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This may be another kind of hernia - an epigastric hernia. It occurs when a weakness in the muscles allows protrusion of contents through the muscle. Your primary should be able to diagnose this. Often no treatment is required unless the contents come through the muscles and cannot be pushed back into place. This is called a "strangulated hernia" and would need surgical intervention to prevent gangrene. Here is some additional information on hernias:
Another possibility is a lipoma - a fatty tumor. These are benign tumors composed essentially of fat. Again, no treatment is necessary unless it becomes cosmetically displeasing, then it can be removed surgically (simple outpatient procedure). Here is some additional information on lipomas:
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