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What does a mass in the upper right side of the abdominal walls indicate?

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Posted on Sat, 15 Feb 2020
Question: I have a solid mass in the upper right quadrant of my abdomen. what could it possibly be? I looked and the location is about where the preyer's patches is.
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Solid mass

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

There are important organs in the upper right abdominal quadrant like liver,pancreas, gallbladder.

In most cases, the mass can come from the liver with the probability of hemangioma.

However, the MRI of the upper abdomen is an important investigation to be done in this case.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Esmeralda Sera (3 hours later)
Thank your for your quick response. since I have written you the first question I did some searching on the internet and did a bit more self examination. to my dismay I found some more things that concern me. I have a bit of swelling in locations of lymph nodes. It is not hard at all it is really just inflamed a bit (not red or hot). the ones I have noticed are under arm pit and in my left knee and sort of a puffiness in the lower abdominal area. (like where my ovaries are located). One breast is a bit larger then the other but it has always been that way for the last 5 years they have just gotten larger. both have increased in size but my left one is still larger than the right one. I had a clean mammogram 2 years ago. I do have a itchy rash between my breasts and i have had that numerous times before but went to a dermatologist and it was cleared up with an antibiotic and a cream. I had my appendix and spleen removed years ago. I am in the middle of menopause and I have hot flashes and I have always had chills. Everything I read about cancer on the internet is that my symptoms are common but I have no weight loss, fatigue, dark urine, and the lymph nodes are not hard. I am hoping for the best and I will see a physician. I just was wondering if this could be anything else other than cancer so I could put my head at ease a bit until I get into a physician?
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Solid mass

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

The cancer diagnosis is complicated.You should not be concerned at the moment.

You should wait for the doctor clinical examination.

Your lumpy nodes may be the enlarged cause of some infection that you had passed with or without symptoms

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist
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What does a mass in the upper right side of the abdominal walls indicate?

Brief Answer: Solid mass Detailed Answer: Hello, There are important organs in the upper right abdominal quadrant like liver,pancreas, gallbladder. In most cases, the mass can come from the liver with the probability of hemangioma. However, the MRI of the upper abdomen is an important investigation to be done in this case. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist