Hard lump on upper right abdomen

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   Posted 2/29/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
OK so i have this lump in my abdomen,when I am standing it is right next to my belly button on the right side, I can move it around with my fingers, If i lay down is goes up under my rib cage on the right side. any ideas? It is not super tender but hurts if I push on it to hard. Im having "normal" bowel movements, so it cant be an obstruction. I dont know what it is and my doc cant see me till tues and I'm freaking out

25 yr old female. Diagnosed with Crohn's on Feb 14th 2007 confined to the terminal ilieum, Asacol, Levsin, Nexium 40mg, Percocet, darvocet, phenergren.

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   Posted 2/29/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
The only lump like that that I've had turned out to be an abscess (collection of fluid and inflammation).  Mine was in the lower right quadrant.  It was pretty painful though so it may be very different from what you have.  I had to take antibiotics in case there was an infection there.  It did go away on its own, but if it hadn't the doctor would have needed to draint he fluid.

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   Posted 2/29/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Red, does this lump protrude out any? I ask, because it could also be a hernia. I have a hernia high up on the right side of my stomach and am going to have to have surgery to get rid of it. Susie

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   Posted 3/2/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
There is no protrusion, it is worse right after I eat. And is getting more and more painful, the pain meds I have are just no working but I dont think it warrants a trip to the ER since I am not running a fever. Do you think it might be a gallbladder issue?

25 yr old female. Diagnosed with Crohn's on Feb 14th 2007 confined to the terminal ilieum, Asacol, Levsin, Nexium 40mg, Percocet, darvocet, phenergren.

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   Posted 3/2/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Dont freak out you will end up with the s**ts lol this could be something really simple and you could waste 48 hours stressing ! If it is something you will have time to freak after you have seen the Dr. Fall into a bath with a good book and relax. Good luck for Tuesday let us know how it goes.

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   Posted 3/2/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
It doesn't have to protrude to be a hernia. I have one at the end of my incision scar. Usually when they start to protrude is when surgery is required. Doesn't sound like a gallbladder issue expecially since it's not painful. Could very well be an abcess. I know this isn't much help but try not to worry. If your pain increases or you get a fever I might consider a urgent care facility.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 3/5/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
So i saw the doc yesterday and he was perplexed so he sends me to radiology to get an ultrasound, so the tech is looking at my kidney and has me roll on to my left side and my kidney dissapears out of view. Which he freaks out alittle bit and calls in the radiologists. Low and behold my right kidney moves from where it is supposed to be and into my abdomen!!! They said its really rare, but when it does move it doesn't block anything so there is nothing to worry about and nothing really to do to fix it. Crazy right? At least it is not a reflare but seriously why is my kidney moving around????

25 yr old female. Diagnosed with Crohn's on Feb 14th 2007 confined to the terminal ilieum, Asacol, Levsin, Nexium 40mg, Percocet, darvocet, phenergren.

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   Posted 3/5/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi, well at least you know and I have no idea why your kidney seems to move.

My husband had a CT scan 15 years ago and they could not find his left kidney..........he does not have one.  I told my mother-in-law and she said "Well where did it go?"  I love that woman.  Really.

Take care and keep posting.

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   Posted 6/12/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
hello everyone, im new to this sight, i have noticed a lump under my right rib, sometimes hard, other times soft, i can push it up under my rib, but falls down again,can only feel it when standing up,any one any ideas, thanks alser

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   Posted 2/22/2012 10:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi new to this site too. I too have a similar lump which I can feel when standing but disappears when I sit or lay down in my right quadrant area just below my rib cage. It's sometimes sore and a little painful like its inflamed or something and is gradually getting worse. I have had it now for a year or so.
Have seen a doctor few times now but am currently having it investigated again now. This doctor thinks it may be a hernia. I have an ultrasound tomorrow so will let you know the results.

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   Posted 2/23/2012 2:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Any lump found anywhere should be investigated so it's good you are going to see your Dr, more often than not these lumps turn out to be quite harmless,try not to worry too much and do let us know how you get on,Good luck with it, Slainte
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   Posted 2/24/2012 3:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a couple of small lumps that are a bit sore to touch, but they are not dissapearing when I lay down. There's no coloured skin and no changes as far as I know, they remain the same all the time. But on occations, when I have a flare, I get a few more, they appears around the navel, and they are hurting a bit more, so do the other two when I am flaring. I went to the doctor, he wanted to do a surgery to find out what it was. Well, I refused, cause he thought they were fat lumps and had nothing to do with my Crohns. I am not sure, and I was afraid that he was doing something he couldn't handle. This is not a job for a GP. I have had these lumps for 7 years, they come and go with flares. I am convinced this is because of my Crohns.
My Crohn's disease is located in jejunum/ileum, which is called jejunoileitis. We're just a few with this type.
Diagnosed 07. Started june/07 with prednisone, continued in sept/07 with LDN, Low Dose Naltrexone.
Combines LDN with a Low Dose Prednisone (from 10 mg and down), just for some weeks if flaring.

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   Posted 2/25/2012 12:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Well have had the ultra sound and although the radiologist is not supposed to say anything he gave me his personal opinion. He says that it's fatty tissue. It has a name but I can't remember what he called them. He said they probably would never disappear and they can get sore. Don't fancy having this type of pain for the rest of my life so I will wait for my doctors opinion and then reassess
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