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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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What is hypoechoic nodules in d abdomen?

Please be: More specific. I assume an ultrasound was performed. Hypoechoic nodules where? ...Read more

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I have recently noticed a palpable nodule in the ruq of my abdomen. Approximately 1cm in diameter; not sentsitive to touch. Should i be concerned?

I have recently noticed a palpable nodule in the ruq of my abdomen. Approximately 1cm in diameter; not sentsitive to touch. Should i be concerned?

Lipoma: If you can feel it and it is in the skin outside your abdominal cavity, and it is mobile and rubbery, it is very likely to be a subcutaneous fatty tumor (lipoma). I wouldn't be worried. Keep an eye on it and if it is enlarging have someone look at it. ...Read more

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Pain and pressure in ruq. Radiates to the back. Dr found nodule in abdomen. How urgent is this?

Pain and pressure in ruq. Radiates to the back. Dr found nodule in abdomen. How urgent is this?

Get abdominal: ultrasound- this is very suggestive of gallstones or an inflamed gallbladder, Also get a CBC, swd rate, full liver profile, amylase and lipase: this sounds like gallbladder until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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What's an itchy nodule in upper abdomen?

What's an itchy nodule in upper abdomen?

It's difficult to: Diagnose without seeing the actual nodule. It could be a boil, a wart , a sebaceous/ fatty cyst, a lipoma/ fatty tumor with inflammation or eczema on top. Only your dr can give u an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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My sister has fluid on her lungs, she has cancer in her abdomen wall and has spread to her nodules. how long to live?

My sister has fluid on her lungs, she has cancer in her abdomen wall and has spread to her nodules. how long to live?

Life span: There is no one but God that knows the number of days we each have but you are describing someone with a terminal disease process. I would advise your sister to get her affairs in order. There is no way to know exact how long she will live. Best of luck to you and your sister. ...Read more

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My abdomen ultrasound shows solid hypoechoic nodule in the liver size about 4.2 x 3.7 x 3.3 CM what the best thing to do? High sgpt fatty liver

My abdomen ultrasound shows solid hypoechoic nodule in the liver size about 4.2 x 3.7 x 3.3 CM what the best thing to do? High sgpt fatty liver

See answer: Discuss with your dr. To make certain nothing more serious is present, however there are many possibilities including that this may just be focal fatty sparing – a benign occurrence. Mri is the most sensitive examination for further imaging evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in right testicle that radiates up to right side of abdomen. Not epididymis. Small painful nodule where vas deferens and testicle converge?

Pain in right testicle that radiates up to right side of abdomen. Not epididymis. Small painful nodule where vas deferens  and testicle converge?

See a doctor: While it sounds like it could well be epididymitis, it could also be a kidney stone or torsion of a testicular appendage. How do you know it's not epididymitis? Early on even the best of tests can yield false negatives though my money is on a torsion of a testicular appendage usually located at the top of testicle between the testicle and the epididymis. You should go to the ER now. ...Read more

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Many SQ nodules on abdomen,hamstrings. Mobile, nontender.No FHx. Hx shingles in Oct,now thrush, early satiety,20 lb wt loss. Are nodules related?

Many SQ nodules on abdomen,hamstrings. Mobile, nontender.No FHx. Hx shingles in Oct,now thrush, early satiety,20 lb wt loss. Are nodules related?

These issues will: require both more detailed history, interactive questions & examination to have any chance of reasonably accurate understanding. Physicians are not magicians with great answers/insights; only fellow Soul?Mind?Brain?Body beings who have endured tough/long training for whatever goals & have some experience in helping others with their problem solving. Track apparent accuracy & outcomes like a hawk. ...Read more

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I had ultra sound , they found few nodules about 4, measuring 1cm, i had dull pain at my back and abdomen, finished tx for breast ca, 4 months ago?

I had ultra sound , they found few nodules about 4, measuring 1cm, i had dull pain at my back and abdomen, finished tx for breast ca, 4 months ago?

Fibroids: These are likely fibroids and are small; won't be related to breast cancer but they are looking at your ovaries. You may be at higher risk of ovarian cancer if you have the brca 1 or 2 gene. If you get your ovaries removed the hot flashes can be a nightmare. In this case I am good at using non hormones to improve those sx's but the ovaries still produce estrogen which has many good effects. ...Read more

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I had lung nodule found on ct of abdomen. They r going to do full ct. I recently had clean X-ray of chest. What should I think?

It depends on: the characteristics of the nodule and your risk profile. If you are at low risk(i.e. a nonsmoker), and the nodule is a small smooth rounded incidental nodule, likely it will mean follow up at 6 or 12 months for a couple of years to confirm stability, since the vast majority of these are benign. If it is large and irregular in shape, and you are at higher risk, it becomes more suspicious. ...Read more

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How is a 5mm non-calcified lower lobe pulmonary nodule in a non-smoker managed? Was found incidentally on a contrast CT of abdomen.

How is a 5mm non-calcified lower lobe pulmonary nodule in  a non-smoker managed? Was  found incidentally on a contrast CT of abdomen.

Recommendation: Fleischner society recommendation for nodule this size is follow up ct at 12 months and, if no change, no further follow up for low risk(e.g. Nonsmoker etc..) patient. For high risk patient, follow up CT at 6-12 months and then at 18-24 months if no change. ...Read more

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After diagnosis with C.T scan Abdomen results were liver cyst - small left lung base nodule, my mother have pain symptoms every four days pls advice?

After diagnosis with C.T scan Abdomen results were liver cyst - small left lung base nodule, my mother have pain symptoms every four days pls advice?

May not cause pain: Liver cysts are usually benign fluid filled structures. There are may causes for lung nodules including lung cancer and therefore usually requires follow up. Neither is usually painful. ...Read more

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I have a couple of hard, nodular lumps in upper abdomen 3 years painful if pressed pain is sharp and goes through to back. Is it a lipoma?

I have  a couple of hard, nodular  lumps in upper abdomen   3 years painful if pressed  pain is sharp and goes through to back. Is it a lipoma?

Need 2 Be Seen: Lipomas are the most common cause of lumps under the skin (in the subq space), however they rarely cause shooting pain on palpation as you describe. I suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care doctor to help sort this out. ...Read more

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Can you have thyroid nodules on your abdomen? I found a pea size lump and my doctor said it's nothing. Now I keep finding other bumps

Can you have thyroid nodules on your abdomen? I found a pea size lump and my doctor said it's nothing. Now I keep finding other bumps

Doubtful: I agree with your physician. The lumps or masses you feel on your abdomen are more than likely sebaceous cyst or lipomas, small fatty tumors. These are not worrisome. If they become painful or rapidly grow, consult with your physician. If they are unsightly they can electively be removed. Most of my patients can find one or more of these on their body. Good luck. ...Read more

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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