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What is a mesenteric mass?

I am 36 and had a small bowel follow through 2 weeks ago and saw my doc recently. I found out it said: Concern for loops of small bowel draped around messenteric masses and I would recommend a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis with contrast. The small bowel itself appears normal in caliber and transit to cecum. No dilated loops or stricture.

Then the Findings say: The small bowel follow through demonstrates small bowel loops in the mid abdomen appear draped around circular lesions.

I saw doc and he said he would order ct scan. Didn't seem too concerned even though I have had awful diarrhea and pain for a while now. I have not had normal bowel movement in months. I have been anemic, had heart palps and am always bloated. I have pain, could this be something serious, or I am just freaking myself out?
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I can understand your apprehensions. The mesenteric masses can be benign or non cancerous and can even be cancerous. Benign tumors can be cystic lymphangiomas, desmoids tumors, lipomas, or Whipple Disease. Malignant tumors include lymphomas, sarcomas, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) etc.

Usually CT with contrast is enough to reach a diagnosis. Usually pain with diarrhea can be due to IBS, Crohn’s, celiac disease, food intolerance etc. So, you could be having a benign tumor as well. I am sorry, but nothing much can be said unless the CT is performed. Let’s hope for the best! Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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