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Infection possibly: There are a broad range of possibilities. If its at the skin surface and seeping it could possibly be an infection-folliculitis/cellulitis. If it is an infection treatment options range from antibiotics to drainage of the area. If the "mass" is deeper it can be a lymph nice which again has a broad range of possibilities ranging from infection to lymphoma. ...Read more
There is No differen: A mass is same as a lump, there is no difference! ...Read more
I am experiencing abdominal lump. The following also describes me: Abdominal mass. What should I do?
Hard to say: Without more information but would recommend seeing your doctor to get a better idea what is going on and have an exam. ...Read more
Movable abdominal lump? 23 year old female who 2 months ago gave birth to a large baby, only noticed it since given birth, painless but large?
"abd lump"?: A "moveable abdominal lump" which is superficial to the internal contents of the abdomen is probably a lipoma which was present during pregnancy but not obvious secondary to the size of the uterus with the abdominal distention. See your OB provider for an exam to be certain. ...Read more
I am experiencing abdominal lump. Just on the top of my ribs on the left side there is two very small lumps, like two little BB pellets under my skin?
Unfortunately it is: Impossible to diagnose lumps, bumps or rashes over the internet because we cannot examine you (them.) There are any of a number of benign but also potentially serious conditions that could present this way. You need to see a health care professional for evaluation and examination. ...Read more
Pressure-Related: An abdominal mass can be due to many different diseases, some trivial, others life threatening (hernia, cancer, benign tumor, aneurysm, infection, etc.). Symptoms vary with the cause & location of the mass and its rate of growth. In general, if pushing against other organs, pain is common (although, slow growing tumors can reach large sizes while "flying under the radar"). ...Read more
Abd mass: Mass in abdomenGet a more detailed answer ›
Abnormal structure: This means there is something abnormal on a physical exam (doctor can feel the abnormality) or something seen on an imaging study, such as an Xray or CT scan. This abnormality occupies space, it has physical dimensions, unlike something like an abnormal blood test. Many possible causes, fluid collection, intestine distended with gas, most serious would be a cancer. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: "mass" is a vague term often used to describe a lump found on physical examination. Possible causes include those arising from the abdominal wall or from within the abdominal cavity. This finding warrants a more detailed search, which may include an ultrasound +/- a ct of the abdomen. As we like to say, "walk before you run": don't reach too many conclusions until your doctor completes their eval. ...Read more
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