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Causes Of Tonsil Mass
Nodule...: Tumour, cyst, bleeding into any of the avove. ...Read more
Many things: The cause of the asymmetry of the lingual tonsils can be best determined after several questions are considered such as the presence of pain and if so, the duration. Do you have any allergies. Is this something that you have recently noticed and if so have any other changes have presented. It would be best for you to visit your dentist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon for a visual evaluation. ...Read more
What are the possibilities of bone cancer or metastases form throat cancer that had a primary in the left tonsil. Stage 4in tonsil and 3 lymph nodes/ ?
No: Not possible as they are not related in terms of their pathogenesis. ...Read more
What is the difference between asymmetrical tonsil hypertrophy and unilateral tonsils enlargement? What % of population have this?
Same: It's the same thing. Uncommon to have unilateral enlargement and it should be checked out. If it's confirmed we usually recommend tonsillectomy ...Read more
Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?
Presence: The presence of any nodule is of concern specially if not calcified specially in a smoker or someone that quit smoking within the last 10 years, a nodule that grows within 3 months. 5year survival for stage1non small cell lung cancer surgical resection is about 70%, for stage2nsclc about 30-35%. Stage 2 mass greater than 3cm or less than 3cm with metastasis to regional lymph node.Lowdosect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the immune system is active in a part of the body (a regional factory and distibution site for inflammatory cells which travel from the bloodstream and into the lymphatic fluid). Sources of inflammation in the lungs include infection, autoimmune disorders, injury of lung tissue, chronic respiratory inflammation, and malignancies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling of incomplete swallowing. Tightness in throat. Large tonsil crypts & sometimes tonsil stones. What could cause these symptoms?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: "lumps" can be normal areas of asymmetrically dense breast tissue, fluid filled cysts, benign solid masses, or malignancy. Any new lump drawing attention or concern particularly if it persists or enlarges over a short period of time should be appropriately evaluated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more
Maybe: The lumps you describe might be enlarged lymph nodes. Knowing what causes their enlargement depends on more history: how long have they been enlarged, have you had a cancer of the head and neck, etc. It could be from an infection, but it might also be cancer, especially if you already have a cancer diagnosis. See your doctor. ...Read more
Small lump in back of throat when swallowing. Have ill- defined mass just to the right of isthmus, isthmus nodule with several echogenic foci.Cancer?
2 different issues: A lump at the back of your throat might easily be a lymph node. If it has been there a while and isn't changing it probably needs to be biopsied to prove its not cancer. You don't state risk factors such a alcohol and tobacco exposure. The thyroid nodule is in front and would have to metastasize to the node. 1-2cm 10% risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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