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Horizontal soft oval lump above belly button. Goes away when laying down but there when standing and sitting.

Horizontal soft oval lump above belly button. Goes away when laying down but there when standing and sitting.

Possible hernia: It sounds like you may have a small midline hernia. If it is small and not causing any pain you do not need to do anything. If it is causing discomfort or you are just uncomfortable having it you can consult a general surgeon about having it repaired. ...Read more

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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Oval lump above belly button. Pressure when bending over?

Oval lump above belly button. Pressure when bending over?

See a doctor: Hi please see a doctor to evaluate this, it could be as simple as a Hernia to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Pain and Egg shaped lump under belly button what could it be?

Pain and Egg shaped lump under belly button what could it be?

Belly Button: Pain. One would be concerned about a hernia in this area. You need to visit a doctor and get this area evaluated. ...Read more

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Soft lump above belly button. Can't see or feel it when laying down. Can see and feel it when standing and can push it in. Any idea what this could be?

Soft lump above belly button. Can't see or feel it when laying down. Can see and feel it when standing and can push it in. Any idea what this could be?

Hernia?: Seems likely to be an umbilical hernia. Usually these are benign. (Don't cause serious problems) Suggest you see a surgeon to evaluate, but seek a second opinion if surgery suggested. Don't worry too much. Be well! ...Read more

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My baby has a hard pus lump near belly button-what is this?

My baby has a hard pus lump near belly button-what is this?

MRSA: May be one of the bad infections called MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus). Take the baby to the pediatrician, may need pus drainage followed by antibiotics. ...Read more

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Son had lapro appendectomy 6 days ago now has a knot/lump near belly button what could this be? Is about the size of 50 cent piece.

Post Op Concerns: The belly button or (umbilicus) is where the camera port was placed for your sons surgery. Once this port is removed some tenderness and swelling can occur. Redness, warmth, fever, pus, nausea are all reasons to call your sons surgeon right away. If the swelling doesn't go down, make sure the surgeon examines it at the follow up appointment. It could be a fluid collection, (seroma), or hernia. ...Read more

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Hard lump above belly button that briefly appeared that moved up and over and dissapeared under the ribs. No pain. What could this be?

Hard lump above belly button that briefly appeared that moved up and over and dissapeared under the ribs. No pain. What could this be?

Lump: If the lump involves the navel, it may be an umbilical hernia that may protrude and then retract. If the lump is higher up and is firm and just at the tip of the breastbone, it may the the cartilage tip of the sternum and in some people it is more prominent but a normal structure. Your physician can examine you and advise you. ...Read more

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Hard lump above belly button week after gallbladder surgery what could this be?

Hard lump above belly button week after gallbladder surgery what could this be?

Call your surgeon.: Anytime you have problems or questions in the immediate postoperative period, it is a wise idea to talk with the surgeon who performed your surgery. No questions are silly. It would be difficult for us to diagnose what that may be without being able to see it, however. The surgeon is in the best situation to diagnose it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nasuea, mild stom pains and felt like lump above belly button went ER had a catscan said all was clear yet still get nasuea from eatin and mild pain?

Could be a: Number of things. Ct doesn't usually demonstrate things like reflux or mild gastritis. Follow up with your family doctor. You may need additional testing. Could just be a virus. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain and a lump at belly button incision after laparoscopy to remove gallbladder about 5 weeks later? Also have pain under leftrib

Healing time: Everyone is different when it comes to healing after surgery. If you are overweight, have diabetes or other medical problems, or if you smoke healing will be delayed. Some people have tenderness at surgical sites for weeks. If you see pus, if the pain worsens, or if you are worried, have your doctor take a look at it! It could be a small pocket of infection. ...Read more

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Small round lump above belly button and gurgling stomach - gas?

Small round lump above belly button and gurgling stomach - gas?

Umbilical hernia: Especially if it gurgles or makes a squishy sound if you try to push it in. ...Read more

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Had Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil for 5 years now, pain after sex, egg shaped lump under belly button after sex too what could cause this???

Had Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil for 5 years now, pain after sex, egg shaped lump under belly button after sex too what could cause this???

Get checked: If your Mirena (levonorgestrel) has been in for 5 years then it is time for it to be removed and replaced. You can have a pelvic exam to evaluate your painful intercourse. Intercourse should not causes any changes in your belly button. Ask your doctor to evaluate you for a possible umbilical hernia ...Read more

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I've had a swollen belly for a few weeks, seems to get worse as day progresses. Also just noticed soreness and small lump in belly button.

I've had a swollen belly for a few weeks, seems to get worse as day progresses. Also just noticed soreness and small lump in belly button.

Possible hernia: You may have an abdominal wall or umbilical hernia. If you feel any pain or unable to reduce swelling by finger pressure or any change in overlying skin color should check with your doctor promptly. These are the signs of incarceration ...Read more

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Can I develop scar tissue several years after laporoscopic surgery for a fibroid? I have a hard lump beneath belly button which I can feel when stand

Can I develop scar tissue several years after laporoscopic surgery for a fibroid? I have a hard lump beneath belly button which I can feel when stand

Yes: If there are sutures left, they can become irritating and infected. However, your lump may not be a scar, it could be a hernia. You'll need to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Lump above belly button that's now gone. Ultrasound showed nothing and nothing felt during second physical exam. Doctor seems unconcerned. Should I be?

Lump above belly button that's now gone. Ultrasound showed nothing and nothing felt during second physical exam. Doctor seems unconcerned. Should I be?

Abdominal lump: If the lump above your belly button now appears gone to you, and a physical exam and an ultrasound of that area are now negative, it is unlikely that anything serious is going on there. Of course, if it returns, you should return back to your dr. For a repeat examination. I wouldn't worry about it otherwise. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore lump under belly button to the left and spotting and already had my period?

Sore lump under belly button to the left and spotting and already had my period?

Schedule a visit: Your doctor will examine you properly and may order an abdominal/pelvic ultra sound to check for a mass or any signs of infection in the abdomen or pelvic area. A fibroid tumor is a possible cause but pregnancy or infection must be ruled out immediately. ...Read more

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Soft horizontal lump above belly button. Goes away when laying down. Burning feeling under ribs. Nausea when eating. Lots of gas?

Hernia?: The soft lump sounds like a hernia. You should schedule a visit with your doctor for an exam. The exam and your symptoms will determined whether you will need surgery. If the lump becomes hard and painful and is associated with vomiting, you should be seen right away. Your other symptoms may not be related to the hernia itself, but may be making your lump more apparent. ...Read more

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Could this be stomach cancer: lump below belly button?

Could this be stomach cancer: lump below belly button?

More likely: To be a hernia but need to have a physical exam with a doctor to tell what you may have. ...Read more

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Lump inside belly button. What could it be? Could it mean I'm pregnant even tho my period is due next week and my bf pulled out way before ejaculating?

Lump inside belly button. What could it be? Could it mean I'm pregnant even tho my period is due next week and my bf pulled out way before ejaculating?

No: A lump that you can feel is not a sign of early pregnancy.

Depending on what the lump looks/feels like, it could be a few things, but most commonly in this area you could find a hernia or a cyst. Requesting a consult and providing a picture would likely give enough information to tell you more certainly if concerned. ...Read more

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Feel pregnant (sick, frequency of urination) but negative tests both blood and urine, short brown periods for 5 months and hard lump by belly button.

Feel pregnant (sick, frequency of urination) but negative tests both blood and urine, short brown periods for 5 months and hard lump by belly button.

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Had a d&c april 10 for a miscarriage. May15 got first period after d&c. 2 weeks later I have nausea and a lump under belly button could I be pregñ ttc?

Had a d&c april 10 for a miscarriage. May15 got first period after d&c. 2 weeks later I have nausea and a lump under belly button could I be pregñ ttc?

Improbable: But, not impossible. Hopefully you have avoided vaginal sex for at least the first few weeks after the D&C so pregnancy would be unlikely. See your md for asn exam of your belly button lump. It may be a small hernia. ...Read more

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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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What is it if I have a lump above my belly button?

Hernia: You might have a ventral hernia. It is just a slight defect in the abdominal wall and most people live with hernias without having any serious complications. Show it to your doctor on your next visit. Ask if s/he thinks it should be fixed by a surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi my little boy has a soft lump above his belly button?

Hi my little boy has a soft lump above his belly button?

?? Age??: Most of these are rather benign mid line hernias that will disappear as a kid develops more tone in the abdominal muscles. Point it out at his next visit & have the doc confirm the issue or explain why it is not. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my belly button and is very painful to touch.?

I have a lump behind my belly button and is very painful to touch.?

"Omphalitis": Is a term referring to an inflammed cyst in the "left over" from the umbilical cord when you were born!
See a General Surgeon for an opinion as to treatment options. In the meantime DO NOT "POKE" at it. This only makes it worse! Apply HEAT. ....

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a lump above my belly button it pops out when I lean back what could it be?

I have a lump above my belly button it pops out when I lean back what could it be?

Umbilical hernia: What you are describing is an umbilical hernia. If small and w/o symptoms, these may be rx'd conservatively. Otherwise, simple outpatient surgery can fix the problem. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a lump beside my belly button on the right. And I have been gasey lately.

I have a lump beside my belly button on the right. And I have been gasey lately.

Get checked: Could be hernia, could be soft tissue mass, could be infection. Get it evaluated and at that time can discuss increased gas. ...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?

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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Lump on my belly button looks like a hernia lump is soft not painful?

Lump on my belly button looks like a hernia lump is soft not painful?

If could be a: hernia but an in-person medical evaluation will be required to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a small lump inside my belly button and I keep getting smelly discharge?

I have a small lump inside my belly button and I keep getting smelly discharge?

Urachal cyst?: It seems likely you have a urachal (also called umbilical) cyst, a minor congenital anomaly. It should be corrected, which is a fairly minor surgical procedure: if not corrected, it could get infected, which would be at best unpleasant and perhaps serious. See your GP (ideally at a time when the discharge is present). Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband has a lump above the belly button size of an apple can be seen any idea what it can be.

My husband has a lump above the belly button size of an apple can be seen any idea what it can be.

It is...: ... Something that needs to be examined by his physician. There's no way any of us here can diagnose. I hope it's not a sarcoma (a cancer that arises from connective tissue) but from what you've said it could well be. ...Read more

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