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    What could a stomach mass on right side of navel indicate?

    Stomach lump getting bigger for over a year. Ultra sound showed nothing a year ago. Just slight niggling pain occasionally, feeling bloated, small appetite, frequent urination at night, and recently smelly gas every night. Previous history, diverticulitis, benign bowel polyps, gallbladder removal and grade 3 breast cancer survivor. Worried this may be a bowel problem.
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  • Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Thank you very much for your enquiry.

    Due to the detailed nature of your questions they are quite difficult to answer in an online forum.

    If you'd like to send your questions through to Bowel Cancer Australia's Nurse Adviser we'd be very happy to get in contact with you to provide an individualised response and advice.

    You can send your questions to us using the web form available at http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=305&Itemid=305.

    In the meantime you may also be interested to read some of the information available on the Bowel Cancer Australia website including:

    • Bowel Cancer: Symptoms - http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=141&Itemid=297

    We look forward to receiving your questions and to offering you some tailored advice.

    Kind Regards,
    The team at Bowel Cancer Australia
    www.bowelcanceraustralia.org


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  • Dr Sujoy Mitra

    Medical Oncologist (Cancer Specialist)

    Medical oncologist and clinical haematologist treating all malignancies apart from acute leukaemias. View Profile

    If you/the patient has felt this themselves it could be a manner of things such as an umbilical hernia or cyst. These can give you a lot of pain and it is best to go to the GP to get this checked or referred onto the correct Practitioner.
    If it is an internal mass that has shown up on a scan of some sort it may need further investigations.
    Either way the best thing you can do is visit your GP and they can send you to the correct Health Professional to investigate it further.

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