It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Hernia Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-30-2009, 08:07 AM   #1
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 219
dianajune HB Userdianajune HB Userdianajune HB User
Bowel problems/poss. hernia????

I wasn't sure where to post this message, so I left one yesterday afternoon on the "general" board but didn't get a response. Maybe I'll get one here.

Two nights ago I noticed a large mass to the left of my belly button. It's larger than my hand and doesn't hurt at all. I went to my primary care provider and showed it to her, and she thinks it could be a lipoma, incisional hernia, or possibly even trapped stool.

I asked about cancer, because 5 years ago I was diagnosed with a borderline ovarian tumor and had a total hysterectomy. I didn't need chemo or radiation and the prognosis for that is excellent. In addition to that, I suffer from IBS, GERD, anxiety, depression, fluid retention, hypothyroidism, arthritis, etc.

She sent me for xrays, which was yesterday afternoon but so far I haven't gotten the results. May not get them until Wednesday, but I'm hoping they will come in today. Here are my questions:

1. I didn't think that a hernia could pop up so quickly, but my Pastor told me this morning that his mother had one the size of a large grapefruit and they never had to operate on it. Hers was above the belly button, whereas mine is to the left of it (not far from my hysterectomy incision). Has anyone out there had this happen to them?

2. I just got over the stomach bug a little more than a week ago and was dehydrated too. The same day I came down with that was the last day I had to take amoxicillin, which was prescribed as a precaution because of a very difficult tooth extraction. Could having the bug, and having been on amoxicillin and having IBS have anything to do with this?

3. It feels like the mass may have grown slightly overnight but it's hard to tell because of my weight. Sometimes when I look at it, it appears to have not changed at all. Sometimes it looks more pronounced. Can a large hernia or lipoma magically appear overnight, and then the following night get bigger? At what point do hernias or lipomas stop growing?

4. Can something fast growing be cancerous? My primary care md doesn't think so, and she said it would be unusual for colon cancer to present itself like this.

5. Can abdominal xrays show hernias and lipomas?

If anyone out there has a word of encouragement, I would appreciate it. I've been through so much that I just can't take any more bad news, and I doubt that my family could either. I'm single, but my father worries about me, and so does my Aunt. Regarding how I feel at the moment, I'm a bit constipated but did pass some stool this morning, along with gas. Not as much as I would have liked.

Last edited by dianajune; 06-30-2009 at 08:09 AM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-27-2009, 02:09 PM   #2
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: oldtown, maine, USA
Posts: 62
angel880 HB User
Re: Bowel problems/poss. hernia????

hello I am 27 years old and about 8 months ago I found a large mass on the right near my belly button it does hurt and feel like it will bust out mainly after being physically active. doc sent me for mri after having severe gastrointestinal pain, bloating, and blood in my uring test came back normal. I have since started growing lipomas? right ribs, left ribs, golf ball in arm and several in right breast. Doc looked at a few and laughed at me when I said they hurt. I have referral to gastro specialist but still waiting on apt. I have severe bowel problems and pain. I am looking into durcums disease but???? I have no answers for you just sharing that I am also scared as hell and trying to find answers. I have been doing breathing exercises to calm down and it helps some. Hot baths help some with pain and stress too. Hang in there and if you have any similar symptoms or whatever feel free to message me. Best wishes and best of luck -jen

 
Old 08-01-2009, 05:02 PM   #3
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 219
dianajune HB Userdianajune HB Userdianajune HB User
Re: Bowel problems/poss. hernia????

Quote:
Originally Posted by jangel192000 View Post
hello I am 27 years old and about 8 months ago I found a large mass on the right near my belly button it does hurt and feel like it will bust out mainly after being physically active. doc sent me for mri after having severe gastrointestinal pain, bloating, and blood in my uring test came back normal. I have since started growing lipomas? right ribs, left ribs, golf ball in arm and several in right breast. Doc looked at a few and laughed at me when I said they hurt. I have referral to gastro specialist but still waiting on apt. I have severe bowel problems and pain. I am looking into durcums disease but???? I have no answers for you just sharing that I am also scared as hell and trying to find answers. I have been doing breathing exercises to calm down and it helps some. Hot baths help some with pain and stress too. Hang in there and if you have any similar symptoms or whatever feel free to message me. Best wishes and best of luck -jen
I had an abdominal ct scan about a month ago and was told that I have a hernia and it does't need to be operated on. Even so, because I know of someone who had a couple of hernias that she let go (which almost turned into a medical emergency for her) I decided to go ahead with a surgeon consult, which won't be until September.

I just posted another message on this board today about a recent bout of what I hope is nothing more than my IBS acting up.....can't seem to get my gut under control and back to normal, whatever "normal" is!

I hope you will feel better soon. Have you gotten anywhere with your doctor?

 
Old 08-19-2009, 04:30 PM   #4
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Marshall,Virginia
Posts: 1
cocola123 HB User
Rectocele getting worse

My question is I had seen a doctor back in 2006 and running test on my sphicter muscles and then I moved out of state not getting the MRI test done for my colon. I then seen another doctor at another state I was living and that was done 2008, but then lost my job and insurance. In 2008 I was referred to a Specialist for surgery, but I could not take off work at that time and I figure I could hold off, but that is when I lost my job. I should have taken care of myself then. I regret it to this day. Now its 2009 and experience the same old symptoms as, fullness in rectum and nothing there or very tiny stool or no stool at all, pushing with my finger through vagina to get one little stool to discharge. I notice the other day my rectum is more stretch and larger like the sphicter has changed or gone. I notice the change cause the stool is not emptying and it is next to vagina wall (herniated). The question is what will happen "IF" I never get back to see a doctor and have the surgery (no insurance yet).

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Questions about hernia & bowel surgery aftermath dianajune Hernia 0 12-06-2009 01:15 PM
can a bowel choke itself again after surgery with hernia present mudd63 Hernia 1 10-02-2009 09:48 PM
Hysterectomy last year pain still there really down ?bowel adhesions? Crimson609 Hysterectomy 1 04-19-2009 08:34 AM
Hernia after Bowel Resection? Redneon82 Hernia 0 05-23-2008 02:11 PM
Home from the Hospital After Bowel Resection. Clover100 Bowel Disorders 22 12-25-2007 09:36 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added











All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:27 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!