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Small bump behind belly button causing certain discomfort. Cyst?

I have a very small bump (smaller than a pea) behind my belly button. If I put my finger inside and search around I can feel it. It caused me some discomfort, but no real pain, and it is not getting worse. It may have shrunk a little bit. If I press it, it s tender, but again no real pain. I am not sure if this could be the beginning of an umbilical hernia . It doesn t seem to reduce when I press on it, but then again, I m not a doctor. Could this be a cyst of some sort?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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Psychologist 's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

You are very good at your description of your problem. You seem to be disciplined and perfect. You can find lot of bumps and blotches all over human body due to so many reasons, like boils, abscess, warts, keloids, moles, scars etc. All these pains little if pressed and they feel tender. If we start worrying for all these simple things, then there is no end to worrying. Please keep this in mind.
As you are not a doctor, it is always better to leave the diagnosis part to a doctor and to take his advice and don't worry about apprehensive thoughts.
The bump might be simple abscess formed after belly button inside sweating and unhygieninc practices. We seldom cleans inside belly button.If still in doubt, please consult a GP but no worry.
Good luck.
Answered: Mon, 29 Jul 2013
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