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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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What are the symptoms of a neck tumor? Is it rare?

What are the symptoms of a neck tumor? Is it rare?

Palpable non tende3r: Several types of tumors noted in head and neck. Neither cause pain other than for presence of mass. Primary lesions are nodular and arise in the thyroid adjacent to wind pipe or in submax area due to lesions in submax salivary gland. Metastatic tumors are mostly nodal along the jugular vein arising from squamous lesions of oral cavity or thyroid. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of benign tumour and malignated tumor?

What are the symptoms of benign tumour and malignated tumor?

Well, that really: depends on the type of tumor it is (specifically). Benign means it isn't cancer. Malignant means it is cancer.Take care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bone tumors?

What are the symptoms of bone tumors?

Varied: Lesions of the bone can represent primary as well as metastatic tumors. Many of the primary tumors which are cartilaginous present and a palpable nodular mass with no associated pain. Osteogenic sarcoma which can erode the bone is very symptomatic as is metastatic tumors that when enlarging expand the periosteum causing pain. Radiation and chemo are best used to control symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a kidney tumor?

What are the symptoms of a kidney tumor?

Kidney tumors: Rarely produce symptopoms when small, and usually are found when blood is detected in a urine analysis or as a finding on an abdominal ct done for another reason. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a spinal tumor?

What are the symptoms of a spinal tumor?

Depends: Tumor in the bone can present with just pain. However if it causes compression of the spinal cord or nerves it can present with paralysis, weakness, altered sensation, bowel/bladder incontinence etc. So basically depends on location along spinal column and whether or not it causes nerve or cord compression. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of carcinoid tumors bad?

Are the symptoms of carcinoid tumors bad?

Not always!: The most common place to have a carcinoid is the appendix. When the tumor is there, and most of the other common locations which are in the intestinal tract, you don't feel anything because the liver removes the hormones the tumors produce. Only when the tumors are large, outside the intestinal tract, or metastatic do the symptoms occur. They can get very bad then. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an auditory tumor?

What are the symptoms of an auditory tumor?

Hearing changes: Auditory just means "hearing, " so there is no "auditory" tumor. However, anything affecting the ear, balance, or temporal bone, will give changes in hearing, tinnitus (ringing), or changes in balance, vertigo, dizziness, etc. Hearing can be conductive or sensorineural loss depending on whether the bones of the middle ear are affected or if the nerves are affected. There are tests to separate this. ...Read more

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Adrenal tumor: what symptoms would one have?

Adrenal tumor: what symptoms would one have?

Depends: This entirely depends on the type of tumor. If it is functional then you might have overproduction of cortical or medullary hormones, depending on location. If the tumor is destructive possible underproduction of hormones. Some tumors are metastatic from other cancers and some are just incidentally found. Therefore it's possible to also have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Which symptoms are signs of active adrenal tumor?

Which symptoms are signs of active adrenal tumor?

Variable: Pheochromocytomas produce Adrenalin like hormones: increased bp, anxiety, palpitations, etc. Conn disease: increased BP and weakness from low potassium, cushing: weight gain, hypertension, diabetes, bruising, hair growth. ...Read more

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Do adrenal tumor symptoms happen at any time of day?

Do adrenal tumor symptoms happen at any time of day?

Sometimes: The most common adrenal hormone is cortisol. This hormone has a "diurnal" or morning-evening variation. This variation is lost when there is a tumor producing this hormone, since a tumor is unchecked growth and therefore does not come under the usual control of other feedback methods. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of an adrenal tumor?

Depends: Adrenal tumors are of two major types, cortex and medullary tumors. Cortical cancers produce steroid hormones and medullary ones produce catecholemines. Medullar tumors produce high blood pressure where as symptoms of cortical tumors depend on the hormone produced. See this site for more info. http://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/your-adrenal-glands. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors?

What are the symptoms of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors?

It vary based on his: An atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, often called at/rt, is a very rare and fast-growing tumor of the central nervous system. Headache (especially upon waking in the morning) nausea and vomiting fatigue and lethargy trouble with balance and coordinationincreased head size in infants (hydrocephalus) your child’s symptoms may vary based on his age and the location of the tumor. ...Read more

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I think I have symptoms of a spinal tumor, what should I do?

I think I have symptoms of a spinal tumor, what should I do?

See your primary doc: It would be difficult to verify a " spinal tumor", purely on symptoms. If you have neurological symptoms of loss of strength or sensation, it is important that you urgently see an md for further evaluation. Imaging including MRI may be required. If there is suspicion of a mass, biopsy may be required. Primary spinal tumors are rare. If there is a tumor, the origin of the tumor would be questioned. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a middle back/spinal tumor? Is it rare?

What are the symptoms of a middle back/spinal tumor? Is it rare?

Yes, quite uncommon: But, what prompts your concerns? A variety of tumors may present over the thoracic vertebrae, some causing nocturnal pain responsive to aspirin, others compressing the spinal cord, resulting in urinary incontinence, leg weakness and numbness. Since often insidious, and slowly progressive, if there is high suspicion, would urge MRI study to pin down. ...Read more