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What could cause a mass in the left-lower quadrant?

What could cause a mass in the left-lower quadrant?

Many possibilities: I do not know where in the left lower abdomen you are describing, or if it internal or external in location. Could be fatty lipoma, hernia, less likely diverticulitis or abscess infection, ovarian growth or cyst, skin abscess or infection, colon tumor, etc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are the possible problem when you feel a left lower quadrant pain in the abdomen?

What are the possible problem when you feel a left lower quadrant pain in the abdomen?

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

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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?

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?

Need to examine: CBC is not and appropriate test for diagnosing an abdominal mass. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What organs are in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen?

What organs are in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen?

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

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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. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is an abdominal mass?

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. ...Read more

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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"). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 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?

Must see GYN doctor: Not reaching menarche to the age of 22 need urgent investigation, you must see your gynecologist for examination and investigation from congenital abnormalities to hormonal problems, please take care of this immediately. ...Read more

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I have no menstrual periods with mirena inserted, abdominal lump and pelvic mass, RLQ with slight discomfort. No insurance, what could this be?

I have no menstrual periods with mirena inserted, abdominal lump and pelvic mass, RLQ with slight discomfort. No insurance, what could this be?

Unsure: No periods with mirena is common. Lump in RQL could be many things. Unfortunately need examination, pelvic exam and most likely ultrasound or CT scan to help figure out what this is. The list of things this might be is too long to list here. Sorry cannot be of more help. Dr R ...Read more

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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?

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?

Physical exam: 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

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What is the reason behind Left lower quadrant pain in appendicitis?

What is the reason behind Left lower quadrant pain in appendicitis?

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

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What is the pathophysiology of left lower quadrant pain presenting in appendicitis?

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