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My upper right side of my abdomen is distended.My abdomen

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Question: My upper right side of my abdomen is distended.My abdomen feels so full it's difficult to take a deep breath.There is a mass in same place that hurts in a vague way and when pushed on the pain is more present.My left breast hurts quite frequently also.The abdominal mass appears to be growing.I had skin cancer that went to some lymph nodes under my left arm.I have MS as of 2015.
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Answered by Dr. Antoneta Zotaj (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
An ultrasound examination might be needed to evaluate palpable masses

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for asking at "Ask a Doctor" service. I went through your query and I would like to know a little more on the mass that you are feeling:
- for how long are you feeling the mass?
- do you think it is changing in size?
- do you have problems with bowel movement ?
- have you had a doctor see you and examine the mass?
- have you had any ultrasound or other examinations done for the mass?

A palpable mass in the abdomen needs to be investigated with ultrasound examination and in some cases MRI. In the area that you feel the mass, other than bowel, the liver and right kidney are there and also more in the middle is the pancreas. The ultrasound will confirm if there is a mass there (affecting these organs) and if more details are needed an MRI might be ordered.

Kindly let me know the answers of the above questions, you can copy and paste them and answer underneath each question in your reply.

Waiting to hear from you.

Regards,
Dr. Antoneta Zotaj,
General and Family Physician
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Follow up: Dr. Antoneta Zotaj (8 minutes later)
The mass has been increasing slowly over the past few months.I have not talked to my MD about it.His office is closed today.I guess I have been trying to ignore it.I realize that is moronic of me.
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Answered by Dr. Antoneta Zotaj (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There is no need to check it today but set an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand the fact that you might be ignoring it, sometimes this is the way we deal with the things that might stress or scare us. On the other hand it is important to understand it is not the healthiest way to deal with them so it is good to set and appointment and have it checked.
There is no need to check today, even tomorrow is ok if not checked but you will need to set an appointment as soon as you can so you have your doctor examine you and decide on further steps.

Wishing you good health,

Regards,
Dr. Antoneta Zotaj,
General and Family Physician
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Follow up: Dr. Antoneta Zotaj (9 minutes later)
So I should not worry about appendicitis?
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Answered by Dr. Antoneta Zotaj (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It does not seem like appendicitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Appendicitis generally hurts in the lower right abdomen and is not associated with a mass, so it is less likely.

On the other hand, if pain is recent (last few hour or days) and is getting worse you might need to go to emergency yard as there can be other causes as well that might need attention if worsening.

If the pain has been on and off for a while and no worsening recently, you can set an appointment with your GP and there is no need to rush to emergency yard.

Hope I have answered to query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Antoneta Zotaj,
General and Family Physician


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Brief Answer: An ultrasound examination might be needed to evaluate palpable masses Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for asking at "Ask a Doctor" service. I went through your query and I would like to know a little more on the mass that you are feeling: - for how long are you feeling the mass? - do you think it is changing in size? - do you have problems with bowel movement ? - have you had a doctor see you and examine the mass? - have you had any ultrasound or other examinations done for the mass? A palpable mass in the abdomen needs to be investigated with ultrasound examination and in some cases MRI. In the area that you feel the mass, other than bowel, the liver and right kidney are there and also more in the middle is the pancreas. The ultrasound will confirm if there is a mass there (affecting these organs) and if more details are needed an MRI might be ordered. Kindly let me know the answers of the above questions, you can copy and paste them and answer underneath each question in your reply. Waiting to hear from you. Regards, Dr. Antoneta Zotaj, General and Family Physician