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If ultrasound identified mass near intestines/right abdomen, would it tell u if it was solid? If so is tumor only solid mass that can b found in area

If ultrasound identified mass near intestines/right abdomen, would it tell u if it was solid? If so is tumor only solid mass that can b found in area

Seek a better test: Abdomen is better visualized with a ct scan or MRI of the abdomen. Ultrasound is a good screen and is useful when it shows no abnormalities. But it does have high false positives. ..So I would advise you to go see your doctor for further evaluation in order to confirm if you indeed have a tumor or was this just a false alarm. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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When I lay on my rite side it hurts could this be a mass in my intestines what test could they do on me it feels swollen?

When I lay on my rite side it hurts could this be a mass in my intestines what test could they do on me it feels swollen?

Musculoskeletal: If you note pain while positioning then it might be musculoskeletal pain. That will improve with nsaid. If you have pain in your abdomen then a certain position making it better could be a hernia. Your doctor will do a thorough history and physical. They might need to do a ct scan if you are heavy set. ...Read more

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Mass identified on ultrasound near intestines low/mid right side of abdomen. What would MRI show vs ultrasound? Had baby 12 weeks ago.

Mass identified on ultrasound near intestines low/mid right side of abdomen. What would MRI show vs ultrasound? Had baby 12 weeks ago.

Type and possibly or: An MRI would tell you the tissue type of the mass (muscle, fat, blood or whatever) and also possible origin of the mass (what structure it is coming from). This is valuable information in determining what to do next to see what exactly this may be. ...Read more

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I have a large mass above my umbilicus-dx fat tumor can I have it removed I have a lot of GI problems and could the tumor affect my GI tract-press up against my large/small intestine or bladder? What are the dangers of not having it surgically removed? Wi

I have a large mass above my umbilicus-dx fat tumor can I have it removed I have a lot of GI problems and could the tumor affect my GI tract-press up against my large/small intestine or bladder? What are the dangers of not having it surgically removed? Wi

You: You need to be examined by a surgeon
the range of diagnosis goes from a simple lipoma outside the muscles to a hernia to an intrabdominal mass
the diagnosis requires a physical examination and most likely a ct scan of the abdomen
the options would be based on the findings.
Any tumor is abnormal and should be investigated. ...Read more

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How long does stomach resection surgery (for cancerous mass) usually take including rerouting of the intestine?

How long does stomach resection surgery (for cancerous mass) usually take including rerouting of the intestine?

Operator dependent: Probably 2-4 hours, depending on the habitus of the patient, the surgical approach, and the extent of the disease. Your surgeon could better give you a ballpark of procedure time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to feel your large intestine on your right side. And does it move around. I felt a mass and I got a CT scan and they didn't

Is it normal to be able to feel your large intestine on your right side. And does it move around. I felt a mass and I got a CT scan and they didn't

Yes: If you are reasonably lean and can relax your abdominal muscles, you should be able to find your caecum. Your appendix is on the bottom. Any second-year medical student can tell the caecum from a concerning abdominal mass. ...Read more

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Catscan revealed a mass over left ovary that has metastasized onto the stomach and intestines. I have to have surgery to remove the mass. Any advice?

Catscan revealed a mass over left ovary that has metastasized onto the stomach and intestines. I have to have surgery to remove the mass. Any advice?

Pathology: If masses are showing up on a ct scan, you need to get at least a piece of them out to see what they are. The pathologist will look under the microscope and give you a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does a mass found on my bowel mean cancer?

Does a mass found on my bowel mean cancer?

Bowel mass: A mass does not necessarily mean you have cancer. Would see your doctor for colonoscopy, endoscopy, and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) cause inability to gain weight? Especially muscle mass? Negative for celiac.

Can inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) cause inability to gain weight? Especially muscle mass? Negative for celiac.

It can: For several reasons, patients with ibd are at risk for malnutrition and weight loss. We call this failure to thrive. The inflammation of the lining of the intestine can result in poor absorption of nutrients and vitamins. The chronic inflammation has a high metabolic cost. It burns up calories. Keeping the disease under control, with medication and proper diet helps. ...Read more

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My 19 year old daughter has been releasing a wet cotton mass looking thing when she has a bowel movement. Is this something serious?

See a GI doctor: This does not sound normal, but without seeing it and obtaining a full history and exam it is impossible to guess at what this may be. Please have her see someone soon. ...Read more

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Colon, infiltratng mod. Diff. Adenocarcna, ulceration, no lymphovasc. Invasn. Intestinal type enteric, distal sigmoid mass. Ok to delay surgery to feb?

Colon, infiltratng mod. Diff. Adenocarcna, ulceration, no lymphovasc. Invasn. Intestinal type enteric, distal sigmoid mass. Ok to delay surgery to feb?

Colon cancer: I would advocate having the procedure done as soon as technically possible
waiting weeks is generally ok but not months, unless the delay is to undergo neoadjuvant therapy. ...Read more

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Had a CT scan recently, the result was "ultilobulated soft tissue mass in the small bowel mesentery in the midabdomen" is this likely cancer?

Had a CT scan recently, the result was "ultilobulated soft tissue mass in the small bowel mesentery in the midabdomen" is this likely cancer?

It could be.: Lymphomas, metastatic disease, and other neoplasms can show up in the mesentery, so unfortunately you may need to have this mass biopsied to see what it is. Difficult to predict what it might specifically be based on limited information provided. Talk to your doctor about the next steps. Take care. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed a 6 CM cystic mass next to small bowel. Could that be cancerous at age 29 years old. What are some things it may be? Seeing GI in a wk

Duplication cyst: Without images, difficult to tell, but some things in the differential are: duplication cyst, ovarian cyst, mesenteric cyst.

Please see your doctor and keep the GI consult. If the report describes a "cystic mass", that can imply a soft tissue component - meaning it is not a simple cyst.

The radiologist who read the ct may need to be contacted by one of your physicians to clarify. ...Read more

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18 YO F After bowel movement a mass protrudes anus and sometimes bleeding occurs. It goes back in excess skin sticks out. Had for 1.5years. What to do?

18 YO F After bowel movement a mass protrudes anus and sometimes bleeding occurs. It goes back in excess skin sticks out. Had for 1.5years. What to do?

Please see physician: Please see your primary care physician and may need surgical referral. Hemorrhoids and rectal prolapse may need to be excluded ...Read more

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Discomfort lower left abdomin-incl to touch not constant/severe and often occurs with gas or need to have bm. Loose bowels. Ct done for diverticulitis-bowel/related was unremarkable-no mass/inflamation.

Discomfort lower left abdomin-incl to touch not constant/severe and often occurs with gas or need to have bm. Loose bowels. Ct done for diverticulitis-bowel/related was unremarkable-no mass/inflamation.

Follow up with Dr.: You probably have seen a doctor to have a ct ordered. Persistent pain and discomfort could be related to a number of possible causes. A gastroenterologist may be helpful if this is a persistent problem. Further work up beyond a ct scan may include colonoscopy and additional laboratory tests, depending on the findings. ...Read more

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Cystic mass by ovary and abduts to small bowel. Could this also be ovaian cancer. Seen on CT scan. 29 years old?

Cystic mass by ovary and abduts to small bowel. Could this also be ovaian cancer. Seen on CT scan. 29 years old?

Could be: You need more evaluation absolutely. See a gynecologist- and have further test- if it looks suspicious, your gynecologist likely will do a biopsy and if it is worrisome- then surgical removal. ...Read more

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Mother was just told she has a mass in her splenic flexure. She was told she will need bowel resection. Is this a typically fast movin cancer?

Depends: If this is colon cancer, it all depends upon how early it was caught. If caught early, it's possible that the cancer can be completely cured with surgery. The longer you wait, the more likely it will spread. Typically the surgeon will also look at the liver to see if there is a lesion in there that needs removal as well. ...Read more

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How long are your intestines?

How long are your intestines?

Total 25 - 28 Feet: The small intestine is 20-23 feet long, while the large intestine is approximately 5 feet long. In total, the small and large intestine are 25 - 28 feet in length. ...Read more

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How do you fix thickening of the small intestines?

Many causes...: Thickening of the intestinal wall described on imaging reports like ct scan can have multiple causes, some of which might require treatment and others that do not. Consult with your treating physician for further recommendations. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do my intestines feel like their tied in a knot?

Why do my intestines feel like their tied in a knot?

Not sure?: “Stomach tied in Knots.” is a phrase that is often used to describe abdominal tension/ discomfort associated with feeling nervous or anxiety. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the sickness of having growth in the intestines?

Help please? What is the sickness of having growth in the intestines?

Please clarify: Are you asking about over-growth of bacteria, fungi etc? Are you referring to a mass or masses in the intestines? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth might be associated with Crohn's disease. celiac disease, diverticulitis etc. I suggest that you resubmit with clarification. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more