Can you say exactly where the lump is (related to the navel)?
It may be a benign tumor, intestinal hernia, Meckel's diverticulum, endometriosis...
X-ray is not sensitive enough to show abdominal masses. Ultrasound may show more, and if not, then MRI (which is safer than CT).
Ultrasound was already done?
Sorry but endo wouldn't produce a lump nor could you feel it. Sounds like a hernia to me.
Well, I was just listing possibilities. Even endometriosis can lead to adhesions and subsequent chnge in position of intestine...But all this guessing from the outside has no point.
Ultrasound may differ among a solid mass, liquid, air..so, I guess she should have it.
True about the adhesions.
yes she did have the ultrasound thats when her dr said it looked like fatty tissue build up and no need to worry also I would like to ad that she starting bleeding and her period ended last week its regular blood and shes just normal cramping (nothing major so i assume shes not having a miscarrige ) and she forgot to take her birth control 2 days in an row this week if she has a hernia can u explain to me about the symtoms of that plz
A soft bump, which may change its size, as you've describe, is typical for intestinal hernia. Its consistence can also change - when it is filled by the air it is hard, and when not it is more soft. When it is not painfull, you can try to push it in gently. Ultrasound can onyl show eventual air, since hernia is actually nothing other than a part of the small intestine.
Tumor (benign non-harmfull), is more hard, has constant rounded shape and is somewhat more fixed, but it can still move. These tumors may grow slowly for yeras without causing any danger.
Experienced gastroenterologist should make a diagnosis on a basis of body examination. So maybe just try to find a reliable gastroenterologist, or even an abdominal surgeon to check her out.
(open the link and scroll down to "umbilical hernia")
Hernia has to be repaired, since from intestinal twisting, a blood flow may be compromised, what is dangerous.
Another situation is intususception (just listing posibilities, but not very likely I think).
There's no panic needed, but this should be repaired. A concerned gastroenterologist would find a cause and recommend appropriate tretment.
Hi..no doc here, but was just wondering about her ovulation/hormonal patterns? When I was her age my right ovary would literally feel as if it were going to "pop" - very painful, until I ovulated and experienced my cycle. And you could actually feel it as a "lump". Just wanted to toss that out there - is that a possibility Boron?
Eneff...Best of luck to your daughter.
You know what girlvet: I don't know eneff about exact location of this lump, so maybe baby can point it out exactly. Ovarian cyst can sure be palpated sometimes.
And I have never had problems with ovaries, girlvet, you know, so just go on.
exact location is below her ribs on right side