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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

Dr. Federico Seifarth
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Intussusception (Definition)

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


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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

Abdominal Mass (Definition)

Abdominal mass is a symptom in which a person has a lump in his tummy that can be seen, felt on exam, or both. Some causes of lumps are enlarged organs, new tumors, and excessive stool ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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Abdominal Lump (Definition)

Abdominal lump is a symptom in which a person has a lump in his tummy that can be seen, felt on exam, or both. Some causes of lumps are enlarged organs, new tumors, and excessive stool ...Read more