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The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
My father 74 with pSA8 was 5in 2016 slowly rising onPr exam there is hard nodule on prostate he is symptomless what to do &is polymetric mri an option?
Prostate size 48cc with nodule and PSA 7.2, pSA ratio21 what to do other than biopsy cause I'm afraid Of Biopsy complications, could be BPH or infectn?
Consider 4K Score: If concerned about complications, or just want to avoid biopsy, there is a blood test called the 4K Score Test which determines the probability or likelihood that a biopsy would find a life threatening prostate cancer (Gleason Score 7 or greater). However, the presence of a nodule with a significantly elevated PSA would usually warrant a biopsy. Without nodule and favorable ratio, 4K s good idea. ...Read more
My urologist has found 2 nodules on my prostate. He is suggesteing a non-invasive multiparametric functional MRI. Will the MRI confirm cancer?
Age 74 psA 8 PR shows nodule on outer Right surface of prostate with mild LOT obstruction symptoms what to do, dr give 20 days cipro & monitor pSA?
I have weak erection doctors insisting cuz of prostate. In semen test I got WBC 12 to 15 cells/hpf. Ultrasound 44x35x39. Hyp nodule measuring 18x12 mm?
What is your PSA: Sounds like it's time for a biopsy ...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
Nonspecific term: The term 'nodule, ' no matter which site it is at, is a very nonspecific term. Most often nodules are NOT cancer. However, when a 'nodule' is noted by exam or imaging, it is often termed suspicious or not suspicious. Sometimes, more tests are required immediately or in a few months to further assess a nodule. Sometimes, no further test is necessary. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Small nodule.: When something is echogenic, it's brighter than the adjacent tissues or the background tissue of the organ. Technically it should be termed "hyperechoic" but "echogenic" is more commonly used. It also means that it's more likely (not always) solid than fluid. A "nodule" is small, usually less than 2 cm in size. ...Read more
Cyst? Cancer?: You are a young woman very unlikely to have cancer but still a slight risk, but high risk if smoke, do you smoke?? if so stop now before too late, your health will come back, if not great. Get a pulmonologist to review your cat scan or whatever found this nodule, needs to be found out. Pray it is ok ...Read more
No: They are not dangerous intrinsically (or in other words - I don't believe they ever become cancerous - 99.9999% of the time). Worst case scenario is they can grow to become large and potentially cause issues with compressive symptoms if it pushes up against your esophagus. ...Read more
Need photo to help: Is this single or multiple nodules? Where is it located on body? Any itching or sign of infection with redness or pus? would be very helpful to see this nodule for more information and assistance regarding treatment and f/u. Any relation to trauma or insect bite? Any pain or sensitivity. Also how large is this nodule. Difficult to give advice/treatment without seeing it and having more history ...Read more
Yes & no: Hi. Goiter refers to abnormal size/shape of thyroid. Goiters can be diffuse or nodular or both. If you have a nodule (aka nodular goiter) and you're NOT hyperthyroid, it could be a cancer, and needs an evaluation for that (fine needle aspiration biopsy). Most nodules are benign when you look at all nodules, but you can't assume benignity. It must be evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more
Lung nodule: Lung nodule is defined as a small round or oval shaped spot in the lung, ...Read more
They will kill you: If you neglect them, the mistake will cost the person their life, and it will be a miserable death once it is too late. ...Read more
A growth: I assume this is a thyroid nodule which basically mean you have a growth on the thyroid. It's very common and not a cause for concern as long as you follow it again in the future to make sure if it's not growing. Biopsy of the nodule will help determine if it's benign or cancerous. The risk of cancer is very low, approx 5%. ...Read more