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Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? My dr. Doesn't seem too worried but cant answer

Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? My dr. Doesn't seem too worried but cant 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

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

Many: Most, less than 3 cm can be watched as they are unlikely to be cancers. However, some small tumors can make excess cortisol, aldosterone, male hormones or adrenalin. See an endocrinologist.

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What effects would a mass on the adrenal glands have on a person?

What effects would a mass on the adrenal glands have on a person?

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.

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What medications can U take for infertility while having an adrenal mass?

What medications can U take for infertility while having an adrenal mass?

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.

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I'm wondering what effect does a mass on the adrenal glands have on a person?

I'm wondering what effect does a mass on the adrenal glands have on a person?

Needs checking: A mass on the adrenal is sometimes discovered incidentally during a ct scan for other reasons. Frequently these are benign, and have no effect on the adrenal, but it is important to check for abnormal adrenal function and to see if the mass is growing.

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How to determine an pain from unhealed abscess or a year old adrenal mass is caused by kidney problems?

How to determine an 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.

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Should I get a 2nd opinion about a hypodense right adrenal mass since I have a history of a rare cancer?

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.

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I have a right adrenal mass with a history of cancer. Should I be concerned that my new endocrinologist isn't worried about it?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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Mri of my abdomen showed a mass on adrenal gland. What are the symptoms and what does this indicate?

Mri of my abdomen showed a mass on adrenal gland. What are the symptoms and what does this indicate?

See answer: Most masses on the adrenal gland are incidental and asymptomatic – usually benign adenomas. You should discuss with your dr. And radiologist for appropriate follow-up.

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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.

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.

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Can an individual have adrenal cancer without a mass/tumor that is visible? All the lab results points to it.

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.

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Extremely high cortisol (48), low acth, and cushing's symptoms, but no adrenal mass found on ct. If not adrenal, what can this be?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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