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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?

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

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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