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Why is there a hard lump under my belly button?

Why is there a hard lump under my belly button?

Hernia: Many people get a hernia in or next to the belly button. It is usually not a serious problem as long as it is not painful and soft. If the site gets red or tender or hard, it could mean a complication that needs immediate attention. Arrange to get checked by your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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Hard marble sized lump under skin right next to and in my belly button. It hurts to the touch but that's it. What could it be?

Hard marble sized lump under skin right next to and in my belly button. It hurts to the touch but that's it. What could it be?

Soft tissue mass: It could be a benign fatty tissue known as a lipoma, an overgrowth of skin called a granuloma, or an infected hair follicle. Apply some over the counter antibiotic ointment and leave it alone. If it gets larger or more painful, get an evaluation. ...Read more

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I had my gall bladder 4 weeks ago. The wounds are healing but I have pain at the belly button and a hard lump under the incision. Normal?

I had my gall bladder 4 weeks ago. The wounds are healing but I have pain at the belly button and a hard lump under the incision. Normal?

Normal: This is part of the normal healing process. Frequently referred to as the healing ridge. Its the inflammatory portion of the normal wound healing phase. Should become soft in 6-8 weeks, but variability exists. If in the future you feel a lump, it could be a hernia, especially if you can push it in to the abdomen. Not to worry, just something to be aware of. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When i push to left o my belly button theres a hard lump what could that be?

When i push to left o my belly button theres a hard lump what could that be?

Likely hard stool: Very common, especially if prone to constipation. Could be a swollen kidney or kidney tumor if lump is more tlike a large swelling.. ...Read more

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Fell off bike, hit belly button hard on handlebars. Now it's black and blue and with a big lump inside it. Could it be something serious?

Fell off bike, hit belly button hard on handlebars. Now it's black and blue and with a big lump inside it. Could it be something serious?

Probably not: I doubt it will be anything serious but pay close attention and if the pain worsens or you develop other symptoms please be seen by a md. ...Read more

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I feel a hard lump above my belly button right in the middle of my stomache what could it brig I had my golbalder removed due to golbalder stones ?

I feel a hard lump above my belly button right in the middle of my stomache what could it brig I had my golbalder  removed due to golbalder stones 
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Lipoma: It could be one of the few things 1. surgical site area could be keloid 2. lipoma whihc is benign tumor of fat tissue is very common in abdominal wall. in either cases can be removed surgically for cosmetic reaasons. ...Read more

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