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Pulsatile 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
Abnormal structure: This means there is something abnormal on a physical exam (doctor can feel the abnormality) or something seen on an imaging study, such as an Xray or CT scan. This abnormality occupies space, it has physical dimensions, unlike something like an abnormal blood test. Many possible causes, fluid collection, intestine distended with gas, most serious would be a cancer. ...Read more
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 more
There is No differen: A mass is same as a lump, there is no difference! ...Read more
I am experiencing abdominal lump. The following also describes me: Abdominal mass. What should I do?
Hard to say: Without more information but would recommend seeing your doctor to get a better idea what is going on and have an exam. ...Read more
In the past 4 yrs I have had 3 surgeries to remove very large abdominal mass, then at 3 mo follow up discovered large cyst, it was drained, its back?
Not uncommon: It is not uncommon that a cyst would fill back up with fluid. Sometimes they have to remove the cyst completely to alleviate the problem. ...Read more
I am 22year old nd still I don't start menses is that mean I have imperforate hymen? I have abdominal pian but bot have abdominal mass what I do?
I am experiencing abdominal mass below left rib cage just off center. It feels to be an inch or so in size. It does not move and is sore to touch.?
Need hands on exam: See your doctor and have it examined ...Read more
I have no menstrual periods with mirena inserted, abdominal lump and pelvic mass, RLQ with slight discomfort. No insurance, what could this be?
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have a large abdominal mass in the left lower part of my abdomen. It is very painful and has been there for 3 months or longer. What could it be?
Need to see doctor: It is difficult to tell you what it is. You need to see your doctor to examine you and order necessary testings. ...Read more
Infection possibly: There are a broad range of possibilities. If its at the skin surface and seeping it could possibly be an infection-folliculitis/cellulitis. If it is an infection treatment options range from antibiotics to drainage of the area. If the "mass" is deeper it can be a lymph nice which again has a broad range of possibilities ranging from infection to lymphoma. ...Read more
I am experiencing pulsatile mass in my abd. I noticed it a year ago, it has gotten larger and the pulse is stronger. The pulse is very visible.
Very concerning: Is you doctor aware of this? If you are very thin it may be normal but a far more concerning issue is that of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. This is a bulging of your aorta, the main vessel in your body, and can is fatal if it ruptures. You need to get this examined and need an ultrasound or CT scan ordered by your doctor. Do this as soon as possible. ...Read more
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