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If a tumor is benign, can it still cause health problems?

If a tumor is benign, can it still cause health problems?

Tumors: Benign or malignant occupy space. If that causes normal function to be upset, it needs to go if possible. Malignant tumors cause trouble by local growth, but nasty habit of traveling elsewhere to many places, occupy 'space', cause dysfunction, and kill. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"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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Can a 3mm petuitary tumor cause hashimtos disease?

Can a 3mm petuitary tumor cause hashimtos disease?

No.: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body is mistakenly making antibodies against it's own tissue. But it is not related to the pituitary (although you should probably get that worked up). ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of desmoid tumors?

What are the most common causes of desmoid tumors?

FAP and pregnancy: The exact cause of desmoid tumors is unknown but they appear intrabdominally in about 20-30% of people who have a genetic condition called fap (familial adenomatous polyposis). Sporadically, they can occur in the abdominal wall or extremities during or following pregnancy or sometimes following trauma or surgery. These tumors rarely spread but can be locally aggressive causing pain or obstruction. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tumor in ur bladder? If so what symptoms would it cause?

Is it possible to have a tumor in ur bladder? If so what symptoms would it cause?

I happens: Symptoms would be bladder pain, burning and cramping as well as feeling like you need to empty your bladder. Commonly, there will be blood in the urine. ...Read more

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What causes a fatty tumor?

What causes a fatty tumor?

Unknown: I am not aware of the cause of benign fatty tumors called lipoma. They can run in families but most often they are just present with no known cause. ...Read more

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What can cause a tumor under my left-upper rib?

What can cause a tumor under my left-upper rib?

Several lesions: If a lesion is palpable under the left rib cage the origin is most likely abdominal in origin ranging from an enlarged spleen to a palpable lesion of splenic flexure of colon. In addition several retroperitoneal masses such as the giant schwannoma and an extensive non functional pheo of left adrenal can be palpated. Left upper rib is covered by left clavicle. ...Read more

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What is an estrogen-producing tumor? What causes it?

What is an estrogen-producing tumor? What causes it?

Over expression: A number of different malignancies have been associated with production of estrogen. Many are ovarian tumors such as granulosa cell tumors and thecomas. Estrogen-producing endometrioid adenocarcinoma resembling sex cord-stromal tumor of the ovary and Sertoli cell tumors of the testis,and adrenal tumors have also been reported to produce increased levels of estrogen. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden distorted vision? Tumor?

What would cause sudden distorted vision? Tumor?

Possibly: Sudden distorted vision has many causes, but what's most important is that you see a doctor now! depending on how your vision is distorted, it could be as simple as an infection or inflammation in your eye, or as serious as a tumor. Don't let fear prevent you from getting seen right away! the chance of it being a tumor is much lower than the chance it's something simple. Go! keep your vision! ...Read more

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Can tumors cause your body not to lose weight? My body doesn't lose weight. I don't know what's wrong with it but my fat cells don't decrease.

Genetic: You probably have a lymphatic morphology (a way to classify body types). This means your lymphatics are dysfunctional and swell around fat giving a larger appearance and you have difficulty losing weight regardless of dieting. However, a tumor usually will make you lose weight unintentionally. ...Read more

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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