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Upper Tummy Tumor Symptoms
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
"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
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
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
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
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
What are the chanses of brain tumor when neuro test good (vision refl)and symptoms re leg hand back hip pain leg weakness stomach pain and little hd?
Can alcohol injection(s) around the site of a pancreatic tumor reduce nerve ending long term pain signals emanating from the tummy area?
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?
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