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Your Painful Abdominal Lump May Also be Known as:
Painful bump in abdomen
Painful bump in belly
Painful bump in stomach
Painful lump in abdomen
Painful lump in belly
Painful lump in stomach
Painful mass in abdomen
Painful mass in belly
Painful mass in stomach

Top 6 Painful Abdominal Lump Causes

  1. 1.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").

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic today or tomorrow. Treatment of an abscess includes incision and drainage. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics as well. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    severe abdominal lump, painful abdominal lump, moderate abdominal lump, pink or red abdominal bump, abdomen bump leaking yellow/milky fluid
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Severe 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"). If the infection begins to spread, urgent treatment is required.

    You should head to the nearest ER by car since your infection seems like it might be spreading. It is likely that you will be prescribed antibiotics. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after the inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, painful abdominal lump, severe abdominal lump, pink or red abdominal bump
    Symptoms that always occur with severe skin abscess:
    pink or red abdominal bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  3. 3.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    Though some cases of acne prompt patients to visit a dermatologist, most cases can be treated with proper hygiene and over-the-counter medications. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful abdominal lump, pink or red abdominal bump, moderate abdominal lump, mild abdominal lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red abdominal bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.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.

    Boils typically drain by themselves. You can help by putting a warm compress (be careful not to burn yourself). If things don't get better, go see a doctor who might drain it for you.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red abdominal bump, painful abdominal lump, moderate abdominal lump, mild abdominal lump
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red abdominal bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  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

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    painful abdominal lump, moderate abdominal lump, mild abdominal lump, abdomen itch, pink or red abdominal bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  6. 6.Cherry Angioma

    A cherry angioma is a noncancerous (benign) skin growth made up of blood vessels.

    You do not need to see a doctor for a cherry angioma. If you want to get rid of the spot, a doctor can prescribe propranolol, topical beta-blockers, and systemic corticosteroids on a case-by-case basis.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    mild abdominal lump, unchanged abdominal bump
    Symptoms that always occur with cherry angioma:
    mild abdominal lump, cherry-red abdominal bump, unchanged abdominal bump
    Symptoms that never occur with cherry angioma:
    painful abdominal lump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Painful Abdominal Lump

  • Q.How long have you had the bump?
  • Q.Compared to a marble, how big is this bump?
  • Q.Where is your abdominal pain?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our painful abdominal lump symptom checker.

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Painful Abdominal Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 8% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 8% Fatigue
    • 5% Stomach Bloating
  • People who have experienced painful abdominal lump had symptoms persist for:

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

    • 19% Skin Abscess
    • 8% Pimple
  • 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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