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Hard Lump In My Stomach
Doctor can evaluate: Normal, healthy people do not have a "hard mass" in their tummies. A "hard mass" anywhere in the tummy needs an evaluation by a doctor. One's primary care doctor is the best place to start. Underneath the ribs, a mass could be the liver or spleen, or something inside the liver or inside the spleen. ...Read more
I have two small hard unmovable and painless lumps on each upper thighs. A similar lump on left hip. Huge lum. behind stomach fat. Hurts when pressed?
Lipoma: Sounds like they may be lipomas which are benign encapsulated accumulations of fat. Many people have them and they do not require any intervention unless they are so large they are cosmetically unappealing or pressing on a nerve and causing pain. An examination by your provider can confirm this is the case. Very rarely is any additional testing needed to make this diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi. I can feel a small (pea sized) movable lump inside the belly fat at my left abdomen, just under my rib cage. What could it be?
Lipoma: Often times these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do these cause any problems - in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Lymph node: Sounds like a swollen lymph node. If it continues to bother you for more than a couple of weeks, I would see my doctor. The lymph node is most likely draining a viral or bacterial infection nearby. Again, show it to your doctor if it persists for more than a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Sore lump?: It could be a Bartholin's cyst/abscess but those are usually at the bottom of the labia. If it is at the top of your vagina ic could be an abscess or folliulitis. Either way hot soapy water to the area and if it does not go away you will need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I feel something hard under my bellybutton and I've noticed that whenever I put pressure on my stomach anywhere in my stomach region, it stings?
I recently discovered a hard pea sized lump in the left hand side of my upper back. The lump is slightly raised & hard to touch. Should i see my doc?
I have a softball size lump on my left side by my rib cage. It's pretty firm and when i press in it i feel pressure in abs rectal area. Any ideas?
See below: You need to see a doctor and get an examonation. ...Read more
I have a slight discomfort on my lower left side of my belly button and when i feel deep in my skin i can feel a small pea sized hard bump?
Hi I have a lump in my
Lower left abdomen it's extremely painful when lent on or pressed. Lumps egg sized. Not constipated thanks.
Could be a hernia: The first thing that comes to mind with the above description is an incarcerated hernia, although there could be other causes as well. An incarcerated hernia is potentially, but not always a surgical emergency. It would require a hands-on examination by a surgeon to make that determination. Sometimes it requires immediate operation to prevent or treat gangrenous bowel. ...Read more
Sore lump under left breast. Lump feels quite hard and get itchy breasts a lot before lump appeared?
I noticed a tender lump in my left breast right near my armpit on the top left side. What can this be?
Hard to tell.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. ...Read more
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