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What are the signs and symptoms of an abdominal tumor?

What are the signs and symptoms of an abdominal tumor?

Varied: If an abdominal tumor arises in the GI tract the signs are associated with invasion of that structure. A stomach tumor ulcerates and can bleed or obstruct the stomach. A small bowel tumor can bleed, perforate or obstruct. Uterine tumors enlarge and as fibroids can fill the lower abdomen. A retroperitoneal sarcoma can grow very large. Frequently not recognized until spread to liver or lungs. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


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What are the symptoms of an abdominal tumor under rib ?

What are the symptoms of an abdominal tumor under rib ?

Tumor Sxs: Symptoms (Sxs) of an abdominal tumor are usually absent unless the tumor grows greatly in size. An abdominal tumor in the upper abdomen and deep to a rib would be unusual unless the patient had bulky disease (for example due to a primary liver tumor) . A key issue here is the physical exam and if any question then imaging (radiology) studies to rule out the presence of a tumor. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of an abdominal tumor?

Please explain what are some symptoms of an abdominal tumor?

Can be varied: Until advanced, abdominal tumors often give no symptoms. As tumors grow, they can cause abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting from blocking small or large bowel. They can cause weakness as anemia develops from intestinal bleeding. Tumors can grow into nerves causing constant pain. Patients may complain of feeling an abdominal mass. Please see your physician if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can stomach cramps be a symptom of a brain tumor?

Can stomach cramps be a symptom of a brain tumor?

Possibly: One would want to know more specifically the nature of the abdominal symptoms. Certainly, patients with brain tumors can have abdominal symptoms primarily nausea and vomiting. This is from increased intracranial pressure from the tumor. The patient can also have increased gastric acid secretion from the increased intracranial pressure from the brain tumor. ...Read more

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Day 6 of 4yo puking on and off. Drs still think tummy bug but I think it's cancer or tumor. Gave couple more days of zofran (ondansetron). Pukes q36 hrs. Ur ideas?

Day 6 of 4yo puking on and off. Drs still think tummy bug but I think it's cancer or tumor. Gave couple more days of zofran (ondansetron). Pukes q36 hrs. Ur ideas?

Vomiting: vomiting that starts acutely most likely is due to infection etiology. Although vomiting is a non specific symptom of a problem, the question will be if there are other symptoms like fever, weight loss, skin rash, fatigue, etc. so more history is needed ...Read more

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I always feel i hv brain tumor, feel off balance&faint wen standin/walkin, wen occupied i don't feel tht way.Feel anxious, CT normal, tummy tight, unrelaxed?

I always feel i hv brain tumor, feel off balance&faint wen standin/walkin, wen occupied i don't feel tht way.Feel anxious, CT normal, tummy tight, unrelaxed?

Mental Health: You are not alone. But, this has to be managed by a mental health professional and not a medical doctor. If you have not found a good psychiatrist or psychologist i would advise that as your next step. ...Read more

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4yo vomited and had tummy pain with fever and vomiting then 23hrs fever and vomit free then puked first thing this morning, could this be brain tumor?

4yo vomited and had tummy pain with fever and vomiting then 23hrs fever and vomit free then puked first thing this morning, could this be brain tumor?

Very unlikely: Brain tumor patients puke in the middle of the night after a period of shallow breathing increases their brain pressure. This kid likely just had more appetite than the stomach was ready to handle after a stomach virus.A gradual return to feeding is always best. ...Read more

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Positive for mthfr and having a tumor removed from my abdomen am i at any greater risks?

Positive for mthfr and having a tumor removed from my abdomen am i at any greater risks?

More on MTHFR: Read more on methylation here http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update.Html.

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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..?

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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What kind of benign tumors in the abdomen can be lobular?

What kind of benign tumors in the abdomen can be lobular?

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

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Can normal ultrasound of organ means that there is no tumor in abdomen?

Can normal ultrasound of organ means that there is no tumor in abdomen?

No: Ultrasound has limitations with regard to exclusion of abdominal malignancies because of the presence of bowel gas and the skill of the person performing the study. When the suspicion for malignancy is sufficient, ct or MRI is a better examination. ...Read more

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Do abdominal tumors show up in plain xrays? How would they look on an xray?

Do abdominal tumors show up in plain xrays? How would they look on an xray?

Usually not seen: Ct scanning, ultrasound, or MRI is needed to see abdominal tumors unless (and this is rare) they are calcified or so large they push major organs around. ...Read more

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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

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Who can develope an abdomen tumor & why ?

Who can develope an abdomen tumor & why ?

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

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What is a abdominal mass? Usually means a tumor, right?

What is a abdominal mass? Usually means a tumor, right?

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

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