lump in lower right abdomain

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   Posted 5/28/2010 3:55 AM (GMT -7)   
hi im kinda new to this site and hoping somebody can put my mind at ease. i have had chrons disease for 12 years now i am 25 years old i have been doing really good with it for about 5 years now but about 8 months ago i was getting a sharp pain in my lower right abdomain (where my disease is usually located) my bowels where a lil screwed up for a few weeks i was going in very lil amounts at a time the pain wasnt severe at all i have delt with much worse during flares so i didnt think much of it i just thought it was a little chrons issue i called my doc and she didnt seem too concerned about it at the time she was in the process of slowly taking me off 6mp (which i was on for 11 years) so she figured i just had inflamatioon there. well ever since my first flare at least once a day i will lay down and feel my abdomain all over just to check and see how im doing.well right in the area of the pain ( again where my chrons usually is active) when i press in that area i could feel sort of a hard mass like a pocket of inflamation or something, again i always felt fine very rare fatigue maybe a off day once in a while i never thought much of it . well it seems to come and go with size and level of tenderness which i alwaya figured was due to what i ate or stress effecting the chrons things like that.latly the pain is pretty much gone bowels have straightened out and that hard mass has gone down alot (seemes to vary in size and tenderness) so i havent worried about it well i was talking to one of the head nurses at work ( im the maintance tech , no medical background for me lol) about it and she said it sounds like symptoms of colon cancer now my wife and i are both all scared and i already had blood work for my doc scheduled for next tuesday so where hoping if there is anything that will show it . anyone have any input or related issues. sorry this is so long just trying to fully explain the story. thanks

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   Posted 5/28/2010 4:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I would go and see your doc right away, you don't want to take any chances.
I will say this, I could feel a lump or hard area in my right side and when I had resection surgery I was amazed how large the diseased part of my intestine was. The doc said that is what I felt.
He said as the diseased area gets immflammed and settles done and the process repeats itself it develops scar tissue and the diseased part gets bigger.
just trying to put your mind at ease alittle but I would still go and get it checked out.
I wish you all the best!
Good Luck!!
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   Posted 5/28/2010 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I think that nurse was a little irresponsible to say something like that. Your disease is located in the TI area and what you are feeling is more than likely inflammation from your Crohns. I would get in with your GI and get maybe a scope done, to check the status of your Crohns and maybe you need a med change. Good luck!
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   Posted 5/28/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Means you definitely have activity at your TI. I had the same thing, and I ended up needing surgery, they took out 8 inches a couple of months ago. The inflammation was so severe that I was having nearly constant blockages, which is probably why I could feel it, and just because of how inflamed it was. I also had abscesses, a fistula and a perforation. I would actually recommend a CT enterography, it's a really specific scan for Crohn's, and mine actually showed my problems more accurately than a scope did. You should also get your CRP levels checked to see what they're at... Mine were at 291 before I had my surgery when I had my lump.

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   Posted 5/28/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I also could feel a lump on my right side. It actually felt like a tube and my GI told me it's called the "tube sign." It was inflammed/scarred TI. I had surgery and now about 2 years after surgery, I can sometimes feel a hardened area on the right side.
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Ileocolectomy 4/08. Back on Pentasa as maintenance.

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   Posted 5/28/2010 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I've never done that. My right side is a mess of scars. I have sort of noticed that when my Crohns is starting to act up some, two of the areas around my JP drain scars tend to hurt. My lower right abdomenal quadrant tends to hurt more when its plain ole Crohns. That's why I went to the ER these three times...the pain isn't in its usual place and its constant.

So, what I'm doing is hoping all the best for you and what your pain is. Hopefully its just digesting super slowly? Well, no, that can hurt too. Hopefully its nothing. Get the colonoscopy since that'll definitely only be for the good. I've had my colonoscopy for the year. I didn't flare from the prep or anything...except when they had to give me two enemas. And that's more embarrassing then anything else.

Anyhow, I hope they find nothing. Maybe you ate something that definitely you shouldn't have?
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