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Causes Of Adrenal Mass
How to determine an pain from unhealed abscess or a year old adrenal mass is caused by kidney problems?
There is no: Way to determine that without having a medical evaluation -- but adrenal masses rarely cause pain. See your doctor. ...Read more
Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? my dr. doesnt seem too worried but cant answer
We can't know: Masses can be seen on the adrenal glands when abdominal imaging is done for another purpose (given the term "incidentaloma"). However, the adrenal glands are also a common site for metastatic spread for malignancy primarily affecting another organ. Furthermore, the left-sided supraclavicular node drains lymph from the abdominal cavity. In all, likelihood for seriousness is low,but deserves workup ...Read more
Whoa! None until: need more specifics. What is the adrenal mass and what is being done to evaluate it? This comes first. Resubmit if you'd like and if you have more information, good wishes. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: A mass on the adrenal is sometimes found incidentally during a ct scan for something else. Questions to ask: is it making too much hormone, such as cortisol (causing cushing's syndrome) or adrenaline (causing pheochromocytoma). Is it large, or expanding, and therefore a cancer risk? If the mass is small, not enlarging, and not secreting anything, it is probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Should i get a 2nd opinion about a hypodense right adrenal mass since I have a history of a rare cancer?
It can't hurt: Since i don't know anything about your condition or the findings of the first evaluation, it's impossible to say, may sure you've had the appropriate lab tests, x-rays, etc. It never hurst to seek a second opinion from a qualified physician, particularly when you have concerns. ...Read more
I have a right adrenal mass with a history of cancer. Should i be concerned that my new endocrinologist isn't worried about it?
Maybe: With a history of cancer, any bump or lump is scary. But most little adrenal nodules are not cancer. At the very least, it should be followed closely with surveillance imaging. Consider asking for input from a doctor that helped you with your prior cancer. As always, if you don't feel good about information you are getting from your doctor, don't hesitate to seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more