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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Right sided abdominal mass?

What is the definition or description of: Right sided abdominal mass?

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.

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I have an abdominal mass on my left side. Who should I seek help from?

I have an abdominal mass on my left side. Who should I seek help from?

Medical doctor: U should c ur medical doctor. They can often diagnose what it is. They will also need to give u referral to a specialist, i.E, general surgeon.

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Why does myoma grow like an abdominal mass?

Why does myoma grow like an abdominal mass?

Re-phrase: Please rephrase the question. I (and likely others) aren't sure what you are asking.

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What is a abdominal mass? Usually means a tumor, right?

What is a abdominal mass? Usually means a tumor, right?

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.

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Best treatment for an abdominal mass?

Best treatment for an abdominal mass?

Depends: Depends on mass. If it is simple lipoma, italy not need anything done. If hernia, it may need to b fixed. If cancer, it may need to be cut out and chemo etc. U need to c a doctor to find out what it is b4 making a plan for treatment.

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I am experiencing abdominal lump. The following also describes me: Abdominal mass. What should I do?

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.

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I have an abdominal lump (upper left) This grew when I have tried to do exercises for abdomen. Is it the exercises that caused this lump?

I have an abdominal lump (upper left) This grew when I have tried to do exercises for abdomen. Is it the exercises that caused this lump?

I doubt it: If you have a lump anywhere, it needs to be checked by a doctor as it can be a cancer. Exercise is unlikely to create any kind of lumps. It may be simply a coincidence and it is totally unrelated to exercise. So you need to go see a physician for a physical examination followed by some X-Rays/CT scan to check the nature of the lump if the doctor can confirm that it is present there.

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In the past 4 yrs I have had 3 surgeries to remove very large abdominal mass, then at 3 mo follow up discovered large cyst, it was drained, its back?

In the past 4 yrs I have had 3 surgeries to remove very large abdominal mass, then at 3 mo follow up discovered large cyst, it was drained, its back?

Not uncommon: It is not uncommon that a cyst would fill back up with fluid. Sometimes they have to remove the cyst completely to alleviate the problem.

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What are some symptoms of abdominal mass?

What are some symptoms of abdominal mass?

Growth in the: Abdomen and possibly pain. Depends on we're it is and what's causing it.

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Usual complications that occur from having a abdominal mass?

Usual complications that occur from having a abdominal mass?

Need More Info: An abdominal mass can be due to many different diseases, some trivial, others life threatening (hernia, cancer, benign tumor, aneurysm, infection, etc.). Without knowing the specific diagnosis, it's impossible to describe complications.

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Is an abdominal mass curable?

Is an abdominal mass curable?

Depends: On what the mass is. Some are benign tumors, hernias, abscesses, or malignant tumors and depending on what it is and where it is and if caught early, can be curable. Without more specifics, I can't say anything more. Just don't ignore a detectable mass. Get it diagnosed and treated.

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How can I tell if I have a cancerous abdominal mass?

How can I tell if I have a cancerous abdominal mass?

See a doctor: You are young to get cancer or to be concerned about such, and I do not know what you are feeling or what your specific concerns are. Cancers may have no symptoms at all for a long tine period. Would need to see a doctor for a physical examination.

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I have a large abdominal mass in the left lower part of my abdomen. It is very painful and has been there for 3 months or longer. What could it be?

I have a large abdominal mass in the left lower part of my abdomen. It is very painful and has been there for 3 months or longer. What could it be?

Need to see doctor: It is difficult to tell you what it is. You need to see your doctor to examine you and order necessary testings.

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What is an abdominal mass?

See below: An abdominal mass is something in the abdominal cavity that is enlarged and does not belong there. There are many causes.

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Symptoms of an abdominal mass?

Symptoms of an abdominal mass?

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").

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How to tell if I have an abdominal mass?

How to tell if I have an abdominal mass?

Tough: It is hard for u to tell unless u examined ur self regularly like breast exam and then u can notice a change. U have to c a professional to be examined to c if what u feel is truly a mass.