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I have a large calcified granuloma in my lung found in 2004. Did X-ray today & dr thinks it's growing& causing issues can it?
Depends: Most fibroids will not cause heat. They may rarely become inflammed depending on the type . They may also rarely undergo degeneration which can also cause inflammation. More commonly the "heat" may be due to a bladder infection. You should see your md (urgent care or emergency room if needed). ...Read more
Why would my small ovarian dermoid cyst (1.6 cm) be causing me pain? Ultrasound showed no torsion and only trace fluid in pouch of douglas.
Ct w contrast.liver:10mm cyst in galblader fosa & 3mm cyst in segment 2.no worrisom nodules.what does it mean?dangerous?
Cysts: are common incidental findings....nothing to worry about. ...Read more
10w6day u/s small subchrionic hermorrhage. Small amount of fluid in cervix. Right ovary contains a small complex cysts largest 2.0cm should i worry?
Subchorionic bleeds: If you are a smoker with a subchorionic bleed the risk of miscarriage is higher, but in general subchorionic bleeds are common and don't necessarily cause an issue. The cyst is likely your corpus luteum and you are supposed to have one. It provides progesterone to your pregnancy until the placenta takes over production around 12 weeks. ...Read more
Had ultrasound, baby reading 8wks with a VERY large sac. Dr laughed n said we have a swimmer. Is a large amniotic sac a cause of concern?
Sac meaning unclear: If the sonographic measurements of your 8 week embryo, its cardiac activity and the yolk sac were all normal, there may be very little cause for alarm . At this early point in your pregnancy, measuring the size of the gestational sac may be quite imprecise and the meaning of a "very large sac" is rather unclear and is probably insignificant. ...Read more
Had lap surgery possible obturator hernia. GS and OBGYN found hole with ovary trap'd in it. How is this fixed. Doctors never seen this before. please help?
Obturator foramen: This is a rare hernia usually found in elderly females. Your are 45 so you are not elderly. The obturator foramen is a hole in your pelvis. It allows structures like the obturator nerve to pass through this area. Intestines and ovaries can be trapped in this area. The correction requires removing the trapped tissue and patching the area to prevent more things getting trapped in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thyroid u/s showed nodule in isthmus: 9x3x7mm, slightly hypoechoic, markedly vascular. At biopsy, neither dr could locate it. Should i be worried?
I looked up my abd US & it says (small break in the fascial plane suggesting a small hernia at the site with minimal omental fat herniation) serious??
Talk with your doc..: Refer this Q to your doctor since the marginal findings of US have to always correlate with clinical profile so to make a reasonable, not perfect, judgement since no test bears a 100% of accuracy and specificity. Besides, all life events always display on their pattern of full spectrum; therefore, it is hard to make a perfect diagnosis especially at their early almost non-discernable stage. ...Read more
I have a large posterior subserosal fibroid which measures 5.0 x 5.4 x 4.2 I have a lot of lower right quandrant pain...should this be taken out?
Fibroids & pain: Fibroids that are identified as the source of continuing pain warrant evaluation and removal. ...Read more
I have paraumbilical hernia sac measures 1.5X0.7 cm with small defect of 5mm, and small pain. Shall I have operation to fix it now? When shall I do?
Depends.....: If you have a strainuous physical work, you need it fixed. Otherwise it can wait. ...Read more
Hard small slightly moveable lump in groin, doctor ordered ultrasound, i had ultrasound of testes previously which was clear im really scared. 19 male?
Don't be scared: It sounds like an enlarged lymph node, especially if it is moveable. An ultrasound of the lump will confirm this. ...Read more
Ultrasound of hard 4.8cm palpable lump showed inflammatory process. Dr said to go on antibiotics. Would this cause such a lump......
CT abdomen w contrast, liver norm size, enhance patern. Left heptic lobe ant. subcaplar reg. smal 5mm hyperdens focus probl cysts too small to charize?
21st century problem: We are so good at seeing little stuff, we can chase our tails. It depends on clinical setting. Someone with known cancer may need to be investigated for a metastasis, but a healthy young pt. has little risk of cancer with a liver "incidentaloma". Some might follow with ultrasound in "an appropriate clinical interval" poss. 6 months. This is a good area for U/S to see lesions and no x-ray exposure. ...Read more
The magic bullet?: If you think about it, is there ANYTHING that can magically shrink your waist size? Not likely. However, there is evidence that catechins and polyphenols in both green and white tea can have an impact on metabolism and the activity of fat cells. I think it is a reasonable adjunct to healthy plant-based diet and exercise (but won't have a significant effect without the lifestyle part). ...Read more
Dr. Referring me to hematologist instead of GI dr. After ct-scan found enlarged periaortic lymph nodes? Ulcer like symptoms for 3yrs. Blood tests norm. Dr. Says i don't hv stomach problems. Sound right?
Yes, it is right: Your problem is in the abdomen( it is not the real stomach) but it is the enlarged lymph nodes which your dr. Is worried about. An oncologist/hematologist can find out the cause of these nodes and make a proper diagnosis. So proceed and see a specialist who deals with enlarged lymph nodes to make sure it is not cancer affecting the lymph nodes( it is called a lymphoma). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A 14-16 yr old 10 swollen lymph nodes .5-1.5 CM and 1 big one 2.5 all very soft and moveable. Docs say they fine. Go down with antibiotics then big?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer