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Doctor insights on: Spot Abdomen Wall

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How could a weakened spot in my abdomen wall be treated?

How could a weakened spot in my abdomen wall be treated?

Hernia?: Not sure exactly what you mean by weakened. Sometimes people have hernias which are outpouchings of abdominal contents against a "weakened" abdominal wall. Treatment for this is avoid excessive strain and consider surgical correction. ...Read more

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Could a weak spot in my abdomen wall be causing a seroma?

Could a weak spot in my abdomen wall be causing a seroma?

No: Seromas are usually a fluid collection in a surgically made opening. Spontaneous seromas do not exist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

Matter of degree: A weak spot in the abdominal wall is on its way to becoming a hernia. Sometimes this happens suddenly and sometimes gradually. ...Read more

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Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

No: Any abdominal contents protruding through a hole in the abdominal wall are referred to as a hernia. This is usually fat or intestines, but can include the urinary bladder, liver, spleen and even the kidney on rare occasions. ...Read more

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I told last week by my surgeon that I have developed a seroma and I have a weak spot in my abdomen wall. My surgeon gave me an abdominal binder to wear. Now my abdomen hurts more. Is this common?

I told last week by my surgeon that I have developed a seroma and I have a weak spot in my abdomen wall. My surgeon gave me an abdominal binder to wear. Now my abdomen hurts more. Is this common?

Return to surgeon: If I am interpreting correctly, you have had surgery and have complaints around the area of the incision? Seroma is a fluid collection, not uncommonly seen in the incision, which causes pressure. Assuming it is not infected, the seroma can be watched, or if symptomatic, drained. A binder will only increase the pressure and discomfort. You should return to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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How does wearing an abdominal binder help resolve a seroma and a weak spot in the abdominal wall?

How does wearing an abdominal binder help resolve a seroma and a weak spot in the abdominal wall?

Resolve with time: Most of the seromas due to surgery especially after incisional hernias repaired with mesh will resolve with or with out abdominal binder binders make some comfortable in others will inter fear with breathing. ...Read more

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I have FAP and 2 intra abdominal wall Desmoid tumours, I had a ct scan which shows some white spots, what could they be?

I have FAP and 2 intra abdominal wall Desmoid tumours, I had a ct scan which shows some white spots, what could they be?

Possible mets.: Patients with familial adenomatous polyps due to APC mutation gradually develop hundreds colorectal polyps. These may bleed, leading to blood in the stool. Should malignancy develops, this may present with altered bowel habit, or even metastasis to the liver or elsewhere. When the polyposis is associated with osteomas, fibromas, desmoids the condition is termed Gardner's syndrome. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary to correct a weak spot in my abdomen?

Is surgery necessary to correct a weak spot in my abdomen?

Depends: On size, symptoms, and location. Often observed. Some hernias, e.g. Belly button may be followed without surgery, if no symptoms. Groin (inguinal or femoral) and abdominal wall (spigelian) generally get surgically repaired. Incisional hernias may as well (or not). Hernias don't go away on their own, may get bigger, may cause fullness or lump, or obstruction or kink of bowel-surgical emergency). ...Read more

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Pain in abdomen when I press on the spot it shoots sharp pain to my chest?

Pain in abdomen when I press on the spot it shoots sharp pain to my chest?

Get eval for pain: There are lots of reasons for abdominal ; chest discomfort--not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Since pain is on palpation, a physical exam is your best bet. ...Read more

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A white spot was found on my baby's abdomen during a ultrasound. What could it be?

A white spot was found on my baby's abdomen during a ultrasound. What could it be?

Did the doc comment: How old is the pregnancy, what is the radiologist's impression, possible artefacts /while doing the usg or film development is possible. Get the reassurance from the radiologist. May be repetition of the scan after few weeks will help to give you more peace of mind. Check with your obstetrician too. ...Read more

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Could you have mild pain centered in a "hot spot" on the abdomen and still have appendicitis?

Could you have mild pain centered in a "hot spot" on the abdomen and still have appendicitis?

Possibly: Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. Read on >>>. ...Read more

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I have sharp lower right abdomen pains that come & go, only lasts a few seconds each time, always on the same spot, also spotting, what is it?

I have sharp lower right abdomen pains that come & go, only lasts a few seconds each time, always on the same spot, also spotting, what is it?

Always worried: In any woman of childbearing age we must r/o (rule out) pregnancy.Especially with change in cycle. Do EPT on first voided urine (when you wake up) and lets move forward from there. ...Read more

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I am having sharp pains that come and go on my lower left abdomen, near my groin, exclusively in this one spot.

I am having sharp pains that come and go on my lower left abdomen, near my groin, exclusively in this one spot.

Various causes: I8y female has intermittent left lower abdomen pain. HERNIA? : see Surgeon, have CT scan, lump comes & goes. OVARY? : see Gynecologist, have Ultrasound. LARGE BOWEL? : see Gastroenterologist, change in bowel pattern to constipation or loose stools, have endoscopy. MUSCULOSKELETAL? : see Osteopath, pain changes with position/activity, hands-on exam. Start with your PCP. If fever/constant pain go to ER. ...Read more

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Burning and pinching upper left abdomen small spot pain is getting worse esp when I pull or pick up something. What could it be?

Burning and pinching upper left abdomen small spot pain is getting worse esp when I pull or pick up something. What could it be?

Probably muscle pain: Because the pain is worse on movements it may be muscular pain. But it can be due to other causes as well and you should have it checked if it is getting worse. ...Read more

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