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Lump In Solar Plexus
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
Different options: The armpit has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, hernias and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
No: This is usually the lower end of the sternum and the xiphoid process. Sometimes it is tender to push on. ...Read more
Xiphoid process: If this is hard and sometimes painful to push on, it is likely the tip of your breast bone. It sometimes pokes up a bit. If it feels more like it is in the superficial skin it is a cyst of some sort. ...Read more
I can feel a hard painless lump in my solar plexus exactly below the middle of my chest. Any idea what it could be and should I be concerned? Thanks.
Xyphoid process?: I wonder if you are feeling the tip of your sternum (breastbone). It actually consists of three parts - and the lowest part (the xyphoid process) is a triangular shaped bone that feels quite firm and may be where you describe. Needless to say, ask your doctor if you are concerned. But why not google up "xyphoid process" and see if a picture matches your description. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
I noticed a smal hard lump in my solar plexus a while ago, today I felt like I had indigestion and noticed that it is bigger. Could it b cancer?
Hard to tell like th: It is difficult to know where your lump is. You should get yourself examined either by a family member (to confirm that there is a lump present, for sure) or better go see a doctor for a medical check up. It is only with physical examination done by a doctor that we can check you for this problem. CT scan of the abdomen is a good test if there is sufficient reason/suspicion of a lump in your belly ...Read more
Hi I have recently discovered quite a big lump exactly where my solar plexus is. It certainly isn't bone. Can you help?
Maybe: Check out google images and see if the lump is consistent with xyphoid process, which should be there. If not, then a bit more info about the nature of the lump (tone, degree of tenderness, etc) would be needed to further comment. ...Read more
I've had fatty growths removed in the past right by my ribs but recently I found a hard lump right on my solar plexus. Is it another fatty growth?
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I have a hard non painful lump about 2cm on my solar plexus which has doubled in size in the past 3 weeks could you please tell me some causes please?
See your PCP: For this one, you will need to see your pcp or a dermatologist. This could be one of many things, benign or malignant. However, it is likely to be a cyst if it is growing that fast and not painful. Have your pcp check it out. It is better to be safe on this. ...Read more
There a process at the bottom of the sternum, called xiphisterum that you may be what you are feeling. Beyond that it would need a physical examination to know the "lump" you are concerned about.
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Small hard lumps, one just under solar plexus one back of upper right arm since @ 16 im now 42. No pain associated with them.
Bumps since 16:
42 M asks I have hard lump just under solar plexus and back of upper right arm. No pain.
My first guess is the solar plexus one is your xiphoid process which is part of your breast bone. The arm one most likely fat growth call a lipoma. Soon will be able to send pictures here and this will help our end a lot. A picture is worth.... ...Read more
I have like a muscle lump about one centimeter up and right of my solar plexus, I'm wondering if I need to check up on it?
Always have lumps --: Checked to get a correct diagnosis made. ...Read more
Chest pain when I stand up. Not always but when it happens it feels like someone is crushing solar plexus area. Really hurts. Last s for half an hour.
Chest Pain Young Fem: Unlikely that this is a serious problem; but not guaranteed. Healthtap appears to note that you have already had a Chest X-ray and Stress Test. Is that correct? Are you an athlete? Past surgery on heart, lungs, or chest? Other symptoms during episodes (trouble breathing, lightheaded, pain in jaw/arms, sweating?). Recommend regular visit with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
No direct connection: The "solar plexus" is a group of nerves located behind the stomach and in front of the aorta. These nerves go to various digestive organs including the pancreas and bowel, but not to the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are innervated by nerves coming from the thoracic spine. There is therefore no direct connection between the two. ...Read more
Might be a bone!: Where your rib cage meets in front, at the bottom, there's a bone called the xiphoid process that sticks down. In some cases it can move or twist and become painful--or stick out more. Sometimes women notice this after delivering a baby. If your hard spot is lower than this bone, there are other explanations, but you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
My solar plexus painful, more when bending body. If this is cancer related pain, which organ of body do I need to be examed? Male, 63
Go see ur family doc: Pain is not usually the first symptom of most cancers. Regardless, if you don't recall an inciting injury or determine how to completely alleviate pain (short of numbing it w/pain relievers), you need to get evaluated. My recommendation is to see your family doc especially if major concern is cancer so that we can do appropriate examination ; testing to uncover cause ; give appropriate treatment. ...Read more
For about two weeks now I have been experiencing a spasm or a twitch in my solar plexus area throughout the day. Is there a cause for this?
I fell flat onto my vacuum cleaner and hit my solar plexus and feel very sensitive in that area now and can't open or close jars. Will this heal soon.?
Need xray: I would consider getting an xray to make sure nothing is broken. ...Read more
22yF. 4 days ago I got sudden intense dull pain in my solar plexus for no reason. Better but I still have a dull pain that isn't going away. Discomfort?
Belly pain: Yes, sounds uncomfortable to me too. Let us do 2nd opinion and I can better opine. ...Read more
I wake @ night with a constricting sensation radiating out from the solar plexus, followed by sweats and heat. Lasts about 15 seconds before subsiding?
Emergency: This could be signs of a heart attack and you should call 911/seek emergency medical attention. ...Read more
Network of nerves: A plexus is a complex network of nerves. The solar plexus is the common name for the celiac plexus which is located in the abdomen behind the stomach. Pain in that area can be caused by various things including a blow to the abdomen or any conditions that irritate surrounding structures such as the pancreas. ...Read more
Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Anxiety: Symptoms can start just about anywhere & spread elsewhere. ...Read more
My solar plexus area really hurts, and when I eat it gets worse. What could cause this? I was doing bench presses day before
Internal not muscula: This sounds like a stomach or intestinal problem not a muscular problem. See your physician. Muscle soreness does not get worse when you eat. ...Read more
Severe pain in solar plexus area, painful to touch or lying particularly on left side, what could be causing this? Had it for three days now
This needs med eval: Needs medical evaluation asap. Could be an infection or "compromised gut". ...Read more
Yes.: A hiccough is a spasm of your diaphragm. The spasm may cause the pulling in that you see. ...Read more