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.
Last edited by AnxiousBoy; 09-18-2007 at 05:45 AM.
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.