Hi there, i am very worried and need some advice. I have an upper left aquadrant mass, it causes pain that comes and goes, but now that i am pregnant the pain seems to be round more. Plus it seems bigger, but i dont know know if its because im getting bigger and my tummy muscles are stretching.
A bit of background is i am very overweight and im currently 30 weeks pregnant. I have been going to the drs for the past 12-18 months with complaints of this, but i was told it was s pulled muscle every time as when the gp performed a abdominal exam they coldnt find the lump, but i could always feel it while standing. I went to the gp recently and showed him the mass while i was standing and he could deffenatly see it. He said it felt like it was in my abdominal wall, but has reffered me to a surgion to get another opinion. The mass is quite large, about 10 cm long, its soft and smooth and rounded, i dont think it moves.but it disapears when laying down. I had constant soft or loose poos for 6 months, but that seemed to disapear when i got pregnant. But i did get my stools checked we hi h came back normal. I dont have any bowel problems now, my poo is dark though, but i think thats because of my prenaitals.
I had an ultrasound done on my abdomen that came back normal ,but i am woried its stomach cancer or some kind of life threatening condition. When i bend over i feel a weird sensation where the mass is and other times its just a dull ache, other times it doesnt hurt at all. Would stomach tumors show up on a abdominal ultrasound? Because i am considered a high risk pregnancy because of my weight and blood pressure
i am having regular blood tests, every thing comes back normal, eg iron and other things.
I know this is a long post but im really worried as i am a mum and this has been going on for so long, if it is cancer i could have had it delt with sooner, and the specalist is not till the new year. Its causing alot of anxiety.
Can u get hernias in that area? And would they always show up in ultrasounds? What if its just a tear in my abdominal wall that fat is just pushing through and not organs? Thanks for your assistance and i look forward to your responce.