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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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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