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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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Noticed that I have been mixing words lately (saying the wrong ones or mispronouncing) and now left foot is tingling. Scared of stroke/brain tumor??

Noticed that I have been mixing words lately (saying the wrong ones or mispronouncing) and now left foot is tingling. Scared  of stroke/brain tumor??

Wrong foot: Unless you've some clear & present risk factors as a 26 yo person such as a medical condition causing hypercoagulability, cardiac defect such as patent foramen ovale, Factor V Leyden deficiency, sickle cell anemia, or some other rare problem then, the risk of your symptoms reflecting stroke is minuscule . Still, if this is new for you then, an exam by your physician is advisable. ...Read more

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I had a tumor removed from my upper spine wrapped in spinal cord now I'm left numb and tingling on the whole left side of my body,right foot HELP!

I had a tumor removed from my upper spine wrapped in spinal cord now I'm left numb and tingling on the whole left side of my body,right foot HELP!

Nerves heal slowly: If the tumor was wrapped around the nerve, the it required careful manipulation to remove the tumor. The nerve maybe irritated for sometimes up to 6 to 12 months. Check with your surgeon, but this may improve slowly over time ...Read more

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One of my foot's finger (middle, left feet)... Has a brown/dark lines vertically (becomes lighter lately), is it caused by fracture? Or tumor/cancer?

One of my foot's finger (middle, left feet)... Has a brown/dark lines vertically (becomes lighter lately), is it caused by fracture? Or tumor/cancer?

Not likley: While dark lines under the nail can be a manifestation of melanoma, mostly these are harmless. See this site for more info and pictures. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nail-abnormalities/pages/introduction.aspx. ...Read more

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Left side weakness in arm/hand, back, abdomen, leg/foot. Decreased sensation in those areas plus face. Mri showed no stroke, tumor or ms. Ideas?

Left side weakness in arm/hand, back, abdomen, leg/foot. Decreased sensation in those areas plus face. Mri showed no stroke, tumor or ms. Ideas?

Some ideas: Get MRI of neck, make certain not a spinal cord issue. Maybe an EMG study, to evaluate potential of a mono neuritis multiplex. But if your symptoms are transient associated with headaches, could be classical migraine. Discuss further with your neurologist. ...Read more

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My left foot has a imflamated vain?

My left foot has a imflamated vain?

Phlebitis: See doctor. Superficial phlebitis will resolve with Aspirin and heat. However a deeper phlebitis can lead to serious complications. Your primary can examine you and order a doppler exam to rule out deep thrombophlebitis. ...Read more

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What is my left foot feel like it's on fire?

What is my left foot feel like it's on fire?

Back or neuropathy: This could be due to a pinched nerve in the back or a local nerve injury. Burning pain usually indicates that a nerve is the problem. ...Read more

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What causes fluid rentention in my left foot?

What causes fluid rentention in my left foot?

Many causes: See your doctor do get this diagnosed. There can be numerous causes. ...Read more