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Your Movable Abdominal Lump May Also be Known as:
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Top 5 Movable Abdominal Lump Causes

  1. 1.Cold Sore

    Cold sores (also called oral herpes or fever blisters), are viral infections of the mouth caused by the herpes virus type 1. You were probably infected very early in life as a child when an adult kissed you. The virus stays asleep (dormant) and causes infections every now and then after exposure to lots of sun or emotional/physical stress. It is contagious when an outbreak is happening, but treatment is limited unless you are immunocompromised.

    You can safely stay home or try some minor treatments. As a viral infection, it will go away on its own without antibiotics. Balm mint cream (1%) or topical rhubarb-sage cream may improve symptoms, but it's not standard treatment.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    mouth lesions, pain on the outside of the lips, itchy mouth, burning pain on the outside of the lips, lip numbness
    Symptoms that always occur with cold sore:
    mouth lesions
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Small Bowel Obstruction

    A small bowel obstruction is most often caused by adhesions after surgery, which make it difficult or impossible for food and fluid to pass through the bowel. This causes a blockage. Small bowel obstructions often cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and constipation.

    This condition requires hospitalization. Treatment depends on the severity of the obstruction but surgery is likely.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, stomach bloating, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), being severely ill
    Symptoms that always occur with small bowel obstruction:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  3. 3.Mucous Cyst (Mucocele)

    A mucocele (mucous cyst) is NOT a serious tumor. It's typically caused by repeated biting leading to leakage of mucous from damaged mucous ducts, which accumulates and creates a cyst. It's most commonly found in kids, and usually inside the lower lip but also possibly under the tongue or in the inner cheek.

    You should go to your primary care doctor OR an oral surgeon in the next week or so. There, the doctor can cut out the mucocele and treat it for good.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful mouth sore, painless mouth sore, single mouth sore, sores on the inner cheek, sores on the inner lip
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Peptic Ulcer Disease

    A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or the first part of your small intestine (the duodenum), which causes pain following meals or on an empty stomach.

    You should go see your doctor in the next few days for a sick visit. He/she will assess the need for certain tests (such as for a bacteria in the stomach and/or a procedure to take a picture of your stomach wall). He/she will definitely suggest taking an anti-acid medication, such as omeprazole, which you can take over-the-counter to help your pain.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, loss of appetite, moderate abdominal pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd)

    COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a chronic condition of the lungs and the airways in the lungs. Damage has occured due to long-term exposure to substances that irritate and damage the lungs, such as cigarette smoke or air pollution. This damage can cause symptoms like shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance and cough. A common cold or other types of infection can cause symptoms to worden acutely, this is called an exacerbation.

    Though there is no medication for COPD that has demonstrated the ability to reverse the decreasing long-term lung function associated with the disease, your doctor will be able to provide you with next steps for managing the disease. Some possible next steps include cessation of smoking, pulmonary rehabilitation and inhalation medication.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping, anxiety
    Symptoms that always occur with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd):
    hidden: any cardinal symptom copd
    Symptoms that never occur with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd):
    rectal bleeding
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Movable Abdominal Lump

  • Q.Compared to a marble, how big is this bump?
  • Q.How long have you had the bump?
  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?

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Movable Abdominal Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced movable abdominal lump have also experienced:

    • 8% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 8% Nausea
    • 4% Pain in Both Feet
  • People who have experienced movable abdominal lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 41% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Week
    • 15% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced movable abdominal lump were most often matched with:

    • 12% Cold Sore
    • 12% Small Bowel Obstruction
    • 12% Mucous Cyst (Mucocele)
  • 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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