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Solid lump in my tongue and hurts near tip?

Solid lump in my tongue and hurts near tip?

See your dentist: You should see your dentist to rule out a more severe cause such as oral cancer. He will be able to recommend treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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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 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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I can feel a large hard mass on my tummy underneath my ribs?

I can feel a large hard mass on my tummy underneath my ribs?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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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 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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Lumps in my belly near my ribs what is it?

Lumps in my belly near my ribs what is it?

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 very sore hard moveable lump infront of my right ear?

I have a very sore hard moveable lump infront of my right ear?

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 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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I have a hard sore lump on top of my vagina it hurts.

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I have a hard sore lump on top of my vagina it hurts.

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 more

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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 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?

Pain lump: Hi AngelicaG7804 ~ that is a para-umbilical hernia. You should see a surgeon and set up an appt to have it fixed. It will get bigger with time thanks ...Read more

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Small, hard lump in chest that hurts when i put pressure on it?

Small, hard lump in chest that hurts when i put pressure on it?

As above : Correct diagnoses can't be made without proper assessment . See u pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Sore lump under left breast. Lump feels quite hard and get itchy breasts a lot before lump appeared?

Sore lump under left breast. Lump feels quite hard and get itchy breasts a lot before lump appeared?

See PCP: Make appointment to see your family physician. At 32 years, cancer of the breast is not common but not infrequent but you must be sure. "all lumps of the breast must be resolved.". ...Read more

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I noticed a tender lump in my left breast right near my armpit on the top left side. What can this be?

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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I have a small hard lump in my forearm?

Does it hurt?: If it hurts it could be a blocked hair follicle. If its non tender it could be a lipoma (fatty tissue) if its near the wrist it could be a ganglion cyst. We would need more information and a picture would help too. ...Read more