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Left Adrenal Mass
Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? My dr. doesn't seem too worried but can't answer
We can't know: Masses can be seen on the adrenal glands when abdominal imaging is done for another purpose (given the term "incidentaloma"). However, the adrenal glands are also a common site for metastatic spread for malignancy primarily affecting another organ. Furthermore, the left-sided supraclavicular node drains lymph from the abdominal cavity. In all, likelihood for seriousness is low, but deserves workup ...Read more
Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?
Speak with your doc:
Adrenal gland nodules are very common and frequently are benign meaning they cause no harm. "Incidentalomas" may have certain characteristics on an MRI that indicate they are benign.
Additionally, blood tests may be warranted elucidate what type of nodule you have. This is nothing to worry about but definitely speak with your physician. ...Read more
Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands in (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?
Incidentalomas: So they were present on the ct, but not present on the mri? These scanning techniques are sooooo sensitive, they pick up these tiny "warts" in glands, which often have no significance. This is probably nothing, but talk to your doctor. Assuming these things are not secreting any hormones, your doc may want to get another picture in 1 yr to make sure they are not growing. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: A mass on the adrenal is sometimes found incidentally during a ct scan for something else. Questions to ask: is it making too much hormone, such as cortisol (causing cushing's syndrome) or adrenaline (causing pheochromocytoma). Is it large, or expanding, and therefore a cancer risk? If the mass is small, not enlarging, and not secreting anything, it is probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Whoa! None until: Need more specifics. What is the adrenal mass and what is being done to evaluate it? This comes first. Resubmit if you'd like and if you have more information, good wishes. ...Read more
How to determine a pain from unhealed abscess or a year old adrenal mass is caused by kidney problems?
There is no: Way to determine that without having a medical evaluation -- but adrenal masses rarely cause pain. See your doctor. ...Read more
Should I get a 2nd opinion about a hypodense right adrenal mass since I have a history of a rare cancer?
It can't hurt: Since I don't know anything about your condition or the findings of the first evaluation, it's impossible to say, may sure you've had the appropriate lab tests, x-rays, etc. It never hurst to seek a second opinion from a qualified physician, particularly when you have concerns. ...Read more
I have a right adrenal mass with a history of cancer. Should i be concerned that my new endocrinologist isn't worried about it?
Maybe: With a history of cancer, any bump or lump is scary. But most little adrenal nodules are not cancer. At the very least, it should be followed closely with surveillance imaging. Consider asking for input from a doctor that helped you with your prior cancer. As always, if you don't feel good about information you are getting from your doctor, don't hesitate to seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Non functioning 12mm mass on my adrenal normal blood and urine why did my dr refer me to an endocrinologist just wondering if its necessary?
Possibly: The endocrinologist has more experience with adrenal nodules. He/she can make sure that you have had the correct tests done to make sure that it is nonfunctioning. ...Read more
I had an adrenal mass secreting testosterone removed 4 months ago, levels are all normal now. My breasts have grown a lot in 4 months, any relation?
Virilization: If you had a virilizing adrenal tumor, and it was removed, and you have normal ovaries, then you would be expected to now develop a more typical female body habitus. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Mri of my abdomen showed a mass on adrenal gland. What are the symptoms and what does this indicate?
Am in need of an endocrinologist to do a biopsy on a mass on adrenal gland in holiday, fl. Area. Ins is united health care. Pls hlp. Thank you.
ProbShouldn't Biopsy: Adrenal masses should very rarely be biopsied. Pheochromocytoma, an adrnealine producing tumor, must always be excluded prior to biopsy. Adrenal masses are tested by imaging blood and urine test. Biopsy is probably only indicated in patients with known history of cancer and suspicion for metastasis to adrenal. ...Read more
Can an individual have adrenal cancer without a mass/tumor that is visible? All the lab results points to it.
Some as small as 2cm: Usually adrenal tumors are a bit larger, but they can be as small as 2 cm. Talk with your doctor about the lab and imagery results and your treatment options. Take care of yourself overall and be persistent about getting answers that you understand. Good luck. ...Read more
Extremely high cortisol (48), low acth, and cushing's symptoms, but no adrenal mass found on ct. If not adrenal, what can this be?
Other causes: Of cushing syndrome are pituitary tumors (cushing's disease), pancreatic islet cell tumors, exogenous steroid use (most common) and other tumors that are derived from nerve/endocrine cells. Sometimes a very small, active adrenal adenoma is not seen on ct, MRI may be better. ...Read more
My ob/gyn said I had an adrenal mass but in the next sentence said I had a mass on my ovary, what does he mean?
Hard to say: Your adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys and are far away from your ovaries. Are you sure your doctor didn't say "adnexal mass?" you should feel comfortable asking your physician this; you do not want to have any confused idea when it comes to your health. If you do not feel comfortable discussing your health concerns with your own doctor, you should consider finding a new physician. ...Read more
Friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperable lung cancer and adrenals in march. Did 6 rounds aggresive chemo. Lung mass shrank but in 3 months back. Lymph, prognosis?
Stage IV lung CA: We really have no treatment that will get rid of lung ca that has spread beyond the lung. Stage iv. Treatment can sometimes slow things down but often doesn't even do that. Ca that has become visible on x-rays after only 3 months is very fast growing... You should spend as much time with your friend as you can, now. ...Read more
Primary hpt diagnosed 2006, age 25. Failed neck exploration. 2013 a 15 mm adrenal mass discovered on CT (18 hu). Gene test for men-2?
MEN 2: Great question. What was the pathology of the parathyroid gland in 2006? Men 2 is a complex of medulary thyroid cancer (mtc), parathyroid hyperplasia, and pheochromocytoma of the adrenal gland. Although your adrenal growth is only 18 hu and 15mm, this does not rule out a functional adrenal mass. The ret oncogene is responsible for men2. Consult an endocrinologist and experienced adrenal surgeon. ...Read more
Had CT w/o contrast of kidneys to check for kidney stones — was normal. Would adrenal tumor/mass have shown up if present?
Should I contact a different doctor for adrenal mass went to a urologist after a CT scan for kidney stones showed an adrenal mass. Urologist sent me for an MRI and had me do a 24-hour urine test to see why I had kidney stones. I am more worried about the
The most common: Adrenal mass seen in about 15% of patients is an adrenal adenoma which is a benign tumor. It is easy to characterize on MRI because we can show there is fat in the tumor. This usually (94% accurate) means that the adrenal tumor is benign. But we make sure by following the tumor with additional MRI studies, which do not use harmful radiation. Ultrasound is not as accurate for followup. ...Read more
What does there be focal asymmetry over the medial left 1st rib which may be projectional although underlying mass is not excluded means for a 65 yr?
Shadow: Means there may be an x-ray 'shadow' which is meaningless, BUT they cannot be sure that there is not a mass. A repeat image will clear the matter... ...Read more
Not normal: Needs to be checked by urologist. Non hard or cystic swelling above testicle is likely a spermatocele or cyst of head of epididymis. Tumor of testis or rare spermatic cord tumor must be ruled out if mass is hard. Epididymal cysts are benign & prognosis, if treated promptly, for vast majority of testis tumors is ver good. Good luck. ...Read more
Kidney mass: First, it's important to know if it's a cyst (filled with fluid) or a solid mass (tissue). An ultrasound will be helpful to determine the difference. Cysts are very common and are usually found incidentally, and often don't require any intervention other than routine surveillance. A mass could be serious, and would require further testing. Your doctor can help you with the next steps of analysis. ...Read more
Alot: Could be several things. Is it growing? Was it related to an injury, ie form after a fall? Are you having any constitutional symptoms like night sweats, fevers or weight loss or any history of malignancy. Does it hurt? Long story short, if getting bigger, have it checked out. Could be a whole slew of things from benign conditions like lipomas and ganglions to tumors. ...Read more
Not sure: This could be something to be concerned about it depends on how this presents and what the history of this mass is. Too little information for me to really give you an answer. I would recommend that you see your doctor and have this looked at to be sure. ...Read more
Get it evaluated.: There are many benign causes of scrotal masses. Hydrocele, spermatocele, varicocele, and cysts are common. The most important things is to make sure there are no masses in the testes. Although a stable mass for 3 years is not likely to be cancer, see your urologist for an evaluation. This should include a detailed history and physical exam, and the need for a scrotal ultrasound can be assessed. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the size of the tumor and whether it's doing anything (producing any hormone). If the tumor is small and it is a non-functioning tumor, you might not have to do anything about it and can live a normal life with no effect on your life expectancy. There are many people who currently has an adrenal tumor and might not even now it. ...Read more
What is meant by subdural collection left temporoparietal region with mass effect. Acute on chronic sdh?
Hemorrage : The subdural collection has mixed densities, thus suggesting that it may be older with blood clot that is liquifying mixed with newer blood. These are usually the result of a traumatic brain injury. The acute on chronic refers to the differences in age of clot. The fact that there is mass effect suggests that this has reached sufficient size to "compress" the brain. Surgery is the treatment. ...Read more
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