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small lumps in abdomen, just below right ribs. Gall bladder?

(7 Posts)
Wheeelybug Fri 08-Jul-11 21:32:43

I'm going to make an appt with my GP on Monday, but needed wanted to see if anybody had any similar experience?

I have a couple of lumps in my upper right abdomen, right below my ribs, and I think in the area where my gall bladder is. It's been a couple of weeks, but they've started being slightly painful today and I'm worried that it's something serious. It feels a bit odd. Obviously I'm not expecting a diagnosis, just people's experience.

Have name-changed for this, in case family members have sussed me online and don't want to worry them...

Wheeelybug Fri 08-Jul-11 21:34:05

I did google (i know, I know) but oddly it put my mind at rest because i'd convinced myself it was liver cancer (why??) and I'm hoping it's something as simple as a cyst.

MoreBeta Fri 08-Jul-11 21:39:25

I don't think you can feel your gall baldder with your fingers. My own expereince was a gall bladder with gall stones in it and one trapped in the duct was like someone is sticking a knife in me, cold sweats, vomiting and very ill. I still could not feel the gall ballder though with my fingers.

mummyplum Fri 08-Jul-11 21:42:37

I have gallbladder disease and i can see a lump on the right side. Surgeon has told me this is from inflammation in the area. BUT, could be anything in your case - see your Dr x

mummyplum Fri 08-Jul-11 21:43:57

ps - don't google, have been a victim myself of feeding my inner hypercondriac!

Wheeelybug Fri 08-Jul-11 21:47:39

It's in exactly the right place, and the small lumps lead right along where the bottom of my liver is. There's one about the size of a large pea, and then 2-3 smaller less distinct lumps.

I won't google anymore.. god knows when I'll be able to get to an appointment though, but will def call the GP on Monday.

I don't think it's gall stones Beta, I would definitely expect more pain.. it doesn't feel painful as such, just more aware that there's something there that shouldn't be, and it's a little bit uncomfortable, like there is something swollen maybe.

Wheeelybug Fri 08-Jul-11 23:11:08

Nobody else with wise words?

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