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Doctor insights on: Multiple Heterogeneous Myometrial Masses

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Mammo report NO INTERVAL CHANGES NOTED mean finding HETEROGENEOUSLY DENSE which may OBSCURE SMALL MASSES BIRADS 2 BENIGN FINDING why unltrasound?

Mammo report NO INTERVAL CHANGES NOTED mean finding HETEROGENEOUSLY DENSE which may OBSCURE SMALL MASSES BIRADS 2 BENIGN FINDING why unltrasound?

Report indicates: You should be followed by your doctor, due to dense breast tissue may not be able to see ' small masses ' so need a sonogram to make sure there no ' mass ' Even though the report is good you must go back to your doctor for follow up. ...Read more

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Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure sm masses Birads 2 breasts no suspicious masses dr wanting ultrasound report said annual mammo?

Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure sm masses Birads 2 breasts no suspicious masses dr wanting ultrasound report said annual mammo?

Need sono: Mammo with heterogeneous dense mass needs evaluation as to whether a lesion is hiding in area of density. This can be accomplished by sono or MRI but resolution of density required. The sono can detect a specific region that could be suspicious and require bx. ...Read more

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Mammogram shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure small masses Birads 2 both breast no suspicious masses why is my dr sending me for a ultrasound?

Mammogram shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure small masses Birads 2 both breast no suspicious masses why is my dr sending me for a ultrasound?

Dense: Breasts lower the sensitivity of mammography for detecting cancers, by some studies to as low as 50%. Adding screening ultrasound in this setting may improve cancer detection. This is an evolving issue in the breast imaging community and there is currently no clear consensus. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell what this mean please? "breast tissue is heterogeneously dense, which may obscure detection of small masses"

Can anyone tell what this mean please? "breast tissue is heterogeneously dense, which may obscure detection of small masses"

Normal: It sounds like a mammogram report. Detection of masses on a mammogram is easy in women whose breast tissue has been replaced in various proportions by fatty tissue - which happens with age. Denser breasts means there is less fatty tissue and more fibro-glandular tissue, more common in younger women, or older women who take hormones. A mass is easier seen in breasts that are not dense. ...Read more

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Following miscarriage on 18/03 scan showed within endometrium is heterogeneous content. AP = 13.5mm. No adnexal masses or free fluid. Is this normal?

Following miscarriage on 18/03 scan showed within endometrium is heterogeneous content. AP = 13.5mm. No adnexal masses or free fluid. Is this normal?

??: You could have retaining placental tissue!
You must coordinate this result with your OB-GYN (although chances are they ordered it!!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Thyroid sono results:"heterogeneous gland suggesting multinodular goiter -no discrete dominant masses observed"-what does this mean?

Thyroid sono results:"heterogeneous gland suggesting multinodular goiter -no discrete dominant masses observed"-what does this mean?

Lumpy!: Opinions vary, but... Especially for women, thyroid nodules are very common. These are sometimes familial or inherited and are sometimes more common later in life. There is little to worry about, especially without a specific "dominant" nodule over ~1cm. You should get thyroid blood work and a followup ultrasound within a few months. If the gland is huge, you may need treatment. ...Read more

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My wife had a thyroid ultrasound and showed heterogenous echogenicity, hypervascular thyroid gland. No masses or nodules. Any thoughts on what this is?

My wife had a thyroid ultrasound and showed heterogenous echogenicity, hypervascular thyroid gland. No masses or nodules. Any thoughts on what this is?

Could be Hashimoto's: Is the gland normal is size or enlarged? If normal-sized, could be hashimoto's. If enlarged it could be grave's disease, both of which are autoimmune diseases. She should find out if she's hypo- or hyperthyroid and have additional testing to see if she has hashimoto's. ...Read more

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I had a ultra sound and it said enlarged heterogeneous uterus however no discrete myometrial lesions can be seen. Do I need more testing?

I had a ultra sound and it said enlarged heterogeneous uterus however no discrete myometrial lesions can be seen. Do I need more testing?

Ultrasound: What was the ultrasound done for? The results of the ultrasound do not demand further testing unless you are having problems. Did it give you measurements of the uterus? ...Read more

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My test say, The uterus demonstrates heterogeneous myometrial echotexture most likely secondary to leiomyomatous change through a discrete mass?

My test say, The uterus demonstrates heterogeneous myometrial echotexture most likely secondary to leiomyomatous change through a discrete mass?

Fibroids: Fibroids are growths of the uterus, or womb. They are also called uterine leiomyomas or myomas. The uterus is made of muscle, and fibroids grow from the muscle. Fibroids can bulge from the inside or outside of the uterus. Fibroids are not cancerous and are not thought to be able to become cancerous. Fibroids are very common. Approximately 80% of women will have them in their lifetime. ...Read more

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I had a transactional ultrasound and the findings were the following : uterus measures 8.2x4.6x3.9 cm and shows heterogeneous myometrial echotexture?

I had a transactional ultrasound and the findings were the following : uterus measures 8.2x4.6x3.9 cm and shows heterogeneous myometrial echotexture?

Need details: Patient specific radiological studies should be interpreted with the full report and the clinical background at hand. It sounds like they found a uterine fibroid which is a benign noncancerous growth in the uterus. I would contact the ordering doctor and ask to go over your results. ...Read more

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My MRI results: Mildly heterogeneous myometrial echotexture without a well circumscribed mass. Could this explain my abdominal and lower back pain?

My MRI results: Mildly heterogeneous myometrial echotexture without a well circumscribed mass. Could this explain my abdominal and lower back pain?

Probably not: It may be within normal range, difficult to assess without the images and the description of "mildly" heterogeneous echotexture. Also, that is an ultrasound description of findings, not MRI. Which did you have? ...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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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 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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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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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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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