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What is this extra growth under my skin that stretches from my lower abdomen ?

Within the past 2 years I have lost about 80 pounds that took me from about 245 to a healthy 165. I have recently began to workout and after one of my workouts I felt a tight feeling in my side that felt like I strained a muscle down my ribcage and along my abdomen . I thought nothing of it it just felt tight. After a couple days I didn t notice any pain but when I stretch I can see and feel a noticeable growth under my skin that stretches from my lower abdomen and extends a long my ribcage. Any idea is this is muscle and workout related or something much more serious? It has been about a week and the growth is still present when I stretch a certain way.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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Same user as the above.
I am also wondering if it is possible that I strained my oblique, either internal or external and if that would cause this lump to form. To line seems to follow the shape of my oblique.
Answered: Sat, 26 Mar 2011
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Dear Andrew, Welcome to Healthcaremagic!
Its nice to know about your weight loss & also that you took time for it. Problem you have described cannot be diagnosed without a proper physical clinical examination. You may or may not have a hernia or muscle tear. Please consult a general surgeon for management ASAP. Good luck.
Answered: Sat, 26 Mar 2011
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