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Sigmoid mass palpable every morning.The physician told me no need to make a colonoscopy cause i am young and this mass could be stool. Is that right?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: How do

you know the mass is related to the sigmoid? There are other potential causes of intraabdominal masses.
...a sigmoid mass would have to be very large to be palpated. If further work up is warranted, a CT scan may be the next imaging step. Whatever your age, a palpable mass needs to be evaluated.

In brief: How do

you know the mass is related to the sigmoid? There are other potential causes of intraabdominal masses.
...a sigmoid mass would have to be very large to be palpated. If further work up is warranted, a CT scan may be the next imaging step. Whatever your age, a palpable mass needs to be evaluated.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe...

Your physician may have a point if the mass resolves after your morning bowel movement.
However, your concern deserves at the very least a check for blood in your stool, as well as an imaging study of the colon and/or lower abdomen/pelvis. A GI specialist (gastroenterologist) should be happy to assist with these simple assessments, as well as treatment appropriate to your risk factors & findings.

In brief: Maybe...

Your physician may have a point if the mass resolves after your morning bowel movement.
However, your concern deserves at the very least a check for blood in your stool, as well as an imaging study of the colon and/or lower abdomen/pelvis. A GI specialist (gastroenterologist) should be happy to assist with these simple assessments, as well as treatment appropriate to your risk factors & findings.
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Dr. Ronen Elefant
Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A bit more info

First off: how do you know it's a sigmoid mass? Do you mean left lower quadrant mass? Does it go away ever? The answer to colonoscopic diagnosis depends on your symptoms like constipation, bleeding etc as well as family history.
If there's a strong family history of colon CA than a c-scope might be warranted even if you didn't have a palpable mass

In brief: A bit more info

First off: how do you know it's a sigmoid mass? Do you mean left lower quadrant mass? Does it go away ever? The answer to colonoscopic diagnosis depends on your symptoms like constipation, bleeding etc as well as family history.
If there's a strong family history of colon CA than a c-scope might be warranted even if you didn't have a palpable mass
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