Noticed hard lump in stomach, no pain. What could be this? - Online Doctor Chats
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3 weeks back i noticed 2 lumps in my stomach
Yes, please proceed with your query.
it feels hard but is not paining
Can you specify the exact location - is it above the belly button or below it?
Right side or left side?
one is to the left of the belly button
the other is on the extreme left
Is it above or below?
Do you feel the lump or is visually seen?
Can you specify the size of the lump?
both are in the middle of the belly button
i can feel it and sometimes when lying dow in can be slightly seen
i have become paranoid after reading in the internet
May I know the size of the two lumps?
it is about 45 cm in legth and 2 cm in width i guess
Do not worry. Please answer some of my questions and I shall guide you.
Are you able to feel the borders of both the lumps? I mean are you able to XXXXXXX the borders completely on all sides?
Are you able to move the lump around?
If you press on the lump, does it disappear?
Is it hard to feel (as you feel the forehead) or is it soft to feel?
not as hard as forehead
not too soft as well
Is it tender to touch / pressure?
Do you feel the lump increases/produces an impulse while you cough?
i am not sure
i feel my stomch jerking
when i cough
not sure if that is the one translating into the lump
Let me brief you.
However by your description, I am unable to differentiate / classify the lump as lipoma or hernia.
Lipoma is a soft to firm lump that can arise anywhere in the body. Classically, this lump has clear borders and moves slightly when pushed.
Hernia on the other had is fixed to a region. It disappears when you press on it in the initial stages.
i do not have any pain
i am very worried if this could be come cancer
When I asked you a few questions, perhaps as a layman you were not able to completely follow my instructions. A doctor who can physically examine this lump will look at those features and classify this lump into hernia or lipoma.
Any cancer present with debilitation symptoms. You will have problems with stool - difficulty in passing stool, presence of blood in stool. You might be losing weight without any obvious causes.
Since you do not report such causes, I do not feel this lump is related to colon cancer.
Besides this, colon cancer is an intraabdominal problem where lumps and tumour is formed within the abdomen. It cannot be felt outside.
A lymphnode swelling of above 4-5 cms without obvious symptoms is very, very unlikely.
Are you following?
So, I do not think what you have is related to colon cancer.
Like I said earlier, the possibilities are hernia or benign lipoma.
ok , would you suggest someone?
The exact cause of the lump will be determined with the tests.
May I know your location?
I am not well aware of doctors in that part of bangalore. However any general surgeons can be able to examine and order for ultrasound scan. If you stay closeby Fortis /Apollo Hospital, then you can visit General Surgeon there.
St. John's Hospital general surgeon is the next best available option.
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Do you have any questions?
Are you with me?
sorry about that
yes i have some questions
my cousin who has done his mbbs, told me it could also be neuro-fibroms or something
could this also be a reason?
and yes i stay close to fortis
Lipoma is a benign condition; and neurofibroma a similar benign condition of nerves.
Both lipoma and neurofibroma are common condition. They are harmless too.
Oh is it? they say it is a tumour in internet
both of them
so tumour is a genral word then for any inflammation?
Yes, both these by definition are tumour. But unlike what you read about colon cancer, these are absolutely benign and harmless.
are there any chances of them turning cancerous?
Infact we often do not choose to treat it. You can live your life normally with these type of tumour.
do i need to get an appointment with a specialist or any general surgeon?
The possibility of cancerous changes in these type of condition is very, very less. 1 in 0000 or more.
It is that rare...
Any general surgeon is capable of diagnosing this condition. A few doctor may order for ultrasound check and FNAC to confirm the condition.
But what ever the approach is you need not be concerned.
Have you followed what I said?
Do you have any questions?
no more questions
thanks for clarifying my doubts
If there are no more questions, I see that you have also posted a question to us.
yes i have
Do you want a reply there too?
that is not required
Can I then remove that question from my board?
You can chat with us again if you have any further doubts.
Bye for now.
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