little ab muscle bump (I hope)

I have been doing abs a lot recently and I have been noticing an odd little bump I think is muscular but what makes it odd is the small size. It's about midway from breastplate to navel. It doesn't protrude so much that it is visibly noticeable or anything, but I feel it. Not sure if I am starting to get muscles to pop or if I knotted one. No pain there.


  • mph323
    mph323 Posts: 3,566 Member
    edited October 2018
    Could it be a lipoma (benign fat tumor)? I've got something like that on my abdomen and went to the Dr. thinking it was cancer (yes I have anxiety issues :) ) It turns out it was NBD.

    Eta: If it turns out to be the beginnings of visible muscle, yay!
  • CarvedTones
    CarvedTones Posts: 2,340 Member
    It's appearance and disappearance tracks with working out. Much more difficult to locate this morning; easy to locate the rest of the day after working abs.
  • lorrpb
    lorrpb Posts: 11,465 Member
    edited October 2018
    Is it in the center or off to one side? I don't think you're going to see ab muscles in the middle.

  • lorrpb
    lorrpb Posts: 11,465 Member
    Hernias can develop in several different places.
  • viajera99
    viajera99 Posts: 252 Member
    It could also be your xiphoid process, depending on how high up it is.
  • jillybeansalad
    jillybeansalad Posts: 239 Member
    Definitely a good idea to get it checked out. A hernia can happen almost anywhere there's an abdominal wall.