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Diagnostic Tests for Abdominal mass

Diagnostic Test list for Abdominal mass:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Abdominal mass includes:

  • General appearance - looking for jaundice, signs of recent weight loss.
  • Palpate the abdominal mass - to determine site, tenderness, size, shape, surface, edge, and mobility.
  • Examine neck and groin lymph nodes
  • Rectal examination - looking for mass or blood.
  • Blood tests
  • Stool examination - looking for occult blood.
  • Radiographic investigations depending on location of mass and associated symptoms
    • X-ray abdomen
    • Upper GI series
    • Barium enema
    • Small bowel series
    • Abdominal ultrasound scan
    • CT scan of abdomen and pelvis - useful in differentiating all types of masses.
    • ERCP is useful in diagnosing pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer
  • Endoscopic procedure - to help diagnose stomach cancer, colon cancer and diverticulitis.
  • Surgical investigations depending on location of mass and associated symptoms - e.g. Laparoscopy is useful in diagnosing many types of masses, Exploratory laparotomy is a useful way of establishing a diagnosis.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Abdominal mass causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Abdominal mass:

The following list of conditions have 'Abdominal mass' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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