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Round hard masses, palpable, on inner side of oral part, should I be concerned? Present from many years

Round hard masses, palpable, on inner side of oral part, should I be concerned? Present from many years

Mass in mouth: Could be a torus a bony growth which is benign but multiple torus may reflect adenomatous polyposis, where you have polyps in the colon that should be evaluated by GI. Could also be fibroma. Would follow up with dentist. And GI ...Read more

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If a child undergoes a faecal disimpactation should faecal masses still be present 6 weeks later, or is this deemed a failure of the disimpactation re?

If a child undergoes a faecal disimpactation should faecal masses still be present 6 weeks later, or is this deemed a failure of the disimpactation re?

Fecal impaction: Your child continues to be constipated. The problem may be his diet He should be on a high fiber diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, legumes, prunes, raisins, dates, figs and nuts. Also reduce the milk and milk products in his diet as well as giving him high fiber cereals to eat. If worse comes to worse use miralax (polyethylene glycol) to normalize his stools. Make sure also that your doctor has ruled out Hirshsprung ...Read more

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What could these painful masses in my lower back be?

What could these painful masses in my lower back be?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. A doctor needs to examine your back to rule out potentially significant disease. ...Read more

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I had op for masses of hydrocese. Now one of my tetes is tiny. What is wrong and is it dangerous?

I had op for masses of hydrocese. Now one of my tetes is tiny. What is wrong and is it dangerous?

Probably Not: Your testicle may have seemed larger due to the hydrocele and with it removed feels smaller. However, you should discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are all bladder masses cancerous?

Are all bladder masses cancerous?

No: There are several types of bladder masses but not all are cancerous. The definitive test to determine if the lesion is cancer is a biopsy. All bladder masses identified need to be biopsied and examined to determine if is malignant or benign. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a solid mass on my liver being cancerous? Are there non-cancerous solid masses?

What are the chances of a solid mass on my liver being cancerous? Are there non-cancerous solid masses?

Some possibilities: There are some non-cancerous liver tumors such as a liver adenoma, focal nodular hyperplasia, or hemangioma. A liver protocol ct scan with IV contrast is a good way to tell these apart. Another possibility is a liver mri. ...Read more

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How common are benign neck masses?

How common are benign neck masses?

Very: Almost everyone has a mildly enlarged lymph node (s) somewhere on their neck. It is a little tricky though. Let your doctor decide if the mass should be worked up. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cystic masses common in women under 40?

Are ovarian cystic masses common in women under 40?

Cysts are: Women produce small cysts, called follicles, on their ovaries every month. Ovarian cysts are very common, especially women of reproductive age. The vast majority of ovarian cysts are benign.

When there is a soft tissue component (a mass that is partially cystic), it generally becomes more concerning as the soft tissue percentage increases. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian masses?

How can you distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian masses?

A challenge: There are many factors that may help in making this distinction. Age plays a big factor as masses in women over 50 are more worrisome. The type of mass is critical as solid or complex masses are more worrisome than simple fluid filled cysts. Size sometimes plays a role although this is less specific. In many cases you can't say 100% until they are out. ...Read more

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Can masses grow slow in the lungs without siptoms for more than five years even they are critical in sizes.?

Can masses grow slow in the lungs without siptoms for more than five years even they are critical in sizes.?

Yes: It depends what critical in size means. A growing cancer for example can double in volume every ninety days, but can start as a speck. On the other hand a scar can remain a scar for a long time and can develop into scar carcinoma later. There are other nodules or tumors which are not cancer and stay as they are. If not pressing on airways it may not cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Do all neoplastic masses, both benign and not, have vascularity of some kind? What ones have moderate vascularity?

Do all neoplastic masses, both benign and not, have vascularity of some kind? What ones have moderate vascularity?

Need more details: Vascularity has to be related to the type of test/imaging method used. In general benign tumors are not supposed to be very vascular, malignant ones commonly are hypervascular. Yet these findings are not totally reliable, so a biopsy is the only way to tell the nature of what we are dealing with. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make yiu feel things when you poke and prod at your body even when everyone else including doctors tell you your fine. Looking for masses?

Can anxiety make yiu feel things when you poke and prod at your body even when everyone else including doctors tell you your fine. Looking for masses?

Anxiety: Yes. If you don't know the anatomy any prodding will reveal 'masses' which are in reality normal structures. If you rub them enough they will eventually start to hurt because YOU are the irritating agent. Stop. Eliminate caffeine from your diet, try some chamomile tea twice a day. Listen to some calming music with the tea. ...Read more

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Have two nodules, 4.5 and 6.3 cm. The large one is displacing the trachea. Us describes as medially located & containing several low density masses.?

Have two nodules, 4.5 and 6.3 cm. The large one is displacing the trachea. Us describes as medially located & containing several low density masses.?

Neck masses: First have ct of neck and chest. Please see a surgeon for physical examination and biopsy. Only the biopsy can give the answer for these neck nodes. Also one is compressing trachea, the wind pipe, which will become serious in future. Thanks. ...Read more

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What types of benign abdominable masses can be nodular on ultrasound?

What types of benign abdominable masses can be nodular on ultrasound?

Several: Cysts of liver, kidney, ovary,
some other ovarian, and adrenal masses.
Adenomas, poly cystic, ? Dermoid, endometrium as- chocolate cysts.
Probably more? ...Read more

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Nodes or masses on renal glands, could they be cancer?

Nodes or masses on renal glands, could they be cancer?

Depends on size: There are many types of kidney masses, ranging from cysts to adenomas to fibromas and occasionally a malignancy.. The majority of small kidney growths are benign, while larger ones are more likely to be cancerous. Most masses are diagnosed incidentally. If treatment is required, options, include watching and waiting, medication, and surgery. Many masses are discovered incidentally through an X-ray, (CT) scan, (MRI) study, or an ultrasound being done for another procedure A mass of about 1.5 in (4 cm) or less is only about 20 to 30% likely to be cancerous, while those larger than 2.75 in (7 cm) are about 90% likely to be cancerous. A doctor may also take a biopsy of the mass. Renal adenoma is the most common type of benign kidney mass, and is seen as a small growth. Sometimes they are classified as precancerous, and they are closely monitored for growth. Many doctors choose to surgically remove renal adenomas to prevent them becoming cancerous. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of no adnexal masses or pelvic fluid?

What is the meaning of no adnexal masses or pelvic fluid?

Is good: A common radiologist phrase for no signs of cancer in the pelvis. ...Read more

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Hi docs, is it true that renal masses are almost always cancer?

Hi docs, is it true that renal masses are almost always cancer?

Not necessarily: There are many causes for a mass in the kidney, both benign and malignant. Size and other imaging characteristics may make the urologist more suspicious the mass is malignant. Symptoms to suggest malignancy include blood in the urine, pain in the side, a mass on exam, and unexplained weight loss. The average age for kidney cancer is 65, and it is rare under age 45. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice 7 weeks no polyps or masses and no other symptoms?

Hoarse voice 7 weeks no polyps or masses and no other symptoms?

Hoarseness: Hoarse voice can have many causes. At time it can persist after a cold. If hoarseness persists or last longer than 2-3 months then you should see your doctor to determine if there are other causes. Common causes of hoarseness may include allergy, acid reflux, voice abuse. If you are a voice professional (singer, frequent speaker) or smoker then ENT evaluation is essential. ...Read more

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If I have nodes or masses on my renal glands, could they be cancer?

If I have nodes or masses on my renal glands, could they be cancer?

Possibly: Renal refers to kidney and not gland. Adrenal refers to gland and not kidney. Nodes are lymph nodes adjacent to a kidney lesion and next to an adrenal carcinoma. A CAT scan can define the actual site of the problem and if in the kidney, angiography can note if surgery indicated. A well defined adrenal lesion that is not functional is usually a benign adenoma and can be followed. ...Read more

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What is the color of malignant breast masses (when biopsied)?

What is the color of malignant breast masses (when biopsied)?

Tan-white.: Compared to the surrounding normal breast tissue, which is pink and yellow-white, malignant breast tumors are typically tan-white in color and very firm to the touch. They grossly have an irregular, stellate (star-like) appearance, and may be gritty when cut. The tissue fixation in formalin typically used in breast biopsies will enhance the differences between the tumor and the normal breast. ...Read more

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Enlarged tender masses on the right side of my neck, what to do?

Enlarged tender masses on the right side of my neck, what to do?

See your doctor: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious things like cancer. You should see your doctor for an exam. Masses in the neck (especially in someone who uses tobacco) that don't go away need to be evaluated by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have 2 large, oval masses right above my pelvic in my back. They are painful to the touch and get the size of baseballs. Are they lymphnodes?

I have 2 large, oval masses right above my pelvic in my back. They are painful to the touch and get the size of baseballs. Are they lymphnodes?

On the back?: If the lumps are in your lower back in the muscles above the hip bones then it is not likely lymph nodes - these would be muscle spasms. If it is in the front groin area then that is where the lymph nodes are located. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism in which cancer kills? Do the masses interfere with proper organ function? Or do cancers put off toxins in the body? Or what?

What is the mechanism in which cancer kills? Do the masses interfere with proper organ function? Or do cancers put off toxins in the body? Or what?

How doesCA kill: Cancer cells grow, requiring energy, disrupting normal organ function and can even growing into vital structures like blood vessels. Left untxed CA will essentially drain the person, why they loose wt, and eat into adjacent organs. It can also spread gaining access to other organs. ...Read more

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Two small soft tissue masses found in my nasopharynx. What is the chance they are cancer given that my brother has been diagnosed for NPC recently?

Two small soft tissue masses found in my nasopharynx. What is the chance they are cancer given that my brother has been diagnosed for NPC recently?

Unlikely: But possible. Brother with NPC does not really raise your risk unless of course you share the same risk factors. Your doc should have been able to look at these on CT scan or on nasopharyngoscope and give you a better read. A good look is better than any risk factor analysis.... ...Read more

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I developed 2 masses on the back left of my neck at the base off my skull 3 days ago, since then they have tripled in size and are becoming painful?

I developed 2 masses on the back left of my neck at the base off my skull 3 days ago, since then they have tripled in size and are becoming painful?

? Abscesses: A rapidly developing mass or masses that have become painful is likely to be an abscess which is a collection of pus. Since the area involved is the neck/base of the skull a doctors visit will be needed! ...Read more

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