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I have a lump in my lower stomach. Can it be a hernia ?

what does it mean when you have a lump in your lower stomach ? A person i know had a hernia when he was younger,now he is almost 18 and he has gotton a lump in his stomach...its located about 2 inches under his right rib cage,about and inch and half above his hip region.Its about the size of a quarter.He says it hurts when pressure is added to it and it hurts when he coughs. i was wondering if it could be another hernia or something different. Thank You.
Asked On : Sun, 15 May 2011
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Hi Welcome to HealthcareMagic

The above history suggestive of Umbilical Hernia.. the hernia will increase in size , when there is increase in abdominal pressure, if there is cough or sneeze then the hernia will pop out.. the hernia will reduce on lying down posture.. But the patient is needed to be clinically examined and evaluated to confirm abdominal hernia... consult a general surgeon ....
Answered: Tue, 17 May 2011
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