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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Dr. Errol Ozdalga
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Abnormal lumps in upper abdomen and center of chest, somewhat tender if pressed in. It started out as just one, now their are several more?

Abnormal lumps in upper abdomen and center of chest, somewhat tender if pressed in. It started out as just one, now their are several more?

Get checked...: Sound like could be some furuncles (which are small infections in skin). This could need antibiotics or draining (if large enough abscess). Get it checked. ...Read more

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In between my upper abdomen, there is a small 10mm ish lump. It is soft to touch and is only visible when I flex my abdomen.

In between my upper abdomen, there is a small 10mm ish lump. It is soft to touch and is only visible when I flex my abdomen.

Most likely a LIPOMA: A lipoma is a benign lump that can occur on your trunk and extremities, and actually anywhere under your skin. The only time they are surgically removed is if they aggravate you, like if they are under a belt or bra strap or cause pain with exercise. They also change size, sometimes small, sometimes larger, then going smaller. The only other thing to consider would be hernia of your intestines. ...Read more

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Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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I have a painless lump on my right upper abdomen, what could this be?

Impossible to tell: An abdominal mass needs immediate evaluation. It is impossible to tell whether the lung is innocuous or serious until a doctor evaluates it. ...Read more

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Dr. Chand Rohatgi
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Dr. Howard Schneider
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I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should i be worried?!

I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should i be worried?!

Possible Hernia: A hernia is when the muscle in the abdomen splits and allows the tissue underneath to poke through. This sometimes creates a bump on your abdomen, but not always. Hernias can be repaired with routine surgery. You need to have this evaluated by your doctor as untreated hernias can become strangulated and cause severe problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Found a lump in my right side upper abdomen! I only feel it when I stand. Is it a tumor?

Found a lump in my right side upper abdomen! I only feel it when I stand. Is it a tumor?

Yes. : Tumor means lump. It does not mean cancer. But it's hard to imagine why you would think this could be diagnosed over the internet. Seek attention from someone who can actually examine you. ...Read more

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Dr. Joey Bluhm
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I have a small lump in my upper abdomen. It is slightly left of my sternum. It is not painful, unless i manipulate it excessively. No symptoms noted. ?

I have a small lump in my upper abdomen. It is slightly left of my sternum. It is not painful, unless i manipulate it excessively. No symptoms noted. ?

Could be many things: Without a good exam, its impossible for me to guess, you should consult with a physician as any new lumps and bumps around the breast should be investigated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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I have pain in my upper abdomen and heartburn. The pain worsens when i lay down amd feels like a heavy lump. Am i ok? -b

I have pain in my upper abdomen and heartburn. The pain worsens when i lay down amd feels like a heavy lump. Am i ok? -b

Hard to say: Although heart burn from stomach issues can cause your symptoms, its wise to rule out other life threatening causes first. I would suggest an emergency room visit to determine your exact cause. Good luck ...Read more

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