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Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more
Would my ENT know if a tongue biopsy is necessary for the red area on my tongue? I'm in pain. Just a small light red irritated area. He said no lesion
Small round hard bump, white underneath flesh on tonsIl.Just appeared one day. Can a ENT biopsy this? Maybe scan? Hasn't got bigger. Scared :(
Tonsillolith: This sounds like it could be a "Tonsillolith" or a "tonsil stone". These are a common and completely benign. You can often see the white top of the "stone" but the base fills a tonsil crypt and can be difficult to remove. You can try irrigating with a waterpik, or gently pushing on the base of the stone with a finger and trying to push it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a nodule on my right thyroid. I had a biopsy and it came back with no definitive answer....
Should i see an ENT or endocrinologist?
5 nodes down left side of neck with 6 others throughout neck/collarbones. All <1cm. ENT said normal due 2 thin neck. No symptoms. Do I need biopsy?
Neck Nodes: Greetings. The need for a biopsy is a decision based on multiple factors. Some of these risk factors include, recent change in the nodes, do you smoke or drink alcohol, family history of cancer, other lymph node swelling in other areas, skin appearance, tenderness of the neck and degree of mobility of these nodes. You had an image that gave sizes and it looks like a good ENT managing your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a pea sized lymph node in the neck be considered normal? My ENT does not want to biopsy it as it is mobile, soft and I have no other symptoms.
Size: If less than 1 cm watchful waiting and follow up is best. All the other characters are consistent with a normal lymph node. Trust your doc! ...Read more
Swollen r supraclavicular node, dr said it feels soft but wants me to go to ENT for biopsy bc it's been there 2 mo. Can soft be malignant or lymphoma?
Enlarged lymph node: Lung, breast, and many head and neck cancers will make nodes feel hard and fixed when the node is fully involved. But some cancers like melanoma, and many lymphomas may still fee soft, so a persistent node that has not shrunk with time +/- antibiotics, merits biopsy. Usually a fine needle biopsy is the least invasive way to sample these. Having a pathologist triage the sample can ensure best care. ...Read more
Hard bump behind anterior tonsil arch. Ent said its nothing. Just noticed month ago. Why no biopsy? Did largynscopy. Normal. Shoukd I trust him? :(
Trust:: You must trust your treating physician: there can be no doctor-patient relationship without trust. ...Read more
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
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