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Groin Tumor Symptoms
"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
A lot depends: On size and consistency of these nodes, and whether they fit in contwext with the rest of your history. Past and current infections, drugs, as well as potential malignancies are in the 'differential', so you have 'doctor' not 'internet' for solutions. ...Read more
I have this lump on my groin area, it is about 2cm long. I can feel it and it is hard and moveable. I am wondering if it is tumor?
I have a huge hard mass in my rt. Groin 16x15cm extending to rt thigh. When the tumor doubled it's size in 08/13, I began having severe lymphedema.
Are all lymph nodes in the groin area, what most doctors call benign tumors, felt by lightly pressing the area?
No, and no: Lymph nodes are not tumors. An enlarged lymph node is not a benign tumor, though because there are no benign tumors of the lymphatic system, we may call it "benign". The vast majority of groin lymph nodes are not palpable. When I was a barefoot-summers kid, I got big groin nodes whenever it was nice out. Life's to hard already to worry about each lymph node that comes up. Relax. ...Read more
I'm 49 yr old male had hip resurfacing w complications w pseudo tumor groin pain ect. Had hip revised still have hip pain n groin pain.?
Hard lump/nodule in groin where right leg and scrotum meet for 3 weeks and without pain. Is this a cancer tumor?
Need an Exam: The only way to answer your question is for you to have an exam by your doc. It could be an infected lymph gland or something else. Please get it checked out so you can hopefully breathe a sigh of relief. Pease and good health. ...Read more
3wks have pain feels like bruise right hip waist side of back into groin and inner thigh feels little better laying down I'm scared it's ovarian tumor?
Symptoms are vague: Difficult to say what this might be from but it certainly sounds worthwhile and reasonable to get an OBgyn exam possibly with an ultrasound to see. There can be many many causes, benign as well malignant, that give the symptoms you describe ...Read more
Moms been urinating every other hr small amt x1month, lower back pain, clean catch urine clear, noticed pink on toilet paper at times, sore groin, tumor?
Here are some. ..: One of your similar Qs was answered some 2 days ago. Now, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of the symptoms and their related discomforts over time to Doc for analysis + physical + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx and provide reasonable Rx/care. Further online inquiry would not solve your mom's concerns. So, take actions timely. Best wish... ...Read more
How effective is ctscan abdomen pelvis with contrast to determine tumors/cancer that may be present in abdomen /pelvis/intestines. Thank you?
Is it possible a pelvic CT scan could miss a small tumor in rectum? Gi felt a fullness is left rectum but only tilted pelvis was seen on CT scan.
Can miss: A pelvic CT scan is designed to define structures in the abdomen pelvis such as the small bowel and colon but not to define their content within the lumen of the bowel. As such when such a luminal (phenobarbital) lesion is noted it is large and bulges within the bowel to distort the structure of that segment of bowel. Small intraluminal (phenobarbital) lesions are easily missed and require colonoscopy to be recognized. ...Read more
I have a lump between pelvis & abdomen doctor said no hernia or tumors or cyst what could it be? It causes pain but not when I push down to it
Where exactly is the lump? Between pelvis and abdomen is too vague. Is it a superficial (ie. Can you see it?) lump or is it something that is internal that was seen on an ultrasound or a ct scan?
Also important to know how big it is. What type of dr told you it was not a hernia, tumor, or cyst? Did they see it or are they also answering your question based on your description? ...Read more
Is new free fluid & tiny calcification in pelvis of 58 yr male bad? (he had gastrectomy last year to remove GIST tumor, but recent CT shows no tumor)
Gist tumor: Calcification is usually related to old scar tissue that becomes visible on xray. Many thing can cause a little bit of fluid in the pelvis. It's very stressful when you get scans and things look good but there are new findings. Many times the new stuff was there on prior scans but was too small or just not sliced thur by the scanner...the slices on a CT can be several mm apart. Hang in there! ...Read more
Can a spinal tumor filling the left half of thecal sac at L4 cause flares of pain in lower left pelvis along with exacerbations of stress incontinence and GI problems but no weakness in left leg?
Does a MRI of the lumbar spine show any part of the hip or pelvis? I had an MRI of my knee last week and it shows and "incidental" finding of a tumor in my femur. I have been having decreased rom and pain of my right hip and knee for about 3 months. Hist
Lumbar MRI: To answer your question, no. Lumbar MRI will show from the lower thoracic spine (t10 or so) down to the sacrum and sacroiliac joints. This view window does not expand out far enough to see the hip joints at all. You would need a hip specific mri. Use of contrast on MRI may be useful to determine vascularity of "tumor" and whether further study is warranted. For sure, follow up with your doc. ...Read more
Would it be safe to say I don't have any ovarian tumors since I had a CT with contrast of pelvis and abdomen and us of abdomen. 23 days late on period.
Not likely, but: Small tumors could be missed. If you or your doctor have any concern. Pelvic us could evaluate the ovaries as well. ...Read more
Nonspecific: Headaches can be due to migraine, muscle contraction, hydrocephalus, tumors, hypertension, sinus infections, jaw problems. Tumors and hemorrhages cause headaches due to increased pressure inside the skull when the size is significant. Many tumors, such as meningiomas, may be completely silent, without any pain. ...Read more
Painless lump: A lipoma is the most common fatty tumor. The main symptoms are a painless lump that can appear almost anywhere in/on the body. Often there are no symptoms and the lump is found incidentally during a different test ordered for another reason. Lipomas, if they are symptomatic, can be removed surgically. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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