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large abdominal lump

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Stickytoffeepudding123 Thu 28-Apr-16 06:07:50

Have docs appointment tomorrow but getting quite upset and worried. Found large, hard lump just below belly button, probably size of plum. Not painful. Any ideas? Hernia, fibrous? I can't stop thinking it might be more sinister. I'm 43 and single mum to 10 year old dd

P1nkP0ppy Thu 28-Apr-16 06:25:01

Definitely sounds like a hernia to me OP, hope GP can reassure you.

Stickytoffeepudding123 Thu 28-Apr-16 06:31:00

What will they do? If it's not causing pain can it be left?

MadauntofA Thu 28-Apr-16 06:41:39

Are you constipated?

Stickytoffeepudding123 Thu 28-Apr-16 06:45:16

No - very regular

KurriKurri Thu 28-Apr-16 15:57:23

Sounds like a hernia - I had one in a similar place (have you had any abdominal operations - C section or something? - you can get them near where the wound was)

Anyway - I was referred to a consultant, and had an outpatients op - a mesh repair done laparoscipally - on mine, it healed fairly quickly (you probably won't be able to drive for about 3 weeks) and has been no bother at all since (had it done about 6 years ago)

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