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Doctor insights on: Hard And Soft Mass

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When you say it should fee like firm mass what do you meanl?

When you say it should fee like firm mass what do you meanl?

Firm mass: When you say it should fee like firm mass what do you meanl? ANS: not squishy or rock hard or cystic. But everyone may interpret the feel of a mass differently and describe it differently. Could be stool so it would help to know what area I and feeling. ...Read more

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A hard mass inside my armpits keep forming. I amtold that if I pinch it will stun the growth and will disappear and it does, but it comes back.

A hard mass inside my armpits keep forming. I amtold that if I pinch it will stun the growth and will disappear and it does, but it comes back.

Possible cyst: This may be a wen or other type of cyst that fills up and empties. Have your pcp examine it if it doesn't disappear. ...Read more

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I have this hard mass on both sides of my abdomen. What is that?

I have this hard mass on both sides of my abdomen. What is that?

Not specific enough: It is too difficult to answer your question. Most doctors can give you a very long discussion of possibilities but that wouldn't help you and will just scare you. The easiest and safest answer is to be examined by your primary care doctor. This will help guide your answer b. ...Read more

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I can feel a large hard mass on my tummy underneath my ribs?

I can feel a large hard mass on my tummy underneath my ribs?

Doctor can evaluate: Normal, healthy people do not have a "hard mass" in their tummies. A "hard mass" anywhere in the tummy needs an evaluation by a doctor. One's primary care doctor is the best place to start. Underneath the ribs, a mass could be the liver or spleen, or something inside the liver or inside the spleen. ...Read more

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A hard mass in the right side of my abdomen associated with pain?

A hard mass in the right side of my abdomen associated with pain?

Don't know..: But a painful abdominal mass needs urgent or emergency evaluation. See a doctor asap! ...Read more

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I have a large, hard mass in one of my breasts and its really painful, what could it be?

I have a large, hard mass in one of my breasts and its really painful, what could it be?

Depends: If you are nursing, have piercings in the breast or nipples, or if it has come up rapidly, it is likely an infection. If it has developed slowly over time it could be a cancer. Either way you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hard mass on my calf that is painless and it's about 3/4 CM in diameter what is it?

I have a hard mass on my calf that is painless and it's about 3/4 CM in diameter what is it?

Not sure: There isn't enough information here to know for sure. Go get it eyeballed by a doctor and they can give you an answer. ...Read more

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A quarter sized hard mass was found on my right kidney tuesday. ....What will happen to me? I'm scared now

A quarter sized hard mass was found on my right kidney tuesday. ....What will happen to me? I'm scared now

Workup: How was this mass found? If a solid mass is found on a kidney it is usually assumed to be a cancer and is surgically removed. If the mass was seen on ultrasound you will probably get a ct with and without contrast. You will likely be referred to a urologist and assessed for surgery. If the mass is a primary renal cancer and is around 2cm, chances of a cure are good. ...Read more

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I have a protruding mass under my skin resulting from a hard fall onto a metal edge, its been 2 years and the mass is still there. It is 4x2?

I have a protruding mass under my skin resulting from a hard fall onto a metal edge, its been 2 years and the mass is still there. It is 4x2?

Mass: This could have originally been a collection of blood (hematoma) under the skin and then hardened into a permanent fibrous mass. It doesn't sound serious but if it is symptomatic or causing concern, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Left axillary mass that has been there for 5 months looks black through the skin. Feels hard/rubbery and deep in tissue. What could the color mean?

Left axillary mass that has been there for 5 months looks black through the skin. Feels hard/rubbery and deep in tissue. What could the color mean?

Axillary mass: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. That mass needs a diagnosis. There are many things it could be, some not dangerous and some that are. ...Read more

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What does a hernia feel like when you push back inside your body? I have a hard, reducible mass on my lwr lft side. It is not always present. No pain.

What does a hernia feel like when you push back inside your body? I have a hard, reducible mass on my lwr lft side. It is not always present. No pain.

Doesn't always hurt: To answer your question, a hernia doesn't always hurt, and some people are able to push the hernia in, or "reduce it" without discomfort. The problem is that over time the muscles holding the hernia "in" can become stretched causing the hernia to become larger, or worse, the hernia can become "strangulated" where it twists on itself, requiring emergency surgery. It is best to repair these early ...Read more

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Would a mass in the Achilles feel as hard as the Achilles or would it feel a little softer than the achilles?

Would a mass in the Achilles feel as hard as the Achilles or would it feel a little softer than the achilles?

Depends: Mass could be calcified tendon which would feel harder, or it could be ganglionic cyst or bursa which are softer. ...Read more

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Is is hard for diabetics to gain muscle mass?

Is is hard for diabetics to gain muscle mass?

Shouldn't be: People who have properly treated diabetes should be able to gain muscle mass as easily as anyone else. Gaining significant muscle mass is not easy generally, and the exercise required may necessitate a change in the diabetes regimen if sugars are fluctuating. Vegetables and lean proteins should be the cornerstone of the diet- your md or dietician can help. ...Read more

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Long hard tubular mass next to left hip. Is this normal?

Long hard tubular mass next to left hip. Is this normal?

How was-: It diagnosed? Do you feel it? Was it seen on imaging? Would need more information to be able to help with this question. Take care. ...Read more

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Why does keeping the same muscle mass become harder as we age?

Hormone decline: Androgens (especially testosterone) are responsible for "telling" our tissues to stay robust. With age, there is a natural decline in hormone production and therefore signalling. ...Read more

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How can I belt hard muscle mass and at the same time lose fat?

How can I belt hard muscle mass and at the same time lose fat?

Eat fewer calories: Helpful diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain fewer calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. Eat lean protein such as skinless chicken breast. Avoid sugar & simple starches. ...Read more

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Hard mass on area interior to elbow suspected vascular blocked which was r/o?

Hard mass on area interior to elbow suspected vascular blocked which was r/o?

Elbow mass: Has an X-Ray of the elbow been done to look for a bone growth or spur? Perhaps an orthopedic surgeon could offer some advice. ...Read more

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I have a hard, fixed mass under left rib cage. No pain, doesn't show on x-ray...?

Cont to follow: You need to continue to f/up with your DR concerning this.
It is impossible to give you reassurance about this without an exam ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose muscle mass? Is it hard to lose muscle harder than to lose fat?

How long does it take to lose muscle mass? Is it hard to lose muscle harder than to lose fat?

Oone day: When you stop feeding your body protien and essential Amino Acids you well lose muscle. With injury and a day of bed rest you can lose 5% of your physical strength. Loss of fat is much harder, and requires susstained restriciton of calories relative to your energy expenditure. Your body has other reserve tissues and tricks to preserve muscle and fat when you exercise for fitness. ...Read more

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3 year old male with small hard mass on anal opening. Appearance is clear/light grey in colour?

3 year old male with small hard mass on anal opening. Appearance is clear/light grey in colour?

Have him seen: Might be a cyst or a hemorrhoid...But need to make sure it is not a little abscess. Have him seen soon. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old My gym trainer told me to take hard mass supplement. I have average size body with 72kg for 6feet hight.

I am 22 years old My gym trainer told me to take hard mass supplement. I have average size body with 72kg for 6feet hight.

Gym training: While you are training it is good for you to take wuey protein supplementation as well as a regular complete multivitamin. Make sure you drink plenty of water and stay away from steroids and creatine supplements ...Read more

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If a cyst or mass or tumor is soft and not hard nd small nd not big does that make it a chance that it might not be malignant?

If a cyst or mass or tumor is soft and not hard nd small nd not big does that make it a chance that it might not be malignant?

Generalities: You cannot tell by these characteristics. All malignant tumors start small. Some benign lesions calcify and turn as hard as stone. When concerned, do a biopsy. ...Read more

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21f getting over a sinusitis I've also got a large mass in my neck (r) sided painless, smooth, hard, I can only feel it when I look up. Had it 2 months?

21f getting over a sinusitis I've also got a large mass in my neck (r) sided painless, smooth, hard, I can only feel it when I look up. Had it 2 months?

Get checked: If the mass was noted before the sinusitis then it isn't related to it. Generally neck masses that are only present for a week or two are likely "reactive" and related to infection. Masses that persist beyond a month are more concerning for something else like a tumor. Getting it evaluated would be the first step to know what it is. You may need a needle biopsy and/or a scan. ...Read more