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#1 Mirianda

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:57 PM

Hi everyone...

While standing I noticed a bump on my belly, (I know this is not related to Narcolepsy but... I need advice and I know I can get some here and I know you aren't doctors) The thing is... I noticed this bump a while ago... maybe a couple of months ago (more than 2) but it was smaller about half the size I would say. Its now about the size of my fist... Not painfull to the touch but I remember having pains in my bellybutton a couple of days ago and when I walk my pelvis hurts from certain movements. I say to myself not to worry but... I don't have a family doctor and I can't go to the emergency room at the hospital for that! And the clinics with no appointments won't take me... I can try at the one I used to go but that means I would have to take a day off (money is a little thight) So I was wondering could I postpone this a while longer see if it goes away or should I try to go see a doctor one way or another... it's not on both sides and I'm used to ache from most of my body so little things like that take a while before I notice them... Any suggestion? At worst I see a doctor from "la clinique des femmes" a contraception clinic that offers visits to people who don't have family doctors. I will see that doctor in mid February. and I see my neurologist in march

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:38 PM

hi mirianda. dont wait to see a doc. u should never ignore lumps and bumps it isnt worth the risk. u go and see a doctor ASAP. i hope it turns out to be nothing but u must go. let us know how it goes.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:51 PM

Even if it doesn't hurt? I mean from what I read on the internet it could be only a hernia. And I can't really go tonight because I have a job interview that I wouldn't miss for the world (I can't wait to have a job closer to home!) So I guess I will try for tomorow then... I will at least call the clinic to see if they would take me. Any idea what it could be (I'll be 21 this weekend)

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:55 PM

good luck on yr interview!! im not a doctor but when i read the first post i thought of a hernia aswell. i would still get it checked out asap tho its better to be safe than sorry and most lumps and bumps turn out to be nothing then u can get on with that new job without worrying !!! hernias can still need treatment to fix them but once you find out about the job you can get it sorted. Good luck with both !

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:57 PM

I'm with Clare on this one....see the doctor as soon as you can....tomorrow night should be fine...hopefully it's nothing serious, but definitely something that I wouldn't wait a month or two to have checked out.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:56 AM

I'll go saturday and wait all day (because everyone goes on saturday) I just hope to get a spot! It could also be a (I don't know how to say it really) blob of fat (haha) so since it doesn't hurt I'm not really worried

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:00 PM

I'll go saturday and wait all day (because everyone goes on saturday) I just hope to get a spot! It could also be a (I don't know how to say it really) blob of fat (haha) so since it doesn't hurt I'm not really worried


Mirianda sweetheart,

Please definitely go on Saturday, or tomorrow if at all possible. The thing that concerns me is that the bump is changing fairly rapidly. Even though it doesn't hurt, that really indicates you need to check it out as soon as possible. Think about it this way: A doctor's visit will be a little expensive, but if you prevent a crisis (say, emergency surgery or something like that), the doctor's visit will be much less expensive than paying for some kind of crisis.

So please get it checked out asap, and let us know how it goes, ok? I know that you have a lot on your plate even before the bump's appearance, so I'll be thinking of you and sending lots of prayers your way. Take good care of yourself, my friend.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:15 AM

Well I talked about it to my fiancé (I don't always since he worries more about my body than I do) and he doesn't feel it... But I have been reading on endometriosis... my mom had it and I may have it also (bloating, PAIN, nausea, irregular periods, etc etc.) But the General Praticioneer can't check that and my appointment to get that checked is on February 18th. Yesterday... I didn't really notice the "bump" I think I can feel it but my fiancé said he can't so well I don't want to know what he thinks... Especially since his mom asked me last weekend if I had seen a psychologist for my "disease" because I told her that I had changed medication (added ritalin) and if that didn't work that I would be on Xyrem (try to explain to her that I aint doing this to myself for fun but its neurological!) :( I'm not a hypocondriac that is why I hate going to Doctors because I hurt from more than 1 place but they don't find much to answer me so since I'm young the look in their eyes say to me "you're looking for attention" THAT is why I postpone every medical visit I can because I hate the feeling and end up believing I am making stuff up for whatever reasons (I don't truely believe that I am but the look and comments of doctors friends and family do make me feal like some kind of freak!)

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:26 PM

I agree with the other posts, go see a doctor! And I am like you... I check on everything and most times it ends up not being what I think it was. I have a roster of specialists so I know how you feel but most of them were more helpful because I wanted to learn more and understand what happens (or doesn't) to my body. For every 10 bad doctors, I have found 1 great one. Stay strong and be well!
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Well I talked about it to my fiancé (I don't always since he worries more about my body than I do) and he doesn't feel it... But I have been reading on endometriosis... my mom had it and I may have it also (bloating, PAIN, nausea, irregular periods, etc etc.) But the General Praticioneer can't check that and my appointment to get that checked is on February 18th. Yesterday... I didn't really notice the "bump" I think I can feel it but my fiancé said he can't so well I don't want to know what he thinks... Especially since his mom asked me last weekend if I had seen a psychologist for my "disease" because I told her that I had changed medication (added ritalin) and if that didn't work that I would be on Xyrem (try to explain to her that I aint doing this to myself for fun but its neurological!) Posted Image I'm not a hypocondriac that is why I hate going to Doctors because I hurt from more than 1 place but they don't find much to answer me so since I'm young the look in their eyes say to me "you're looking for attention" THAT is why I postpone every medical visit I can because I hate the feeling and end up believing I am making stuff up for whatever reasons (I don't truely believe that I am but the look and comments of doctors friends and family do make me feal like some kind of freak!)



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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:17 AM

I agree with the other posts, go see a doctor! And I am like you... I check on everything and most times it ends up not being what I think it was. I have a roster of specialists so I know how you feel but most of them were more helpful because I wanted to learn more and understand what happens (or doesn't) to my body. For every 10 bad doctors, I have found 1 great one. Stay strong and be well!
Take care, M


Hi Mirianda:
I think everyone feels the same that you should get this checked on right away. Remember you gotta take of you!!!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:46 AM

Well to be serious I was supposed to go on Saturday but I woke up late and had another appointment that day. Coming back from my appointment I was going to a clinique that take patients without appointments (but it takes an eternity) I noticed the "lump" was gone! So I will wait a couple of days and see if it will be back but if it isn't well I'll talk about it on my next appointment.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 02:16 AM

Well to be serious I was supposed to go on Saturday but I woke up late and had another appointment that day. Coming back from my appointment I was going to a clinique that take patients without appointments (but it takes an eternity) I noticed the "lump" was gone! So I will wait a couple of days and see if it will be back but if it isn't well I'll talk about it on my next appointment.


I agree that you should definitely see a doctor ASAP, or at least mention it at your next appointment if it's soon. I'm not a doctor, and obviously haven't examined you or taken your fully history/symptoms, but since you were looking for some information on what to consider (and assuming this lump was in the lower part of your belly), some things that came to my mind (please keep in mind I'm NOT a doctor) are:

Ovarian cyst (which perhaps ruptured):
http://womenshealth....ons/ovcyst.html

Symptoms can include:

  • In many cases, ovarian cysts produce no symptoms.
  • Mild abdominal ache.
  • Abdominal swelling or a feeling of fullness or pressure.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse.
  • Menstrual irregularities including absence of menstrual bleeding (amenorrhea), heavy bleeding (menorrhagia), and painful periods (dysmenorrhea).
  • Unusual hair growth on the face and body caused by an increased production of masculinizing hormones (hirsutism).
  • Sudden, sharp abdominal pain, fever, and nausea if a cyst becomes twisted or ruptures.
  • Rarely, painful, frequent urination-or urinary retention-if a cyst presses against the bladder.


You can get a ton of info about this by doing some searches. Here's another site, which has a lot of info too:
http://www.emedicine.../article_em.htm

And then, as you mentioned, there's endometriosis:
http://womenshealth....ometriosis.html

I also thought of uterine fibroids, but you say you're young, and if they go away on their own, it says that's usually not until menopause nears:
http://womenshealth....s/fibroids.html

Also, depending on GI symptoms, it could be some sort of diverticulum (pocket) or diverticulitis (inflammation) in your intestine, or some other GI disorder. You definitely need a doctor to figure this out.

Anyway, it really could be any number of things. I understand that you said it's hard to get to a doctor, and were looking for more information to try to figure out what might be going on until you can get to one. Regardless, I think the best course of action would definitely be to get an appointment ASAP and get checked out. Good luck!

P.S. - If anything I wrote above is at all in violation of this site, I apologize, and hope that someone deletes my post (or lets me know so I can do so).

P.P.S. - I have no affiliation with Johns Hopkins whatsoever. I just liked their site and thought it was helpful.