aneurysms are bulging sections in a muscle or blood
vessel. A nodule is usually a growth on a gland. A hernia, aneurysm, or nodule may be felt under the skin but may not be visible. These types of lumps may need more medical evaluation.
inguinal hernia is a soft lump in the
groin or near the navel. It may be more visible when you cough. Hernias that disappear when you press on them may not need any treatment. Hernias that don't disappear when you press on them may be more serious and need medical treatment.
- A bulging section in the wall
of a blood vessel (aneurysm) may feel like a pulsating lump in the abdomen, in
the groin, or behind the knee. It can cause serious problems if it involves the
blood vessels in the brain or the abdomen. Aneurysms may be a medical emergency
and may require immediate evaluation.
thyroid nodule is an abnormal growth on the
thyroid gland. An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter) is in the neck just below the Adam's apple.
A lump caused by cancer is
usually hard, irregularly shaped, and firmly fixed under the skin or deep in
tissue. Although they usually do not cause pain, some types of cancerous lumps
are painful. Most lumps are not caused by cancer.
Swelling may also be caused by:
Check your symptoms to decide if and when
you should see a doctor.