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Ct found 2 nodules in diaphragm , wants me to follow up in 3 months, is this normal and why would this have been spotted in my abdominal ct not chest ?

Ct found 2 nodules in diaphragm , wants me to follow up in 3 months, is this normal and why would this have been spotted in my abdominal ct not chest ?

In or under?: Were the nodules IN the diaphragm (the muscle) or underneath it? Were they near the liver, by chance (which sits underneath the diaphragm)? Without seeing pictures, it's hard to say, but either the nodules were missed on the chest CT or they were in a lower position, where the CT of the chest did not reach. The diaphragm is the border between the chest and the abdomen. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Nodules found in lung, between liver & diaphragm, elevated wbc- probability of malignant?

Nodules found in lung, between liver & diaphragm, elevated wbc- probability of malignant?

It is concerning.: While I'm unable to state anything with any degree of certainty based on hat description, we generally do not like to see individuals with diffuse lung and liver nodules or lesions. This does require immediate clarification of underlying process. An investigation needs to be done right away, including biopsy of any accessible nodules. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the diaphragm to become paralyzed?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the diaphragm to become paralyzed?

Many things: Common reasons for paralysis of the diaphragm include interruption of the phrenic nerve due to trauma, invasion by tumor and vascular compression. Additional reasons include neurological diseases like ALS and ms as well as strokes. ...Read more

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I'm having surgery to remove a nodule effecting my thyroid its on left front side of my neck. Is this a risky surgery?

Thyroid nodule: Thyroid surgery can be performed endoscopically... It is a simpler surgery than traditional surgery as incision is small.. Recovery time is also less..Generally done as out patient. ...Read more

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I keep getting thyroid nodules. Last one went away after 6 months and now I have a new one. Why is this? I'm 24, female.

I keep getting thyroid nodules. Last one went away after 6 months and now I have a new one. Why is this? I'm 24, female.

Possible with time: May be the first one was small and disappeared with therapy or by itself and later with time you may develop others if you are predisposed to it genetically or exposed to radiation to the neck or you have inflammation of the thyroid ( hashimoto's thyroditis). ...Read more

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My thyroglobulin levels are 999 I'm on medication, does that mean presence of cancer? I have nodules but when checked 2012 they shrunk.

My thyroglobulin levels are 999 I'm on medication, does that mean presence of cancer? I have nodules but when checked 2012 they shrunk.

Thyroglobulin: Hi, have u been diagnosed with Thyroid cancer before and u have been treated for it? If thats the case then the level of Thyroglobulin should be undetectable in the blood, if not why did ur doctor decide to check ur Tg? I think you should get a neck ultrasound, plz talk to ur Endocrine doctor. ...Read more

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My biopsied nodule was deemed cancerous. The cancer m.D. Was perplexed that the nodule shrunk. I chose the wait and see choice. Was that wise?

My biopsied nodule was deemed cancerous. The cancer m.D. Was perplexed that the nodule shrunk. I chose the wait and see choice. Was that wise?

Cancer shrunk: If this was a small skin cancer it might be a reasonable choice. Some basal cell cancers shrink when biopsied as the patient's immune system seems to pick them up and starts trying to destroy the remaining disease. This is the riskier choice in this case as the cancer might return, but they do not all return. I wouldn't do this "watch and wait" with many other types of cancer though. ...Read more

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1 nodule or hemmorhoide for a wk or more I've tried witch hazel garlic sitz & Otc products itch is severe and vaca in 2 days! Help I'm desperate ?

1 nodule or hemmorhoide for a wk or more I've tried witch hazel garlic sitz & Otc products itch is severe and vaca in 2 days! Help I'm desperate ?

Sorry, but...: ...if unsure that this is indeed a hemorrhoid, or if refractory to conventional treatment, please take the time to get evaluated so appropriate treatment can begin before your vacation is ruined. ...Read more

Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more