Unusual swelling below the ribs.

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ssent

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Unusual swelling below the ribs.
« on: August 16, 2012, 08:50:04 AM »
I have a large unpainful swelling which sticks out on the left side area of my body just below the rib. It seems to be just under the last rib and then below. And I have had it for quite a few months now! IIt is about the size of a fist! No pain...although sometimes I am aware of it if I lay on it though not painful at all! Seems to enlarge when having fluids or /and food.It does also restrict food being digested so much that I have to voluntarily vomit to relieve the pressure of discomfort.My doctor has requests scans and blood tests but I am still waiting for the appointments which is why I decided to ask on your page.Any idea?
« Last Edit: August 16, 2012, 08:52:29 AM by ssent »

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Re: Unusual swelling below the ribs.
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 08:54:29 AM »
This is most and mostly a Lipoma attached on your abdominal wall. Lipoma is a benign mass and you do not have to worry. Just go to your doctor and do a CT-scan and Ultrasound ,get it specified .

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Re: Unusual swelling below the ribs.
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 08:56:26 AM »
My doc has requested a transvaginal scan and ultrasound scan appointment which I am waiting a date for...is a CT scan better??

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Re: Unusual swelling below the ribs.
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 08:57:28 AM »
As I think its a simple Lipoma, US and CT Scan are enough, maybe your doctor wants to investigate you suspecting with other possible causes,
so talk to your doctor for knowing more..

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Re: Unusual swelling below the ribs.
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 08:58:22 AM »
Thank you so much for posting my query . It has been most helpful to me.. :)