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Hard marble sized lump under skin right next to and in my belly button. It hurts to the touch but that's it. What could it be?

Hard marble sized lump under skin right next to and in my belly button. It hurts to the touch but that's it. What could it be?

Soft tissue mass: It could be a benign fatty tissue known as a lipoma, an overgrowth of skin called a granuloma, or an infected hair follicle. Apply some over the counter antibiotic ointment and leave it alone. If it gets larger or more painful, get an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 24 yr Old female. I have a hard pea sized lump under my skin on left side of abdomen. It is near the bottom of my ribs. It has been there for the last 3 months. Some slight discomfort when I push on it or try to move it. ?

I am 24 yr Old female. I have a hard pea sized lump under my skin on left side of abdomen. It is near the bottom of my ribs. It has been there for the last 3 months. Some slight discomfort when I push on it or try to move it. ?

Lump: Difficult to tell you what it is without a physical exam. It could be a sebaceous cyst, tiny abdominal wall hernia, tiny lipoma, aberrent lymph node..... Please see your physician to examine it and perhaps have it biopsied and removed. Even some benign lumps like lipomas can cause discomfort sometimes. ...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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Can an ultrasound detect if lumps in my belly area just under the skin are cancerous?

Can an ultrasound detect if lumps in my belly area just under the skin are cancerous?

Probably not: These superficial type lumps are best evaluated by your physician who will order the appropriate tests for diagnosis and/or he may refer you to a general surgeon for an opinion and treatment. ...Read more

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My belly is tad overweight but when i push down i feel "squishy like lumps" under skin is this belly fat or concerning? I've had ct's before and normal

My belly is tad overweight but when i push down i feel "squishy like lumps" under skin is this belly fat or concerning? I've had ct's before and normal

Probably ok but: It sounds like it may be benign fatty tumors. Although just to be safe may want to get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch.. Should I be concerned?

5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch.. Should I be concerned?

Abd Bruise: This is a large area to just "appear" without any trauma. The pea size lump could be an accumulation of blood/bleeding. Not sure of your age. I would have a Health Care Professional take a look ...Read more

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