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I know that I have a weak spot and a seroma in my abdomen, can they be causing my abdomen to hurt, swell and cause a cramping feeling in my abdomen?

I know that I have a weak spot and a seroma in my abdomen, can they be causing my abdomen to hurt, swell and cause a cramping feeling in my abdomen?

Yes: A seroma is a collection of serum (liquid part of blood) in your tissue. It usually results from recent surgery. Any collection of static fluid in the body can become infected. If you have a seroma in your abdominal wall, you should be under the care of a surgeon. Buildup of fluid like this can be painful and can cause swelling. ...Read more

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Would I be able to feel a hard lump in my lower left abdomen with colon cancer. I have a heavy dull feeling there?

Would I be able to feel a hard lump in my lower left abdomen with colon cancer. I have a heavy dull feeling there?

Not necessarily : Usually there is no lump associated with colon cancer unless it is advanced. It sounds like your worried however, and should definitely see your primary care provider for an exam and more complete evaluation. Timing depends on severity of symptoms and your level of concern. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why can I feel a heartbeat in my stomach to the left of my belly button? I am not thin though.

Why can I feel a heartbeat in my stomach to the left of my belly button? I am not thin though.

Pulse in aorta: You can palpate (feel with your finger) your heart beat in multiple spots on your body. We call this your pulse. Most likely your are feeling your pulse in your abdominal aorta. A large artery. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain that started in my lower back... I am morbidly obese over 400 lb and when I press in my right side I can feel a lump there?

I have a dull pain that started in my lower back... I am morbidly obese  over 400 lb and when I press in my right side I can feel a lump there?

400 lbs & skin lump: F of unknown age/med history. I have a dull pain that started in my lower back... I am morbidly obese over 400 lb and when I press in my right side I can feel a lump there? ANS: most likley a lipoma. Show to your Dr. Recommend you get this book, read it and see if you can work on your weight. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6-8. You are eating yourself to death. ...Read more

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Can I have a baby when I have a hernia in my lower abdomen?

Can I have a baby when I have a hernia in my lower abdomen?

Yes: But the hernia may interfere. You might consider having it looked at before you get pregnant. Some hernias are of no consequence, others should be fixed before you conceive. ...Read more

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If I am thin can I feel an enlarged iliac lymph node? I feel a lump in abdomen in between belly button and hip bone. I do not feel it on other side.

If I am thin can I feel an enlarged iliac lymph node? I feel a lump in abdomen in between belly button and hip bone. I do not feel it on other side.

No: even if you are thin iliac nodes are not palpable. Too deep. Inguinal nodes can be easily palpated- that's in the groin. Also, there other causes for bumps in the belly. Depends which side and location. You could feel enlarged ovarian cyst if you are really skinny. Can feel your own colon on left side - especially if full of poop, and so on. ...Read more

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I occasionally get a tickly feeling in my belly or a feeling of butterflies in my tummy. what can i do to help?

I occasionally get a tickly feeling in my belly or a feeling of butterflies in my tummy. what can i do to help?

Depends: THere's the panic attack type (associated often with panic) in which case CBT, serotonin anti-depressants, would often be helpful OR it can be the IBS like (usually with bloating, pain, association with defecation) in which increasing fiber in diet, and medicines that damp down the gut can be good. ...Read more

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Can my hernia make me feel like i pulled a muscle in my lower right back there is a lot of pain where my hernia is located and in my back?

Can my hernia make me feel like i pulled a muscle in my lower right back there is a lot of pain where my hernia is located and in my back?

Two problems: It is possible you have two separate problems. Check in with your doc/surgeon. The back pain may impact your risk/benefit analysis for elective hernia repair. Once you address one problem, the second problem often simplifies. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im a man and i feel something moving in my abdomen?

Im a man and i feel something moving in my abdomen?

See doctor: something moving could be peristalsis which is movement of gut for digestion of food etc. If you have pain or change in bowel habits or loss of weight or anaemia or tiredness then consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain in my belly button when i touch it and also a lot of lower abdominal pain. My tummy feels bloated and i feel the need to pass feaces and u?

I have pain in my belly button when i touch it and also a lot of lower abdominal pain. My tummy feels bloated and i feel the need to pass feaces and u?

See a doctor: There are some possible serious causes of such symptoms, such as a pelvic infection, so I recommend you see a physician urgently. ...Read more

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I'm having pains in my lower abdomen, a little above my bladder and to the right of it. I have a feeling its my appendix. Can anyone help?

I'm having pains in my lower abdomen, a little above my bladder and to the right of it. I have a feeling its my appendix. Can anyone help?

Seek med attention: It depends if you have a fever, nausea, vomiting, elevated white blood cell count then possibly but this could be checked in the medical evaluation. Also would need to know if any change in bowel habits such as constipation. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my right testicle, i can't touch it and some days i can feel the pain inside my body too?

I have a pain in my right testicle, i can't touch it and some days i can feel the pain inside my body too?

See doctor: This can be something simple, such as an infection or cyst, or it could be concerning like a growth or cancer. Generally testicular cancer causes the testicle to get hard and solid feeling with or without pain. Pain alone can also be due to a simple cyst, or other non worrisome issue. The only way to be certain is to see a doctor and possible to get an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a huge ball right in the middle of my chest in between my breast. I feel i need to burp but cant. It is painful and uncomfortable?

Globus: The sensation of something in your throat or esophagus is termed globus. The most common cause of globus is reflux or anxiety. Its not clear from your history thats what is going on so ii suggest you see your doctor for an evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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For a year now i can feel a strong pulse in my stomach, about an inch below my ribs, in the center of both ribs. I feel it when pressing on area. Why?

Probably your Aorta: I suspect you are feeling your aorta pulsating- this is the largest artery in the body and the abdominal portion of it is located where you are describing. It would be a good idea to have your doctor examine you and confirm this though, especially if you are having any abdominal or back pain as that could signify a problem with it. ...Read more

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When i lie on my back i can see and feel my abdomen pulsating around my navel. Is this normal? I am of slim build if that's relevant

When i lie on my back i can see and feel my abdomen pulsating around my navel. Is this normal? I am of slim build if that's relevant

Yes, it is normal: You are seeing the normal pulsation of your aorta. It is visible because you are slim enough for the pulsations to be visible. ...Read more

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A few days ago I was in ER, they ran a ct scan and found a large cyst on my ovary, I feel a constant dull pain that causes me to limp sometimes and have had this sensation of something "sitting" in my stomach making me lose my appetite. I recently returne

A few days ago I was in ER, they ran a ct scan and found a large cyst on my ovary, I feel a constant dull pain that causes me to limp sometimes and have had this sensation of something "sitting" in my stomach making me lose my appetite. I recently returne

Please finish your: Question, so we can help you further. Please tell us the size of the cyst, your menstrual/sexual history (any pregnancies?), how long you've lost your appetite of felt something in your stomach? Any other GI symptoms, dietary preferences or allergies would be important. Thanks! ...Read more