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Had a ct scan showed mild asymmety of the lingual tonsil, of unlikely significance. Should I be concerned about this? Have had brain and breat cance
Not necessarily: CTs are VERY sensitive and pick up all sorts of little things. You probably could have lived your whole life and never known you had a 'lingual tonsil asymmetry' and been just fine. Still, it should be easy enough to check. See an Ear, Nose Throat specialist who can look in your throats and biopsy if necessary. Then you can relax when you confirm it's nothing.. ...Read more
Hormones: Breasts may increase in size before your period because the burst of hormones with ovulation activate the breast gland to begin working, swelling and getting easy to produce milk (should you become pregnant). When you don't become pregnant and menstruate, the effect goes away and your breasts decrease in size. ...Read more
Can't: Breast size is likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy & possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise & weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. A padded bra will ^ appearance of volume. A supportive, well fitting bra can also enhance appearance. ...Read more
Hi there I am a 27 man and I want to be a woman I want to grow breats and shrink my peeness to have MtoF searguy?
Mastalgia: There are two possibilities. One is that you have some inflammation in the costochondral joints (ribs to sternum) that is causing pain along the ribs (hence through the breasts). Alternatively, you could be having mastalgia (breast pain) from hormonal changes that is causing some pain to radiate around the back. Try ibuprofen. If you have any fever, cough, shortness of breath, get checked. ...Read more
Quite a lot: Cancer, left untreated tends to progress slowly but sometimes quite fast.... It is somewhat unpredictable. But 3 years of waiting and watching will make most cancers incurable. Yet some of them can still be managed and treatable especially cervix cancer which remains localized for a much longer period of time than most other cancers. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Following cessation of nursing, the breast gland stops lactating and the gland involuted or shrinks. In most cases this results in an atrophic and ptotic breast. However this is not always the rule and some individuals may have larger or smaller breasts depending on the individual and their body weight. ...Read more
Weight loss: Frequently breast size is a reflection of excessive weight. Try that first, lion. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain that comes and goes under my right breat (side of right breat). What could cause this?
Why would a 47 year old woman be experiencing growth in both breats. She has had a hysterectomy many years ago and has been on bhrt for some time?
Don't know: I am also a molecular geneticist. As far as my knowledge goes, we still do not know how cancer develops in most cases. But we have made significant progresses. We now know the interaction between genetic factors and environmental factors is the major cause. For example, certain gene mutations can increase the risk of breast cancer, such as brac, p53, pten, etc. ...Read more
Do you smoke?: COPD is directly related to tobacco abuse and most COPD develops after age 40. However, there are rare genetic causes of COPD (alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency) which can cause premature COPD before age 40. If you smoke, stop now. If you don't smoke, your chances are very small of developing copd. ...Read more
Depends: This isn't as straight forward as you would think. The implant companies rate the implants to last 10-15 years. That doesn't mean that you will have to replace the implant or will have problems after 10 years. As long as the implant is soft, in good position, and you are happy with the appearance and not having discomfort, or abnormal mammograms you should be fine. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Bou purely for plastic surgery reasons
not needed medically speaking. ...Read more
It ( (unfortunately):
Does spread to peritoneum (lining of the belly) bones and lung.
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
Before anyone can: Assure you that your daughter is okay, a doctor needs to make sure that the sudden-onset, sweet odor to her breath is not from Diabetic Ketoacidosis or other endocrine or metabolic disorder. It's not hard to find out by family history, her past & current medical history, her physical exam & simple blood & urine tests. Babies can get very sick very fast, so seek medical care for her today. ...Read more
Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation or referral to cardiologist. Take care and take this as an opportunity to quit smoking. ...Read more
I'm really nervous and kinda scared I've been trying to get an dermotologist appointment for a year and I have one in 22 days. Think I have skin cance?
I weigh about 343 pounds I work out in the gym if I I'm out of breat when I'm in the gy ok I can do cardi 3 30 minutes without feeling out of breat what's wron?
Cardiac Eval: Look, of course I do not know you, but unless you are 9 ft tall, 343 is probably way overweight. The best way to find your answer would be to see a cardiologist and have a good cardiac evaluation, probably including a stress test and echocardiogram. They could then give you a rational program of exercise to help improve your health and/or make other suggestions. ...Read more
Not at first: Most breast cancers are now detected with mammograms or other imaging rather than physical examination; they are too small to be able to feel. When cancers grow, they generally become hard lumps, but these may still be moveable. When the cancer is more advanced, it can become fixed to the chest muscles and become immobile. ...Read more
Non-cancer condition: I will assume you are speaking of thermography of the breast. The thermogram locates areas of increased heat. This is felt to be due to increased blood flow in the area and this is presumed to be due to cancer. However, increased blood flow can also be seen in trauma, inflammation and infections. Recommend you get a mammogram as this is the gold standard. ...Read more
Research is ongoing:
Breast biopsies are done when a suspicious lump within the breast is discovered on examination, or because an abnormality is detected on a mammogram. Benign breast disease is benign — it's not cancerous.
Researchers aren't sure whether some forms of benign breast disease represent a very early form of cancer. It could be that some types of benign breast disease are actually precursors of cancer. I. ...Read more
My husband want to drink my breat milk. Cn I give him? He realy want to taste it. Will it harm me?
Family practice: It won't harm you at all. Just tell him to leave some for the baby. ...Read more
My boyfriend has been told he has cancer, now l am pregancy with him will l and my baby also have cance?
Age & family history: Age, type of cancer and family history of cancer from both your bf's and your side- are important factors here in calculating the risk for your baby. The suspicion of certain hereditary cancer syndrome would be higher if a person is diagnosed with cancer at younger age <40 yo; strong family history of cancer that developed at young age and 2-3 or more family members with cancers. ...Read more
I have a large cyst like mass between my breats, large and painful...it goes away and seems to keep coming back several times this year?
On second day of bc had to take Plan B and took second dose just to make sure. Still taking bc on time everyday but my breats are swollen im w?
Hello, I have had a black pimple like thing on my right breats for about 2-3 weeks now. I have tried to bust it like a pimple and nothing happens?
My girlfriend took plan b and her nipples and breats are starting to hurt what do we do were not ready for a kid what is the best thing we can do?
I had biopsyand was told about lymphnoids, wanted me to have complete hysterectomy I am against that need another solution... did not say it was cance?
Unclear: I am sorry but there is not enough information here. I would contact your doctor. Clarify what the diagnosis is and what what wrong with your lymph nodes. Then discuss the possible causes and go through the risks and benefits of each possible treatment option. ...Read more
I have been getting these intermittent twinges of pain in my chest area by by breat and sternum area. They only last a flash of a second and then gon?
I had a large polyp removed from the transverse in June removed three small polyps from the sigmoid in Dec. Still waiting histology. How likely cance?
Polyps: An anatomic or pathologic diagnosis should have been available long before now. You can't exclude malignancy until the tissue diagnosis is available. Even if no malignancy is found you must be under the care of a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon for treatment and thorough surveillance for your multiple polyposis of the colon. ...Read more