Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

175 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Feeling discomfort and fluttering sensation in side of stomach. Should I be worried for cancer?

Answered by
Dr. Raju A.T

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 3763 Questions

Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Question: Hi There,

For the past 6 or so weeks I have had this left sided discomfort (Lower Left Quadrant).

Firstly it started with a fluttering feeling almost pulsating (Like muscle spasm) and almost felt like a ball was sitting there (No physical lump there at all)

This feeling eventually went away but now I still have a dull discomfort feeling when sitting there is no pain just a weird feeling of discomfort.

What makes it worse is I am a very anxious person and terrified of cancer.

I have been to my doctor who examined my stomach and was not concerned but no resolution from her at all.

Any advice or anything would be greatly appreciated.


Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 15 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

I would like to know some more details of your problem to understand better and opine specifically.

Do you have any disturbances in the bowel or bladder movements ?
Have you been on any medications for the above problem ?
Have you undergone any diagnostic imaging techniques like scans for the above problem ?If yes, please do share the report.

You have a feature to upload the reports by the right side of this query page. You may utilize it.

Have you undergone any surgeries on the abdomen in the past ?

Waiting for your response.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T 24 minutes later

Thank you for your reply. I have suffered with IBS Like symptoms for several years now.

Sometimes I can be constipated and some times out of the blue I can need the toilet very quickly with diarrhea.

I used to wake up in the middle of the night with severe stomach cramping and the need for a bowel movement. Once I had been to the toilet everything was fine. This has not happened for a while though.

Although, Last night I had a meal and a few hours later I was getting a drink and needed to go to the toilet very quickly.

No bladder problems at all and no past surgeries.

I am however awaiting a Ultra Sound Scan date.

Thanks Again,
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 26 minutes later

Thanks for writing back.

The symptoms you mentioned above are typically seen in IBS. The discomfort you have could be due to the same but the Ultrasound scan you have planned for would be of help here.

The scan will surely rule any structural abnormalities in the abdomen which could give rise to the symptoms you have. Please do get back to me once you are done with the scan. We shall discuss further over the scan report.

Wish you good health.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T 36 minutes later
Hi Thanks again,

Also, I have blood tests come back fine Full count, lft etc all were fine.

If it was something sinister would this show up on the blood test? for example cancer?

I am very worried and it is affecting my work that I am that worried
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 16 hours later
Hi again,

Yes, some blood tests to an extent help to rule out the cancer but imaging modalities like scan will help much better to rule the possibilities of a cancer.

Do go for the scan and update me on the same.

Wish you good health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,   ,   ,  
Lab Tests

Recent questions on  Ultra sound

doctor1 MD

hi , sir i am rahul (m) 28 years old 5.10 height and 96 kg weight .before few month i have felt a sudden discomfiture on the left side of my body. there was a feeling or sensations of burning and something disturbing . i also felt almost faint ans short breath. which i managed through deep breathing. i consulted my doctor and he asked eco test . wich recorded normal , my suger lvl , BP, all went normal. he told me not to worry and gave some acidity related medicine but this again repeated after 2 days i again went to the doctor and again the same test was done (ecg) it was again normal and all sugger, bp all was normal . this time he also asked for some more tests like TMT test , chest xrays, eco (ultra sound ) and sonography test all the test went normal . i again got the same problem burning in the chest and i almost had a egc test 12 time and all time the test are normal. now i am having a stiffness in the upper part of my body . since a month which includes stiff chest , solders, upper back . and some times back and both upper jaws . i am really confused that do i still need to be worried about the cardiac problem or its jus a common anxiety. and how long does its usually exists . and how can it be corrected my whole body keep cracking and i keep stretching it like made even while i am walking . i have started swimming, and walking . and also reduced the intake of the outside junk food, sweets, and coldrinks .( i dont smoke and drink . my cholesterol is 186 .i am really not able get out of it and draw the conclusion that weather i need to be worried or not .i do not make any heart attack or any heart related diseases in the family history.plz help me with the reply ..regards rahul

doctor1 MD

I have two soft tissue masses in my abdomen right upper side. I have had an ultra sound where the masses were easily detected and have been referred to a surgeon. Is it possible these could simply be benign lymphomas. I also have lyphomas in both of my arms and legs.

doctor1 MD

hi I have had the mirena for 1 1/2 years and I have been bleeding on and off for a month with bad pain and pass clots from time to time. I went to the doctor last week and they could not find my iud. so they ordered a pelvic ultra sound im waiting for my results but what do you think it could be causing this pain and clotting? my pregnancy test was negative and also for infections.

doctor1 MD

i have burning cramps in my feet which prevents me walking. I get shooting pains in my arms and sudden swelling with red blotchy skin of my hands that comes and goes. I feel tired and run down and often find I can t continue after mid/late afternoon so I have to rest. My memory is shockingly bad and I m female age 45. My Iron levels are usually in the high range of normal and a few weeks ago it was alarmingly high but has returned to my normal . There were some liver enzymes detected in my last 2 blood tests and I am waiting for an ultra sound scan of my liver.

doctor1 MD

I started having symptoms about 7 weeks ago. Head congestion, then chest congestion, some fever, a cough, shortness of breath , and now pain in my chest under my left breast. (always after eating or drinking and random, when not, pain is worse...

doctor1 MD

I m freaking myself out that I have bladder cancer! I ve had frequent urination for about two months. Now I m having dull pains and cramps on my sides and lower abdominal

doctor1 MD

I’ve had a month of upper left rib pain , right near the left breast area. Had ultra sound chest X-ray, both normal, but spleen a bit enlarged 13.2. GP thinks muscular skeletal. I still have pain, not as intense as before. He doesn’t think ct is...