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What causes the feeling of a lump below the navel point?

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Posted on Sat, 5 May 2018 in Lump
Question: I feel a hardness below my belly button with no pain. Could I have a hernia?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 19 minutes later
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Yes, this might be a hernia.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Yes, this might be an umbilical hernia indeed. Mostly hernia in this location is painless. You may notice protruding lump while coughing.

I suggest you have an ultrasound of this area. It will diagnose it for sure.

A painless hernia might be left alone. However, it may become larger after some time. So surgery seems the only option in that case.

Hope this helps.
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