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Have lump where ribs meet stomach in middle First noticed

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Have lump where ribs meet stomach in middle First noticed around 15 year ago asked doctor he said was normal to have lump there Has got larger and hurts when I pick up stuff or get hit a bump on tractor sometimes Have had acid reflux for years Any advice thanks
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Does the lump get smaller on lying down?

Can be a ventral hernia due to the protrusion of stomach through weak abdominal wall defect.

Should be confirmed by a CT scan.

can be repaired surgically if proven.

You can use a brace or an abdominal support during working to keep in in place.
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