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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am a very small hard painless lump slightly below my butt crack slightly to the left, i am terrified it is cancer as i have been having very bad lower back ache and my stomach really bloats(normally after eating) I am 8 weeks post vaginal hyterectomy and bladder trauma. Please help
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am
User :   Hello
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   i am 36
Doctor :   sine when did you notice this lump ?
Doctor :   has it been increasing in size?
User :   it was this morning whilst washing in the shower
Doctor :   is it painful ?
User :   no
Doctor :   can you tell me the consistency of it ?
Doctor :   it it hard or soft or rubbery
User :   it feels quite hard
User :   its under the skin and can not be seen by just looking
User :   Is anybody there
Doctor :   yes i am here
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
Doctor :   have you lost weight recently ?
User :   Not aprt from the Hysterectomy i have just told you about
Doctor :   the back ache you have told me about
Doctor :   when did that started ?
User :   no weight loss, although i am someone that can eat what i want with out putting weight on
Doctor :   is it constant ?
User :   I have had back ache for about 2 and a half years
User :   its when i sit or stand for a small time it starts to ache
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and did you got ant lumbar ct or x ray for it /
Doctor :   ?
User :   I had an X ray
Doctor :   any**
Doctor :   and what was the report ?
User :   they said it did not show much and put it down to an inflamed disc
Doctor :   ok let me firt tell you regarding your first query... there is no possible way you might be having cancer of any sort , so thats a good news
Doctor :   you sont have any signs or symptoms that show toward a cancer growth
Doctor :   dont **
User :   Phew, i really was having a panic
Doctor :   dont worry that i can assure you
Doctor :   now coming to the lump
Doctor :   can you tell me the approx size ?
User :   ok, great
Doctor :   is it a pea size lump ?
User :   I would say it is smaller than a pea
User :   but yes that would be an accurate description
Doctor :   thats alright
Doctor :   see since you just saw the lump
Doctor :   what we follow is a wait and watch policy
Doctor :   right now no intervention is needed
Doctor :   let me tell you the warning signs
User :   ok.
Doctor :   1)
if the lump is growing in size...
Doctor :   2) if its becoming painful ( that indicated infection )
Doctor :   3 if you notice any colour change
User :   For number 3 would that be olour change of the skin as the lump is not visible to the eye
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   usually it turns out to be a simple allergic reaction
Doctor :   so dont worry
Doctor :   as for cancer,,, WELL thats out of the question
User :   Ok. What would the signs/symptoms be if there was an indication of cancer?
Doctor :   weight loss of more that 30% in a month
Doctor :   nausea
Doctor :   colour change at the site of lumo
Doctor :   lump**
User :   Ok would the nausea be constant or after eating?
Doctor :   for that i want you to take this medication for 14 days
Doctor :   PRILOSEC 20 MG
User :   The weight loss is hard to tell beacuse i am quite slim and do not seem to put on much weight, i have lost a bit but i have put that down to my operation
Doctor :   as you said you have bloating of stomach after food
Doctor :   so for the next 14 days i want you to take PRILOSEC 20 mg once a day
User :   Ok. What about the question about constant nausea and weight loss
Doctor :   it has to be rapid weight loss
Doctor :   and from what you have told me you might have a reflux prob
Doctor :   so just take the medication i have told you
Doctor :   and you will be fine
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   you will be fine i wish you a happy new year
Doctor :   take cre
Doctor :   care**
User :   thank you and to you too
Doctor :   good bye
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