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

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Lump on the Upper Left Abdomen

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced lump on the upper left abdomen. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.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 groin bump, marble sized groin lump, small groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored groin bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.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 armpit bump, marble sized armpit lump, small armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  3. 3.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

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  4. 4.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:
    Ultra 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
  5. 5.Dermatofibroma

    Dermatofibroma (superficial benign fibrous histiocytoma) is a common cutaneous nodule of unknown etiology that occurs more often in women. Dermatofibroma frequently develops on the extremities (mostly the lower legs) and is usually asymptomatic, although pruritus and tenderness can be present

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, pink or red facial bump, face itch, skin-colored facial bump, painful facial bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  6. 6.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"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Boil (Furuncle)

    Boils are infections of a hair follicle that creates a small pocket of inflammation full of pus. It's typically caused by a common bacteria called S. Aureus.

    5-10 days

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump, constant skin changes
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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

  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.How would you describe the location of your abdominal lump/bump the best?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?

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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:

    • 19% 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
    • 17% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced lump on the upper left abdomen were most often matched with:

    • 100% Colonic Neoplasm
  • 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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