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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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Laying down on my stomach, it feels swollen and hard just below my sternum. I also have what feels like a knot underneath my left ribcage. Any ideas?

Laying down on my stomach, it feels  swollen and hard just below my sternum. I also have what feels like a  knot underneath my left ribcage. Any ideas?

Xyphoid process: There is a nub of a bone just below the sternum ( breastbone) called the xyphoid process that most people don't know they have. It sticks out a bit and you may only notice it when you are laying on your stomach. The knot under your left rib cage may be the end of your 11th rib. Another possiblity is something called a lipoma which is really just a hardend peice of fat. No worries. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a lump or knot on the bottom right side of my tongue and it hurts whenever i swallow or eat?

I have what feels like a lump or knot on the bottom right side of my tongue and it hurts whenever i swallow or eat?

Painful tongue lump: The tongue is the tough guy in the mouth. It takes a lot of abuse. But it can be bitten, scratched, torn, burnt, and other wised abused. If the problem lasts more than, 5 days seek professional evaluations with a hospital dds/dmd, or md. They are trained in oral medicine and will know what you have. ...Read more

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I feel like a have a hernia on my stomach, everytime i touch gently it kinda itches and aches? Why? I think its a hernia on left side of stomach.

I feel like a have a hernia on my stomach,  everytime i touch gently it kinda itches and aches? Why? I think its a hernia on left side of stomach.

Hernias: Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents such as fat and intestines can protrude, causing a lump under the skin. I'm not sure what you mean exactly about the left side of your stomach, but hernias are commonly seen in the groins, ; in the middle of the abdominal wall at or above the belly button. May need to see your doctor for an exam to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Ive can feel a lump in top middle of mybstomach itvfeels like theres somethingbstuck?

Ive can feel a lump in top middle of mybstomach itvfeels like theres somethingbstuck?

Need more info...: Often a firm and immobile lump in upper mid abdomen is a bone called xiphoid, totally normal, about size of tip of thumb. However if having swallowing or digestive issues, change in appetite/weight, should be sure to have MD examine you to fully evaluate. ...Read more

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Feels like a lump in my throat?

Feels like a lump in my throat?

Lump in throat: A lump in the throat, also called globus sensation, is the persistent sensation of having phlegm or some obstruction in the throat. It could be due to inflammation related to acid reflux, infection, an ulcer or a mass in the throat. But stress,  associated with anxiety or depression, can tighten up the muscles of the throat, causing this sensation. Should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small knot on left part of my stomach, it feels sharp and hurts.What could this be?

I have a small knot on left part of my stomach, it feels sharp and hurts.What could this be?

Hard to tell: It is hard to guess what your problem is. You should get checked by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a weird rash on my back, it feels sore and tender like a bruise, but looks like a red rash-about 2cmx3cm right on my spine. ?

I have a weird rash on my back, it feels sore and tender like a bruise, but looks like a red rash-about 2cmx3cm right on my spine. ?

Skin infection: Your red and sore rash could be a skin infection. Please kindly see your primary care physician to get evaluated and treated. If it's an infection then it would need to be treated with antibiotic topically or orally. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a oval shaped lump on top of my rib cage below my left breast. Rubbery gel like feel,hurts when i sit long or lean on it, feels like a blockage?

I have a oval shaped lump on top of my rib cage below my left breast. Rubbery gel like feel,hurts when i sit long or lean on it, feels like a blockage?

Cyst or lipoma: You need to have this evaluated. Most of the time these are benign lipomas or cysts. BUT you can't guess at these things. See your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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My lower stomach area feels full and weird, like there's a small rock inside it, what is it?

My lower stomach area feels full and weird, like there's a small rock inside it, what is it?

Hard to say: Constipation would be my first thought. But i would definitely go see your primary care doctor for an abdominal exam. They may decide to do an x-ray or ultrasound if something hard is felt in there and they aren't sure what it is. If this is constipation they can prescribe a bowel regimen. ...Read more

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I get a small sharp kind of pain on my left side it feels like right under my rib. Doesn't feel like gas. Hurts a lot. what could it be?

I get a small sharp kind of pain on my left side it feels like right under my rib. Doesn't feel like gas. Hurts a lot. what could it be?

Pain under rib: Irritated nerve, muscular? If it is not associated with any other symptoms and lasts only short intervals, then I would not be too concerned. ...Read more

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What is this lump on my head? Feels like a zit?

What is this lump on my head? Feels like a zit?

Can't see it: If it is an acne bump start washing your face while in the shower with a face brush and salicylic acid wash. If this does not resolve see your doctor for prescription topicals and possibly laser skin care to control your acne. We have excellent technology to control inflamed oil glands, clogged pores, blemishes, and scars. Acne may come from increased stress, lack of sleep or hormone changes. ...Read more

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My sides a belly feel worried like tight feeling and my lower part of my belly on the left side feels like it has a big rock in it what cause that?

My sides a belly feel worried like tight feeling and my lower part of my belly on the left side feels like it has a big rock in it what cause that?

See your primary: There is a lot more info that is needed and not enough room here to find out. It could be as simple as constipation or an ovarian cysts or as complicated as a tumor (much more rare). A good history and exam should be able to help answer the question for you. Most things at your age will be benign (not cancer). ...Read more

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I got a pain on the right side of my belly feels like a stich?

I got a pain on the right side of my belly feels like a stich?

Intermittent?: or constant? If it is a fleeting grabbing and pinching pain, this may be gas or muscular spasm however, if constant, severe and localized to the right lower abdomen -GO TO ER NOW ...Read more

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I was feeling pain on my pinkie and when I touched it felt like a bump feels like my bone is deforming?

?swelling: Difficult to say without examining the finger. If there was any trauma there could be some swelling. If it is painful and you are having difficulty bending your finger there may be a problem in the joint. Arthritis, tendonitis and other conditions can also cause swelling. See your doctor for an exam and need for any imaging tests. ...Read more

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I have a hard white spot on my soft palete...my ear hurts a little and under my chin on the right side is kind of hard and feels weird when I swallow?

I have a hard white spot on  my soft palete...my ear hurts a little and under my chin on the right side is kind of hard and feels weird when I swallow?

Oral surgeon: Hard to say from info given. Could be an abscess related to a tooth, or small chance tumor. See oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left side and what feels like a small knot on my side im thinking maybe a hernia?

I have pain in my left side and what feels like a small knot on my side im thinking maybe a hernia?

Could be: The groins and belly button are the typical locations for primary hernias, so if the problem is not there, it is less likely, but not impossible to be a hernia. See you doctor for a physical to be sure. ...Read more

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I feel like I am laying on a ball on my left side under upper rib area. It feels like my heart is beating against the ball. Any idea what it could be?

I feel like I am laying on a ball on my left side under upper rib area. It feels like my heart is beating against the ball. Any idea what it could be?

Chest pain: What makes it worse? What makes it better? Are you having any arm or neck pain with it? Given your history it could be an anxiety attack, it could be you heart if any of my 3rd question is yes. You really need to be evaluated to know for sure. Start with your pcp. ...Read more