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What does it mean when a baby boy has a small mass on his lower left abdomen?

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Dr. Jill Nichols
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This is impossible to answer without doing an exam on this patient.
If there is a visible mass on the outside of the abdomen it would be different than a palpable mass inside the abdomen. In either case, more tests may be needed to determine the diagnosis. A good pediatrician should evaluate/examine the baby as a first step, then could determine what other testing or imaging might be needed.

In brief: Need more info

This is impossible to answer without doing an exam on this patient.
If there is a visible mass on the outside of the abdomen it would be different than a palpable mass inside the abdomen. In either case, more tests may be needed to determine the diagnosis. A good pediatrician should evaluate/examine the baby as a first step, then could determine what other testing or imaging might be needed.
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