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Old 09-18-2007, 05:44 AM   #1
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Swollen lump in bellybutton

Hello, all, I need some med advice. I'm a 32 year old male. For months now I've had this swollen lump on the left inside part of my bellybutton. It looks like one side is swollen, and when I feel it, it is not hard, its is more fatty and squishy. It does not hurt, and there is no hard center to it. I started messing around with it, pushing it, etc, and now it has a slight yellow bruised color to it. Should I be worried about something very serious here? Obviously the main thing I freaked out about is that it is something malignant, but is that common inside the bellybutton? I know there are no lymphnodes right there. I considered it might be a hernia, but I thought hernias were painful. I'm really upset about this right now, and I know I need to get it checked out, but if anyone has an opinion or a similar circumstance, I'd really like some input. I have no health insurance and it terrifies me to think it is something serious.

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Old 09-18-2007, 07:35 AM   #2
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Re: Swollen lump in bellybutton

It could be an infection, you need to have it checked by a doctor.

 
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:50 AM   #3
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Re: Swollen lump in bellybutton

Check with your doctor. I had similar symptoms and it was a hernia. I felt no pain.Just a lump by my navel that seem to move when I laid down.

 
Old 09-18-2007, 08:16 AM   #4
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Re: Swollen lump in bellybutton

what about lipoma? i asked a nurse about it once, she didn't look at it, but she said that its very common and that my symptoms sound similar. i wish it WAS lipoma, since that sounds very minor and not dangerous. i know i need to see the doctor, but i have this horrible anxiety. hence my screen name. i've always had it about medical issues, and most of the time i go to the doc and there is a simple explanation that is not at all upsetting. however, there's always that terror, almost a phobia, in the back of mind.

 
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Re: Swollen lump in bellybutton

I agree that it could be a hernia. Your doctor can diagnose it easily. I had one in that area, and it was painful as well.

 
Old 09-19-2007, 11:15 AM   #6
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i'm experiencing no pain whatsoever. can hernias be painless?

 
Old 09-19-2007, 11:56 PM   #7
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yes they certinaly can... And i too agree, it could be a hernia..

 
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