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What Does A Bump Under The Left-side Of The Navel Indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Question: On the left side of my navel there is a thickening underneath my skin. I have a very flat stomach and I can feel it with my hand in the resting position. When I do something strenuous or reach out too far with my hands (extending my arms) my stomach on that left side becomes knotted and very restricted. I start to massage it and it takes about two miners for it to subside. There is not a lot pain it is just very uncomfortable. The pain does not happen every day but the thickening is always there.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Soft tissue lesion or developing para umbilical hernia .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are different possibilities as soft tissue lesion lipoma , sebaceous cyst
or developing para umbilical hernia .

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

1. Thickening - probable size , shape , consistency , movement with hands , exact
location means how much far from umbilicus .
2. When you cough or strain is there bulge over the skin surface .
3. Any changes involving the overlying skin as color , texture .
4. Any other systemic features .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (3 hours later)
The left side is raise about 4x4 inches, about a 1/4 inch high. The shape is oval but it is not a raised lump. It starts next to the belly button and extends for about 4 inches towards my side.
It raises slightly when I cough or strain.
It seems that the area becomes knotted when I strain my left arm out or extend it or turn sharply. I feel an ache in that area when I bend down to pick up something.
It does not hurt when I go to the bathroom.
There is no chance in color or texture of the skin.
When it happens I rub and push on the area until the pain goes away slightly.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
ultrasound recommended .

Detailed Answer:
Hi welcome

Thanks for the details .

* Seems more of developing hernia as it raises when cough or strain .

* Recommendations for the condition

- Pain killer only when pain to bothering level .
- Ultrasound examination is must after prescription from your doctor .
- If possible a photo pic when it is prominent ( when straining or coughing )
can give more better insight .

* Follow up with Ultrasound report .

Hope this will help you for sure .
Wishing you fine recovery .

Regards .

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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What Does A Bump Under The Left-side Of The Navel Indicate?

Brief Answer: Soft tissue lesion or developing para umbilical hernia . Detailed Answer: Hello dear Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly . * There are different possibilities as soft tissue lesion lipoma , sebaceous cyst or developing para umbilical hernia . Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely . 1. Thickening - probable size , shape , consistency , movement with hands , exact location means how much far from umbilicus . 2. When you cough or strain is there bulge over the skin surface . 3. Any changes involving the overlying skin as color , texture . 4. Any other systemic features . Awaiting for your response . Regards .