A Lump In The Stomach?
Hello, Doctor. NI want to ask, my mother is 53 years old. Her stomach has been big since years ago, especially in the last 2 years, it’s getting bigger. Have a history of stomach ulcers. Since last month, his stomach felt hot, especially when he was filled with food, he felt pain, then nausea, sometimes vomiting. After examining the doctor and ultrasound, it was found that there was a mass in the upper abdomen bordering the right kidney measuring 7x6cm, well-defined, filled with dense tissue and there was vascularization that entered the mass. Since last month my mother has had no appetite due to pain and heat, so her weight has dropped drastically by more than 5 kg. Please help with the explanation. thanks.
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The presence of a lump in the abdominal cavity can be caused by various conditions. The abdominal cavity is a cavity that contains important organs in the body, starting from the stomach, pancreas, intestines, spleen, blood vessels, reproductive tracts such as the uterus, ovaries and also the urinary system starting from the kidneys, bladder to the urinary tract itself. The boundaries of these organs are bounded by a membrane behind which there is a spine.
In your mother's case an ultrasound examination was carried out and it was said that there was a mass. Mass in this case is an enlargement of an organ or is also a tumor or abnormal tissue growth. These tumors can be benign or malignant in this case cancer. It is also possible that the affected organs are still uncertain whether the liver, the kidneys themselves or come from blood vessels or tumors from other parts of the body. Everything needs to be done further in more detail. In general, doctors will perform a series of examinations such as a follow-up ultrasound, abdominal CT scan, blood tests, abdominal x-rays or other examinations. If necessary, it will be removed and a biopsy or tissue examination of the enlargement is performed to determine the type of tumor. This examination is used as a diagnosis, prognosis in the future and treatment options in the future.
There is an explanation from ultrasound which is said to be clearly defined, namely the enlargement can be seen clearly, the tissue is solid, it is not a collection of fluid and there is vascularization, which is a lot of blood flow to the enlargement. The existence of weight loss can certainly occur due to digestive disorders and body metabolism in general. Consult in detail about the next steps for handling your mother with the doctor who treats your mother.
That's all I can say, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Tiwi