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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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Small round lump above belly button and gurgling stomach - gas?

Small round lump above belly button and gurgling stomach - gas?

Umbilical hernia: Especially if it gurgles or makes a squishy sound if you try to push it in. ...Read more

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I got a lump that started near my belly button with no pain, but it moved and now it is in my upper abdomen on the left side. What does that mean?

I got a lump that started near my belly button with no pain, but it moved and now it is in my upper abdomen on the left side. What does that mean?

Lipoma: Lipoma is a common benign fatty tumor that feels like rolling under the skin. These may be 2 different lesions one near the umbilicus and one in the area where you see now or with the growth of your body could have moved up. ...Read more

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Lump in my stomach. About 2 in long. 2 inches above my belly button slightly to the left. Will rise to the surface and become visible. Then when mashed it's painful and will move.

Lump in my stomach. About 2 in long. 2 inches above my belly button slightly to the left. Will rise to the surface and become visible. Then when mashed it's painful and will move.

Possible Hernia: By your description it sounds as if you may have a ventral hernia. I would like to know if you ever had any surgery in the past, including laparoscopic surgery. Frequently, with laparoscopic surgery a small incision is made around the umbilicus (belly button) and it is not uncommon that a piece of omentum (fat from inside the bell) or bowel could get caught. I would recommend a surgical evaluation ...Read more

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Having pressure uncomfortable pain couple inches above my belly button, more pressure when bending over, felt some lumps All over abdomen?

Having pressure uncomfortable pain couple inches above my belly button, more pressure when bending over, felt some lumps All over abdomen?

Localized pain: Localized abdominal pain is always cause for concern. Persistent or worsening symptoms warrant an evaluation by your doctor. ...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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I'm having dull pressure pain 2 inches above belly button, nausas, sweating off and on, palpable lumps in abdomen and flank area? Just don't feel good

I'm having dull pressure pain 2 inches above belly button, nausas, sweating off and on, palpable lumps in abdomen and flank area? Just don't feel good

See your doctor.: That is a diverse, seemingly unrelated grouping of symptoms. In order to sort it out, you need a good evaluation by your doctor, including a history and physical exam and possibly some tests. I would see him/her soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do about my belly pain? I could feel a lump in my stomach just to the right below my belly button. I can no longer feel it and I have this horrible stomach pain in that area. It was just to the touch before, but now it is constant. My bl

You: You are describing pain where people with appendicitis localize their symptoms. If you were seen early on in the process, a ct and blood count could both miss the diagnosis. Since you posted your question 3 days ago, I assume things have gotten worse if you have appendicitis. Sometimes the appendix is located posteriorly behind the cecum and a ruptured appendix seals off creating an abscess. Patients with retrocecal appendicitis are often difficult to diagnose and the diagnosis is missed on the initial evaluation. If you are still having pain, you need to be re-evaluated. If examination is suggestive of a surgical abdomen, you should have exploratory surgery regardless of the ct results.
Physicians have become too dependent on imaging results and surgeons may wait too long to go in, resulting in a more complicated post surgical course and more morbidity. ...Read more

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I have hard lumps on ribcage now having a lot of pain in stomach and belly button short of breath extreme fatigue?

Common denominator: There's no common denominator that can tie all your issues into one neat package. Since you're feeling so poorly, you should continue to seek in person medical attention. ...Read more

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Tightness/pain in lower abdomen below belly button and slightly to the right. Feels like there's a slight lump about 2 inches from hip bone.

Tightness/pain in lower abdomen below belly button and slightly to the right. Feels like there's a slight lump about 2 inches from hip bone.

Needs evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a physician promptly. This is the area where you can have pain with appendicitis, which can rupture if not treated in an appropriate time. It can be something non urgent, but you need to be evaluated by a physician soon. Take care. ...Read more

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If I am thin can I feel an enlarged iliac lymph node? I feel a lump in abdomen in between belly button and hip bone. I do not feel it on other side.

If I am thin can I feel an enlarged iliac lymph node? I feel a lump in abdomen in between belly button and hip bone. I do not feel it on other side.

No: Even if you are thin iliac nodes are not palpable. Too deep. Inguinal nodes can be easily palpated- that's in the groin. Also, there other causes for bumps in the belly. Depends which side and location. You could feel enlarged ovarian cyst if you are really skinny. Can feel your own colon on left side - especially if full of poop, and so on. ...Read more

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Stomach pain 2 inches below right rib cage and 2 inches to the right of my belly button. I also have bloating and gas. There are two hard lumps underneath the skin which are painful.

Gallbladder or ulcer: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease) especially if you are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids like Motrin or ibuprofen). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. If you have fever/severe pain, go to er. ...Read more

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I'm really cauntious about my stomach. It sticks out around the belly button area. After I eat lunch it goes from little bump to huge bloated stomach.?

Bloated: Sounds like you are describing an umbilical hernia as bloating in response to eating. Some evaluation into the cause of your bloating is warranted such as food intolerance (lactose, etc). Also if the hernia is bothersome you can consider surgical repair. ...Read more

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A quarter size bump under my incision to left of belly button. Surgery abdominal 5/15/13. Still having left side pain. What from?

See your surgeon: You've just had surgery. Your surgeon would be in the best position to evaluate and explain and recommend what to do about your bump and pain. It may be a hernia, hematoma, seroma, healing ridge, suture knot, excess tissue. Have him / her sort this out and treat it.. ...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?

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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Oval lump above belly button. Pressure when bending over?

See a doctor: Hi please see a doctor to evaluate this, it could be as simple as a Hernia to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Soft lump above belly button. Can't see or feel it when laying down. Can see and feel it when standing and can push it in. Any idea what this could be?

Hernia?: Seems likely to be an umbilical hernia. Usually these are benign. (Don't cause serious problems) Suggest you see a surgeon to evaluate, but seek a second opinion if surgery suggested. Don't worry too much. Be well! ...Read more

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Hard lump above belly button week after gallbladder surgery what could this be?

Hard lump above belly button week after gallbladder surgery what could this be?

Call your surgeon.: Anytime you have problems or questions in the immediate postoperative period, it is a wise idea to talk with the surgeon who performed your surgery. No questions are silly. It would be difficult for us to diagnose what that may be without being able to see it, however. The surgeon is in the best situation to diagnose it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Horizontal soft oval lump above belly button. Goes away when laying down but there when standing and sitting.

Possible hernia: It sounds like you may have a small midline hernia. If it is small and not causing any pain you do not need to do anything. If it is causing discomfort or you are just uncomfortable having it you can consult a general surgeon about having it repaired. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more