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Round hard masses, palpable, on inner side of oral part, should I be concerned? Present from many years
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
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
What is meant by no biliary ductal dilitation and no hepitic masses and gallbladder walls are normal?
Seems like: A relatively normal study. No abmnomalities seen. ...Read more
What are the chances of a solid mass on my liver being cancerous? Are there non-cancerous solid masses?
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
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
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
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
I have been receiving degarelix injections for a year or so and have a lot of hard masses under my skin. Can they be removed? Are they harmful?
Wait: Most injection site reactions to this drug will resolve over time. They are not harmful, just cosmetic concern. ...Read more
The right endometrial complex measures 7.1 mm & left 5.5. There're multiple circumscribed myometrial masses consistent w/ leiomyomas 3.7x3.8x4.3cm
Fibroids: Fibroids. Common cause of uterine bleeding. See a doctor if bleedng starts ...Read more
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
Mammo report what does NO INTERVAL CHANGES NOTED mean finding HETEROGENEOUSLYDENSE which may OBSCURE SMALL MASSES BIRADS 2 BENIGN FINDING is it bad?
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.?
Cysts of liver, kidney, ovary,
some other ovarian, and adrenal masses.
Adenomas, poly cystic, ? Dermoid, endometrium as- chocolate cysts.
Probably more? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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