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I have a movable, painless lump about six inches to the right of my navel within my stomach fat. It is very movable, and firm. What might it be?

I have a movable, painless lump about six inches to the right of my navel within my stomach fat. It is very movable, and firm. What might it be?

Probably a lipoma: If there is no history of trauma to that area, it is probably a benign lipoma or a cyst. If it asymtomatic and is not growing, it should be seen by the same surgeon or internist in 4 to 6 months. If it grows, it should be removed by total excision. ...Read more

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My brother has a hard lump in he's middle lower stomach he's 17 and smokes 20 a day!! He's pretty worried and docs app is not till Monday!

My brother has a hard lump in he's middle lower stomach he's 17 and smokes 20 a day!! He's pretty worried and docs app is not till Monday!

Unable to say: This requires a physical exam. If he is eating and drinking and pooping without problems then he can wait till he sees his doctor on Monday. Also, he REALLY needs to quit smoking. ...Read more

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I have a lump on tge left side of my stomach just below rib cage. It is hard. Should i be worried.

I have a lump on tge left side of my stomach just below rib cage. It is hard. Should i be worried.

Mass: You must be evaluated to make sure there is no mass in your inner organs or even a hernia which would me somewhat unusual to found at that site. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on the right side of my stomach it started out about the size of my palm now it fell like the size of a soft ball?

I have a hard lump on the right side of my stomach it started out about the size of my palm now it fell like the size of a soft ball?

Needs examination: It is almost impossible to know what it is you are feeling without a complete history and examination. I suggest you see your doctor this week and get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my lower left stomach right above my pelvic annd it burns and its really hard. What is it?

I have a lump on my lower left stomach right above my pelvic annd it burns and its really hard. What is it?

A cyst: I assume the lump is visible pushing up the skin...What it could be depends upon whether it is in the skin ( a subaceous cyst or infected follicle) vs in the subcutaneous fat ( a lipoma) or from even deeper. If the overlying skin is red or hot to touch the lump is probably infected and should be seen by a physician soon so that it can be treated. ...Read more

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Am I considered bloated when my stomach sticks out but underneath there's a hard lump? (lower abdomen)

Am I considered bloated when my stomach sticks out but underneath there's a hard lump? (lower abdomen)

No: Bloating is usually fairly soft when you push on your abdomen. A hard lump is definitely not normal. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my stomach, ankle, and upper leg that is no bigger than a pea what should I do?

I have a hard lump on my stomach, ankle, and upper leg that is no bigger than a pea what should I do?

Size doesn't : Matter, at least not here. Lumps, need to be investigated. The fact you have three in different anatomical regions, just means you have three reasons to go see a dermatologist and have them looked at. ...Read more

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