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I HAVE A SOFT LUMP APPEARS IN THE MIDDLE OF MY ABDOMAN BETWEEN

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I HAVE A SOFT LUMP APPEARS IN THE MIDDLE OF MY ABDOMAN BETWEEN MY NAVAL AND RIB CAGE WHEN I DO A SIT UP WHAT IS IT?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 3 years ago.
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It is likely that you have a dermolipoma (fat lump), hernia, lymph node, muscle or inflammatory nodule under the abdominal skin that enlarges and become apparent after sit up exercise. This is likely a non-harmful lump. However, I suggest that you follow-up with your doctor for a closer evaluation with imaging of the lump, and consider tests including an ultrasound, CT scan or MRI, depending on the amount and location of the lump. If examination and/or ultrasound exclude the presence of hernia or cyst, the definitive test would be a biopsy to determine the exact nature of the lump, and this can be done by a general surgeon.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
what other possibilities could there be as sometimes i feel a little bloated with it
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 3 years ago.
Thank you so much:

It is likely that bloated abdomen from gas accumulation and indigestion also cause the lump to become more noticeable. The lump is unlikely a cancer, but more likely a benign /non harmful lump, but should be closely evaluated with an ultrasound. Hernia should be excluded.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
in regard to your answer about fatty lump in abdoman is there anything i can do to reduce it eg better diet or does it require surgery to get rid of it
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 3 years ago.
Thank you so much:

Depending on the nature, size and location of the fat lump in the abdomen, diet alone may not significantly reduce it. However, weight reduction through the combination of diet, exercise and/or localized liposuction of the area could significantly be beneficial. The different diet protocol include the The Atkins diet, South Beach diet, Master Cleanse diet, The Ornish diet and Weight Watchers. More specific information on these various diet program is available on the internet. In addition, the physician supervised strict hCG weight loss program tends to target abdominal fat. So, I suggest that you ask your doctor or look around in your community for weight loss management doctors and inquire about their hCG weight loss program. Overall, I suggest that the best approach be to have your doctor closely evaluate and localize the fat lump. Surgical excision is definitely the best choice for removing subcutaneous fat lump.

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