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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Nodal Mass

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Can pneumonia cause a large mass?

Can pneumonia cause a large mass?

Depends on wording..: Interpretations of chest imaging studies like ct scans often include words like "mass". This may simply mean there is a large abnormality. This could very well be pneumonia, especially if patient is sick. In this case, you will need repeat chest studies in a few weeks to make sure this "mass" is gone. If it's still there then the patient may need further testing. ...Read more

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Can drinkin' weight gainers cause any serious health harm (death)? I'm plannin' to take "Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass". Thank you.

Can drinkin' weight gainers cause any serious health harm (death)? I'm plannin' to take "Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass". Thank you.

Not likely: The biggest issues that come about from using a supplement like this is weight gain. If you are not wise about your training and nutrition you can readily start to gain undesirable fat mass. Otherwise, unless you have diabetes, kidney issues, liver issues or significant GI absorption issues, it likely won't cause you any concerning adverse effects. Best of luck and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Mass in lymph node what causes?

Mass in lymph node what causes?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Other causes can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have some mass in both my breasts for at least 7 years. Is this a cause of concern?

I have some mass in both my breasts for at least 7 years. Is this a cause of concern?

Yes: If they have not been evaluated please get them evaluated. The need to rule out cancer especially in a young person is very important. This may be even more important if there is a strong family history of breast cancer. ...Read more

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2.0 CM mass rt upper pole of thyroid, marked lt enlargement. Cause of enlargement? Surgery?

2.0 CM mass rt upper pole of thyroid, marked lt enlargement. Cause of enlargement? Surgery?

Surgery, yes: Sometimes ultrasounds and scans can show if they are cancerous or not, but a biopsy is better to evaluate that.Many thyroid masses are not cancerous, but when they start to affect your ability to swallow, then they should probably come out. ...Read more

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Do any medications exacerbate Mass Cell Activation Syndrome? Can any meds actually CAUSE it? Pseudoephedrine maybe?

Do any medications exacerbate Mass Cell Activation Syndrome? Can any meds actually CAUSE it? Pseudoephedrine maybe?

Yes: NASIDs , opioids, and alcohol can all do it. Attached is a response from expert:There are precautions with the ingestion of narcotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and alcohol with underlying mast cell disorders. These precautions are not contraindications and risk and benefits have to always be discussed and considered in clinical management. Reactions to these substances ...Read more

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What Causes Loss of Brain Mass ?

What Causes Loss of Brain Mass ?

Brain size : The human brain reaches its maximum size around age 20-22, then it slowly shrinks over time. By age 75, it may decrease in volume or mass about 30%. This is a natural phenomenon. It is not clear what the biological purpose of this is. The mass of the brain also decreases after injuries, such as traumatic injury, stroke, MS, or illnesses, such as certain infections, brain tumors, or dementia. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

Hilar mass: Hilar mass is usually due to swollen lymph glands in the chest cavity. There are several reasons for swollen glands such as infections, cancer and sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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What causes rapid loss of muscle mass?

What causes rapid loss of muscle mass?

See below: Severe trauma to a muscle can cause rapid loss. Loss of nerve supply can do the same. In the knee, tear of the cruciate ligaments often causes loss of the quadriceps bulk. Starvation also can cause rapid muscle mass loss. ...Read more