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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Belly bump

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9 Potential Abdominal Bump Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Abdominal Aortic Aneurism

    The aorta is the main blood vessel to everything below the neck. Weaknesses can happen within the wall of the aorta, which balloons out due to the pressure of the blood pushing against it.

    Small aortic issues can be dormant for months to years, until a sudden increase. As they get larger, they can grow much more rapidly. Prognosis after surgical intervention is highly variable, and a trained specialist must be consulted.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    lower back pain, side pain, general abdominal pain, abdominal pain that shoots to the back, abdominal bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  2. 2.Pancreatic Cancer

    Pancreatic neoplasm affects the pancreas, an organ in the abdomen, and causes symptoms like abdominal pain, back pain, urine changes, fatigue, and weight loss.

    The treatment & prognosis for pancreatic neoplasm vary and are dependent on the disease severity.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Tumor of the Digestive Tract

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are a very rare type of tumor that originates in the walls of the stomach and small intestine. While these tumors can cause symptoms such as stomach pain and bloody feces, 1/4 of cases have no symptoms and are discovered accidentally.

    Highly variable. The disease progression depends on how long the tumors have been progressing, and what type of tissue they contain.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (Cml)

    Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is a cancer of the white blood cells, which are cells that help fight disease. The disease has broad symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weakness, and pain in the left upper part of the abdomen.

    The prognosis is improved for those receiving medication such as imatinib, and 9 out of 10 people survive up to 5 years, according to a recent study. Consult with an oncologist.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, stomach bloating, shortness of breath, unintentional weight loss, feeling of fullness early in a meal
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  5. 5.Cancer of Fat Cells

    Liposarcoma is a type of cancer characterized by tumors growing in fatty tissues. This cancer can occur in any part of the body, but most often involves the thigh or the belly (abdomen).

    The prognosis for this disease is highly variable, so a consultation with a cancer specialist (oncologist) is required.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, unintentional weight loss, abdominal bump, hard palpable mass, painless abdominal lump
    Symptoms that always occur with cancer of fat cells:
    lump below the skin on the chest
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Bartonella Infection (Cat - Scratch Disease)

    Cat-scratch disease is an infection with bartonella bacteria that may occur after a cat bite. In most cases, the disease is not serious.

    Depending on the necessary treatment, 1-4 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, fever, sore throat
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Fibrosarcoma

    The connective tissue found at the ends of bones of the arm or legs can change significantly with aging. Some of these changes can become a serious health risk.

    Prognosis is highly variable and a consultation from a specialist may be required to determine the outlook.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    neck bump, pain in one knee, abdominal bump, hard palpable mass, spontaneous bone pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma

    Adrenocortical carcinoma is an aggressive cancer of the adrenal glands. The cancer has often invaded nearby tissues or metastasized to distant organs at the time of diagnosis, and the overall 5-year survival rate is only 20-35%.

    Recovery from surgery is expected. Untreated, the condition is life-threatening.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, weight gain, trouble sleeping, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.Hepatoblastoma

    The liver can develop serious issues that often require testing because the symptoms are usually vague.

    The outcome is highly variable depending on the imaging.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    loss of appetite, constipation, general abdominal pain, unintentional weight loss, severe bloating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Abdominal Bump

  • Q.How would you describe the location of your abdominal lump/bump the best?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?

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Abdominal Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced abdominal bump have also experienced:

    • 19% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 6% Stomach Bloating
    • 4% Nausea
  • People who have experienced abdominal bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 18% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced abdominal bump were most often matched with:

    • 4% Tumor of the Digestive Tract
    • 4% Abdominal Aortic Aneurism
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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