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Lump On The Stomach
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
My has a lump on her stomach its been there for months Apparently it hurts off and on and all the time when she eats gets biggerwhengettingup6/10pain?
Ventral Hernia: Should immediately seek medical attention to differentiate between ventral hernia or abdominal hernia tumor and the possibility of a abdominal aortic aneurysm which could be very serious if it's of a large size and I don't have the age of the patient but typically aneurysm is usually for somebody over 50 years old. Go to nearby Emergency Room immediately. ...Read more
Large lump left side stomach can this couse discomfert. The area around it sometimes hurts or feels odd. Its been therr 5yrs. Getting bigger each year?
Need physical exam: It's possible it is a benign fatty tissue tumor called a "lipoma". Another possibility is a hernia. However, there are many other possibilities, and can only be diagnosed from an in person physical exam. If it has been there for 5 years it's most likely not a malignant tumor, but I recommend seeing your physician to sort it out. ...Read more
Not normal: Definitely not normal. You need to see your MD ASAP. Neck masses should be evaluated by ENT surgeons ...Read more
Lump in my stomach. About 2 in long. 2 inches above my belly button slightly to the left. Will rise to the surface and become visible. Then when mashed it's painful and will move.
Possible Hernia: By your description it sounds as if you may have a ventral hernia. I would like to know if you ever had any surgery in the past, including laparoscopic surgery. Frequently, with laparoscopic surgery a small incision is made around the umbilicus (belly button) and it is not uncommon that a piece of omentum (fat from inside the bell) or bowel could get caught. I would recommend a surgical evaluation ...Read more
Perhaps the most serious problem would be an hernia that is being pinched by the abdominal wall. If the bowel is pinched one can become constipated as food passage is delayed. With severe pinching and blockage, digested food can be regurgitation. If symptoms persist then see a doctor; sooner than later?
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I have a little lump on my stomach at first I thought it was a cyst but it can't be bust. Doesn't hurt. Football shaped. What could it be?
Lipoma: Lipoma is a faft deposition in the soft tissue of different size, which are soft freely movable non tender most of the time, sometimes it feels like a cyst. ...Read more
I got my tubes tide 3 yrs ago prior to that I notice a lump in my stomach the pain goes n comes making me sick on the stomach... What should I do??
I feel a pea size lump on my stomach but ive no symptoms at all. What could it be its been there for over a year and feels hard. Its also under skin?
R/O LIPOMA: If the lump is on the stomach that is movable it is less worisome and may be a lipoma. You need a Ultrasound is needed to evaluate for /CYST/LIPOMA/less likely clot Please seek prompt evaluation for this issue if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Lump formed my stomach after laproscopic salpingectomy surgeryis pain ful n don't go away wit lap band on for 1week?
Lump: A firm hardness or localized swelling and tenderness at a scar will be normal for several weeks. If there is increasing redness and heat at the site, or if the pains do not slowly resolve, please call your surgeon for an examination. ...Read more
I have a sore lump on my stomach.5 days it seems to be moving. Swellimg like a bite. Doesn't inch. What could this be?
Abdominal lump: This can be an infected insect bite or an umbilical hernia. Either of these can become an emergency. If an abscess is created by a resistant strain of bacteria, it can become a deadly infection. If, on the other hand, it is an umbilical hernia, that can become incarcerated and also become a surgical emergency. It could also be a fatty tumor, benign and harmless. See a doctor ASAP to diagnose. ...Read more
I have a lump on my stomach it looks like a bug bite it has a small hole & it itch really bad & it's red and sore is it a bug bite or a fatty tumor?
The fact that it itches and has a small hole in the middle leads me to it is an insect or bug bite. Disinfect and then try a steroid creme.
If this doesn't help see your dr! ...Read more
I have a hard lump on my stomach, ankle, and upper leg that is no bigger than a pea what should I do?
Size doesn't: Matter, at least not here. Lumps, need to be investigated. The fact you have three in different anatomical regions, just means you have three reasons to go see a dermatologist and have them looked at. ...Read more
What should I do about my belly pain? I could feel a lump in my stomach just to the right below my belly button. I can no longer feel it and I have this horrible stomach pain in that area. It was just to the touch before, but now it is constant. My bl
You are describing pain where people with appendicitis localize their symptoms. If you were seen early on in the process, a ct and blood count could both miss the diagnosis. Since you posted your question 3 days ago, I assume things have gotten worse if you have appendicitis. Sometimes the appendix is located posteriorly behind the cecum and a ruptured appendix seals off creating an abscess. Patients with retrocecal appendicitis are often difficult to diagnose and the diagnosis is missed on the initial evaluation. If you are still having pain, you need to be re-evaluated. If examination is suggestive of a surgical abdomen, you should have exploratory surgery regardless of the ct results.
Physicians have become too dependent on imaging results and surgeons may wait too long to go in, resulting in a more complicated post surgical course and more morbidity. ...Read more
What does it mean when you feel that you have a hard lump on our stomachs above your belly button and your throwing up and your right hand is shaking?
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I had to give myself injections in the stomach to prevent blood clot now I have a hard lump in my stomach would I need to get it checked or is it ok?
AnticlottingBleeding: All anti-clotting agents slow blood clotting, needles puncture blood vessels, thus significant possibility of hematoma at location of injected anti-clotting agent because vessels oozed longer around needle tip with high local concentration of anti-clotting agent. While impossible to answer your question with such limited information, what you describe is not surprising. ...Read more
Worried because I have a small baby bump looking lump on my stomach. I've been on birth control for almost 2 months and we used a condom. Help!
Help?: I am honestly not suers what you are asking to help you with. You are not pregnant. ...Read more