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Nodule On Shoulder
Can a 12mm left adrenal nodule and 9mm right adrenal nodule cause right side shoulder pain and cause mild upper thoracic scoliosis? Any correlations?
Small adrenal: Nodules will not cause shoulder pain or scoliosis. The vast majorityof incidentally discovered adrenal nodules are benign adenomas. Most of these have unique characteristics on MRI and CT and can be diagnosed without biopsy. If they cannot be characterized as benign adenomas, they are indeterminate and may need additional evaluation and follow up. Talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more
I WENT EMERMERGEN ROOM SUFFERING WITH LEFT RIP PAIN AND LEFT SHOULDER PAIN. They gave me morfin and took xrays. The hospital say left basile nodule?
See details: None of this makes sense, especially the supposed x ray report. Forget the ER and see an orthopedist. ...Read more
I have a similar headache that is above left nodule on back of skull, also have pain in left shoulder. Reason for concern?
Experiencing back/shoulder pain. X-ray found sclerotic nodule on the humoral head likely a bone island. What does that mean and what can be done?
Nothing need B done.: Benign ; common finding in long bones. ...Read more
I have nodules which feels hard all over the back & arms. I'm concerned why nodules on back of the neck is hurting from left side of neck to shoulder?
Nodules: You must make an appointment to see your doctor about this as soon as possible. ...Read more
I had a CT scan to rule out a PE from chest and shoulder pain. I need F/U with dr due to a left lobe thyroid nodule w/ peripherphal ringlike calcifi?
Yes you do: Calcification in the thyroid usually get attention. Especially when seen on CT. See your doctor to further find out the nature of the calcification ...Read more
7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?
Maybe: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. ANA is only a screening test that tells us more tests are needed. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more
Raised mole on shoulder. Pinched it n piece of black skin broke off. Scratched with nail it bled and now the mole is flat. Nodular melanoma? 20yo guy
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. It may need to be removed and examined by a pathologist. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Mushy lump at bottom side of neck at hollow area before clavicle. Ultra S. showed 0 other than nodules on thyroid. No big lymphs seen. More tests?
Lipoma: Most likely lipoma. Benign adipose or fatty tissue growth. This is benign. If it is not growing then no need for tests ...Read more
I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.
Have it worked up: 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 conditions like cancer. If it is suspicious, then a fine needle aspiration (needle biopsy) would be the next step. ...Read more
See details: Osler's nodes are painful, red, raised lesions on the hands and feet associated with a number of conditions including infections of heart valves (endocarditis). They are the result of immune complex deposition. ...Read more
This is caused by repetitive irritation of the skin area leading to excessive scarring -thus the bump or nodule.
In the early stage, it may go away by itself once the scratching is stopped. At a later stage, injecting a cortisone into the lesion may cause it to resolve. In the chronic stage, it is nearly impossible to get rid of it. ...Read more
Possible gastrinomas: Gastric nodules should refer to mucosal lesions and not metastatic nodular lesions to perigastric lymph nodes. In this case lesions of the stomach present as ulcerating processes or exophytic masses from a growing cancer. Nodules usually indicate benign lesions or nodular lesions such as gastrinomas such as found in islet cell tumor of the pancreas. ...Read more
It is a nodule in the edge of the lung. These are frequently benign, but routine follow up is usually recommended to document stability.
Macmahon h, austin j, gamsu, g, et al: guidelines for management of small pulmonary nodules detected on ct scans: a statement from the fleischner society. Radiology 2005; 237:395-400. ...Read more
Picking: Pickers nodules, aka prurigo nodularis, may start out as anything causing itching and then the nerves in that area go haywire and the person picks and rubs and continues to manipulate the area, then, thick nodules that have more nerves and sensations grow and the cycle continues. The only way to break the cycle is to not touch these spots alt all. For itching, topical or injected corticosteroid. ...Read more
Achilles tendonosis: When a strong achilles tendon remains inflamed it may develop degeneration, micro tears & ongoing swelling. At areas of tears and swelling, lumps or nodules may form. The underlying problem is generally overuse of this band of tissue which runs down the back of the lower leg & connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Nodules sometimes persist even after rest, ice, therapy have brought repair. ...Read more
Adrenal nodule: Is a small mass in the adrenal gland. The vast majority of adrenal nodules incidentally detected on imaging studies are benign adenomas. These require no treatment, and generally have characteristic appearances on CT and MRI that enable a confident diagnosis without biopsy. If they don't have these characteristics, they may need follow up or biopsy because neoplasm/cancer is a possibility. ...Read more
May need biopsy: Most thyroid nodules are benign. However, tests are done to make sure it is not a cancer. This may involve an ultrasound-guided biopsy. A radionucleotide thyroid scan may be performed. If the nodule is one of many in a multinodular goiter, there is less concern. An endocrinologist is in the best position to guide you and help make the right decisions. ...Read more
Thyroid nodules: They may, depending on their size, composition, and what is causing them. Ultrasound picks up thyroid nodules so small that they are of no significance. The risk of thyroid cancer from a nodule is low, but should not necessarily be dismissed. If someone told you you have thyroid nodules, you should probably see an endocrinologist who does his/her own ultrasounds and biopsies. ...Read more
A long time: Can be a long time assymptomatic sped up by iodinated contrast dye, for example. A non-toxic multinodular goiter can grow over decades at a rate of 0-20% a year. Taking idodine by mouth in supplements or drugs or havng a heart cath can lead to toxic multinodular goiter. Most thyroid nodules with cancer are "cold nodules" that do not light up as producing thryoid hormone by radioactive iodine scan. ...Read more