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Nodule (Overview)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual and not medical terminology.


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What are vocal nodules?

What are vocal nodules?

"growths" on cords: Vocal nodules are lesions that can affect the true vocal cords. Nodules usually present as hoarseness or a change in your voice. They tend to be non-cancerous in nature but cancer is always a concern when ents look at your vocal cords and see "growths.". ...Read more

Nodule (Overview)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual and not medical terminology.


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Is a nodule that is 6mm considered big?

What type of: Nodule? In what part of the body? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images that show the nodule
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Research whether it's best to follow the nodule or to biopsy it
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Is a 9mm nodule worst than 1.2 cm nodule?

Nodules: Usually smaller is better. So in this regard, 9mm (0.9cm) is better than 12mm (1.2cm). However, if we're talking about cancer then another important factor is how aggressive the cancer cells are, i.e., how fast they grow/spread. And this you can't tell by size alone but need to look at cells under a microscope and also evaluate for any other nodules or masses. ...Read more

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Is a 9mm nodule worst than a 1.2 cm nodule?

No: 9mm is smaller than 1.2cm. 1.2cm is 12mm. Both are smaller than a half inch. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nodule?

Firm mass: Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual and not medical terminology. ...Read more

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Is the recovery time after have nodule removed long and is it painful?

Is the recovery time after have nodule removed long and is it painful?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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Can a hot or cold nodule be determined after it is surgically removed?

Can a hot or cold nodule be determined after it is surgically removed?

Pathology will tell: Whether a nodule is hot or cold has to do with how much iodine it takes up on a thyroid scan. Once this nodule is removed, pathology will be performed on it to see if it is a cancerous growth or not. The hot or cold nodule only refers to how the uptake is on the scan. ...Read more

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In left inside major libya I can sense small nodule, which is painfull?

If I understand...: ... The question correctly, you may be referring to this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/bartholin-cyst/ds00667

in any case, your doctor can manage this best. ...Read more

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What is it if I sense a little nodule in left minor libya which is a bit painful?

Nodule: Bartholin gland cyst? See if goes away - o/w see your physician. ...Read more

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What exactly is pickers nodule?

Irritation: This is caused by repetitive irritation of the skin area leading to excessive scarring -thus the bump or nodule.
In the early stage, it may go away by itself once the scratching is stopped. At a later stage, injecting a cortisone into the lesion may cause it to resolve. In the chronic stage, it is nearly impossible to get rid of it. ...Read more

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What could cause pickers nodules?

What could cause pickers nodules?

Picking: Pickers nodules, aka prurigo nodularis, may start out as anything causing itching and then the nerves in that area go haywire and the person picks and rubs and continues to manipulate the area, then, thick nodules that have more nerves and sensations grow and the cycle continues. The only way to break the cycle is to not touch these spots alt all. For itching, topical or injected corticosteroid. ...Read more

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What is achilies degenerstive nodule?

Achilles tendonosis: When a strong achilles tendon remains inflamed it may develop degeneration, micro tears & ongoing swelling. At areas of tears and swelling, lumps or nodules may form. The underlying problem is generally overuse of this band of tissue which runs down the back of the lower leg & connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Nodules sometimes persist even after rest, ice, therapy have brought repair. ...Read more

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What causes nodules in the vocal cords?

What causes nodules in the vocal cords?

Nodules: Vocal abuse. Causes tissue trauma when yelling, do staccatos well singing, heard attacks on voice. See ENT. Can go away with prolonged voice rest. ...Read more

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What are ovarian nodules?

Ovarian "bubbles": Ovarian nodules are like "bubbles" that develop below the surface that protrude to the surface most commonly from ovarian cysts an often seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are ovarian nodules?

Nonspecific term: The term 'nodule, ' no matter which site it is at, is a very nonspecific term. Most often nodules are NOT cancer. However, when a 'nodule' is noted by exam or imaging, it is often termed suspicious or not suspicious. Sometimes, more tests are required immediately or in a few months to further assess a nodule. Sometimes, no further test is necessary. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is hetergenous 3 nodules sizing 1.0 and 1.5? What's treatment?

More information: Where are these nodules and what are the units of size? The information you provided is not enough ...Read more

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Are isoechoic and hypoecoic nodules and cysts cancerous?

Are isoechoic and hypoecoic nodules and cysts cancerous?

Are you referring: To breast ultrasound? Simple cysts are benign, cysts with solid components are more suspicious. Isoechoic and hypoechoic masses can be benign or malignant. The probability of malignancy depends on other ultrasound features. Some need biopsy, some can be followed or ignored. ...Read more

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What are pulmonary nodules?

What are pulmonary nodules?

X-ray findings: Pulmonary nodules are shadows seen on chest xrays and CT scans that are less than 3cm in size and represent areas of solid tissue in the parts of the lung which should be only air sacs. Nodules can be active infections, scar tissue from prior infections, benign tumors, pulmonary lymph nodes or cancer. ...Read more

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What causes stomach nodules and stomach lesions?

What causes stomach nodules and stomach lesions?

Stomach issues: Not sure what stomach lesions and nodules are. If you had a study like upper endoscopy where the abnormalities were detected, then, let us know exactly what it says. If it is something you feel, you need to be more descriptive as to what's going on. ...Read more

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What are lung nodules?

What are lung nodules?

Lung nodules: Are densities or white areas, roundish usually that are seen in xr of the lungs which are not usually seen in normal, or regular chest x-rays. When we see them we do have to make decisions if pathologic to work them up to make sure they are not cancers or infections. When seen they don't always mean disease. ...Read more

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Calcified lung nodules?

Generally no worries: These are likely "healed" TB or fungal infection that the body has "walled off" and calcified. Usually called calcified granulomas. Very common, especially in certain parts of the world where specific fungi are endemic in the environment - in those areas, nearly every one has them and they do no harm. ...Read more