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Can you tell what a mass behind the retina is without removing the eye.

Can you tell what a mass behind the retina is without removing the eye.

Yes, it Depends: Depending on the accessibility of the lesion a biopsy may taken and examined by a pathologist to arrive at a diagnosis. ...Read more

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A friend has a droopy eyelid and the Opthamologist has said he has a mass behind his eye and needs to have an MRI. Does this mean it is a tumor that likely needs to operated on or radiated? Could their be some other mass less serious?

A friend has a droopy eyelid and the Opthamologist has said he has a mass behind his eye and needs to have an MRI. Does this mean it is a tumor that likely needs to operated on or radiated? Could their be some other mass less serious?

Your friend's: Doctor will likely be able to give him more information after the MRI results are available and the rest of the work up is complete. It would be difficult to try to answer this without the information that his evaluation will provide. ...Read more

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I discover a little mass in my eye, its hard, but it doesn't hurt. What can it be?

I discover a little mass in my eye, its hard, but it doesn't hurt. What can it be?

Hard mass of eyelid: Probably a stye or chalzion which might respond to hot compresses....if not have it examined by eye doctor
How long has it been there and does it bleed?
Is there a discharge from the hard lesion? ...Read more

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What is ment when you betolled you have a mass in the rihht eye orbital?

What is ment when you betolled you have a mass in the rihht eye orbital?

Orbital disease: A "mass" usually means there is something there that should not be. This should be carefully discussed with the doctor who told you this. ...Read more

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Does mass health cover eye surgery?

Does mass health cover eye surgery?

It should but: It may not cover purely cosmetic procedures. It's best to check with your ophthalmologist and insurance advocate or repres ntative (call Mass health) to be sure. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's a correlation between the axial length of the eye and ocular mass?

Help! Need to know if there's a correlation between the axial length of the eye and ocular mass?

Not likely: The axial length of the eye is the diameter or how long your eye is. A mass in the eye would not make your eye longer. The axial length can change with age, surgery, progressive myopia or other ocular conditions. See your eye doctor if you are concerned about a mass in your eye. ...Read more

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My father has a mass ehind the eye is this a brain tumor?

My father has a mass ehind the eye is this a brain tumor?

It can be: I assume that a doctor has done testing that has discovered this mass. Those tests need to be evaluated by a good specialist. Eye findings can be very tricky. Some masses are benign and cause no real problem. Others are an early sign of severe disease. Your father should get a thorough evaluation that will answer the question, but also offer a plan of treatment. ...Read more

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My vision is blurry due to a white mass on the iris part of my right eye. I had shingles not too long ago. Could shingles have caused this?

My vision is blurry due to a white mass on the iris part of my right eye. I had shingles not too long ago. Could shingles have caused this?

Pterygium?: There are many potential etiologies. However, a pterygium fits your description and is fairly common. You can try artificial tears to see if it helps with your vision. Surgical excision is the only way to remove the pterygium. Shingles in the eye can cause scarring on the surface of the eye, but would typically be hard to see in the mirror. You should see an eye MD for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do? Persistant headache, eye pain, glare, aura/whiteout, and a mass of growing floaters lasting 3+ months. All onset within a 2 week period.

What to do? Persistant headache, eye pain, glare, aura/whiteout, and a mass of growing floaters lasting 3+ months. All onset within a 2 week period.

Concerning: Your symptoms are concerning and I recommend evaluations by both an ophthalmologist and a neurologist. Appropriate tests will be done in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Past few days been getting more and stronger muscle spasms in my cheek into my eye on l side mass on cheek what treatment will ER doc do?

Past few days been getting more and stronger muscle spasms in my cheek into my eye on l side mass on cheek what treatment will ER doc do?

Depends on exam: The ERP needs to examine you to find the cause and especially to determine the nature of the mass on your cheek. At your age a tooth or acne/abscess might be the cause. Don't wait. Apply warm compress until you can be seen. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had an X-ray of my right jaw and they found a mass under my right eye and want to do a CT scan. Nothing to do with my jaw. What could this be.?

I had an X-ray of my right jaw and they found a mass under my right eye and want to do a CT scan. Nothing to do with my jaw. What could this be.?

Many things: You should have either ct or mr examination to determine more of the characteristics of the finding on the radiograph. Origin can be from regional bone, maxillary or ethmoid sinus, or regional soft tissues. ...Read more

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The swelling within my upper left eye lid has been increasing for the past 4 days. I also have a small mass at the end of my jaw bone beneath my L ear?

The swelling within my upper left eye lid has been increasing for the past 4 days. I also have a small mass at the end of my jaw bone beneath my L ear?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms may reflect an infection in the eye area, with germs flowing to the pre-auricular lymph node, which is a lymph node under the skin next to the ear. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see if medication is needed. ...Read more

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Fleshy mass under top eye lid (lacrimal gland) I went to the opticians he said it's not a cyst or stye no fluid within it referred me for a biopsy???

Fleshy mass under top eye lid (lacrimal gland) I went to the opticians he said it's not a cyst or stye no fluid within it referred me for a biopsy???

Evaluation: Presumably you saw an optometrist who advised a biopsy of a fleshy mass located in the lacrimal gland or by it. The referral to an ophthalmologist would be the next step, who will be able to advise you on the differential diagnosis of this mass. Sometimes other testing is necessary before considering a biopsy (blood tests, imaging). A tissue biopsy may be advised when definitive treatment required ...Read more

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My 2 yr old niece has alternating esotropic issues. Her pediatric eye doc wants an mri. Her granddad has strabismus. How likely is this is a mass?

My 2 yr old niece has alternating esotropic issues. Her pediatric eye doc wants an mri. Her granddad has strabismus. How likely is this is a mass?

Extremely unlikely: Alternating esotropia is a coordination problem with the eyes in which one or the other eye takes up fixation but they do not work together. Mass lesions if they affect eye motion will usually cause a paralysis so that one eye moves poorly compared to the other. Mass lesions also are likely to cause papilledema which I assume was not seen by your pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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3 yr old remission cancer patient has 7mm cyst-like mass on pineal gland, been there for over a yr, grown by 2mm. Right eye removed. What could it be?

3 yr old remission cancer patient has 7mm cyst-like mass on pineal gland, been there for over a yr, grown by 2mm. Right eye removed. What could it be?

Too complicated: I'm very sorry your little one has had to go through this. You really need to talk to your specialists about your questions, as they will have the full clinical picture. They will be able to advise you much better than a short answer from a doctor who is unfamiliar with your child's case. ...Read more

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Eyes and skin yellow, mass on upper right side and middle abdomen, fever, vomiting, black moles on arms face shoulders v, back, stomach, green to dark?

Eyes and skin yellow, mass on upper right side and middle abdomen, fever, vomiting, black moles on arms face shoulders v, back, stomach, green to dark?

Yellow eyes/skin: Yellow eyes & skin indicate jaundice which is due to many reasons: hepatitis, liver issues. Consult with us to help you get better. More info on eyedoc2020@blogpsot. Com ...Read more

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Could an eye orbital mass be metastatic lung cancer from a 11 mm lung nodule, with no swollen glands or other evidence of cancer?

Could an eye orbital mass be metastatic lung cancer from a 11 mm lung nodule, with no swollen glands or other evidence of cancer?

Time has taught me..: ..That with cancer almost anything is possible. That said, it would be unlikely for a 1cm lung "nodule" to go only to the orbit, especially if it is not proven to be cancer. I would suggest you discuss this with your doc (there may be details he/she knows that we don't) but seems to me that further imaging or maybe a biopsy are considerations if either of those 2 lesions are suspicious enough. ...Read more

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Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

SEE MD NOW!: Unexplained bleeding from multiple places could mean that your body's natural blood clotting ability has failed. That is very serious and possibly fatal. See a health provider today! ...Read more

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Kidney mass 2 small 2 biopsy yet, dr is keepin an eye on it till we can, but also have high potassium in blood & kidney is not functioing so well, ?

Kidney mass 2 small 2 biopsy yet, dr is keepin an eye on it till we can, but also have high potassium in blood & kidney is not functioing so well, ?

See Nephrologist: Kidney lesions are usually not biopsied and monitored.
If suspicious for cancer will need partial nephrectomy but is unlikely at your age.
Work up for hyperkalemia (high potassium) need to be done by a kidney doctor.
While kidney insufficiency is a major cause of high potassium, it is not the only one. ...Read more

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Found growth on back of head feels like mass of skin and hair grows through ive had headaches that feel like hair being pulled and blur sight sameside?

Found growth on back of head feels like mass of skin and hair grows through ive had headaches that feel like hair being pulled and blur sight sameside?

Go see a healthcare: Provider ASAP to properly examine and/or diagnose your mass. Skin cancer is exceedingly common and should not be ignored or deferred til later. Treat it seriously and you will be on the positive end more often than not. Headaches and blurred vision are generally bad signs associated with invasion of brain or local nerve tissue. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pancreatic head mass and pancreatitis?

What is the difference between pancreatic head mass and pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: On ct or mri, sometimes they see a mass (a tumor, solid object) in the pancreas. The head of the pancreas is the medial part that is near the bile ducts, duodenum. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas (bad abdominal pain, vomiting, etc). Sometimes the inflammation of pancreatitis can heap up and give the appearance of a mass or a cyst. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have a little ball mass on my craneo head is that normal? Like a lymph node

I have a little ball mass on my craneo head is that normal? Like a lymph node

Can be: If it does not go away or becomes painful or does not go away or concerned get it checked ...Read more

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My husband had a lump under his skin at the back of his neck last night, now he has 3 painful lumps on his neck and one squishy mass on his head...

If no pain or fever: Then it is not urgent. But does need to be examined. May be they were there for long time and you found it now because you were actively looking for it. ...Read more