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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Bump on upper left belly

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10 Potential Lump on the Upper Left Abdomen Causes

  1. 1.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
  2. 2.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
  3. 3.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
  4. 4.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
  5. 5.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

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  6. 6.New Onset Crohn's Disease

    Crohn's disease is a disorder caused by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. The damaging inflammation causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition.

    Not expected to reduce life expectancy

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, constipation, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps)
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Colonic Neoplasm

    Colonic neoplasm is a disorder of the large intestine. It often causes abdominal pain, cramping, changes in bowel habits, and fatigue.

    The treatment & prognosis for colonic neoplasm are variable and dependent on the disease severity.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, stomach bloating, stool changes, diarrhea, constipation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Ovarian Cyst

    Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovarian tissue. It can be completely normal (it's estimated that 15% of post-menstrual women have these cysts with no issues), infectious, or cancerous. Birth control pills have no effect on benign ovarian cysts.

    Most benign cysts resolve spontaneously, but some may be persistent.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    stomach bloating, vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, lower abdominal pain, lower back pain
    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
  10. 10.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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Lump on the Upper Left Abdomen

  • 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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Lump on the Upper Left Abdomen Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced lump on the upper left abdomen have also experienced:

    • 18% Pain in the Upper Left Abdomen
    • 9% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 7% Stomach Bloating
  • People who have experienced lump on the upper left abdomen 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 upper left abdomen were most often matched with:

    • 16% Wart
    • 16% Skin Abscess
    • 13% Skin Cyst
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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.

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