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Major bruising the size of an egg in the left side, upper area of the chest cavity?

Major bruising the size of an egg in the left side, upper area of the chest cavity?

Get checked: was this caused by injuries? Taking blood-thinners? Any associated swelling, tenderness? You need to get checked by clinician. Especially If any of these factors are present. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?

What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?

Heart attack/angina: It is quite possible that the symptoms you are describing could be due to strain on your heart, or even a heart attack, especially with your history. There are other possible reasons, however. You should see a doctor ASAP. If you are having these symptoms currently, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

It may or may not as: There are several different possibilities for your symptoms including none cervical spine ones-some may arise from the cervical spine but may also not be diagnosed by the MRI as well-tests are usually done to confirm or help to narrow done the possible causes after a careful history and exam is done by a physician who will then order the appropriate tests or referrals ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest pain in the left side of chest?

What are the causes of chest pain in the left side of chest?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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Abnormality of the mid inferior wall of the heart?

Abnormality of the mid inferior wall of the heart?

RCA or LCX: In 80% of people, the mid-inferior wall is supplied by the right coronary artery. In 10%, it's supplied by the left circumflex and in 10% there are contributions from both arteries. A focal abnormality in that location in a 60 yo man is statistically likely to be due to blockage in 1 or both of those arteries. The area is likely to be scarred or hibernating. ...Read more

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Cause of problem of left upper lobe of the lungs?

Cause of problem of left upper lobe of the lungs?

Insufficient data: To answer properly you must provide actual films for cat scan of the thorax. And a complete hiatory and physical. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest pain in middle of chest?

What are the causes of chest pain in middle of chest?

A few to consider..: Esophagitis/spasm, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis/gallbladder trouble, intestional spasm etc..Can cause chest pain..As well as lung and heart, and chest wall (costochrondiritis). There are certain characteristic symptoms each illness causea..Ie. Frequency/chronicity of symptoms which docs use to tease out which problem you most likely have...Consult your doc... Best of luck.. ...Read more

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What can be the cause/s of hump of the ribs underneath the breasts.Other than scoliosis.?

What can be the cause/s of  hump of the ribs underneath the breasts.Other than scoliosis.?

Sternal asymmetry: Your breast bone (sternum) can articulate with your ribs deeper, shallower, or in the center of your your rib cage. The former is called "pectus excavatum, " the next is called "pectus carinatum." both can cause the ribs to hump up in the chest. Both are innocuous. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and explanation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stiffness and tightness in the entire upper abdomen upto the ribs?

What are the causes of stiffness and tightness in the entire upper abdomen upto the ribs?

See below: This potentially dangerous problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Bloody nose / mucus: Recurrent epistaxis (bloody noses) should be investigated, especially in older patients, or those who smoke. Sometimes nasal cavity cancer can cause a funny taste, or mucus drainage, or even physical deformity of the nose. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?

What are the consequences of a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?

Reversible?: It depends. Is the ischemia reverisble or irreversible? Was it detected on a nuclear stress test? Assume it's reversible as seen in a nuclear stress test.Such things seen on a perfusion scan are often referred to as apical defects.That said, along with other indications, i might suggest a clinical correlation via an angiogram or ccta. The consequences could not be determined without a cath or ccta. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?

What are the consequences of having a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?

Depends: I suppose that was a conclusion from a nuclear stress test? 1) it maybe an artifact, so called false positive test. 2) if its real, a lot depends on presence and severely of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Whats pain in front of the chest bone?

Whats pain in front of the chest bone?

We have to be: Carefull, of the cardiac origin, if we adress that then most likely gerd.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Mammogram results show focal densities in medial aspect of the anterior 3rd of the left breast?

Mammogram results show focal densities in medial aspect of the anterior 3rd of the left breast?

Focal densities: A "density" is a very generic term. There are normal and abnormal densities in the breast. Was this reported on a screening mammo, and were additional views recommended? If so, it is likely that they are potential abnormalities that need additional views for clarification . The majority of these turn out to be nothing, but you need to have the extra views to be sure. ...Read more

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The majority of skin cancers occur on the left side of the face. Why is that?

The majority of skin cancers occur on the left side of the face. Why is that?

Do they?: There no data, that I am aware of, indicating that one side is affected more than the other. Most skin cancers occur in sun exposed areas. ...Read more

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Asymmetric chest, left ribs raised rel. to sternum, creating ~0.5in edge. Can it progress? Seems more pronounced last 6mo, with occasional pain.

Asymmetric chest, left ribs raised rel. to sternum, creating ~0.5in edge. Can it progress? Seems more pronounced last 6mo, with occasional pain.

Asymetric chest: Seek medical attention this week, especially if the asymetry has not been there all your life. Get a chest xray/chest CT and make sure you do not have a lung , chest wall or lymph node lesion. ...Read more

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I had a chest x-ray due to ongoing, severe, SOB . The conclusion was asymmetric density in LLL, nonspecific & could reflect atelectasis, or developing airspace disease. Is the remedy truly just to breathe deeper?

I had a chest x-ray due to ongoing, severe, SOB . The conclusion was asymmetric density in LLL, nonspecific & could reflect atelectasis, or developing airspace disease. Is the remedy truly just to breathe deeper?

Not really: It is important to determine the cause of that density. It may be necessary to have a CT to be certain nothing is in the lungs that may need treatment . Talk to your doctor to see what your next step may be. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a ct of my chest with and without contrast my results only showed asymmetric breast densities, greater on the left and im a male is this bad?

Hi, I had a ct of my chest with and without contrast my results only showed asymmetric breast densities, greater on the left and im a male is this bad?

Could just be skin: fold shadows on the CT, though CTs are pretty sensitive to densities that can be differentiated. I would have a professional clinician examine you to see if there is breast tissue or augmentation going on... Though whether or not it is bad depends on what that clinician found... ...Read more

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Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring. Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring.  Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Most likely OK: Small pleural based nodule is most likely a granuloma (left over from prior infection) but could conceivably be a small cancer. You will most likely be followed with ct, especially if you are a smoker. If there is no growth it is probably just a small granuloma and no biopsy is necessary. Biapical pleural parenchymal scarring is very common, but may also be followed. Calcific densities r likely ok. ...Read more

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Should i be worried i have a 12mm. Asymmetry in my left breast?

Should i be worried i have a 12mm. Asymmetry in my left breast?

No: Nobody is precisely symmetrical. Everybody has left-right disparities of ears, feet, breasts, etc. If you have a 12mm LUMP then see your DR without delay. ...Read more

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Should i worry about my mammogram result that says focal asymmetry right breast?

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Should i worry about my mammogram result that says focal asymmetry right breast?

Not necessarily: Focal asymmetry could just mean more dense tissue in one breast versus the other. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a mild yet noticeable breast asymmetry that started fairly recently. Is there any way I can correct this without surgery?

Breast mass: When one breast is appearing different from the other there are many possible causes such as breast cyst, mass, tumor, infection and gynecomastia which is benign tissue growth. An examination by a doctor and imaging with ultrasound or mammogram would be appropriate. Only after a cause is found can one decide if treatment such as surgery would be appropriate. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I have significant breast asymmetry and 3 surgeons are telling me different things. How do I now which one to go with?

I have significant breast asymmetry and 3 surgeons are telling me different things. How do I now which one to go with?

Consider This...: Presumably, you've seen three doctors in your area who have a stake in you choosing them. Consider speaking to someone out of your area. Consider a university with a plastics residency. Please make sure they are certified by the american board of plastic surgery. ...Read more

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Just got a mammogram finding of a 1.7 CM focal asymmetry in the 6:00 to 6:30 axis of the left breast. What does this mean?

Just got a mammogram finding of a 1.7 CM focal asymmetry in the 6:00 to 6:30 axis of the left breast. What does this mean?

A focal asymmetry: is not a mass, it is an area of tissue that stands out from the normal symmetrical distribution of breast tissue. 6:00-6:30 is the position in the breast, as if the breast were a clock face looking from the front. Since the asymmetry is a potential abnormality, you will probably need extra mammo views and maybe ultrasound to sort it out. 80% of the time this turns out to be nothing of concern. ...Read more

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Mammo report said asymmetry in left breast middle depth medial region seen on craniocaxudual view only could it be cancerous? Nervous &scared Help

Take it seriously: Any asymmetry or irregularity on mammogram should be taken seriously. There are some details that can be reassuring, but biopsy is necessary to assure a spot like this is truly benign. ...Read more

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Is most breast cancer detected from focal asymmetry?

Is most breast cancer detected from focal asymmetry?

No: Most breast cancer cases are identified on screening mammograms. These breast lesions are usually small and does not cause asymetry. However, when the cancer is more advanced, it can create dimpling in the skin of the breast, or retraction of the nipple, or asymetry of the two breasts, or even swelling or rednessof the breast. One can often detect the breast lump in these cases on self examination. ...Read more

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Breast asymmetry surgery. How close in symmetry can the surgeon make them?

Breast asymmetry surgery. How close in symmetry can the surgeon make them?

Pretty close: It depends on the degree of asymmetry you start with. Usually, surgery can make the asymmetry is severe cases much less obvious, but some small degree of asymmetry will always exist. You and your surgeon should go over this before you decide to have anything done. ...Read more

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A baseline 3D mammo states breasts are heterogenously dense which may obscure small masses. A focal asymmetry noted in right upper breast. Worry?

A baseline 3D mammo states breasts are heterogenously dense which may obscure small masses.  A focal asymmetry noted in right upper breast. Worry?

A mammographic: Focal asymmetry on a baseline mammogram(assuming no suspicious features) is usually further evaluated with ultrasound. If the ultrasound demonstrates nothing suspicious, the focal asymmetry is, according to ACR BIRADS classification, a category 3 probably benign finding(less than 2% chance of malignancy). Short interval(6 months) follow up is the typical recommendation. ...Read more

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Mammo shows asymmetry at superior in breast seen only on mlo view.Spot compression view reveals asymmetry dispersed into normal glandular tissue. ?

Mammo shows asymmetry at superior in breast seen only on mlo view.Spot compression view reveals asymmetry dispersed into normal glandular tissue. ?

Normal: Abnormal breast masses will not compress out but imaging artifact will. All imaging studies have a multitude of technical reasons why one single view could show something that really isn't there at all. Multiple views and other techniques like spot compression will tend to give a better picture of equivocal findings. ...Read more

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Mammo asymmetry on 1 breast had a spot compression&ultrasound told overlapping tissue what is overlapping tissue? and why a 6 mon follow up ¬ 1 yr

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Mammo asymmetry on 1 breast had a spot compression&ultrasound  told overlapping tissue what is overlapping tissue? and why a 6 mon follow up ¬ 1 yr

Agree with 6 months : Mammograms are recorded in a two plane projection of 3 dimensional breast tissue. Any breast tissue overlapping another part of the breast will make it appear dense mimicking an abnormality or growth. . Compression views help to move these normal tissues away and clear the dense appearance provided there is no growth. 6 months follow up picks up any progression earlier than 1 year. ...Read more

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My mammography report says I have left breast upper outer quadrant developing asymmetry. Can HRT cause this?

My mammography report says I have left breast upper outer quadrant developing asymmetry.  Can HRT cause this?

Talk to your doctor: The most common cause for breast asymmetry on a mammogram is the common normal variant of asymmetrically distributed breast tissue. Asymmetric breast tissue is seen in about 3% of mammograms. It is usually benign and secondary to variations in normal breast tissue, postoperative change, or hormone replacement therapy. A developing asymmetry deserves your full attention and justifies workup. ...Read more

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