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Old 07-27-2002, 03:25 PM   #1
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Wondering if someone knows what this is...When i lie down on my back and rub my hand over my stomach region I come across a sort of lump or ball type thing to the left/upper of my belly button...I would say it feels around an inch or more...There is nothing on the other side...Now mind you I am very skinny so I was just wondering if I am actually feeling some type of organ or something since I am so skinny and dont have any fat to sort through? Could this be my bowel or is that too low for that? Any suggestions MUCH appreciated...Thanks


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Old 07-27-2002, 09:43 PM   #2
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djtech -
does the lump protrude more or disappear if you cough? The location sounds like it could be a hernia (which is, in fact, the bowel protruding through the stomach muscle wall). Does it hurt at all? Do you only feel it when you're lying down?

You may want to have a doctor look at it. Many hernias don't need to be treated right away. But the best person to decide that is a doctor.

Old 07-28-2002, 05:34 AM   #3
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SamKitty, that what I was going to ask too. I have one of these above my belly button. Must of broke a stitch after my tumor removal surgery, the doc said it was small enough to leave it be..
djtech, when I push mine in I can feel it squishing back in side the hole, does yours do this at all or is it hard? Diana

Old 07-28-2002, 09:37 AM   #4
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No it doesnt do this...In fact it is not too pronounced...It is more of a general roundish thing than a defined object or something...Its hard to explain...I really have to search for it to even feel it too

Old 07-28-2002, 02:40 PM   #5
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Is it possible to feel ones bowel? If so where would you be able to feel it, if you were skinny enough? Ya know I have not had several bowel movements lately and it seems like when I do they are quite firm...Could I actually be feeling the stools themselves?

Old 08-04-2002, 09:34 PM   #6
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I have a similar thing above my belly button. I notice it when laying down. It feels tight in the region, then when I feel it there is a large lump maybe 2 inches. It sort of spasms then relaxes. It also feels like I can push it a bit. No pain but somewhat tender. I also am thin, little fat and yes, it is possible to feel the bowel when it is full.

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