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Intussusception Sausage Shaped Right Sided Abdominal Mass
Intussusception is a condition where the bowel telescopes on itself. It occurs in 0.07% of infants and is most common between 4 - 9 months of age. It produces signs and symptoms of bowel blockage - Vomiting (in 81%), Bloody poos (in 61%) and abdominal pain (59%). The poos are sometimes said to look like red currant jelly. Ultrasound confirms the diagnosis. Treatment: ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is No differen: A mass is same as a lump, there is no difference! ...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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