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I am having a fatty tumor removed from right under my stomach

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I am having a fatty tumor removed from right under my stomach area. how painful is the surgury. How long is my recovery time and how long will I have to take off of work.

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

How big is the tumor?

Customer:

not sure yet but it fells like a baby fist.

Dr Brims :

Have you had any tests?

Customer:

the size of a baby fist. not for sure.

Dr Brims :

Have you had a CT scan or MRI?

Customer:

no yet waiting for the hospital to schedule it.

Dr Brims :

You have surgery scheduled but have not had a CT scan yet?

Customer:

i cannot see you response

Dr Brims :

Can you see it now?

Customer:

no surgury is not set my doctor just told me i will need it

Dr Brims :

Okay, are they going to do it open or laparoscopic?

Customer:

he said laparoscpic

Dr Brims :

Okay, then the recovery time should be about a week , you may likely take a week off work

Customer:

is this cancerous

Dr Brims :

The only way to know if it is cancerous is if you have a CT scan and biopsy, there is no way to know if it is cancerous now

Customer:

ok thank you so much for your help.

Dr Brims :

You're very welcome

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