Is shortness of breath and hard lump in the abdomen the result of end stage liver disease?

It can be. Ascites is a condition commonly associated with end stage liver disease where the abdominal cavity is filled with fluid that seeps out of the liver. Medication can help, sometimes supplemented by draining the fluid with a needle-catheter. With severe ascites, the abdomen gets large, making it difficult to take deep breaths. Also, it is common for umbilical hernias to develop, causing a hard lump.

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Dull pain in lower right abdomen, cough, shortness of breath, and also found a small lump on left testicle. What could it be?

Symptoms unrelated. It's unlikely that your symptoms are related to one disorder. Without the ability to ask you questions and examine you it's not possible to give meaningful advice. You won't be able to self-diagnose your symptoms on the internet. If you are concerned please see a physician for an exam. Sorry we could not be more helpful. Get well soon. Read more...
Testicular lump. You are of the age for possible testicular cancer(age range of 15 to 35). Can you have a left inguinal hernia? That's a possibility too. Recommend you go get checked out. Read more...
Don'tIgnoreFamJewels. I entered "dull pain+lower rt abd+short of breath+lump left testicle" into Watson, the super-super computer and after 45 minutes of beeps and flashes it came-up with "BURPO." So much for super-computers. So, back to the drawing board. If I were you, I'd focus on that testicle lump right now (i.e. ASAP) and get that figured-out and at the same time you can tell them all about everything else. Read more...