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Posted on Mon, 30 May 2016 in General Health
Question: When doing sit ups, I notice a softball sized lump in the center of my belly when reclining just before I crunch forward. I am out of shape and have a large gut that I am working on to get rid of. I find this strange. Any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 23 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this finding and all the inconveniences this has caused you. This could be suggestive of an epigastric hernia which represents a point of weakness. In many others, it could simply represent fat accumulation which protrudes when the muscles contract. TO make the exact difference, observing and examining would be important. I will suggest that you send and image for inspection and if this is not conclusive, I will then recommend that you visit a doctor for further evaluation.

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I hope to hear from you and promise to respond promptly. Until next, I wish you well.
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