standing, slightly painful to touch?

Could be a cyst: Could be a cyst, or a lipoma which is a benign fatty tumor, or a oil gland cyst, there is nothing else possible in this location.
nothing to worry about, if it becomes infected, or larger see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the lower part of my abdomen at both the sides ie. Around the area of the kidneys. The lumps feel painful when pressed slightly.

I have a lump in the lower part of my abdomen at both the sides ie. Around the area of the kidneys. The lumps feel painful when pressed slightly.

Ab lumps: There are several possibilities including hernia and infection. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have a lump in my right side stomach area hurts somtimes. Somtimes not. Have noticed it for about a month. Can feel it when standing and sitting.?

Have it examined: Any lump that persists should be examined by a physician. You have not mentioned your age or precise location of the lump so can't comment any more. ...Read more

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I have a mass in my abdomen that's 25by26by16 cm, they said it looks like it's attached to my right ovary but all my discomfort is on my left side, why?

I have a mass in my abdomen that's 25by26by16 cm, they said it looks like it's attached to my right ovary but all my discomfort is on my left side, why?

Large abdominal mass: That's a pretty large mass - it might be attached to the right ovary but grown into the left side of your abdomen - causing pressure on other structures including the ureters and or left ovary. Hopefully you are planning on having this removed. Regardless of where the pain is - this needs to be removed. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible to move anything around in your abdomen with your fingers if you press firmly? It feels like I'm moving something like a lump.

Is it possible to move anything around in your abdomen with your fingers if you press firmly? It feels like I'm moving something like a lump.

Yes.: Hopefully, that is normal tissue. Unborn babies can be felt through the abdomen and manipulated. Please see your physician if it persists or causes pain. ...Read more

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I have large pea size lump on left side stomach been there for 5yrs. Getting bigger each year. Some times feels like size goes up and down. Discomfert?

I have large pea size lump on left side stomach been there for 5yrs. Getting bigger each year. Some times feels like size goes up and down. Discomfert?

Cyst or lipoma: If this lump is just under the skin, and changes in size, it is likely an inclusion cyst, a benign growth related to the skin elements. Sometimes a fatty tumor, or lipoma, can present this way, and is also a benign condition. See your physician if you have concerns, as most can be excised in the office under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Pain and pressure in upper abdomen for 4 months, palpable lumps, mostly on UL Quad. Have pain that feels like someone is squeezing my diaphram all day?

Pain and pressure in upper abdomen for 4 months, palpable lumps, mostly on UL Quad. Have pain that feels like someone is squeezing my diaphram all day?

LUQ anatomy: 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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Last week I felt a lump under my right ribs on the side so neither in the abdomen nor in the back. It is slightly painful when I press it. And recently in the right back side I feel like mild electric shocks every now and then. What could this be?

Last week I felt a lump under my right ribs on the side so neither in the abdomen nor in the back. It is slightly painful when I press it. And recently in the right back side I feel like mild electric shocks every now and then. What could this be?

Lump: If the lump is just under the skin and is freely moveable, it may be a benign growth of fatty tissue (lipoma). The jabbing shocks are most likely irritable superficial nerves. A physician would have to examine the lump for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more