Our expert says:
This may be a hernia ( weak spot in the muscles of the abdomen) Sometimes a bit of bowel goes into this area and gets constricted - this can cause acute abdominal obstruction and need an emergency operation. Or it may be a lipoma, a harmless fatty growth - let her ask her doctor what he thinks this is. If he says a hernia, she must ask to see a surgeon
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