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What is causing the lump under my belly button

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Today I noticed some discomfort to the left of my belly button, very close to it and it seemed to be close to the surface. It comes and goes. Then, this evening, I decided to push on my belly button to see if the pain would get better. That is when I noticed a hard lump underneath my belly button, and the center of my belly button is protruding a bit. It feels like a firm little ball is under there. What can cause this and should I see a doctor?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.


I want to get some more detail information about your problem-

How does it appear when you cough or strain as in passing stool?

Is there any discharge from the belly button?

Is the pain severe or just discomfort?

Did it appear suddenly?

Waiting for your reply.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
it doesn't change when I strain or cough. no discharge from the belly button. It appeared today, out of the blue, I suppose that is suddenly. I felt like I had a sore muscle, and pressed on my belly button to see if it was sore. It is sore to the touch, no sharp pain, just sore discomfort.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the information ,

From all the information it appears that it may be either a hernia or it may be some inflammed gland.

You need to get it checked by a doctor to find the exact nature of it.

Hernia usually is painless but it may cause discomfort or pain when it becomes obstructed.

A consultation with a surgeon will be helpful.

I hope this will help. Please press the ACCEPT button if I answered your question. Thank you.

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