I am a 42 year old White Male 6' tall 173lbs (was 195lbs) About 2 years ago after hurting my back I noticed a small lump (About the size of a Quarter)on the right side of my belly button.
I did not go to a doctor for 3 reasons I had no pain, no insurance and we were running very low on money. About a year later the lump had doubled in size.
It hurt (feels like a pinching) when I picked up anything (like a pencil) from the ground.
My first doctor at RMC medical Orangeburg took an xray & said it was constipation.
My second doctor at Walterboro adult & pediatric said it may be cancer
I went to MUSC (Medical University of Carolina) in Charleston were they took a CAT Scan & did some blood work. They informed me that there were no signs of cancer
I then went to (my current doctor) Dr. Durst (at MUSC) he believed it was a torn muscle.
After about 8 months he now believed it was a Hernia
I was sent to Dr Parker (a surgeon) at Roper (in Charleston) he found no Hernia
an MRI of the area was done which showed no Hernia or torn Muscle.
as of now I still have no diagnosis
I still have: Stomach Swelling
Pain at the rectum (which i believe is radiating from the swelling)
Flat Stool when the swelling is large. (if the swelling is reduced from bedrest the stool becomes larger and more round)
a belly button that is slanted (like it had a stroke)
and Back Pain