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Picc Line Removed Lump Where It Was
Nope: Could be a clot in your vein. Better get checked. May do an ultrasound of your arm. ...Read more
A picc line is a peripherally inserted central catheter. It is a long IV that is typically placed in a large vein in the upper arm. The tip of the catheter usually ends in the junction between a large vein (superior vena cava) and the upper chamber of the heart on the right side (right atrium). Picc lines are necessary for administering certain medications and ...Read more
I had my PICC line removed this afternoon after having it for five days. My arm is achy. Can I put heat or cold over the site?
A had a picc line thr eighth removed the ninth probley the tenth eleventh and twelth one side of my body felt heavy when I sat down why?
Still some left: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. For problems, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to inflammation they create when they react. You still have nodes that can react. ...Read more
No: It may need to be removed for diagnosis. Or because it's big ir pushing on something. ...Read more
Two Kidneys: Yes. Of course. You have two kidneys and can survive with one. ...Read more
If I have a lump on my head from a funny outgrowth from a fusion when I was born does it need to be removed?
No: Not unless it is bothering you. See your doctor if it is growing, painful, or seems to be changing. ...Read more
Abcess removed eight months ago recently had a small lump appear on old site with some dicharge is this another abcess?
It could be:
Sometime when I am taking out a cyst I see smaller cysts in the area. Sometime it makes sense to remove them and sometimes not. It shod looked at regardless. Treat it early.
Y. ...Read more
I had a picc line in my rt arm that clotted and was removed in Feb but my arm continues to hurt and has stayed swollen and lost strenght?
Not necessarily: Not necessarily. It depends on the cause. You need to get it checked out. ...Read more
Ok, so it wouldn't be critical to get a lipoma lump removed? Is there anyway I myself could tell the two apart?
No and no:
No it is not critical to get a lipoma out, it is benign.
second it is hard even for a surgeon to determined if a lump is a lipoma, or a cyst, or a lymph node. Depend on the location, the way it feels, a fixated vs. Moveable, hard vs. Soft. Painful vs. Painless.
if you are concern see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a large lump ("bible bump") on my head. I want removed it seems to be getting larger! It's been there for 25 yrs who should I see!?
Start with your PCP: You can start with your primary care doctor, if he/she won't be able to do it him/herself than he/she will send you the right direction. ...Read more
I had lump on my head. A 2 or 3 years ago. It grow and got bigger. It bleed and hurt. Had it removed. 3 months ago find 2 lumps on my head.
What was the biopsy: Or diagnosis for the first bump? This may be helpful for determining your other lumps. Have your pcp look at this, and determine if it's similar or related. Best to get to the bottom on this. ...Read more
Lump appeared suddenly, left side of head, hard, extremely painful, had removed 5 days ago pain terrible now with 2 large indents and tons of pain?
Need to know more: Who removed it? Similar incident in the past? Was biopsy done? Family member with similar case? ...Read more
I've had this lump on the the back of my head since I was in my teens. It never bothered me but sometimes it keeps me up at night wondering what it is. It would be nice to know what it is, or if it could be removed?
Lumps: Without actually examining the area, it is difficult to know what this lump may be. As you've had it several years and hasn't bothered you the odds are it's nothing to worry about, but if it is causing you anxiety because you don't know, then have your doctor take a look at it. Put your mind at ease. ...Read more
Minor Surgery: A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "black-and-blue" type of soreness that should be well controlled with non-narcotic pain medication (i am a big fan of ibuprofen). Most people return to work in a few days and are back to normal activities in a week. Of course, check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Usually: A lump that is caused by an underlying bone spur should be removed if symptomatic. At the same time, the spur needs to be removed as well or a recurrence of the lump is likely. ...Read more
Sinus mass: I'm not sure I'm following your question very well as the adenoid is part of nose and not really a part of any of the sinuses which are cavities that drain into your nose. The adenoid is close to one of the sinuses, the sphenoid sinus, but a mass in the sinus would not likely be related to the adenoid. If you could provide some clarification as to where the mass is located, we can better address. ...Read more
Tonsillectomy: There are a couple of criteria for removing tonsils. One is recurrent infections and another is tonsils that are so large that they interfere with breathing or swallowing. See your doctor to discuss what you have been experiencing and ask whether you might be a candidate for tonsillectomy. ...Read more
I'm 29yr old. Dr found a mass on my right ovary. How can it be removed to determine if it's cancerous?
I have a hard lump on my scalp. It doesn't hurt just really annoying. I think it's a cyst. Can it be removed?
Yes.: Scalp cysts can be removed, typically in a fairly straightforward fashion. ...Read more
I had a lump removed from near my anus, turns out to be some form of cancer, I now have to have a c t scan, now very worried why?
I had a tick in me for roughly 1 week. Head was removed, but it formed a big dark, hard lump that itches. It has been 3 months. Is this normal?
Tick bite reaction: Perhaps all of the tick was not removed, or you became infected. If the head was in your skin for a week, it is advised that you see your doctor about preventative antibiotics to be sure you did not get a tick disease that can hide away in your body then cause severe problems ...Read more