Large mass in URQ

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   Posted 8/8/2008 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok so I have had this mass in my upper right quandrant since Feb of the this year. I can move it around, it moves from under my ribcage when lying on my back to the middle of my abdomen when laying on my side. It hurts after I eat or just randomly. Ive seen numerous doctors about it. The first thing we did was an ultrasound where the radiologist believed it to be a moving kidney.... then I had a MRI done where they found nothing but proximal constipation... they put me on colace which made things so much worse, i thought I was going to die. So a couple months on and it is still there, it doesnt get smaller or bigger with BM's the lastest doctor thinks its a spastic colon and that there is fat wrapping around that part of the colon, like the body is trying to protect it. Since getting dx with IBS ive lost alot of weight im 5'4'' and down to about 102 so they keep saying that I can feel it because im so thin, but why does it hurt and why can i move it around? does anyone have this problem or know anything about it????
27 yr old, dx with IBS-C October 2007. Currently on Trazedone, phenergren, levsin, percocet for breakthrough pain

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   Posted 8/8/2008 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what other tests they can do.  Have you had a HIDA scan to check your gall bladder?  Those can swell up and hurt, but if they don't have stones, they won't look abnormal on an ultrasound (even if they are). 
Does anyone think you might have a twisted, looped, strangled small colon, or that it's herniated?  That's not terribly uncommon and is bad to cause constipation.  Surgery can get it straightened back out or fix it if it's herniated. 

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   Posted 8/8/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Why haven't they done a CT scan with contrast of the abdomen and pelvic area? An MRI, Ultrasound and CT scan all show things differently.

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   Posted 8/9/2008 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a "lump" I get in my LRQ. It comes on a couple hours before I have a BM & disappears right before the BM. I think stool gets stuck in that spot & it becomes a lump, that can be felt since I am so thin as well. It finally breaks loose & I have my BM. I am not sure if this is what is happening to you or not.

Just so you know my history to understand, I have had a zillion tests as well. 2 colonoscopies, and EGD, MRI, CT, IVP, etc, etc. I have even had laproscopic surgery due to "masses" which were ovarian cysts. (that went away right before surgery so I had surgery for NOTHING.) I have had chronic pain & lost weight (50 lbs) since last year. It was thought I had ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, but the last c-scope proved otherwise, so I have an IBS dx currently.
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