Pain Under Left Rib Cage Back Abdominal Weight Gain

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An abdominal mass is swelling in one part of the belly area (abdomen).

Alternative Names

Mass in the abdomen


An abdominal mass is usually found during a routine physical examination. Most of the time the mass develops slowly. You may not be able to feel the mass.

Finding where the pain occurs helps the doctor make a diagnosis. For example, the abdomen is usually divided into four areas:

  • Right-upper quadrant
  • Left-upper quadrant
  • Right-lower quadrant
  • Left-lower quadrant

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