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Navel Tumor Symptoms
Can you have a panc. Tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.
No: Most common symptom of pancreatic cancer would be painless jaundice. Pancreatic cancer is also extremely uncommon in your age group. Taking metformin WITH food may reduce your symptoms significantly. If not, tell your doctor that you are having stomach problems with metformin and you will be prescribed an alternative medication. ...Read more
"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
The right part of my navel has a tumor like structure and as I observed it enlarged gradually. I usually bowel 5 times a day. Is it really a tumor?
My father has a soft-skinned tumor like structure on the right portion of his navel and it seems that it is connected internally. What is it? Help me!
Needs Examination: A medical examination is the best way to find out what it is. It could be an umbilical hernia (it will pop up and get bigger when he lifts his head from a lying position...As you do when sitting up). I would worry more if it is getting bigger in size or has any pain associated with it. ...Read more
My father has a soft-skinned tumor like structure that gradually grow for the past 6 years on the right portion of his navel. Is it a cyst? Please help.
Many answers: There are many different tumors that can form in the abdomen and they can occur in anyone. Without more specifics, any further answer would be too long for this forum. If there is a particular tumor you have a concern about, re-ask the question and be specific. Good luck. ...Read more
Coworker has tumors in abdomen. We have 1 toilet so I can't to avoid her bm smell. I have ab. Pain; my bm smells like hers. Should I be concerned.?
No: Tumors, either benign or malignant, are not transmissible by contact (you can't catch it from from another person). The smell of a bowel movement is related to bacterial content and digested food, so if you and your coworker eat a similar diet, that is the reason for a similar odor. Presuming you and your coworker are close in age, she most likely had either endometriosis or uterine fibroids. ...Read more
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Hard to address your: Unless you give us more details about what you mean "lobular tumor" such as its location, size, biopsy report etc, it is hard to know what it is. The only way to tell a tumor to be benign versus malignant is with a biopsy. So you need to share the biopsy results with us, then we can try to make some sense of this question. ...Read more
I had a cats can of the abdomen with contrast and I've would that show if I had a tumor in the pancreas or liver?
Cats can; dogs can't: Hi. Yes, usually a CT scan of the abdomen will show tumors of the pancreas and liver. However, there is a limit of resolution, as with all testing, and some tumors (more common in pancreas than liver) are below the limit of detection with CT, but very problematic by way of making a hormone in an unregulated manner. Depending on your case, your doc may want more imaging. ...Read more
I always have a bloated abdomen. My doc says it's related to perimeno. Would I always be bloated from this? I'm concerned I may have a tumor.
Possibly: Bloating is typically a symptom that is related to distention or gas in the bowel. Hormone changes during menopause can effect the motility of the bowel and therefore result in bloating. This can also be a symptom of ovarian cancer so a person should be thoroughly evaluated to rule out more serious causes before saying it is hormonal or dietary related. ...Read more
Slight discomfort in left lower quad. Of abdomen. Left varicocele. Have developed velvety darkening in creases. Tumor?
My mom has a pimple in her right abdomen, when she scratch it she felt good. She worried it's a tumor even she doesn't look the pimple. Thanks?
Pimple: If your mom doesn't want to look at it but she worries about it, perhaps she should have somebody else to look at it. She should probably go to see her doctor and have the doctor examned her and discuss further whether she should worry about something or not. If that turns out to be some sort of rash- fungal infection or irritation etc- then the doc also can help her. Don't lose anymore sleep. ...Read more
Probably not: A tumor would not be the first thing I would think of. Best to see your pcp to have physical and find the cause. ...Read more
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
Can sonogram reveal cancer? I recently had a sonogram of abdomen. It did not reveal any problems like tumors, etc. But I still feel bad and lost 7 pounds in last 3 days. Could it be that sonogram is just not capable to reveal tumors? Thanks
Abd US cancer: 7lb weight loss in 3 days and "feeling bad" are general symptoms that require further evaluation. You should go see your primary care for further evaluation. In general, an abdominal us is a fairly good test to be able to visualize the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, and abdominal aorta. However, it not commonly used for cancer detection. Ct scan may be complimentary or better. ...Read more
How effective is ctscan abdomen pelvis with contrast to determine tumors/cancer that may be present in abdomen /pelvis/intestines. Thank you?
Question if a CT scan showed nothing in abdomen can something drastic can change with in a year like tumor in pancreas or other organs next to it?
While anything is: Possible, an unremarkable scan a year ago is still reassuring. But for new bothersome symptoms, you should seek a re-evaluation. .. just in case. ...Read more
Tube-ish long hard barely movable lump in lower side of left abdomen doesn't go away after pooping painless gets bigger&smaller in daughter. Tumor?
I am 33 diagnosed with stage 4 endo at 24 have had hysterectomy at 31at 32 diagnosed with endo tumor around bowel and entire abdomen now seizures help?
Could transvag US, spinal x-ray, and spinal MRI miss tumor in lower rt abdomen? Have pain in lower back, hip, abdomen & no cause found & getting worse
I'm a 26 year old female with a DHEA sulfate level 845 CT scan for abdomen and pelvic area came back clear could there be a tumor somewhere else or wh?
I am on Abraxane. Tumor Markers started climbing after two months. Dr. Wants to add Avastin (bevacizumab). Is this a good option? Mets to abdomen, bones & Liver.
Not a good idea: Rising tumor markers often predict tumor progression. But this is soft evidence. A more definitive way to confirm lack of response (progression) is by means of repeating Imaging studies (like X-rays/CT scan or PET scan) and compare them with prior study. If the tumor size has increased, then Abraxane is no longer useful for you. Treatment should be changed. Adding Avastin (bevacizumab) would not help the situati ...Read more
I have a lump between pelvis & abdomen doctor said no hernia or tumors or cyst what could it be? It causes pain but not when I push down to it
Where exactly is the lump? Between pelvis and abdomen is too vague. Is it a superficial (ie. Can you see it?) lump or is it something that is internal that was seen on an ultrasound or a ct scan?
Also important to know how big it is. What type of dr told you it was not a hernia, tumor, or cyst? Did they see it or are they also answering your question based on your description? ...Read more
Left side weakness in arm/hand, back, abdomen, leg/foot. Decreased sensation in those areas plus face. Mri showed no stroke, tumor or ms. Ideas?
Ultrasounds effective at detecting tumors? Are ultrasounds effective at detecting tumors? Should I be worried about cancer in my abdomen even if I have clean bloodwork and an ultrasound that showed nothing?
Very good: Ultrasound can detect tumors or masses between 2 - 3 mm, but it depends on the site and the surrounding tissues. Thyroid, pancreas, ovary, liver, etc are all organs that can be screened with ultrasound. But, you have to make sure it is a technically well performed study without any limitations. ...Read more
Fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and a fluttering in my right side of my abdomen but no pain. I've had 3 benign tumors removed. What's up?
Mixed issues: I'm not sure where the benign tumors were in your body, but they are not directly related to your emotional issues (insomnia, anxiety, depression, etc). You need to ask your physician about the benign tumors, since s/he knows your history and can answer better than we can. Feeling anxious and depressed might be a long-term problem for you, and needs care also. A psychiatrist can help with that. ...Read more