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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a sponge like lump on lower left side of abdomen, can only feel it when standing up and not all the time, my doc. said it was my bladder?
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi I just wanted your thoughts on the above please.
Doctor :   may i know if it hurts when it is distended ?
User :   disteneded means full? no, but sometimes I can feel it rumbling and windy?
User :   or wind passing through it?
Doctor :   yes, distended means full
User :   My gynacologist said it was my bladder but she only felt it when lying down and i can only feel it when standing up
Doctor :   the lower most part of the belly, has the bladder
Doctor :   this is correct
User :   on the left hand side
User :   it feels llike a spongy rubbery ball but i was worried it could be a tumour
Doctor :   the bladder is usually right in the middle of the body
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   this is not a tumour
User :   this is on the very left hand side of my tummy just above pubic area
Doctor :   on the left of the bladder you have the large colon and rectum
User :   so could it be a lump in them? i had a colooscpy about a year ago and it was clear
Doctor :   this contains the stool and may get distended as well
User :   i also have regular ovarian scans and smears
Doctor :   the lump may be gas or stools
User :   oh ok, it could be so perhaps if i do a stool it should go? is this the same with everyone?
Doctor :   so if everything is normal, then then there is nothing to be worried
Doctor :   yes
User :   so everyone can feel that ball like thing
Doctor :   if you pass your bowels, the sensation should go away
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok thank you you dont think its a tumour at all?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   this is not a tumor
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   byeee
Doctor :   bye hav ea good evening
User :   you to
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