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I'm 36 and had a 5mm sessile adenoma removed from my cecum. How often should I get a colonoscopy now and is this adenoma of high risk for cancer?
It is some thing you should discuss with your GI doctor. In general getting a repeat colonoscopy in 5 years is safe. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-acs-recommendations ...Read more
Surgery: Surgery is the best treatment for pituitary adenomas unless it is one that produces prolactin, in which case, a pill (medication) might be able to shrink and control it. If it's small (< 1 cm) and is non-functioning, you might not need to do anything to it except follow it with imaging studies (MRI) to make sure it doesn't grow in the future. ...Read more
No: An adrenal adenoma is a benign tumor of the adrenal gland. It typically causes no complications. Someimes these tumors become "active" or "functioning" producing hormones, often in excess of what the adrenal glands typically produce. This excess of hormones can cause primary aldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome and other medical conditions. They do not stop hormone production. Once functional. ...Read more
Blood ; urine tests: Adrenal masses should very rarely be biopsied. Pheochromocytoma, an adrnealine producing tumor, must always be excluded prior to biopsy. Adrenal masses are diagnosed by imaging (ct and mri) blood and urine test. Biopsy is probably only indicated in patients with known history of cancer and suspicion for metastasis to adrenal. ...Read more
Microadenoma: The MRI is very sensitive, and it can pick up tiny "lumps" in many people. The presence of a tiny adenoma does not necessarily mean there is a problem. If it is making excess hormone (eg. prolactin) then treatment directed at the hormone is important. Theoretically, "big" pituitary tumors were once small, but most micro's don't get much bigger. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read more
It is in the eyes of the beholder..... Eyes of the reader of the pet or MRI of the brain. ..Changing the machine... Treatment... Certain endogenous hormone levels and changes need to be considered. If the lesion is borderline to start with... Readings could change...
Consult with the doctor and the radiologist... Compare side by side the pictures and correlate clinically. ...Read more
No.: Fibroadenoma of the breast is a noncancerous (benign) tumor. Symptoms: fibroadenomas are usually single lumps, but about 10 - 15% of women have several lumps that may affect both breastsdepends on location and wether you have discomfort or are concerned about location (appearance). They are benign, but one argument for removal is. "is it a fibroadenoma? " a biopsy of the breast is the best choice! ...Read more
Benign growth: Benign growth on the pituitary gland. Like a cyst... ...Read more
Macroadenoma: If a 2 cm pituitary adenoma is discovered, it is likely that it has been there and growing for years, perhaps 10 yr, but it depends on what kind of tumor, whether it is secreting anything, what symptoms you have. For example, if you are a woman, and the tumor is a prolactinoma, you may be able to date the onset of tumor growth to the cessation of your periods. ...Read more
Typically not if: Completely removedGet a more detailed answer ›
Rare to have Emergen: This is often a silent growth, that is why it is found incidentally and is called an incidentaloma. If it makes hormones it may produce execess of hormones that can increase BP. So undiagnosed high BP may be its only manifest effect. But high BP is often also silent. ...Read more
Prolactin levels vary based on what the pituitary adenoma is primarily producing.
Serum prolactin level >200 mcg/l in a patient with a macroadenoma greater than 10 mm in size is diagnostic of a prolactinoma.
Levels below that range in a macroadenoma suggest hyperprolactinemia secondary to hypothalamic compression from another source. ...Read more
Iv'e just been told I have a tubulovillous adenoma with low grade dyspiasia and have to go and have it removed, does that mean its cancerous, ?
Tan-white to tan-gray soft tissue aggregating to 0.6x 0.4x0.3cm. Second one tan soft tissue 0.3x0.2x0.2cm what does this mean and tubular adenoma.
It is benign: You do not need to worry any further. ...Read more
I was having pituitary micro adenoma so my endocologist told me to have cabgolin for 4months but I had for 3 months now iwill have aadenoma again?
Well...: An pituitary adenoma that measures less than 1 cm is called a micro-adenoma. This can often be treated with Carbegoline. And it takes more than 4 months in most cases. To know if it is working laboratory tests (blood levels of prolactin and other hormones) must be taken and a CT of the pituitary gland. Really there is no other logical way to know what has happened ...Read more
I was wondering how rare bilateral adenomas were for hyperaldosteronism. I had heard that bilateral hyperplasia is much more common. Please specify?
Conn's bilateral: In my 50 year experience most Conn 's is bilateral. You can get my secondary opinion. Aldo join my hyperaldo group at yahoo groups. Have over 1, 000 there with it. Group is Hyperaldosteronism ...Read more