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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


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What could cause a lump in the penis and pain in the abdomen help?

What could cause a lump in the penis and pain in the abdomen help?

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

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What would cause a burning type of pain, in upper right abdominal area, just under the breastbone? Thanks!

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

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What could cause a large lump atop the left ribcage below the breast?

Lipoma?: Most often, a large lump in that area in a 24 year old would be a fatty tumor called a lipoma. It's best to get any lumps checked out by exam. ...Read more

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What could cause a lump under the skin in my inguinal region?

What could cause a lump under the skin in my inguinal region?

Possibilities vary: Lumps under the skin could develop for various reasons. Possible reasons for what you are referring to are cysts, hernias, ingrown hair, abscess, and inflamed lymph nodes. For peace of mind, have your physician examine the area as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the upper part of my stomach below the rib cage, what is causing it?

I have a lump in the upper part of my stomach below the rib cage, what is causing it?

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

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What would cause a a twitching/fluttering feeling between sternum and stomach area right in the center of the abdomen?

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

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What could cause a mass in the left-lower quadrant?

What could cause a mass in the left-lower quadrant?

Many possibilities: I do not know where in the left lower abdomen you are describing, or if it internal or external in location. Could be fatty lipoma, hernia, less likely diverticulitis or abscess infection, ovarian growth or cyst, skin abscess or infection, colon tumor, etc. ...Read more

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Just found a small hard lump on my lower right abdomen. Lump is painless, what could be the cause?

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

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What can cause a red , large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?

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

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What could painless abdominal muscle tension indicate in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen?

What could painless abdominal muscle tension indicate in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen?

It could be guarding: Sometimes with liver, gallbladder or bile duct inflammation, the muscles in the right upper quadrant will become rigid. See a physician without delay to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Painful lump or buldge in the tissue of my armpit what could be the cause?

Painful lump or buldge in the tissue of my armpit what could be the cause?

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 more

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What causes a painful lump underneath the ribcage?

What causes a painful lump underneath the ribcage?

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

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What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

Injury or growth: This could be the result of injury or a tear to the muscle, muscle spasming (ie: charlie horse), a benign growth or tumor, or a much more serious problem such as a sarcoma (malignant cancer of the muscle). You need to see a doctor to check this out. ...Read more

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Small lump in abdomen.. What is this?

Small lump in abdomen.. What is this?

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 more

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