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What causes a hard and bruised lump without pain near the belly button?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Mon, 5 Nov 2018 in Lump
Question: I have a lump next to belly button which is solid and bruised. I have no pain or discomfort. It's been there for 3 weeks and I noticed it after my niece was jumping on me. I don't feel sick just tired. But I do shift work. I thought maybe it could be from constipation.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Possible hematoma,cyst or others. Not due to constipation.

Detailed Answer:


I have evaluated your query thoroughly.

* Lump next to belly button seems to be in relation with lesion under skin as hematoma, sebaceous cyst or others. It is less likely to be due to constipation.

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely.

1. Lump - size, shape, movement in relation to underlying structures, visible over the surface or not.
2. Current pill name and dosage.
3. Details in regard to constipation.
4. If visible lump, kindly provide a photo picture of the same as an attachment in follow up session for better assessment .

Awaiting for your response.


Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel,
General Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 27 hours later
It's about an inch wide. Feels hard lump. Not hurting. And bruising. Had it for at least 3 weeks.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Follow up.

Detailed Answer:

Hi and thanks for the details.

So it is lesion below the skin involving subcutaneous area, not related to constipation .

Needs attention to your doctor for assistance with antibiotics, anti inflammatory drugs to resolve it , before it gets flare up .

Hope I have answered your question.


Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel
General Surgeon
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