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Question: Pain LRQ feels like mass this is after lap appedix removal

 cherry5203 - Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:04 pm

52 yr female I've had gastric problems for 2 years. pancreatitus Nov 2 yrs ago, had stent put in and removed, then gallbaldder March 1 yrs ago, then appendix Oct last year.
Since the appendix removal had had pain in RLQ and it feels like there's something there. I feel pain all the time and feel full on Rt side I try to exercise, bend or sit.
Have not had any releif. Can any suggest what this maybe?
Since surgery stools like toothpaste.
Last scan said I had developed numerous cysts in liver just since surgery.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:46 am

User avatar Hi cherry5203,
Scar tissue can give the impression of thickening in an area. Adhesions also may cause significant discomfort or pain. However, some diagnostic studies such as an ultrasound or CT scan would certainly be in order to identify if this is the causative factor and you should discuss this with your physician.

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