Hi there, I catched the flu a few days ago and am recovering now. However, since yesterday I've got a dull pain below my left rib case, on the left side of my abdominal. Today I suddenly felt a lump there. It's quite a large lump and hurts slightly when I press it. I've had pains in that exact area for a couple of years now that has been coming and going, nothing severe.. just discomfort. I went to a physician once for this and he told me that I should probably just drink more water.
I was wondering what this might be as it got me slightly worried. I figured that it might be a hernia caused by the intense coughing cause of the flu. Or maybe a weak spot in my stomach that turned into a stomach ulcer?
I can't really afford to go to a physician at the moment so thats why I'm asking here.