How can I get lumps under my skin removed?

Shinnyd asked...

I have two large lumps under the skin on my stomach. I am very depressed over them. Is there any way to get rid of them?

Expert Answer

Jennifer Serafin, N.P. is a registered nurse and geriatric nurse practitioner at the Jewish Homes for the Aged in San Francisco.

You do not say how large the lumps on your stomach are.  If they are very large, soft, and pop in/ out when you move, they could be hernias.  Hernias are loops of your bowels that project out due to weakening of the abdominal muscles.  The good news is that hernias usually are treatable with surgery. 

You should schedule a visit with your health care professional to have these lumps checked out.  You need to find out what they are, and if you can have them repaired.  Good luck!