Hard Lump on Right Lower Side of Belly

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hukleberrie
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   Posted 3/2/2008 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I keep noticing this really hard lump just below my belly button on the right side of my belly. It's about 2-3 inches long & about 1 inch wide. Sometimes bigger. It gets really hard & visible at night mostly. I had my husband feel it & he thinks it's where my "waste" is in my intestines.

Has anyone had this? Just curious if it was related to IBD or not or if I should worry?
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MikeB
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   Posted 3/2/2008 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
That's down where your cecum and terminal ileum are, which is where many Crohn's patients experience their worst inflammation. That can thicken the walls fo the gut and make it feel like a mass. If you're having pain or soreness there, that;'s another indication of active disease. If it persists you may want to have it checked via ultrasoind or abdominal CT scan.

hukleberrie
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   Posted 3/2/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I just had a SBFT that found a problem with the cecum/ileum, but didn't really give anything specific. I am supposed to have a colonoscopy again, would that check it out. It seems like once I have a BM it gets smaller, but as I eat throughout the day, it gets very large & hard. I just started on prednisone, so that should fix it I am sure. BTW, I have quite a bit of pain in my entire lower belly & lower back, not specifically there & it doesn't seem too tender to touch. Not like it looks like it would.

I figure it's not much since it gets bigger & smaller throughout the day. If it stays there repeatedly for a couple days, that's when I should contact the GI I think....
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 3/6/2008 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I still am having problems with this lump. I am starting to worry. It is still there today & the pain is not any better. I kept thinking I would wait & see how the prednisone works before calling & bugging the GI....

Should I worry about this? Is this normal? Or should I call the doc?
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 3/6/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
It never hurts to call if you are worried about something. What dose of pred are you on?

hukleberrie
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   Posted 3/6/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I always feel like such a pest.... I am just not sure if this is something to worry about or not.

It probably wouldn't bother me if it didn't hurt so badly... the pelvic pain & low back pain is horrible.

I am on 20 mg of prednisone. It's been a week & I still don't feel any better. Just more awake, lol.

Has anyone else ever had this "lump"?
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   Posted 3/6/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Could you have a hernia?
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andorable
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   Posted 3/6/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
yes i have had that lump in the exact same place but since my resection havent had the prob since well not there anyway lol. Mine was inflamation, you should definately get it checked out as soon as possible so you know exactly what it is and it eases your mind cause the worry is not helping you any. let us know how you get on. take care

hukleberrie
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   Posted 3/6/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think it's a hernia, my husband had one & it doesn't seem like that's what it is. It's really hard. It's almost like when your pregnant & an arm or leg from the baby pokes out, that's what it is like. Just to the right slightly below my belly button. I guess I am going to have to let my doctor know....
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Ides
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   Posted 3/7/2008 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Let's see...4 days since you first posted about your observation. I agree it is time to let your doctor know...
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 3/7/2008 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I wnt ahead & got a message to my PCP, I didn't want to keep bothering my GI. If my PCP thinks I should tell my GI, I will... We'll see...
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homeschoolmom
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   Posted 3/7/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
First, bear with me, this is the first time I have ever posted anything on a forum.  I went through the same thing with my Chron's.  For me the lump was where my intestine ws most imflammed and full of scar tissue.  Please call your GI!  I know, my GI wants to hear from me when I am having any problem.  Don't feel like a pest, that's what they are there for.

hukleberrie
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   Posted 3/12/2008 4:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't told my GI, but I did tell my pcp & she said if it persists to have it checked..... said it's due to the ibd....
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   Posted 3/12/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I get intimidated about calling my GI, but then I tell myself that I pay my bills, and call during office hours. That's their job! Call your GI, you'll feel better just knowing that s/he will follow up on it!
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007
currently taking Pentasa 2750 mg- 9pills/day and on and off Prednisone for flares


hukleberrie
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   Posted 3/12/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I am still waiting to hear back from them on the lower abd/pelvic pain/lower back pain issue....
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   Posted 3/12/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad that you called. I know if I had any issue and I didn't call my GI he would be very unhappy with me for waiting. I learned the hard way that the earlier you take care of a problem the better. I kept putting off calling my GI when I had pain and a large mass. My intestines ended up weakening and tearing. It was really bad and I spent a long time in the hospital and then recovering at home. That was back when I was 21. I'm 41 now and I'm allot more on top of my disease and I know when something is wrong. I call right away now if something is hurting or bothering me.
I hope your doctor gets back to you soon and can do something for you. You might mention that you were unsure whether to call or not. I'm sure he/she will let you know if it's ok to call or not. Or maybe give you some guidelines. It might make you feel better. Good luck!
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Dx in 1984 with Crohn's Disease.  In 1988 my terminal Ileum was removed due to inflamation that caused it to rupture.  I had surgery in February 2007 to remove more of my intestines due to scar tissue.  I then developed a very bad abdominal infection and was on IV antibiotics until June 2007.  I now have chronic pain which may or may not go away. 


hukleberrie
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   Posted 3/12/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I did not tell the GI about the lump though, just the pain. Lately the lump is not as large & not as persistent, sometimes I notice it & then it's gone within an hour, so I don't think it's much to worry about. It's probably just because I have lost so much weight & I am so tiny now that my stool shows in my abdomen when going through the bowel in some areas. I actually have noticed another area where this happens lately, up just above my belly button on the left side. So I am sure it's nothing.... She's so busy.....
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Matthew
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   Posted 3/12/2008 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Please mention the lump, after all, most of us experience the LRQ ab pain when in flare. Your doctor might not take it seriously enough if he thinks its just your discomfort from the disease, OK?

Matthew

hukleberrie
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   Posted 3/14/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I called the GI yesterday. I told them the lump comes & goes, but didn't realize it is sticking around this time. I have felt it every time I lay down for the last 2 days. I hope it's nothing. I feel pressure there.

I have had BMs. Not much but a couple pieces about the size of a dime.

To add to it all, this ovarian cyst that has grown large is a problem too. It's on the other side though (ovarian cyst on left, this lump is on the right) so I don't think it's that, but I think it's adding to this pain I am having. I was up & down last night crying from the pain & the darvocet barely dents the pain at all. I am so frustrated & don't know what to do. I don't want to go to urgent care or the ER, and I can't anyway, since I have to work today & have deadlines to meet. Maybe this pain & lump will go away....
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bexy4256
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   Posted 8/4/2014 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this is quite a while ago now, but I have stumbled across your post from google. What did your up end up being? As I have the exact same issues at the moment except I have had a colonoscopy that was clear & clear ultrasound for a hernia. I was original diagnosed with Crohns in that area but all results seem to be coming back normal so I am stumped. Thank you
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