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Abdominal Mass Left Lower Quadrant
4 the last year experiencing discomfort in the left lower quadrant of my abdominal cavity. What could be the problem and how could I treat the issue?
A variety of things: Within the left lower quadrant, lies the sigmoid colon (part of the large intestine), the left ovary (females), and the left kidney ureter. Evaluation and treatment will depend on associated symptoms, e.g. diarrhea, constipation, blood in urine or stool, presence of mass and nature of discomfort. See a gastroenterologist if this persists or worsens. ...Read more
Many possible: Problems. Organs in the area are colon, ureter, and ovary/fallopian tube. And these organs can have inflammatory/infectious problems, tumors (benign and malignant), or even congenital problems. For you, a 22 year old woman, the most common organ that can cause problems is reproductive organs. If pain is persistent, or is severe, you need to see a doctor to figure out what is cause. ...Read more
What can I do to relieve to the dull, stinging sensation in the left lower quadrant of my abdomen?
Need more informatio: You need to give more information. There are dozens of differential diagnoses. ...Read more
Hi, recently I felt hard mass in left lower quadrant. I never felt it before. Got CBC all is normal in this test. Still confused why it is there?
Very few: Your descending and sigmoid colon. Your left oviduct and ovary, if you were a woman. Depending on whether or not there are large fibroids, or a baby, the uterus may sit in the left lower quadrant. ...Read more
I am experiencing abdominal mass below left rib cage just off center. It feels to be an inch or so in size. It does not move and is sore to touch.?
Need hands on exam: See your doctor and have it examined ...Read more
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
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. ...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
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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
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. ...Read more
I am 22year old nd still I don't start menses is that mean I have imperforate hymen? I have abdominal pian but bot have abdominal mass what I do?
I have no menstrual periods with mirena inserted, abdominal lump and pelvic mass, RLQ with slight discomfort. No insurance, what could this be?
Mass in lower left quadrant of abdomen. 2in to the left of the belly button, mildly painful but not too severe.
I can feel a mass in the lower right quadrant in abdomen! I'm very slim the lump appears then disappears then reappears! I can feel it when lying down?
25 year old woman with palpable mass in the right lower quadrant. Mass is palpable intermittently and reduces.
You need a physical exam ASAP. Your doctor needs a full history of your chief complaint including symptoms, a review of symptoms, and your past medical and surgical history, medications, etc.
Best of luck to you. I encourage you to go in today. ...Read more
Appendicitis: Although I searched for pain on the left side, I could not find a reason. As you know the pain may start in the middle of the abdomen and then migrate to the lower right. Appetite goes away. With time the pain becomes worse and treatment (surgical) is needed before it bursts ...Read more
Radiating pain: The nerves of the appendix also innervates the entire colon. When you push on the left side you and then release the nerves are stimulated. Since the appendix is inflamed the distention of the left transmits to the right and you sense the pain. The visceral peritoneum is directly attached. If the appendix is ruptured then the parietal peritoneum is inflamed and the test no longer holds. ...Read more
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