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Benign tumor: It is a benign lesion of the kidney usually composed of muscle, blood vessels, and fat. Sometimes, treatment is recommended when they are larger than 5 cm given a higher risk of bleeding. ...Read more
A urologist diagnosed me with urethral angiolipoma. I am 28 and this causes urethral obstruction. Should I have it removed or learn to live with it?
Tough problem: This is an unusual problem that needs proper assessment by an expert in urethral reconstruction. If it is just an angioma then laser has has used to ablate the abnormal blood vessel if on the other hand there is a solid component (as in angiolipoma) then excising this tissue should be strongly considered if it is causing any obstruction. Living with it is not a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an angiolipoma of the brain cause nerve pain through out the body? What is the best treatment if surgical removal isn't an option?
Angiolipoma: An anginolipoma is a rare lesion and the normal treatment of choice is surgical removal as long as the neurosurgeon feels it can access in a reasonable fashion. This tumor would not likely be the cause of pain throughout the body, in most cases if there is pain it would be related to a specific region of the body, not a diffuse pain. ...Read more
I have lumps thighs hips ribs belly. Bx from thigh shows angiolipoma. Could they all b this? Path not backr/t autoimmune? Seeing rheum. ?Ra vs lupus.
See below: Yes they can potentially be lipomas---some people can have several. ...Read more
Yes, if...: You have hit puberty and are physically growing. This is the best time in your life to lift weights, since you have the confluence of naturally high growth hormone and rising testosterone. If you do not lift now, you can never catch up with the gains you'l make later! but, never lift heavy alone! ...Read more
It is obvious: No partner sex of any type=virgin Partner sex of any type= not a virgin Some cultures and lay people use various markers to "prove" this label is true, but there are exceptions that make these markers worthless. You either have had partner sex or not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic leukemia: Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a chronic cancer that presents with increased numbers of myeloid cells. Splenomegaly may occur. CML may also transform into a more acute and dangerous leukemia in rare cases. Currently CML is effectively treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These inhibitors put the body into a medical remission, which means that the leukemia is not detectable in the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help how?: The doctors who are involved in the medical education portion of Health Tap do this as unpaid volunteers. However, we can not provide diagnoses or treatment plans on the education section of Health Tap. Our mission is health/ medical education. Hope this helps. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer