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How can a pea-sized lump in the abdomen be treated?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1989

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Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 in Lump
Question: I have a small ( pea sized) lump on the left hand side of my abdomen about 5 cm above my hip bone.

It is not painful
Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
small lymph node or cyst

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
It sounds like you have a small lymph node or cyst. As long as it stays small and is not painful I would not worry about it.
You can have your doctor check it the next time you go but it does not require a special trip to get it examined.
Signs of concern would be if it enlarged rapidly, if it became painful or if it became red and inflamed.
If any of these happen then see a doctor right away.
Thanks for using HCM
Dr. Robinson
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