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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Painful belly bump

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Painful Abdominal Lump

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

  1. 1.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
  2. 2.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
  3. 3.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

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  4. 4.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
  5. 5.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.

    92-96% resolve with treatment within 7-10 days

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, painful neck lump, marble-size neck lump, pink or red neck bump
    Symptoms that always occur with severe skin abscess:
    pink or red neck bump, red bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  6. 6.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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Painful Abdominal Lump

  • 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 have a rash?

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Painful Abdominal Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 7% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 6% Nausea
    • 6% Stomach Bloating
  • People who have experienced painful abdominal lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 17% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced painful abdominal lump were most often matched with:

    • 50% Ovarian Cyst
    • 37% Uterine Fibroids
    • 12% Boil (Furuncle)
  • 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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