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Can You Have More Than One Benign Tumour In The Liver
Hello.I wanted to ask that if one of the testis has little enlargment than others it may cause some problems or diseases?
The two: Are usually of slightly different sizes and one is generally slightly higher than the other. That's normal. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
With a cyst in the liver, probably several tiny cysts and a nodule in the lung - can they be related (like Hydatid disease) or is this too far fetched?
More history needed: This a rare occurrence and more history would be needed to give a educated opinion. I hope all is well with you. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type of primary tumor and how long has the tumor been growing. Often there are multiple metastases, especially in the liver, and these can vary from pin head to 5-6 inches across. ...Read more
Are microcalcifications found close to the nipple more likely to be malignant than ones found elsewhere on breast? So worried for daughter.
Not really: Location in the breast is not necessarily a factor. The appearance (spicilated, crushed stone, pleomorphic), the distribution (clustering vs random, linear/ductal orientation), and new or increasing with time tend to be the primary markers if concern. ...Read more
My dad has been diagnosis with multiple sessile polyp less than 100 with less than 7mm in size in stomach . Do you think it can be cancerous?
Probably not: Most cases of cirrhosis of the liver are related to infections such as hepatitis b or c or to alcohol use. In those cases the children are very unlikely to get the disease unless they get hepatitis or drink excessive alcohol. There are certain inherited diseases (wilson disease for example) that can lead to cirrhosis. But the parents should be aware if they have an inherited liver disease. ...Read more
Can you tell me about pancreas, it is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland. however, if you were two classify it one of the categories, in which would you place it?
Pancreas: Can you tell me about pancreas, it is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland. however, if you were two classify it one of the categories, in which would you place it? ANS: it excretes enzymes into the gut and insulin into the blood. So both. If it is sick it could be one or the other only. If not sick then it is both. ...Read more
Should I be concerned that one ovary has 6mL more fluid than the other. The larger ovary is also on the side that I have frequent and severe pain. ?
OBGYN: Until you've been examined by a good OBGYN and obtained results and a treatment plan, that's all you need to do. Then, you need to understand and trust the plan and follow it. Frequent severe pain is an alarm - heed it! Best wishes. ...Read more
Can 6mm pancreatic cyst be malignant? Can it cause symptoms? I have one in uncinate and one in tail. Symptoms of cancer - doc says can't be from cysts
Usually: There are no symptoms of pancreas cancer unless it is large enough to cause bile blockage, intestinal blockage, or pains. Two tiny 6 mm cysts are likely nothing except an incidental radiology finding get an opinion from a GI specialist or go to a major medical center for specialized endoscopic ultrasound testing, etc. ...Read more
Varied: If liver is unhealthy, it will cause loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pain or discomfort in the right upper abdomen under the ribs. Jaundice is yellow coloration of the skin and eys when liver is failing. A simple blood test to check liver functions is a good starting point once you have been examined by your doctor. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a benign tumour arises in the small intestine (duodenum) would it cause abdominal pain and weight loss just as a malignant tumour would?
If someone has a medulloblastoma
tumor in cerebellum and symptoms begin slowly, and not treated would there be more serious symptoms in 3 months?
I read that there are 3 locations that hems only appear in the rectum. Is this true or do they develop in more than three?
If breast cancer metastasizes, does it commonly do so to more than one location? Could it just spread to an ovary?
Can masses grow slow in the lungs without siptoms for more than five years even they are critical in sizes. ?
Yes: It depends what critical in size means. A growing cancer for example can double in volume every ninety days, but can start as a speck. On the other hand a scar can remain a scar for a long time and can develop into scar carcinoma later. There are other nodules or tumors which are not cancer and stay as they are. If not pressing on airways it may not cause symptoms. ...Read more
"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
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