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Could this be stomach cancer: lump below belly button?

Could this be stomach cancer: lump below belly button?

More likely: To be a hernia but need to have a physical exam with a doctor to tell what you may have. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Cancer with unknown primary tumor. Enlarged lymphnodes under armpits. Tumor find in breastbone. Ok ct Scan of lungs, abdomen, breast. Lymphoma?

Cancer with unknown primary tumor. Enlarged lymphnodes under armpits. Tumor find in breastbone. Ok ct Scan of lungs, abdomen, breast. Lymphoma?

Need biopsy done: A biopsy of one of the axillary lymph nodes may provide some guidance about the primary source of this tumor. It could be breast Cancer which sometimes would not show on a Mammogram(it is called an Occult Primary). Without obtaining tissue for microscopic exam it is difficult to proceed further. Ask his oncologist to provide you some answers and an understanding of this problem. ...Read more

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My belly button incision from gallbladder removal is bruised?

My belly button incision from gallbladder removal is bruised?

Normal: Surgical site bruising is common ; temporary. If there is concern of infection with increasing redness then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Hie,Am having right ovarian cyst 50mm*30mm size .It is paining,symptoms are like urinary urgency,lower abdomen pain,lower abdomen pressure.

Hie,Am having right ovarian cyst 50mm*30mm size .It is paining,symptoms are like urinary urgency,lower abdomen pain,lower abdomen pressure.

See a Dr: If an ovarian cyst is causing discomfort and urinary urgency, it needs further workup to ensure that it has not twisted or ruptured. Pressure on the lower abdomen probably means the cyst is increasing in size and needs re-evaluation to ensure there is no associated fibroid in the uterus. Alternatively the symptoms can be due to a simple Urinary tract infection. See a Dr to get your urine tested ...Read more

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Cramping under belly button kidney stone?

Cramping under belly button kidney stone?

Maybe: Very difficult to say based on such limited info- however- the classic symptoms are flank pain (pain in the back on the sides, just below the chest) radiating to the groin, with or without blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Pain around belly button after gall bladder removal surgery?

Pain around belly button after gall bladder removal surgery?

More Information...: It's hard to give an exact answer without more information, however if your surgery was done laparoscopically usually one of the incisions is made in or around the belly button for placement of the camera. Your pain might be because of this incision. Do you have an incision there? The best thing to do is contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Operated undecended testicle showed tumor cells . Enlarged paraaortic lymph node in ct. But tumor markers normal. High alt(67). Is it still seminoma?

Operated undecended testicle showed tumor cells . Enlarged paraaortic lymph node in ct. But tumor markers normal. High alt(67). Is it still seminoma?

In situ?: The diagnosis of seminoma is made on examination of tissue by the pathologist; tumor markers and imaging are ancillary studies. An undescended testis often has premalignant cells lining the tubules; these are not yet cancer and if gone will not be troublesome. If you were told there was indeed an actual seminoma, that's a different story & you may require followup such as biopsy of the node. ...Read more

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Hard lump above belly button week after gallbladder surgery what could this be?

Hard lump above belly button week after gallbladder surgery what could this be?

Call your surgeon.: Anytime you have problems or questions in the immediate postoperative period, it is a wise idea to talk with the surgeon who performed your surgery. No questions are silly. It would be difficult for us to diagnose what that may be without being able to see it, however. The surgeon is in the best situation to diagnose it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm very nasuas, have midline pain just above belly button. Went to ER, Had CT Scan, it said Fluid filled loops of small bowel are present.Whats that?

I'm very nasuas, have midline pain  just above belly button. Went to ER, Had CT Scan, it said Fluid filled loops of small bowel are present.Whats that?

Several: possibilities. Most worrisome would be a small bowel obstruction (they wouldn't have sent you home). More likely are either a viral intestinal infection or an ileus (temporary paralysis of the bowel muscles), either of which could cause your symptoms. Fortunately, both will go away on their own. Just stick to clear liquids until you feel better. If your symptoms worsen, return to the ER. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain on right. Gerd, frequent diarrhea. Gall bladder is removed. Stool is very foul smelling. Pain lies right under right rib cage?

Abdominal pain on right. Gerd, frequent diarrhea. Gall bladder is removed. Stool is very foul smelling. Pain lies right under right rib cage?

Plz See GI Doctor: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. ...Read more

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Lower right back/butt/frontal pain...worsening. Ruled out diverticulitis, pancreatitis, appendix, kidney stones. Have fatty hernia is stable. Help?

Lower right back/butt/frontal pain...worsening.  Ruled out diverticulitis, pancreatitis, appendix, kidney stones.  Have fatty hernia is stable. Help?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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4cm complex ovarian cyst. Mri can't ruleout neoplasm. Hysterectomy in apr. Age 37. Horrible pain, bloating, urinary incont. Bowel changes. Surgery?

4cm complex ovarian cyst. Mri can't ruleout neoplasm. Hysterectomy in apr. Age 37. Horrible pain, bloating, urinary incont. Bowel changes. Surgery?

May have to remove i: Complex ovarian cysts require closer monitoring and consideration of removal if they grow in size. The size is still not big enough to chase it and remove it right now. But an interval re-evaluation in 2-3 months will help to determine if it is increasing in size or not. If it grows over 6 months and the size is bigger than 6-7 cm, i would recommend surgical removal. But also get a ca125 level do. ...Read more

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Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nods stomach pains lump on rib cage under right breast loose stools feeling of pressure top right stomach 22 year old ... Colon cancer?

Swollen lymph nods stomach pains lump on rib cage under right breast loose stools feeling of pressure top right stomach 22 year old ... Colon cancer?

Not likely: It is very unlikely that you have colon cancer, however, persistently swollen lymph nodes are a cause for concern and you should consult your doctor for a work-up and explanation for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Male, age 60; Symptoms: right flank pain + bloated abdomen CT abdomen says 1.3cm Hypervascular lesion on pancreas tail. More tests next week?

Male, age  60; Symptoms:  right flank pain + bloated abdomen  CT abdomen says 1.3cm Hypervascular lesion on pancreas tail.  More tests next week?

F/U with your Doctor: This problem (a lesion on your pancreas) needs to be addressed in the office by a knowledgeable Dr. Their are too many possible issues for the internet to be the proper forum to resolve this issue. The lesion on the pancreas might not have anything to do with your bloated abdomen (or it could). Place your care in the hands of a physician you trust. ...Read more

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Hard lump not painful at all middle belly above belly button not hernia ...History 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells removed also told I have endometriosi?

Hard lump not painful at all middle belly above belly button not hernia ...History 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells removed also told I have endometriosi?

Common cause: Of a mass above the umbilicus in a young women is endometriosis. However, there are many other causes of this symptom such as abdominal desmoid or benign inclusion cysts. Please have it checked by your doctor to know for sure what the cause may be. ...Read more

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I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

Fix it: If you have pain from constipation, fix the pain. You can try an enema, milk of magnesia, miralax (polyethylene glycol). Most important to fixing constipation, however, is to drink more fluids and eat more fiber. I'm not sure what you were referring to by sweet vagina smell. The vagina shouldn't really smell... If it does, then you could have a bacterial infection and that is something nurse or doctor can help you w. ...Read more

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