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0.61 x 0.34 x 0.48 cm well marginated hypoehoic soft tissue mass is noted at right submandibular area representing a lymp node. What does it means?

That is: a common place to normally have lymph nodes. The size alone is not sufficient to determine whether it is abnormal. The shape/morphology and other features such as symmetry help determine whether it is abnormal. So, just the fact that there is a lymph node there doesn't mean there is something abnormal. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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Mass on mandible below chin. What could this be?

Mass on mandible below chin. What could this be?

Many things possible: There are many things that could produce your problem. Infected tooth, infected salivary gland, or some other cause. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Submandibular region demonstrate a mid echogenicity mass 15 mm in length with a central vascular hilum. Meaning? Causes?

Submandibular region demonstrate a mid echogenicity mass 15 mm in length with a central vascular hilum. Meaning? Causes?

Nothing good.: You likely need to have this biopsied, if you smoke or drink see an ENT doctor to make sure you do not have a cancer of the throat. ...Read more

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I have sjogren's syndrome.I have had enlarged submandibular glands on both sides. Ct scan report suggested no mass or stones found.is biopsy needed?

I have sjogren's syndrome.I have had enlarged submandibular glands on both sides. Ct scan report suggested no mass or stones found.is biopsy needed?

Maybe: If there's suspicion of lymphoma. Have you had anti-Ro / anti-La drawn (SSA/SSB)? Since Sjogren's isn't all that treatable, making a solid diagnosis may not be key -- or an insurance company may want it. ...Read more

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Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? my dr. doesnt seem too worried but cant answer

Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? my dr. doesnt 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 ...Read more

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What does there is 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

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Mass above left testicle...Is it normal?

Mass above left testicle...Is it normal?

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

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What can a mass above left collarbone be?

Concerning area: That is a location that needs a good examination as there are many causes and some need to be evaluated in person. Go get it checked soon. This is an area of concern. ...Read more

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4cm mass on left kidney .What do that mean?

4cm mass on left kidney .What do that mean?

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

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What is the mass in my left lower neck and shoulder area be ?

What is the mass in my left lower neck and shoulder area be ?

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

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I have a decent size mass on my lower left rib cage.. What could it be?

I have a decent size mass on my lower left rib cage.. What could it be?

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

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A thick mass above left testicle for about 3 years. Should I be worried?

A thick mass above left testicle for about 3 years. Should I be worried?

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

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What is meant by subdural collection left temporoparietal region with mass effect. Acute on chronic sdh?

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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6mm left lateral pituitary macroadenoma exerting mass effect on the dural margins of the left cavernous ica?

6mm left lateral pituitary macroadenoma exerting mass effect on the dural margins of the left cavernous ica?

This is serious: You may be offered medical therapy if it is a prolactinoma or possible other tumor, and/or surgery. Do not blow this off. These things are treacherous and often kill if neglected. ...Read more

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Hi, my friend has a large heterogenous mass occupying most of the upper inner quadrant on the left side. What could it be?

Hi, my friend has a large heterogenous mass occupying most of the upper inner quadrant on the left side. What could it be?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more

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I have a quarter size mass on the lower left side of my cheek and I just noticed it a couple of days ago I don't know what to do?

I have a quarter size mass on the lower left side of my cheek and I just noticed it a couple of days ago I don't know what to do?

See your provider: A lump on the neck could be a lymph node from something as simple as strep throat or cold or dental problem. Also could imply something more serious. Please go see your healthcare provider ...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