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Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
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I have a painless but hard knot under left side of belly

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I have a painless but hard knot under left side of belly button. Also at least twice a month I am sick in bed from b wing nauseated. Have no idea why but I chew the gum with ginger root in it and the nausea goes away until the flavor wears off
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi. How long has the knot been there and how large is it?

Besides the nausea, any abdominal pain?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just a few days, the size of the end of my thumb, no pain
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a navel ring but it seems to be ok
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

And about any abdominal pain?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It always last two days and then I'm fine again. Blood work comes back good except for elevated liver enzymes. I have hep c
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

OK. In that area of the abdomen there are two possibilities--an umbilical hernia or a sebaceous cyst. Since I can't examine you I can't tell you which it is but you should have a doctor look at it.

As for the nausea, If you haven't been screened for an H pylori stomach infection you need that since if you have it a course of antibiotics will resolve it.

Let me know if you need any more information please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

My pleasure but please remember to rate my service to you so I can be compensated for my time with you