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Help...Hernia?

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  • Posted By: kmmtsl
  • July 1, 2007
  • 06:31 PM

Could this be a hernia? A medium sized lump (bigger than a grape, smaller than a golf ball, as much as I can tell) not positive about the size, inside my stomach that has been there for about 20 months. It is about 1 or 2 inches above my navel. No pain but a burning or pulling sensation once in awhile. I don't think it can be pushed back in anywhere as you can't see it just feel it. No other symptoms. I seem to feel it more, when touched, when I am standing...when I am sitting it does not bulge out as much but still there. I am a 62 year old female and overweight in my stomach area. Seems to feel a little bigger than it was last month. The lump does not settle when I lie down. When I sit or lie down I can't feel it as much when I press on it but when I stand and press on it I can feel it more. It doesn't really bulge when I cough but when I put my hand on it and cough it can be felt easier. It really can't be seen, just felt. There is a little bulge there when I sit down. I had a rupture in my navel when I was born (just threw that in). My concern is that I thought a hernia could be pushed back in and mine never could be.....and it doesn't show on the outside.

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  • I also thought that an umbilical hernia can be pushed in, and it will then re-shape itself. Why don't you go see a doctor? A little lump can be a big problem.
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