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9 Potential Lump on the Belly Button 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.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious.

    78% go away in 2 years

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painless abdominal lump, skin-colored abdominal bump, mild abdominal lump, bump on the skin of the abdomen, scaly abdominal bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Lipoma

    A lipoma is a noncancerous growth of fatty tissue cells. A lipoma can develop in almost any organ of the body although they are most commonly found in the subcutaneous layer just below the skin.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored abdominal bump, moderate abdominal lump, bump in or just beneath the skin of the abdomen, mild abdominal lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored abdominal bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  4. 4.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is caused by trauma or surgery.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored abdominal bump, moderate abdominal lump, bump in or just beneath the skin of the abdomen, mild abdominal lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored abdominal bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  5. 5.Liver Cancer

    Liver neoplasm is a disorder of the liver. The liver is essential to metabolic processes and is responsible for filtering and cleaning blood.

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

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Uterine Fibroids

    Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors in the uterus. They are common in women of childbearing age.

    Treatment ranges from medication to surgical removal of the fibroid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), painful periods, irregular period
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.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
  8. 8.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections").

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    severe abdominal lump, moderate abdominal lump, painful abdominal lump, bump in or just beneath the skin of the abdomen, pink or red abdominal bump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Lump on the Belly Button

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

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Lump on the Belly Button Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced lump on the belly button have also experienced:

    • 28% Pain Around the Belly Button
    • 12% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 5% Nausea
  • People who have experienced lump on the belly button had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 18% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced lump on the belly button were most often matched with:

    • 25% Lipoma
    • 19% Wart
    • 3% 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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