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Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


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I have chronic foot cramps linked to tumor, what to do?

I have chronic foot cramps linked to tumor, what to do?

Please inform: Us what type of tumor you have and where the tumor is located.... ...Read more

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What's this foot tickling test for brain tumors?

What's this foot tickling test for brain tumors?

Reflex: When toes TUR up and lateral in person who is walking eg. Person over 12months age is a reflex that can indicate possible central nervous system when scarp outer suface of bottom of foot. ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic foot cramps, could it be linked to tumor?

Help! I've been having chronic foot cramps, could it be linked to tumor?

Not likely: Could be due to several causes including inadequate foot support, circulatory issues and Potassium or Magnesium deficiency. ...Read more

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My husband had a tumor removed from his foot in 8/12. He had radiation on his foot and is still experiencing a lot of pain and swelling is this normal?

My husband had a tumor removed from his foot in 8/12. He had radiation on his foot and is still experiencing a lot of pain and swelling is this normal?

Possibly: Radiation to the hands and feet can cause chronic swelling. Any persistent problems afterbradiation should be evaluated by a radiation oncologist, preferably the one that gave the treatments. There are some therapies that might help the swelling and some medications that also might be helpful. ...Read more

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Developed a fibrous tumor on the arch of my right foot. Have had 2 surgeries to remove it but it keeps coming back. Why is that?

Developed a fibrous tumor on the arch of my right foot. Have had 2 surgeries to remove it but it keeps coming back. Why is that?

Plantar fibromatosis: Plantar fibromas are notorious for recurring. A radical plantar fasciectomy, where all of the plantar fascia is removed will lessen the chances of recurrence. ...Read more

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My husband had tumor removed from foot (nscl). He received radiation on foot and brain and chemo last MRI showed suspected reoccurrence what options?

My husband had tumor removed from foot (nscl). He received radiation on foot and brain and chemo last MRI showed suspected reoccurrence what options?

Recurrence in brain: This is not a very good scenario with recurrence in brain after radiation already given to brain. May consult radiation oncologist again to see if more radiation is possible or else better to start focusing on palliative measures like hospice care. ...Read more

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How likely is occasional tingling in 1 foot to be caused by brain tumor? 33yo-grandma has foot neuropothy. I have occasional headaches, no hist of tumor

How likely is occasional tingling in 1 foot to be caused by brain tumor? 33yo-grandma has foot neuropothy. I have occasional headaches, no hist of tumor

Too isolated: What you describe is too isolated to be caused by a brain lesion. When affected areas of motor (strength) and other sensation typically go together. Neuropathy is an consideration, this affects the nerves peripherally. Rare at 33 without an underlying condition. ...Read more

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I had a tumor removed from my upper spine wrapped in spinal cord now I'm left numb and tingling on the whole left side of my body, right foot HELP!

I had a tumor removed from my upper spine wrapped in spinal cord now I'm left numb and tingling on the whole left side of my body, right foot HELP!

Nerves heal slowly: If the tumor was wrapped around the nerve, the it required careful manipulation to remove the tumor. The nerve maybe irritated for sometimes up to 6 to 12 months. Check with your surgeon, but this may improve slowly over time ...Read more

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Noticed that I have been mixing words lately (saying the wrong ones or mispronouncing) and now left foot is tingling. Scared of stroke/brain tumor??

Noticed that I have been mixing words lately (saying the wrong ones or mispronouncing) and now left foot is tingling. Scared of stroke/brain tumor??

Wrong foot: Unless you've some clear & present risk factors as a 26 yo person such as a medical condition causing hypercoagulability, cardiac defect such as patent foramen ovale, Factor V Leyden deficiency, sickle cell anemia, or some other rare problem then, the risk of your symptoms reflecting stroke is minuscule. Still, if this is new for you then, an exam by your physician is advisable. ...Read more

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Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago. Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?

Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago. Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?

Follow up: With your surgeon, let them know your condition. Be patient but concerned. 2 weeks post- op is still considered part of the healing time. ...Read more

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Pain located in right lower back. Very slight tingly feeling in right hand and foot. No numbness or weakness. Spinal tumor?

Pain located in right lower back. Very slight tingly feeling in right hand and foot. No numbness or weakness. Spinal tumor?

Pain: How much do you weigh? Have you had a CT or MRI? Could be related to bulging disc or other issues. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Sometimes slight tingle in 1 foot, occasional headaches, especially the week of period. How likely to be from brain tumor? Grandma has foot neuropothy.

Sometimes slight tingle in 1 foot, occasional headaches, especially the week of period. How likely to be from brain tumor? Grandma has foot neuropothy.

Unlikely: If occurs with your cycle, it could just be related to blood loss and fatigue. If it only occurs with period, likely not serious. I would however suggest letting your gynecologist know. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve. What is that?

Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve. What is that?

Neuroma: A neuroma is a thickening of the nerve due to repetetive trauma. They typically remove the nerve that will cause some numbness, but the trade off is that the pain is gone. These are almost always benign. ...Read more

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What are chances of passing a neurological exam and still having a brain tumor? Neurological exam as in light/eye exam, standing on one foot, etc.

What are chances of passing a neurological exam and still having a brain tumor? Neurological exam as in light/eye exam, standing on one foot, etc.

Pretty good: Many brain tumors are relatively asymptomatic until fairly large, so one could easily have one and still have a normal neurological examination at some point in the evolution of the tumor. ...Read more

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One of my foot's finger (middle, left feet)... Has a brown/dark lines vertically (becomes lighter lately), is it caused by fracture? Or tumor/cancer?

One of my foot's finger (middle, left feet)... Has a brown/dark lines vertically (becomes lighter lately), is it caused by fracture? Or tumor/cancer?

Not likley: While dark lines under the nail can be a manifestation of melanoma, mostly these are harmless. See this site for more info and pictures.
http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/nail-abnormalities/pages/introduction. Aspx. ...Read more

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Left side weakness in arm/hand, back, abdomen, leg/foot. Decreased sensation in those areas plus face. Mri showed no stroke, tumor or ms. Ideas?

Left side weakness in arm/hand, back, abdomen, leg/foot. Decreased sensation in those areas plus face. Mri showed no stroke, tumor or ms. Ideas?

Some ideas: Get MRI of neck, make certain not a spinal cord issue. Maybe an EMG study, to evaluate potential of a mono neuritis multiplex. But if your symptoms are transient associated with headaches, could be classical migraine. Discuss further with your neurologist. ...Read more

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After lump and bruising on top of foot I had a ct (no contrast) and was diagnosed with a ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell this is a ganglion and not a tumor from just looking at the scan? They seemed very confident but I'm over researching.

After lump and bruising on top of foot I had a ct (no contrast) and was diagnosed with a ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell this is a ganglion and not a tumor from just looking at the scan? They seemed very confident but I'm over researching.

Different tissues.: You can have a high degree in confidence that the radiologist can differentiate between the two based on the ct scan. Generally speaking cysts are sacs filled with air, water or some other fluid. Tumors more solidly clumped tissues. ...Read more

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My son has a lump. On top of L foot. It feels like bone but hurts to touch. Went to ER and xray showed no broken bone. Dr said give it 10 days and ice/use crutches, probably sprain. Pain comes and goes for him. Consult orthopedic dr? Worried tumor?

My son has a lump. On top of L foot. It feels like bone but hurts to touch. Went to ER and xray showed no broken bone. Dr said give it 10 days and ice/use crutches, probably sprain. Pain comes and goes for him. Consult orthopedic dr? Worried tumor?

Likely not serious: Sometimes kids or adults will develop a bundle of coatings around a nerve traveling through the skin. These nodules or cysts stretch the fibers & can cause pain occasionally but are not like a bone cancer or infection. A bone bruise might produce a similar bump but it would become hard & gradually fade over months. A podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon could confirm/exclude this label & discuss treatm ...Read more

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I had a ct after lump and bruise on foot. It showed ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell it is a ganglion and not a tumor or sarcoma from a CT scan?

I had a ct after lump and bruise on foot. It showed ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell it is a ganglion and not a tumor or sarcoma from a CT scan?

With contrast, yes.: If the CT was done with contrast, then the radiologist would likely be able to tell the difference between a cyst and a tumor. A ganglion cyst would have negligible enhancing tissue, while a sarcoma would be a solid lesion with significant enhancement. ...Read more

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Dr dx gout based on symptoms of sudden bad pain in big toe area randomly. Why would attack randomly occur even when diet is consistent daily?

Dr dx gout based on symptoms of sudden bad pain in big toe area randomly. Why would attack randomly occur even when diet is consistent daily?

You need evaluation: Diet if this is gout you need more therapy. You need to have your physician send you to a rheumatologist. Your evaluation needs completion. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bone spur in big toe?

Symptoms of bone spur in big toe?

Many possibilities: Possible symptoms could include pain, swelling, numbness, bony prominence, redness, and the development of callus at the site. Consult with your physician and have an xray taken to see if there is a spur or not and get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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I have flaking skin on the bottom of right foots big toe no symptoms?

I have flaking skin on the bottom of right foots big toe no symptoms?

Could be: Dry skin, fungus. They don't have to cause symptoms.....Meaning you don't have to have itching or burning etc. ...Read more

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My big toe on my rt foot is numb and I have tingling in my foot. What is that a symptom of?

My big toe on my rt foot is numb and I have tingling in my foot. What is that a symptom of?

Nerve issue: Burning, tingling and numbness are all symptoms of a nerve problem. This could be a pinched nerve in the lower back, tarsal tunnel syndrome, or a number of other reasons. Most of which involve something pressing on a nerve. ...Read more

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Whenever I press the flesh at my big toe, there will be pain as it feels like the nails poking on my toe. Is it a symptom for in grown toenail?

Whenever I press the flesh at my big toe, there will be pain as it feels like the nails poking on my toe. Is it a symptom for in grown toenail?

Possibly: Is the pain along side of the toenail? Is it red, swollen, warm? If that is the case then there is an infection associated with an ingrown nail. Otherwise it may be just an ingrown toenail from a curved or wide nail plate. I recommend you see a local podiatrist who sees this on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in big toe for the last 2 weeks. Some swelling. No other physical symptoms. Cold makes it worse. Not moving it makes it worse. Please help.

Sharp pain in big toe for the last 2 weeks. Some swelling. No other physical symptoms. Cold makes it worse. Not moving it makes it worse. Please help.

Have you had a: Pedicure recently? Is the swelling near the nail? You may have a mild infection.
"Not moving it, makes it worse" is puzzling.
Can you tell us anything more? ...Read more

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I have a thin faint straight black line in the middle of my right big toe. It's been there since last september. No other symptoms. Any ideas? Cancer?

I have a thin faint straight black line in the middle of my right big toe. It's been there since last september. No other symptoms. Any ideas? Cancer?

See the podiatrist: Have a podiatrist examine it. In some instances it can be the result of trauma or from diet. If the damage is more discrete, unless you have a biopsy performed, there is no way to know if it's cancer. ...Read more

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Part: left big toe symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part: left big toe symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part:left big: You could have an infection in the toenail or gouty attack. Need to see a podiatrist to differentiate. If toenail is infected might need cutting it back under local anesthesia and PO and topical antibiotics, to r/o gout need a blood test for uric acid. Either way need to be treated ...Read more

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I have had a numb big toe for about 4 months now (i'm 18 year old female). There are no other symptoms at all. Numb from the last joint. Ideas?

I have had a numb big toe for about 4 months now (i'm 18 year old female). There are no other symptoms at all. Numb from the last joint. Ideas?

Small nerve: Most likely cause is damage to one (or more) of the small nerves which run into each toe (digital nerves). Compression is the most common cause, often by shoes. If no obvious compression, then maybe see a podiatrist for starters. ...Read more

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Can herniated disc cause symptom just sometimes on straight leg test? Sometimes I get muscle twitching in feet other times not, same with big toe pain.

Can herniated disc cause symptom just sometimes on straight leg test? Sometimes I get muscle twitching in feet other times not, same with big toe pain.

Can be intermittent: If a herniated disc causes signs like straight leg raising or sciatic nerve tenderness, it can be intermittent. So can any neurological or muscular sign or symptom. Left alone most resolve with conservative treatment. And some people with herniated disc on imaging studies have no pain. ...Read more

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Have been experiencing severe numbness in my hands (mainly left hand from middle finger to thumb) and, recently noticed my big toe on the left foot doing the same. The only other symptom is spells of blurry vision. What could be the reason for this?

Have been experiencing severe numbness in my hands (mainly left hand from middle finger to thumb) and, recently noticed my big toe on the left foot doing the same. The only other symptom is spells of blurry vision. What could be the reason for this?

Let doctor decide: Your blurry vision may be a separate issue! It could be totally separate from your other symptoms; you should see a doctor for medical examination and advice. The hand may be carpal tunnel syndrome or manifestation of more systemic disease. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more