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Is a glomus tumor terminal ?

Is a glomus tumor terminal ?

No: Glomus tumors arise from glomus bodies, neurovascular regulatory structures found in fingertips and sometimes toes. They often times develop under the nailed. The tumors are benign with extremely rare malignant degeneration. Primary symptom is extreme pain with cold exposure. You should see a hand surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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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What is it like to have a glomus tumor in the middle ear?

What is it like to have a glomus tumor in the middle ear?

Develop tinnitis: A glomus tumor is a rare benign neoplasm arising from the glomus body found mostly under the nail, fingertip or foot. Histologically, they are made up of an afferent arteriole, and collecting venules. Glomus tumors control the thermoregulatory function of the dermal glomus They produce Pulsatile tinnitus since they occur as the most common lesion of the middle ear. ...Read more

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Blue spot under nail bed, getting larger, causes sharp radiating pain. Google says glomus tumor?

Blue spot under nail bed, getting larger, causes sharp radiating pain. Google says glomus tumor?

Possibly: glomus tumors under the nail bed are blue appearing lesions caused by blood vessels that when placed under cold water enhance their pain. They can be confused with a traumatic episode to the nail bed where a small hematoma forms. Where the glomus does not usually enlarge, a hematoma does and when of concern can be partially drained by opening a paper clip, heating one end and penetrating the nail ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for sugery of the glomus tumor in the middle ear?

What is the recovery time for sugery of the glomus tumor in the middle ear?

The answer: is only VALID is given by the NEUROSURGEON who performed the excision of this benign tumor. It's size and absolute location would be only available to him/her! Other estimates are not helpful! Hope this advice is followed! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have had a pain in my chest off and on for a few years and i also have carpel tunnel and a glomus tumor. I've had ecg. It was fine. What could it be.?

I have had a pain in my chest off and on for a few years and i also have carpel tunnel and a glomus tumor. I've had ecg. It was fine. What could it be.?

A lot possibilities : Where is your glomus tumor? In the chest? If not, most likely all three issues are separate and distinct. If your family doc/internist has ruled out heart or lung issues then it could be a rib issue like torsion of a rib or costrochondritis. ...Read more

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Could i feel a brain tumor with my fingers?

Could i feel a brain tumor with my fingers?

Depends: Not usually , very few brain tumors that are in bony skull may protrude from scalp and you can feel something. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a "fibroma of the tendon sheath" (tumor) on my pinky finger to not grow at all for my whole life?

Is it possible for a "fibroma of the tendon sheath" (tumor) on my pinky finger to not grow at all for my whole life?

Yes: Definitely possible for it not to grow for the rest of your life. But not to lose too much sleep over that annoying fibroma because if it did grow more than to your liking or somehow interfered with your function a good hand surgeon will come to your rescue. Just remember, that little fibroma has feelings too! lol. All the best. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to feel an intestinal tumor by palpation? Would it feel long and skinny (length and width of a finger)?

Would it be possible to feel an intestinal tumor by palpation? Would it feel long and skinny (length and width of a finger)?

Unlikely: Most of the early tumors of GI tract are not palpable even in skinny people, possible to feel at late stages , some stromal cell tumors metastasis to omentum , if you feel a lump you must see your doctor to find out what it is, make an appointment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a "fibroma of the tendon sheath"( tumor) on my pinky finger to not grow at all? . It has not grown in 3 years?

Yes: Could be more of a scar from a prior injury than an independent growth in that particular spot. A hand surgeon could advise best. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my left hand middle finger. Is this a hand tumor?

I have a bump on my left hand middle finger. Is this a hand tumor?

Yes and no: A tumor by definition is just an abnormal growth so yes it is a tumor. It is most likely a cyst or other benign (read non cancer) tumor of your finger. You should have this seen by your doctor to determin what it is and if anything needs to be done for it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel a brain tumor with your fingers? I just found out that I have a small lump in my scalp and worry...

Is it possible to feel a brain tumor with your fingers? I just found out that I have a small lump in my scalp and worry...

Head Lump: Thats very unlikely. However, nothing in medicine is impossible. Most likely you are feeling a scalp lesion that is localized in the skin. If it is immobile then it may be attached to the bone and in that case you may need further workup. Please consult a physician who can examine you. Thank you. ...Read more

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One of my foot's finger (middle, left feet)... Has a brown/dark lines vertically (becomes lighter lately), is it caused by fracture? Or tumor/cancer?

One of my foot's finger (middle, left feet)... Has a brown/dark lines vertically (becomes lighter lately), is it caused by fracture? Or tumor/cancer?

Not likley: While dark lines under the nail can be a manifestation of melanoma, mostly these are harmless. See this site for more info and pictures. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nail-abnormalities/pages/introduction.aspx. ...Read more

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My finger has a bump on it it's red and white could it be a tumer?

My finger has a bump on it it's red and white could it be a tumer?

Unlikely: A red and white bump on your finger could be many things. It's very rare to have a tumor in this location. Without a picture and more information, i can't tell you what it might be. If it hurts, infection is a possibility. Other common causes: cysts, warts, gout, nodules related to arthritis, embedded splinter, blood blister, insect bite, herpes. ...Read more

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There is a tumer at the right hand finger.

There is a tumer at the right hand finger.

If you have a mass: On your finger, recommend medical assessment - especially if symptomatic. ...Read more

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WHat are some tumor-causing diseases?

WHat are some tumor-causing diseases?

Viral associated: Many disorders have organisms that lead to malignant transformation. When hepatitits C causes cirrhosis one finds hepatomas developing. Gastric inflammation with helicobacter pylori lead to gastric and distal esophageal carcinomas. Aids immunodeficiency is associated with herpes 8 leading to cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma and inflammatory bowel disease has a high association with colon cancer. ...Read more