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Doctor insights on: Arm Muscle Tumor Diagnosis

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I have a tumor on my right arm muscle. What could it be?

I have a tumor on my right arm muscle. What could it be?

Have u seen an md?: If but just feeling a mass and have not had it looked it then that would be the first step. Torn or attained muscles can feel like a lump but usually with pain and difficulty with motion. If it is a tumor it most likely would be a fatty benign lipoma but these can become or b malignant. Physical exam and likely an MRI would be first steps to evaluate. Could b clot, lymph, met but need more info. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Describe arm weakness with brain tumor. Is the weakness so bad that someone can barely lift an arm, or like muscle fatigue?

Describe arm weakness with brain tumor.  Is the weakness so bad that someone can barely lift an arm, or like muscle fatigue?

Depends: Sorry, but depends on location and growth rate of tumor. Usually slow/insidious loss of strength & coordination. Often notice fine motor control issues first (penmanship deterioration, then holding pen, then holding cup, then raising arm...). ...Read more

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My right hand muscle has disappeared. There is a huge gap between my thumb and index finger. My arm is also shrinking. Can it be a spinal tumor?

My right hand muscle has disappeared. There is a huge gap between my thumb and index finger. My arm is also shrinking. Can it be a spinal tumor?

Cubital Tunnel Syn: Most likely the muscle atrophy is caused by ulnar nerve entapment at the elbow but could come from the neck or even the brain but unlikely. Do you have numbness in the ring and little fingers? See a hand surgeon or a neurologist. This needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Afraid brain tumor also hypondriac p.O.T.S did MRI spine clear blod neuro test god have twiching legs weakness pain back arms hips insomnia muscle spa?

Afraid brain tumor also hypondriac p.O.T.S did MRI spine clear blod neuro test god have twiching legs weakness pain back arms hips insomnia muscle spa?

You do not have: A brain tumor. You need to have a thorough neurologic exam, eeg, andneuromuscular testing. The imaging is definitive; your symptoms suggest physiologuc etiology, of which a variet of potential sources. ...Read more

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What if I have a tumor in just my left arm?

What if I have a tumor in just my left arm?

Depends...: If it's a benign tumor like lipoma, no threat to life or limb. If cancer, different story. Get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a new tumor on my arm cause lymphedema?

Can a new tumor on my arm cause lymphedema?

Yes: Depending on where the tumor grows and which tissues it involves, it certainly can cause lymphedema of the arm. In particular, if the tumor involves the lymph nodes in the arm pit (axilla), this could Prohibit lymphatic drainage from the arm and cause lymphedema. ...Read more

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Can a few really hard muscle knots in the shoulder be tumors? Really painful.

Can a few really hard muscle knots in the shoulder be tumors? Really painful.

No: Tumor in muscle is clearly different from the surrounding tissue and is not contractile. Do you perhaps have neofascist pain syndrome? ...Read more

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I have a desmoid tumor in my adbominal wall by the rectus muscle should I remove it?

I have a desmoid tumor in my adbominal wall by the rectus muscle should I remove it?

Your Doc advice??: The doctor who diagnosed you to have desmoid tumnor must have given you some advice! What did he ask you to do???. Please tell us the full story, then we can guide you further. Desmoid Tumor is a low grade cancer, so removal of the tumor is the best choice to be able to control it.. ...Read more

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Have Polynueuropathies and it's hard to raise my arm and I have a pain in my back. I saw online it could be a tumor. Should I go to the ER?

Have Polynueuropathies and it's hard to raise my arm and I have a pain in my back. I saw online it could be a tumor. Should I go to the ER?

Polyneuropathies: For how long?Injury? What was done? How was diagnosis made? if never assessed ER may be first stop , they will make sure it is not acute and then refer you. Could be rotator cuff injury ( usually not acute), MS, disc(infection or slipped), rarely lymphoma(CXR), autoimmune, rarely impingement,vascular, rarely schwanoma. F/u/ w ER ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more