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Dull pain under the right side of my ribcage for 3-4 years. I have had multiple ultrasounds and it is not gall bladder or tumor. Vc came back clear. ?

Dull pain under the right side of my ribcage for 3-4 years. I have had multiple ultrasounds and it is not gall bladder or tumor. Vc came back clear. ?

Keep looking: You are a male 28 years old with right upper quadrant pain. You stated it is not gallbladder or tumor. Your doctor should keep looking. If it limits quality of life. The structures in this area are the liver, gallbladder small bowel and right colon. Blood tests to evaluate for hepatitis need to be ruled out. A specialist referral may help. ...Read more

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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Would painful knots on lower ribcage be anything other than muscles?Ct test showed nothing. Would infection or tumor show in a ct?Nothing has helped.

Would painful knots on lower ribcage be anything other than muscles?Ct test showed nothing. Would infection or tumor show in a ct?Nothing has helped.

Not likely a tumor: If the CT scan came back normal then I think you can safely rule out tumor or infection as the CT would surely show evidence of that. Have you tried massage therapy or chiropractic? Even acupuncture may be an avenue to pursue. ...Read more

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My uvula is deviated to the left, could this be serious? Could I have a tumor impinging my vagus nerve? I don't have any other symptoms.

My uvula is deviated to the left, could this be serious? Could I have a tumor impinging my vagus nerve? I don't have any other symptoms.

You're fine: I see that you are a first year medical student. Deviation of the uvula is a marker for a cranial nerve palsy, but when you eventually see it in real life, it's spectacular and the movements of the other throat muscles are obviously abnormal. Few uvulas are truly straight. You'll also learn that you have palpable lymph nodes in your neck that may not be in the anatomy book -- they're okay too. ...Read more

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If a tumor on the left colon began to narrow one's colon causing constipation symptoms, would it be months or years before causing an obstruction?

If a tumor on the left colon began to narrow one's colon causing constipation symptoms, would it be months or years before causing an obstruction?

Depends: Some grow at different rates--weeks to months more likely time frame. General health, weight, and other factors impact this as well. ...Read more

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Symptoms of brain tumor on left front lobe?

Symptoms of brain tumor on left front lobe?

Depends: Size and location of the tumor have a lot to do with delineating the symptoms. The frontal lobe has a few different functions. Among them; speech, personality deficits and/or motor problems on the right side of the body can result. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause one sided symptoms? Maybe i'm just super aware of everything in my body now, but it seems like my left side just feels different from my right. Brain tumor or MS or something?

Can anxiety cause one sided symptoms? Maybe i'm just super aware of everything in my body now, but it seems like my left side just feels different from my right. Brain tumor or MS or something?

Anxiety: Anxiety is the great mimicker, it can cause all kinds of symptoms. Anxiety treatment is multimodal, meaning closely monitored medical treatment as well as counseling and behavioral therapy. Relaxation techniques can be of utmost value, try dawnbuse.Com for some relaxation techniques. Yoga may be valuable to you as breathing can stop anxiety problems. ...Read more

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When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

Hypochondrasis: I understand your Anxiety. You do not have brain tumor, nor is it related to coughing Do not dwell upon these symptoms; make dwelling of your achievements in your mind. Do not assume, think about Reality. Believe in your logical reasoning; you are not the victim of Anxiety Do Breathing and Music, Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation; See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress and medication for Anxiety. ...Read more

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I have double normal cortisol blood level, have burning pain under my ribs and on left side near umbilicus. Could these symptoms be of adrenal tumor?

I have double normal cortisol blood level, have burning pain under my ribs and on left side near umbilicus.  Could these symptoms be of adrenal tumor?

Unlikely: Blood cortisol varies considerably throughout the day, so a single value does not mean much. A cortisol-producing adrenal tumor is rare. Pain from an adrenal tumor would more likely cause back pain, if it caused pain at all. See your doctor, but this is unlikely to be an adrenal tumor. ...Read more

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Can you have a panc. tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.

Can you have a panc. tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.

No: Most common symptom of pancreatic cancer would be painless jaundice. Pancreatic cancer is also extremely uncommon in your age group. Taking metformin WITH food may reduce your symptoms significantly. If not, tell your doctor that you are having stomach problems with metformin and you will be prescribed an alternative medication. ...Read more