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Spot Abdomen Wall
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
No: Seromas are usually a fluid collection in a surgically made opening. Spontaneous seromas do not exist. ...Read more
Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?
I was told today by my surgeon that I have a weakend spot in my abdomen wall where he was unable to bridge the mesh during my hernia surgery in july. Will a hernia form at the weakend spot?
Sounds like: The surgeon was worried enough about that possibility to inform you that mesh could not correct the entire defect at the time of your repair. ...Read more
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
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
My 24yo wife suffers from abdomen pain that is semi-constant, not in one spot, it sometimes at lower right sometimes left, and sometimes at top?
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
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
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
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
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?
Hello, my appendux was relived one week ago. Now I have a swollen/hardened spot on the lower right abdomen. Constant urge to move and little pain?
Call your surgeon: This is probably not serious, but it could be! Call now. ...Read more
I have a tangerine sized spot on my abdomen. The surface skin is whitish and shines and there is thickness under it. There is also slight reddening?
Sorry, but this one: Can't be properly assessed via this format. Recommend dermatological evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
Spot of redness/purple in the right lower section of the abdomen. As I press it, I feel like a little buble/sphere inside which hurts. Should I worry?
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
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
I *just* noticed a 'scab' like spot on on the abdomen. It is slightly raised (as per a scab) and it has a 'sharp clear' end not a fuzzy edge.
Wait and see: Keep an eye on that spot for the next week. If it is not painful, there is no pus, and it is healing up normally, then you can let it keep healing. If it doesn't go away, gets larger, drains anything, or hurts, go see a doctor. You can circle it with a permanent marker if that helps you remember to check it. ...Read more
I had gallbladder removal a week ago, and I still hurt badly. There is a very hard spot on my abdomen b/w incisions that feels hot. Is this normal?
Maybe: It's really difficult to determine if it's normal healing without examining in person. If it gets worse and worse prior to your follow up appointment, I would get it checked sooner or go to the er after hours. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a very tiny red spot with raised white center and pin point black dot in the corner, on my abdomen. What could that be?
Could be: It could be several things. Please see dermatologist to be evaluated for a biopsy. ...Read more
My lower right abdomen has a sharp pinch pain in one spot for months. It has a strange consistency and the skin seems to be a bit numb?
See a physician: You need an abdominal exam by a physician to determine the cause of your symptoms or if you need any further testing. Take care. ...Read more
Slightly hard spot at the top of my abdomen. Not hard as bone (at all) but definitely not as "fluffy" as the rest of the fat on my belly. What's this?
Xiphoid?: Could be the bottom tip of your sternum called the Xiphoid? Could be a mass, lump, lipoma, just. Hard to say what the fluffiness is without being examined in person. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a slight fever of the100.2 I've had a tender to the touch abdomen on upper rightside only in one specific spot just came down wih fever today.
Could be...: Many different things. Fever suggests an infection or inflammation, which the pain would fit with also. But it could be anything from a viral infection to diverticulitis to appendicitis and everything in between. If it persists or worsens you should consult with your doctor or an ER ...Read more
I have what appears to be a spot/abscess on my abdomen however I am concerned as around this is inflamed red ripple-like skin, any idea what this is?
You said it...: A picture is worth... well you know. But you describe inflamed skin which would be simply just that and may simply subside by itself, or this may be a "clogged" infected hair follicle (folliculitis), skin infection (cellulitis), pus pocket of infection (abscess), an allergic reaction to an insect bite... The would be the most common. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
I was told today that I needed to have open surgery to correct a weak spot and seroma in my abdomen. I know what to except with the weak spot but what does surgery for the seroma intell?
Similar to expected: A seroma is a collection of fluid outside of a defined vessel, such as in a hernia sac, or in an area of chronic inflammation. Surgery to correct your abdominal weak spot and seroma likely entails draining the fluid and "shoring up" or reinforcing the weakened area, or obliterating any sac or potential space associated with the fluid collection (seroma). Your doc can be more specific. ...Read more
That is: An impossible question to answer, every ultrasound image, normal and abnormal, is composed of white, black, and grey areas. I would caution against trying to interpret ultrasound images without training, it can be very confusing. What does the report say? ...Read more