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What is the lump at the bottom of my stomach?

What is the lump at the bottom of my stomach?

In most cases, a lump is caused by a hernia. An abdominal hernia is when the abdominal cavity structures push through a weakness in your abdominal wall muscles. Usually, this can be easily corrected with surgery. In rarer cases, the lump may be an undescended testicle, a harmless hematoma, or a lipoma.

What is an epigastric mass?

Stomach cancer can cause a mass in the left-upper abdomen in the stomach area (epigastric) if the cancer is large. Uterine leiomyoma (fibroids) can cause a round, lumpy mass above the pelvis in the lower abdomen (sometimes can be felt if the fibroids are large). Volvulus can cause a mass anywhere in the abdomen.

What causes a hard lump near the navel?

A lump near the navel area can develop on the skin or originate from inside the abdomen. Depending on its cause, the lump can be painful, hard, painless, or soft. Hernias and skin infections are the common causes of lumps near or on the belly button.

What did the Doctor Tell Me About my Lump?

He calmed me down and took a detailed personal and family history. After I had described what the lump felt like in detail, he told me the likely cause was a fibroadenoma, a noncancerous breast lump. Because I didn’t have any symptoms, the lump didn’t require treatment.

When to see a doctor about a lump in your abdomen?

If you feel or see a lump in your abdomen that you can’t identify, make an appointment to see your doctor. If you also have a fever, vomiting, discoloration, or severe pain around the lump, you may need emergency care. At your doctor’s appointment, you can expect to receive a physical examination of your abdomen.

When to worry about a lump under the skin?

Diagnosing lumps and bumps on your own can be challenging. If you are worried about cancer or have a history of cancer in your family, talk to us about it and we will answer your question: when to worry about a lump under the skin? One of my patients, Calla, agreed to share her experience when she presented with a similar complaint.