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What happens when you have a mass in your sinus after your adenoids have been removed?

What happens when you have a mass in your sinus after your adenoids have been removed?

Sinus mass: I'm not sure i'm following your question very well as the adenoid is part of nose and not really a part of any of the sinuses which are cavities that drain into your nose. The adenoid is close to one of the sinuses, the sphenoid sinus, but a mass in the sinus would not likely be related to the adenoid. If you could provide some clarification as to where the mass is located, we can better address. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Rickert
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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


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My X-Ray report's Impression states that: soft tissue mass indenting the anterior margin of nasopharynx. Suggestive of adenoid hypertrophy. What's it?

My X-Ray report's Impression states that: soft tissue mass indenting the anterior margin of nasopharynx. Suggestive of adenoid hypertrophy. What's it?

Enlarged adenoids: Adenoid tissue , part of immune system, resides in nasopharynx. Can enlarge and cause mouth breathing, airway obstruction, chronic ear infections and sometimes associated with sinus disease. ,Adenoids and tonsils are sometimes removed if chronic issues impair patients health. ...Read more

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Mass in pancreas?

Mass in pancreas?

Could be many things: Needs a full work-up immediately. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a mass in my bre?

I have a mass in my bre?

Breast mass?: Let your doc know as soon as possible. You will need an office visit, followed by further tests, mammogram or ultrasound as felt necessary. ...Read more

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What could a 3cm. Mass on kidney be.

What could a 3cm. Mass on kidney be.

Mass in kidney: To find out what the mass is, you need to see a urologist. For a mass this size, < 4 cm, 20-30% are non-cancerous. You will need to get a biopsy of this mass in order to get tissue from it to arrive at a diagnosis. A urologist can obtain the biopsy from your kidney. If it is malignant, then an oncologist will be the physician to manage the problem. ...Read more

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What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

Many: Most, less than 3 cm can be watched as they are unlikely to be cancers. However, some small tumors can make excess cortisol, aldosterone, male hormones or adrenalin. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is lean body mass?

What is lean body mass?

Body mass: Body mass index (BMI) is weight over height squared - weight divided by height squared. A BMI of 20-25 is OK. Anything below 20 or above 25 is considered not normal ...Read more

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What is body mass index?

What is body mass index?

"fatness" indicator: An indicator of body "fatness" calculated from your height and weight. A bmi of 25 and above is considered overweight. ...Read more

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Whys bone mass important?

Whys bone mass important?

It's a bank account: We stop adding to our bone mass by the end of our late 20's/early 30's. After that it is a slow decrease in bone mass. Bone mass can decrease to the point where you bone breaks under relatively normal loads. This is commonly known as osteoporosis/fragility fractures and can happen in the hip, wrists, and spine. It is important to maintain as much bone mass as possible to avoid those fractures. ...Read more

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How can I get bicep mass?

How can I get bicep mass?

Not easy: I assume that you are trying to increase the size of your biceps muscle. This is increasingly more difficult as we age, but the general principles are the same. You must be in positive protein balance. Heavy wts and low reps, don't ignore other arm muscles. Vary workout types. Allow time for muscle healing between workouts, at least 3-5 days. ...Read more