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lump in my left side if my stomach

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Hi I have a lump in my left side if my stomach which is part of my bowel and I have pain in my abdomen and I go to the washroom( number 2 )atleast four times a day also I have lost about 25 pounds in the last year what could be wrong cause my doctor hasn'tdetermined it yet thank you

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replied August 11th, 2011
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A25908
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The history of loss of 25 pounds in association of loose stools is significant.

The causes of such issues could be malbsorption disorders, tumors (Lymphoma - that can present as a lump), Parasitic infections, and many more.

The best way forward would be to undergo testing - including stool examination, endoscopic studies with biopsy of the intestine specimens, a CT of the abdomen, etc.

You might consult a gastroenterologist who can examine you and provide necessary treatment.

I hope this helps.

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