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For the past few months I've been able to feel swelling in

Customer Question

Hello! For the past few months I've been able to feel swelling in my left upper abdominal area
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: I can feel it more when I'm full
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It's recently been soar, I don't know if that is because I'm thinking about it more or because this week I've eaten till I was uncomfortable full (a couple of times). I don't often press on it but the couple times I have pressed pretty hard it's a bit tender. Other then that my day to day activity is not hindered and my bowl movements are regular.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

you need to not eat so much.

you need to set your portions and not eat so much.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It feels like a soft lump, that I believe protrudes more when I eat because my stomach is full. I am not generally an over eater. I'm a vegetarian, basically vegan, I exercise. 5"5 125lbs. I've been feeling this lump without over eating.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

a soft lump can be from a benign lipoma on your abdomen.