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I had an ultrasound scan 2 months ago and a soft tissue mass

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I had an ultrasound scan 2 months ago and a soft tissue mass of 1.8cms was found on the left side adjacent to my spleen and left kidney. It had an echogenic outcome like the spleen but it wasn't present on a CT scan 1 year ago and wasn't even mentioned on an ultrasound scan 2 months ago. So what might it be. Would something grow that quickly?
Hi. Why did you have the scan? Do you have the final radiologist's impression?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It was an incidental finding. The scan was for my lower abdo pain. For 4 yrs I have had a spleen of 15cms but nothing has ever been mentioned as a mass. The radiologist wants a CT scan as they are not sure. The report said a soft tissue mass similar to spleen tissue.
OK--have you had any abdominal surgery before?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
A c section 6 yrs ago.

OK. First off it could be scar tissue from the surgery.

If not, it sounds like either a splenic or a kidney cyst, both of which are completely benign and wouldn't account for your abdominal pain.

The ct scan will determine exactly what this is

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