Pain on lower right side?



Question:

Wife has a pin that’s tender to the touch under right side of belly button, feels like a knot or something under there

Answer:

Hi,

I have received and read your question. Several conditions can cause an abdominal mass. If your wife is also experiencing pain, vomiting, fever or discoloration, to be on the safe side , it would be preferable you seek out immediate attention such as an ER or emergency clinic. But if that is not the case then the type of mass you are describing may just require a visit to your Doctor. A Right-lower quadrant mass can be a caused by a number of conditions:  hernia, hematoma, cyst, tumour.

Generally speaking a mass needs to be examined by your Doctor. An imaging test will be required – CT scan, Ultrasound, or X ray – depending on symptoms, and where the mass is located and how it feels, your Doctor will recommend the appropriate  imaging test. The results will indicate further course of action.

Below is a more comprehensive answer:

Located on the right lower abdomen are – Bowel, Kidney, Ovary.

Abdominal masses can be the result of a number of factors, including an injury, cyst, benign tumor, cancer, or other disease.

A cyst is an abnormal mass in the body that’s filled with fluid or infected matter. It is sometimes to blame for an abdominal mass.

Cysts that commonly cause abdominal masses include ovarian cysts, which are cysts that form in or around the ovaries.

Cancers that often cause abdominal masses include: colon cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer

Certain diseases may also cause abdominal masses. These diseases include:

  •  pancreatic abscess a pus-filled hollow in the pancreas
  • diverticulitis inflammation or infection of the diverticula, common pouches that form in weak places in the intestines and colon
  • hydronephrosis an enlarged kidney due to the backup of urine
  • enlarged liver
  • splenic enlargement
  • IBD Inlammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of your digestive track lining,
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm, enlargement or protrusion of the large blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs

Regards,

Dr. John Claude

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