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Benign tumor: It is a benign lesion of the kidney usually composed of muscle, blood vessels, and fat. Sometimes, treatment is recommended when they are larger than 5 cm given a higher risk of bleeding. ...Read more
A urologist diagnosed me with urethral angiolipoma. I am 28 and this causes urethral obstruction. Should I have it removed or learn to live with it?
Tough problem: This is an unusual problem that needs proper assessment by an expert in urethral reconstruction. If it is just an angioma then laser has has used to ablate the abnormal blood vessel if on the other hand there is a solid component (as in angiolipoma) then excising this tissue should be strongly considered if it is causing any obstruction. Living with it is not a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an angiolipoma of the brain cause nerve pain through out the body? What is the best treatment if surgical removal isn't an option?
Angiolipoma: An anginolipoma is a rare lesion and the normal treatment of choice is surgical removal as long as the neurosurgeon feels it can access in a reasonable fashion. This tumor would not likely be the cause of pain throughout the body, in most cases if there is pain it would be related to a specific region of the body, not a diffuse pain. ...Read more
I have lumps thighs hips ribs belly. Bx from thigh shows angiolipoma. Could they all b this? Path not backr/t autoimmune? Seeing rheum. ?Ra vs lupus.
See below: Yes they can potentially be lipomas---some people can have several. ...Read more
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer