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Question (10/05/2012):

Title: Signs and symptoms of inflammatory abdominal masses

Hello thank you for your previous advice.

I do have an intrathecal morphine/baclofen pump that I have had for 6 years.

I am currently weaning off it to have it removed.

But the masses I was referring to are inflammatory abdominal masses.

The 1st one was taken out during my 2nd abdominal surgery to replace vicryl stitches in the 2 deep abdominal layers.

The vicryl did not absorb and I had a foreign body reaction that became infected.

After the last surgery the vicryl was remove and a monofilament replaced it.

The incision heals then busts open in the same 2 spots and drain.

Lately I can palpate a large knot running diagonally from 6 inches above incision straight across the incision to the navel.

The knot is very long and wide and when barely touched sends sharp pains across the knot and it feels as burning pain inside.

Can you tell me the signs and symptoms of inflammatory abdominal masses caused by foreign body rejection or infection in the upper right quadrant of my abdomen?

Answer:

Thank you very much for your question.

Signs and symptoms of inflammatory abdominal masses caused by foreign body rejection or infection in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen may include:

-Abdominal pain

-Change in appetite

-Changes in urination, including too much urination, too little urination, or pain with urinating

-Constipation, diarrhea or irregularity of bowel movements

-Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

-Pain when lifting a load

-Rapid weight loss or weight gain



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