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Doctor insights on: Painless Nodule Or Lump Underneath The Skin

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Are cancerous nodules knots or lumps visible to everybody or is it fell under your skin? for example like on your neck

Are cancerous nodules knots or lumps visible to everybody or is it fell under your skin? for example like on your neck

Cancer nodules : It completely depends on the cancer type and origin. Visible nodules caused by cancer are uncommon. If you suspect a problem or feel a nodule please see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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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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I have a growth or lump on right side just above Adams apple. I thought it was an ingrown hair, but it hasn't gone away. no pain. Thyroid nodules ?

I have a growth or lump on right side just above Adams apple. I thought it was an ingrown hair, but it hasn't gone away. no pain. Thyroid nodules
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Have it evaluated: Is the mass firm, or soft? Mobile or fixed? It could be any number of things, however, if it is new and is concerning, you should probably have it evaluated by your primary care physician first. It could be just a simple cyst, in which case an office based excision will take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Lump in cheek nodule type can only be felt from inside of cheek. How do I remove this?

Go see your doctor: You need a medical exam by your doctor. That is the only way to find out what this nodule insdie your check is. You can wait for sometime to see if it is growing in size or not. If it increases in size over 1 to 2 months then it may have to be taken out surgically and examined microscopically. ...Read more

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Is a lump or nodule on a thyroid usually cancerous?

Is a lump or nodule on a thyroid usually cancerous?

It is usually benign: No. The risk for a thyroid nodule to be canerous actually is only 5-6%- majority is benign. If you have a nodule on the thyroid, you should follow up with your doctor and serial ultrasound for thyroid nodule perhaps is necessary to be done, and biopsy can be done if thyroid nodule looks suspicious. Discuss with your doctor in detail. ...Read more

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Are all types of thyroid nodules/lumps cancerous?

Thyroid nodules: No, most thyroid nodules are not cancerous. A thyroid ultrasound is very sensitive at picking up tiny and often insignificant nodules. There are some features of thyroid nodules that make them more suspicious, such as large solitary "cold" ones, and other features. The best person to evaluate is an Endocrinologist who does his/her own U/S guided biopsies. ...Read more

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Are all types of thyroid nodules / lumps cancerous?

Are all types of thyroid nodules / lumps cancerous?

No: The majority of lumps in the thyroid when noted to be multiple on scan represent the condition "multinodular goiter" These are almost always benign. When a solitary lesion is present that is "cold" on isotope scan, this is suspicious for possible malignancy and should always be removed. Bx has a certain degree of error especially if a follicular lesion looking benign has invaded capsule. ...Read more

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I have several small hard lumps or nodules on my lower scrotum and Perineum area they don't hurt but sometimes itch what are these?

I have several small hard lumps or nodules on my lower scrotum and Perineum area they don't hurt but sometimes itch what are these?

Here are some ...: Most likely, your described lumps are sebaceous cysts of various size. To verify it, see urologist for reviewing history, physical exam with inspection and palpation, etc. so once for all to ease your anxiety from uncertainty. ...Read more

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Can a mass on the thyroid be spread to the right lobe? because I found out that there is a solid nodule on the right lobe of the thyroid

It can: As there are types of cancer that can readily spread locally even in the thyroid. Realize it's also possible to multiple thyroid nodule on both sides without any cancer too. It sounds like you need to review this with your doctor and possibly have a thyroid ultrasound completed to visualize the area. ...Read more