| | Re: Major Stomach Pain and Lump in Stomach HELP!!!!!!!
I donít know if you have found the answer to your problem. I am 30 years old. 6í3Ē and 240 lbs. back in late Sept. 2004 I had severe stomach pain. I would encounter similar pain at least once a year since I was around 22. I was diagnosed with having gastritis. However once the pain subsided I had a lump the size of my fist along the left side of my stomach. I went to the emergency room. I got a Dr. to run an ultra sound. They found out that I have hydronephrosis of the kidney. This is a common birth defect that in the last 10 to 15 years they have been able to recognize and correct within the first 7 weeks of a babies life. What it means roughly is that the kidney is not draining properly due to some sort of obstruction. Tests are done to locate the obstruction. The lump was a result of my left kidney holding 1 liter of urine. Because of my large frame I was masking the complication until now. Also prior to this I had never had a CAT scan or ultrasound because I looked perfectly healthy. They place a stint running from my kidney to my bladder to help it drain and I have had a series of test and they have determined that with the stint my left kidney can perform its job at around 15%. This is enough to keep the kidney however itís borderline. If you have not had a CAT Scan to date I would suggest you get one. Hope this helps. Reading your posting is what lead me to go to the emergency room.