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What Is Abdominal Mass
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure-Related: An abdominal mass can be due to many different diseases, some trivial, others life threatening (hernia, cancer, benign tumor, aneurysm, infection, etc.). Symptoms vary with the cause & location of the mass and its rate of growth. In general, if pushing against other organs, pain is common (although, slow growing tumors can reach large sizes while "flying under the radar"). ...Read more
Abnormal structure: This means there is something abnormal on a physical exam (doctor can feel the abnormality) or something seen on an imaging study, such as an Xray or CT scan. This abnormality occupies space, it has physical dimensions, unlike something like an abnormal blood test. Many possible causes, fluid collection, intestine distended with gas, most serious would be a cancer. ...Read more
Depends : On what the mass is. Some are benign tumors, hernias, abscesses, or malignant tumors and depending on what it is and where it is and if caught early, can be curable. Without more specifics, i can't say anything more. Just don't ignore a detectable mass. Get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
There is No differen: A mass is same as a lump, there is no difference! ...Read more
I am experiencing abdominal lump. The following also describes me: Abdominal mass. What should I do?
Hard to say: Without more information but would recommend seeing your doctor to get a better idea what is going on and have an exam. ...Read more
I feel an abdominal mass that is above my belly button but moves around and I only feel it when I lay down, what could it be?? It is not painful.
Abdominal mass: Could be a couple of things . If you can push it all the way in and feel a hole in the abdominal wall it could be a hernia. It honestly sounds like a lipoma ( collection of fat cells) or a fibroadenoma ( collection of tissue cells) both of which are nothing to worry about but I would go to your doctor and let them check it out and feel it to make sure it is not anything else . ...Read more
In the past 4 yrs I have had 3 surgeries to remove very large abdominal mass,then at 3 mo follow up discovered large cyst,it was drained ,its back ?
I am 22year old nd still i don't start menses is that mean I have imperforate hymen ?I have abdominal pian but bot have abdominal mass what i do?
I am experiencing abdominal mass below left rib cage just off center. It feels to be an inch or so in size. It does not move and is sore to touch.
Need hands on exam: see your doctor and have it examined ...Read more
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