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Doctor insights on: Painless Lump On Bellybutton Diagnosis

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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I have a small hard lump on the wall of my bellybutton after a cholecystectomy. Its hard and hurts when moving but no pain when sitting, what is it?

I have a small hard lump on the wall of my bellybutton after a cholecystectomy. Its hard and hurts when moving but no pain when sitting, what is it?

Depends: If your laparoscopic cholecystectomy was recent, it may just be normal scarring. It may also be an incisional hernia. Regardless, make an appointment to see your surgeon. He/She can examine you and make some recommendations. ...Read more

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I discovered a lump on the right side of my abdomen about 3 inches across from my belly button. What could it be? It does not hurt.

I discovered a lump on the right side of my abdomen  about 3 inches across from  my belly button.  What could it be? It does not hurt.

Painless Lumps: Without pain or other symptoms of being ill this is most likely the benign and common problem of a lipoma. Lipomas are common collections of extra fat cells. The surgeons cut them out if they become painful or infected. ...Read more

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I have a soft painless lump right above my belly button. It's about an inch in diameter and only visible when I suck my abdomen in. What could it be?

I have a soft painless lump right above my belly button. It's about an inch in diameter and only visible when I suck my abdomen in. What could it be?

Lump: The lump could be a being lipoma aka a non cancerous fatty tumor. The only way to confirm officially is get a needle biopsy of this and have a pathologist review it. ...Read more

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Hi, ive just noticed a soft sorta lump forming inside my belly button over the past few weeks, there is no pain at all,, just getting a little bigger?

Hi, ive just noticed a soft sorta lump forming inside my belly button over the past few weeks, there is no pain at all,, just getting a little bigger?

Umbilical hernia?: A small, persistent umbilical hernia may be present. Alternatively, the lump you feel may be of dermatologic origin or from deeper inside (sister mary joseph's nodule). The relative acuity of your problem warrants you get the problem checked for a definitive diagnosis. How big is the lump in question? Had a ct scan yet? ...Read more

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Hard lump above belly button that briefly appeared that moved up and over and dissapeared under the ribs. No pain. What could this be?

Hard lump above belly button that briefly appeared that moved up and over and dissapeared under the ribs. No pain. What could this be?

Lump: If the lump involves the navel, it may be an umbilical hernia that may protrude and then retract. If the lump is higher up and is firm and just at the tip of the breastbone, it may the the cartilage tip of the sternum and in some people it is more prominent but a normal structure. Your physician can examine you and advise you. ...Read more

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Small, soft, painless lump inside my belly button that appeared after lifting bathroom tiles! No pain. Any idea?

Umbilical hernia: The area of or around your belly button can be a week spot where you develop a hernia. If it is not hurting it does not need to be addressed immediately. However, it might be wroth your doctor seeing as umbilical hernias can enlarge. ...Read more

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My 1 year old, daughter has a lump on her right side a little under her belly button. Just noticed it tonight, no pain when touched. ?

My 1 year old,  daughter has a lump on her right side a little under her belly button.  Just noticed it tonight,  no pain when touched.  
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Midline hernia: If you look at the cover of a "bodybuilder" mag you will see the person stretching and observe a line down the middle top to bottom from just below the ribs to the top of the pelvis. That usually closes by birth but sometimes not. In your child not and when she cries it pushes out a bit. That's called an umbilical hernia which will almost surely close on its own by school age. ...Read more

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My belly button has a lump and it had brown pus and i keep cleaning it and now there blood what do I do I can't go to the dr today no pain now?

My belly button has a lump and it had brown pus and i keep cleaning it and now there blood what do I do I can't go to the dr today no pain now?

Possible cyst: I would see either general surgeon or a dermatologist to see if you have a cyst or something that may be deeper in your belly button. There could be an infection. ...Read more