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What Causes A Painless Lump In The Upper Abdomen
Swelling in the center of the upper quadrant abdomen accompanied by a steady pain and palpable mass. What could it be?
Which quadrant?: Pain and a palpable mass require medical attention asap ! ...Read more
Needs Evaluation: If there was a blockage of urine, it could cause abdominal pain. A kidney stone being passed could cause abdominal pain, but usually not at the same time as when the stone may be felt in the penis. A blood clot or scarring in the vascular tissue of the penis may be associated with abdominal pain, if the causitive agent has created similar problems in the abdomin. An infection that has spread. ...Read more
What would cause a burning type of pain, in upper right abdominal area, just under the breastbone? Thanks!
Epigastric pain: Burning pain in the upper middle abdomen (epigastric pain) is often caused by gastritis or GERD. Can also be caused by a peptic ulcer, pancreatitis and other abdominal conditions. If it is more than mild or does not go away with a few days of antacid medication (eg, omeprazole, ranitidine) please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Normal for you: Most of the time prominent xyphoid process a caritlage at the bottom of the sternum is mistaken for a lump. It could be more prominent for some individuals especially for thin individuals, it is nothing need to be worried about. For some reason it gets bigger and painful have it examined by a professional. ...Read more
What would cause a a twitching/fluttering feeling between sternum and stomach area right in the center of the abdomen?
Only 100 items or so: "How does my bosom twitch? Let me Count the Ways!" And then, quick, camera cuts to the Tootsie Roll Owl- "1, 2, THRRRREEEE!"....Well, in your case twitching/fluttering in the chest could be something as simple as twitching of the muscles. Nothing more to say about that...comes, goes, NEXT! Or it could be due to stress/anxiety, or something more sinister such as a heart rhythm issue. See your doc. ...Read more
Just found a small hard lump on my lower right abdomen. Lump is painless, what could be the cause?
Where?: Is the hard lump under the skin or inside the abdomen? You need to be examined by a doctor for proper assessment and diagnosis. Any opinion as to what the lump might be would be guessing. Good luck ...Read more
What is a small lump under skin in pelvic or groin area. In the crease between my thigh and pelvic area what could this be?
What can cause a red , large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?
A few things : If a "red skin lump " is tender, has surrounding redness and enlarging, it may be a skin abscess from a bacterial infection. The body can sometimes "wall" these off without any treatment. A doctor performed incision and drainage may cure these +- antibiotics. Its better to see the doctor early rather than wait to see what your body may do. ...Read more
What could painless abdominal muscle tension indicate in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen?
Armpit lumps: One of the common causes of the development of lumps under armpit is shaving or use of antiperspirants, as they can cause cysts and infection thus, the lump. Other causes include other types of infections, allergies, and rarely malignancy. See your local for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause a painless lump the size of a nickel in a woman's inner forearm just below the elbow?
Numerous : There are many types of skin tumors this could be. ...Read more
Varies: There area many possibilities and usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Potential causes include a superficial problem with the rib itself, or something deeper such as: a thoracic radiculopathy, gallbladder, lung, andgi problems to name a few. Consider being checked. Thank you. ...Read more
Need more clues: The 2 most common lumps of the abdominal wall that i see include hernias and lipomas. A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which a sac can protrude, sometimes containing fat or even intestine. These are most common in the groin, belly button, or upper midline. Lipomas are fatty tumors that can occur anywhere on the abdominal wall. If you see your doctor, they should solve this easily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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