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Painful lump in bikini line. Hernia?

Painful lump in bikini line. Hernia?

Not likely.: Most painful lumps are inflasmmatory. A deep boil, or inflammed lymph nodes are quite likely. Although not usually painful, a lipoma can be present, and these fatty benign tumours can be irritated! ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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I feel a lump upper left abdomin when I sit or get bloated sometimes it's painful but when I lay down flat it disappears can it be limopa, hernia or??

I feel a lump upper left abdomin when I sit or get bloated sometimes it's painful but when I lay down flat it disappears can it be limopa, hernia or??

Sounds like: It could be either a lipoma or a hernia. In either case your doctor should be able to examine you and make the correct diagnosis so that it can be properly treated especially since you are having pain with it. ...Read more

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Lump on my belly button looks like a hernia lump is soft not painful?

Lump on my belly button looks like a hernia lump is soft not painful?

If could be a: hernia but an in-person medical evaluation will be required to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a hernia repair but now the pain and lump are back and my leg is painful?

I had a hernia repair but now the pain and lump are back and my leg is painful?

Go back to your: Surgeon, for follow up, to see the hernia did not come back (recurrence), also the leg for any evidence of phlebitis ...Read more

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Strech mark on side of hip has a red painful lump coming out of it. Can strech marks get hernias? If not what could this be

Strech mark on side of hip has a red painful lump coming out of it. Can strech marks get hernias? If not what could this be

It could be a hernia: Technically stretch marks can not get a hernia, but you could have a hernia below a stretch mark. A hernia occurs whenever the fascia of the abdominal wall comes apart to allow tissue to bulge through below. The fact that you have a red and painful bump suggest a possible abscess. I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I still have a painful lump following umbilical hernia repair 6 weeks ago?

Why do I still have a painful lump following umbilical hernia repair 6 weeks ago?

It could just be: ... the suture material beneath your bellybutton that was used to repair the hernia. The best thing to do is to see the surgeon who did the operation, have him/her re-examine you, and see what he/she has to say. ...Read more

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I coughed very hard while deficating, felt a pop inside me. Now lots of pain and pressure 3 inches above my rectum. I feel lumps under my skin putting painful pressure on my upper buttock. Is this a hernia?

Rectal: Rectal hernias are very rare. They are often confused with hemorrhoids. Rectal prolapse is a possibility (rectum protruding through the anus). Regardless. You need to see your doctor right away for an evaluation. If you still have the pain and pressure and you are unable to see your doctor present to your local urgent care or er. ...Read more

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I had a hernia surgery 2 yrs ago they used the mesh by my groin area. I have a tender lump below the mesh and it's a little painful?

Recurrent hernia: One thing I would be worried about is a recurrent hernia. The other possibility is an enlarged lymph node. A good physical exam with your doctor may be able to distinguish between the two, other wise you might need a ct scan or an ultrasound. ...Read more

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There's a hard small lump in the upper inside part of navel that is painful when pressed or under pressure but not red/itchy. Cyst or hernia?

There's a hard small lump in the upper inside part of navel that is painful when pressed or under pressure but not red/itchy. Cyst or hernia?

Probably hernia: Other possibilities include an enlarged lymph node, infected hair follicle, or a cyst. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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How can I determine whether this painful lump on my right side under my c-section, is a femoral hernia or cancer?

How can I determine whether this painful lump on my right side under my c-section, is a femoral hernia or cancer?

See a doctor: Have a physical examination with you obstetrician or your doctor to see what you may have. ...Read more

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Painful groin lump one week after angiogram and stent softens when massaged. Is it more likely to be a hernia than infection or lymph?

Painful groin lump one week after angiogram and stent softens when massaged. Is it more likely to be a hernia than infection or lymph?

Pseudo aneurysm: Lump at the site of an angiogram is usually a pseudo aneurysm or a hematoma. Which is very common after stent placement. I recommend to let your cardiologist know and get arterial duplex of the femoral artery. ...Read more

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Hard lump not painful at all middle belly above belly button not hernia. ..History 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells removed also told I have endometriosi?

Hard lump not painful at all middle belly above belly button not hernia. ..History 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells removed also told I have endometriosi?

Common cause: Of a mass above the umbilicus in a young women is endometriosis. However, there are many other causes of this symptom such as abdominal desmoid or benign inclusion cysts. Please have it checked by your doctor to know for sure what the cause may be. ...Read more

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I 54 yo postmenopausal, with painful lump on l side of groin area, just above the crease where thigh meets the groin. Bitter taste in mouth. Hernia?

I 54 yo postmenopausal, with painful lump on l side of groin area, just above the crease where thigh meets the groin. Bitter taste in mouth. Hernia?

Could be: A groin or inguinal hernia. Tender lymph nodes can also occur in the same region. Neither of these conditions would be related to a bitter taste. See a doctor for an exam to tell what you may have. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair w/ PHS mesh in 2008. Since then, a hard lump has formed under the incision scar, and it's painful in 2015. Lipoma? Thoughts?

Inguinal hernia repair w/ PHS mesh in 2008. Since then, a hard lump has formed under the incision scar, and it's painful in 2015. Lipoma? Thoughts?

Possibilities are: Hypertrophic scar, recurrent hernia, or delayed infection. See your original surgeon or another surgeon if he/she is no longer available. Lipoma is not likely if the lump is hard, because lipoma is usually soft. ...Read more

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If inguinal hernia involves dealing with the intestines. Why did they make an incision above my bikini area. 2 months when I got this done back in 98?

If inguinal hernia involves dealing with the intestines. Why did they make an incision above my bikini area. 2 months when I got this done back in 98?

Misinformed?: A hernia is a defect in the abdominal or pelvic muscles. It is not a defect in the intestines. The intestines push through the muscle defect. The incisions to fix a hernia is made near to where the muscle defect is. ...Read more

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After a hernia operation is there normally a lump?

After a hernia operation is there normally a lump?

Yes: There is normally a lump under the incision that we commonly refer to as the "healing ridge". This represents the inflammatory phase of wound healing, and resolved on its own by about 6-8 weeks. The lump could also be a fluid collection under the skin called a seroma - also normal and self limited. If however you think the lump is the hernia, call your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Hard pea size rubbery lump beside my old hernia area (repair 7 months ago). What is that?

Surgical evaluation: This could be a suture granuloma (inflammation around a foreign body such as a suture), a recurrence of the hernia, or a lymph node. Especially if it hurts, you need to be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hernia-im not sure my boyfriends right ball has a lump and it feels like he got hit in his balls. We don't have insurents but he is in pain?

Hernia-im not sure my boyfriends right ball has a lump and it feels like he got hit in his balls. We don't have insurents but he is in pain?

Might need surgery: If acute severe pain, vomiting, bloating then go to ed, could be an emergency.
Otherwise look for free clinic or other subsidized care, lumps could be tumors, hernias or other conditions that need tests and or surgery. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

Maybe: It's hard to tell without more information or a physical exam. Hernias typically occur in the groin, umbilicus (belly button) or in a surgical incision. If you think it's a hernia, you should be seen by your doctor because many of them need to be fixed. ...Read more

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If my newborn has a lump in his scrotum, does he have a hernia?

If my newborn has a lump in his scrotum, does he have a hernia?

Maybe: A lump in your baby's scrotum could be related to a hernia, which is a piece of the intestine that finds it way to the scrotal sac. Or the swelling in the scrotum could be a hydrocele, an accumulation of fluid in the scrotum. Or it could signal trauma to the area, or a torsion, which happens when the testicle twists upon itself, which can be serious. Ask your doctor to check your baby's scrotum. ...Read more

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Hi I have a small lump around my bellybutton. I've read that it could be a hernia.

Hi I have a small lump around my bellybutton. I've read that it could be a hernia.

Yes: A lump by the belly button can be an umbilical hernia. See your doctor for an examination. A small umbilical hernia with no symptoms can be observed. Growing or uncomfortable umbilical hernias can be repaired with a minor surgery. ...Read more

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What are the syptoms of a hernia when there is no lump? What could the causes for this be?

Pain: The typical symptoms of a hernia are a bulge and pain. The pain is caused by abdominal contents protruding through the hole in the abdominal wall (the hernia). Best to get it checked out by your primary care provider. Sometimes need a ct scan or ultrasound to make the diagnosis. Occasionally, a surgical procedure is needed to make the diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more