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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


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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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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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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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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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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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Female/73.. Lump in upper left abdomen. pain in upper abdomen, radiating to both shoulders. is it lipoma? which category of specialist should I see?

Female/73.. Lump in upper left abdomen. pain in upper abdomen, radiating to both shoulders. is it lipoma? which category of specialist should I see?

Start with your: primary care physician. A lipoma is generally a superficial, soft, mass. Your physician can determine if a specialty evaluation is required based on examination findings. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a lump below my breast bone, between lower rib cage, and upper abdomen area. I've had weight lose over the past two months as well.

I have a lump below my breast bone, between lower rib cage,  and upper abdomen area.  I've had weight lose over the past two months as well.

Suggest evaluation: This can be evaluated by physical exam, however, you may be describing the xiphoid process. It is a bony prominence below the sternum. ...Read more

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