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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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Extremely sore burning left groin left testicle left armpit left shoulder stomach and painful burning lumps on left side of my neck please help?

Extremely sore burning left groin left testicle left armpit left shoulder stomach and painful burning lumps on left side of my neck please help?

Have it checked out: It sounds like you have a series of "lumps" or lymph nodes that are painful particularly on your left side. You should have it checked out to make sure there isn't an infection going on. Don't forget that the lymph nodes act as a drainage and filtration system to try to stop infection. They will swell and be painful. You also want to be sure the lymph nodes are not swollen because of cancer. ...Read more

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I have large pea size lump on left side stomach been there for 5yrs. Getting bigger each year. Some times feels like size goes up and down. Discomfert?

I have large pea size lump on left side stomach been there for 5yrs. Getting bigger each year. Some times feels like size goes up and down. Discomfert?

Cyst or lipoma: If this lump is just under the skin, and changes in size, it is likely an inclusion cyst, a benign growth related to the skin elements. Sometimes a fatty tumor, or lipoma, can present this way, and is also a benign condition. See your physician if you have concerns, as most can be excised in the office under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left side of stomach for 3 years have an ultrousoud done they said it not fatty tissue. What can it be?

I have a lump on my left side of stomach for 3 years have an ultrousoud done they said it not fatty tissue. What can it be?

Something else: Tough to say. Cysts, lesions not otherwise specified, etc. are possible. The only definitive diagnosis will come form a biopsy. An excisional biopsy may not only be diagnostic but therapeutic (it will get rid of it too). ...Read more

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I have a lump in my left side where stomach is located, dr said its a fatty is it a danger?

I have a lump in my left side where stomach is located, dr said its a fatty  is it a danger?

Lipoma: It sounds like you have a lipoma which is a totally benign lesion. If it doesn't change you probably don't need to worry about it. ...Read more

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A small lump on the left side of stomach for : years now. Have unltsound said not fatty tissue? What can it be

A small lump on the left side of stomach for : years now. Have unltsound said not fatty tissue? What can it be

Abdominal mass: How are we to guess as to the result of your Ultrasound. Isn't the doctor who ordered your ultrasound the better source of information? Please speak to your doctor or at least obtain the Ultrasound reading. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a large movable lump in my subgastric area. Below the left side of my stomach, above the groin area, is it serious?

I have a large movable lump in my subgastric area. Below the left side of my stomach, above the groin area, is it serious?

Possible lipoma: A benign fatty growth. Not serious & can be removed under local anesthesia if necessary because it either bothers you or someone else. Worth having it checked by your family dr. ...Read more

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