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Dr. Lisa Rankin
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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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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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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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I have had a hard lump on the mid stomach area for a bout a year and its gradually gotten bigger and more painful Ican see it when iI am laying down?

I have had a hard lump on the mid stomach area for a bout a year and its gradually gotten bigger and more painful Ican see it when iI am laying down?

Stomach lump: May be ventral hernia, or mass, lipoma( they are usually soft) or other .or could be a pregnant uterus. Would go and have it checked out this week at urgent care/ doctor may need sonogam or Ct if not pregnant ...Read more

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Dr. John Rhoades
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Hard lump on lower left side of stomach. Redness around it?

Hard lump on lower left side of stomach. Redness around it?

Need exam: Impossible to give DX without an exam Please call you DR and get scheduled. If worsening, then go to the ER. ...Read more

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Dr. Zach Patrick
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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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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I have a lump on the right side of my stomach, could my muscles, or fat, develop unevenly? If not, what could it be?

I have a lump on the right side of my stomach, could my muscles, or fat, develop unevenly? If not, what could it be?

Possibly lipoma: Could be a lipoma which is a totally benign fatty tumor in the layer under the skin. Other possibilities include hernia especially if you have an incision in the area. Recommend you see your doctor for a simple physical exam to help determine what it is. ...Read more

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