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My Big Toe Tumor
Sharp sudden pain in big toe only lasts a few seconds then goes away happens periodically throughout the day ?
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Where are Cysts?: Minor cystic changes could be either soft tissue or osseous (bony). If they are osseous, it really does not mean much. Most of us have some "minor" cystic changes in our bones. If they are numerous, one could be dealing with an entity like ollier's disease. Minor cystic changes in soft tissue are less common and would likely be associated with some sort of tumor. Check w your doc on this. ...Read more
Are enchondroma's caused by injury? Do they usually grow? How often should they be checked? I have one in my big toe. I'm 57.
Not usually: Enchondromas (a benign cartilage tumor) are usually thought to be from overgrowth of cartilage. They are benign, and don't usually cause problems, especially in a toe. Surgical removal can be an option, but only if your symptoms are bad. If this was discovered incidentally on xray, and you have no symptoms, it will only need to be checked periodically by your doctor (usually yearly). ...Read more
Big toe pain: Could this be deadly? Not likely. Melanoma or some other tumor could be deadly but this is very remote. It is most commonly a enchondroma (a bump on the bone under the nail). The is easily removed by your local podiatrist. You can try to change shoes and or pad the area and see if this takes pressure off the area. A x ray will often show if this is the likely cause of your pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A week ago my right big toe started to hurt so bad. I could barely walk on it. Since thanksgiving it has been, red, swollen and painful. Ingrown toe?
How do I permanently cure myself of recurring pyogenic granuloma that has caused osteomylitis and amputation of a big toe?
Pyogenic granuloma: Removal of pyogenic granuloma is indicated to alleviate bleeding, discomfort, and in your case infections. A number of malignant tumors can mimic pyogenic granuloma, making histopathologic confirmation important. Ok to ask your doc for a surgical or wound care referral. Recurrence is not so common. Sorry you had such a loss related to this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is neuroma? I see this word a lot when asking about my recent issue with my right big toe and the swelling of the balls of my right foot. I can't walk or sleep. Please advise.
I have about 10 warts in a cluster on my big toe. I have done liquid wart remover, cryotherepy. What else can I do with out going to my doctor?
Duct Tape: Cover the wart this sometimes works.Get a more detailed answer ›
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