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Lower right abdominal lump

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 14, 2007
  • 08:55 PM

I have had a lump in the lower right of my belly for over a year. Recently it has grown to the size of a marble and it has started to hurt. It aches and drags and my tummy feels bloated. I feel quite nauseous but have not lost my appetite. It is rather like the pain I had from endometriosis (but I had a total hysterectomy 15 years ago) also I have no appendix. When I press it (ouch) I feel another smaller lump by it's side. It really is dragging me down and I really would like to know what to do about it. I went to the docs and he said (without examining it) that it was probably just fatty tissue. Can anyone help?

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  • You're not alone. I have a lump in my left side. I went to see a Dr. and he ordered a CT Scan. The CT Scan didn't help with the diagnosis. So the Dr. said " I guess is a lipoma (a benign tumor cause by fatty tisue)". But he was honest. He was just "guessing". I'm planning to see a surgeon to ask an opinion. I'll feel better if a get a biopsy done, just to make sure is not a malignant mass. My advice is to get a second opinion and don't stop until you get prove of what it is. Good luck!!:) :)
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  • ... It is rather like the pain I had from endometriosis (but I had a total hysterectomy 15 years ago) Can anyone help?If you've ever read any of the books that the Endometriosis Association puts out, you'll see that even hysterectomy is not an end-all cure for endometriosis! (try an ebay search, and if nothing, go to ask.com and do a web search for them. They have a website.) The problem is that the tissue has previously gone all over your insides. And even without your uterus or the hormonal barrage each month, those pieces can still come back to haunt you. A couple of women reported that theirs got WORSE after hysterectomy! That's what's kept me from doing it, as I've had it since I was 13, didn't get diagnosed til the Army did in 1986. Since then, it has advanced to stage IV. They've been really my only source of info and hope. Seek out help from them, first. Doctors won't give you much sympathy in that dept.
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