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Your Abdominal Lump Below the Ribs May Also be Known as:
Epigastric bump
Epigastric lump
Epigastric mass

Top 3 Abdominal Lump Below the Ribs Causes

  1. 1.Possible Early Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Ibs)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is very common problem that affects the large intestine. It can cause stomach pain, cramps, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea. Doctors think that IBS is caused by the brain sending wrong messages to the bowels, such as during times of high stress, causing physical changes. The formal criteria for this diagnosis requires 3 months of symptoms. Therefore you may have an early presentation.

    While many people with IBS try to cope with the condition on their own, it could make a big difference if you talk to your doctor. They may be able to recommend a variety of treatments such as medication, diet counseling, or alternative therapies.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea or vomiting, constipation, stool changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Influenza (in a Suppressed Immune System)

    Influenza, or the "flu," is an infection of the airway caused by the flu virus, which passes through the air and enters the body through the nose or mouth. The symptoms are similar to those of a cold, but the flu is usually more serious.

    In many cases, the flu is nothing to worry about and resolves on its own. Nonetheless, it can be serious in those who are immunocompromised. Since you have confirmed having a weakened immune system, you should seek care immediately.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, cough, loss of appetite, vomiting or diarrhea
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  3. 3.Hepatitis a

    Hepatitis A is inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV) and usually spreads through contact with infected blood. It can also spread through sex with an infected person and from mother to baby during childbirth.

    You do not need treatment as no specific treatment exists for Hepatitis A. You can cope with symptoms with rest, snacking for the nausea and stop drinking alcohol to give your liver a rest.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain (stomach ache)
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Abdominal Lump Below the Ribs

  • Q.Where is your abdominal pain?
  • Q.Have you vomited?
  • Q.How severe is your abdominal pain?
  • Q.How long has your abdominal pain been going on?

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Abdominal Lump Below the Ribs Checker

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