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Lumps in abdomen

hello
I have two hard pea sized lumps in my abdomen about an inch to the left of my belly button.

They are under the skin, do not appear movable and are not painful to touch.

I went to the doctor and got referred for an ultrasound but 5 weeks later I haven't even got an appointment.

The doc said "there's no evidence it's anything serious" but that he couldn't rule anything out. He doesn't think it's a hernia.

Any ideas what this could be? [I am male]

Thanks
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Hi,

It could be nothing to worry about - just fat tissue.

Most often, a lump in the abdomen is caused by a hernia. An abdominal hernia occurs when there is an area where the muscles are weak, and this allows the internal organs to bulge through the abdominal wall.

The further plan of management would involve -

'-Blood tests including full blood count, electrolytes, urea, creatinine, liver function tests, pregnancy test and lipase.
-Urinalysis
-Imaging including erect chest X-ray and plain films of the abdomen
-An electrocardiograph to rule out a heart attack which can occasionally present as abdominal pain

If diagnosis remains unclear after history, examination and basic investigations as above then more advanced investigations may reveal a diagnosis. These as such would include

-Computed Tomography of the abdomen/pelvis
-Abdominal or pelvic ultrasound
-Endoscopy and colonoscopy'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdominal_pain

Let us know about what your doctor advises and if you need any further information.

Regards.
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Hi There

I have recently been to the doctor regarding 'lumpy' muscles in my upper tummy. I only feel this with my fingers when I really tense, it does not hurt and does not effect my day to day life. The doctor told me it was my well toned abs but since then I have noticed in my very lower abdomen, slightly above my pubic bone and near the join from my body to my legs random sized lumps. They are moveable when I press them, not hard, do not hurt and they dont make me feel uncomfortable. I do not know whether this is also to do with my toned body or whether its something more. I am due for a doctors appointment on Monday but I wondered if anybody have the same? It may be that, that area of my body has not alot of skin so easy to find... Again I can only feel this properly when I tense my muscles.

Hope somebody can help, thanks
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