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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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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

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Friend has an baseball sized tumor? growth on the outside of his chest.It looks soft & says it 's bleeds when he moves to fast& 2 tiny 1's on arm

Friend has an baseball sized tumor?  growth on the outside of his chest.It looks  soft  & says it 's  bleeds when he moves to fast& 2 tiny 1's on arm

May be sarcoma: Most common lesions to reach baseball size on chest wall are lipomas. However they don't bleed. One must consider if primary, that lesion is a form of angiosarcoma or vascular dysplastic melanoma . Treatment never offered unless dx available. If easily resectable, this approach needed. Two other lesions may represent mets and once dx made, PET/CAT important to find other possible sites. ...Read more

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I have an auxially mass like tumor formed in my left arm it is round shaped when i touched it hardly i feels pain otherwise it doest pain in the arm?

I have an auxially mass like tumor formed in my  left arm it is round shaped when i touched it hardly i feels pain otherwise it doest pain in the arm?

Axillary Mass: Hi, this sounds like it could be an abscess. These are painful, warm, red, fast appearing masses under the skin. An abscess generally needs to be drained and treated with antibiotics. See a medical provider today. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can x-Rays detect tumors in your leg muscle?

Can x-Rays detect tumors in your leg muscle?

Yes: The value of x rays in leg tumors is to define the extent of the lesion, and proximity to vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels as well as underlying periosteum of bone. Usually CAT or MRI will provide the needed information. On occasion we use angiogram of the femoral vessels to determine extent of vascularity for resection or whether chemoembolization will improve results. ...Read more

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Can u get a tumor under ur arm kn ur arm pit and can it kill u?

Can u get a tumor under ur arm kn ur arm pit and can it kill u?

Primary and Mets: Lymph nodes in the arm pit are a common site for metastases from breast cancer and may be the site of primary lymphoma. Both of these type of tumors can be lethal. ...Read more

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Is shoulder / arm pain from a pancoast tumor always severe?

Pancoast was a: Radiologist that noted tumor at the top of the lung burst upward, involve sympathetic nerve plexus, and the nerve roots before, as and after they enter the brachial plexus. The tumors tend to be insidious, so the arm pain may be gradual. These tumors can be difficult to diagnose because the shoulder arm pain make people think orthopedic rather than oncologic. Pancoast was wrong. These can be cured. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of pancoast tumor spread to the feet and the other arm?

Can symptoms of pancoast tumor spread to the feet and the other arm?

It is a type of canc: This cancer can definitely spread, typically into other distant organs, not likely to go to the arms or legs but more to lungs, liver, brain or bones. Your oncologist can help clarify it for you while you are being treated. ...Read more

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Hello my mom has a tumor under her arm and its spreading is it fatal?

Hello my mom has a tumor under her arm and its spreading is it fatal?

Tumor: Your mother needs to see her physician to have tests run so that both of you can have peace of mind. ...Read more

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Bump in my side, which is where I have the bigger muscle. Is this a tumor, cancer or what?

See a doc: Not possible to answer that question without an exam. Sounds like you should visit your family doc and let him/her determine what else to do if anything. Hope it's all ok. ...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