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Soft Lump On Navel
51yr male soft lump 4 in. Under navel and to right 3 in. Can feel when coughing not painful but uncomfortable seems to go away when lying on back?
Sounds like hernia.: Location is not the important tissue here, it's the size that may allow bowel to become trapped, strangulated, and die, causing peritonitis and severe problems. This should be examined to verify if indeed it's a hernia (or perhaps a benign lipoma--fatty growth outside your abdomen). Hernia needs to be repaired; lipoma can be left alone or removed--they don't "go way" and only get bigger over time. ...Read more
Lumps: If the mass is just below the skin it is likely that they are lipomas, calcified fat deposits, which are benign. Though should be evaluated by your family doctor. These can be easily removed for definitive diagnosis and/or causing discomfort or aesthetically displeasing. ...Read more
Small lump just above navel, well below skin and painless have noticed it for about two years. What could it be ?
SeveralPossibilities: A small lump just above the navel could be a supra umbilical hernia, a lipoma or a cyst. Most lumps under the skin are not malignant. The fact that it's been there for 2 years without enlarging is evidence for it's benign nature. If the lump is tiny and not enlarging you may not have to do anything. If uncertain, have a physician examen the lump. ...Read more
I have a small lump on my right side about a 1/2 inch across from my navel. It feels very hard under the skin...yesterday was the first time I noticed?
Early infection: Hello LanaO, Is there any redness/swelling or pain around the ingrown hair? Pus can be a sign of infection. I would recommend warm compresses. If you have redness/swelling/pain/fever or chills seek medical attention for antibiotics or drainage of the area. Regards, Dr. Cacho ...Read more