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Doctor insights on: Prostate Nodule

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Prostate (Definition)

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


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My urologist has found 2 nodules on my prostate. He is suggesteing a non-invasive multiparametric functional MRI. Will the MRI confirm cancer?

My urologist has found 2 nodules on my prostate. He is suggesteing a non-invasive multiparametric functional MRI. Will the MRI confirm cancer?

No: Despite all the interest in MRI assisting in diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer, there is still only one way to know if cancer is present and that is to do a tissue sampling with needle biopsy.

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What is oslar nodules?

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.

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What is a skin nodule?

What is a skin nodule?

Type of growth: Skin nodule is a type of growth that developes as a symptom of certain skin conditions.

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What is a neoplastic nodule?

It means possibly ca: Neoplasm or neoplastic is another way of saying 'cancer'.

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What exactly is pickers nodule?

Irritation: 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.

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What do gastric nodules indicate?

What do gastric nodules indicate?

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.

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What does subpleural nodule mean?

Lung nodule: 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.

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What could cause pickers nodules?

What could cause pickers nodules?

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.

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Can multiple nodules be cancerous?

Can multiple nodules be cancerous?

It depends: Where they are and your clinical history. Please provide additional information.

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What is an ovoid hypoechoic nodule?

Where: Is this ovoid hypoechoic nodule? Cysts can be ovoid and have no inside echoes. Not everything that is hypoechoic is a cyst. More information would help.

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Does sarcoidosis always have nodules?

No: Sometimes incidental suggestion on chest x-ray by finding hilar lymphadenopathy.

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What is achilies degenerstive nodule?

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.

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What is a 15 mm pleural-based nodule?

A nodule on pleura: This is what is says. A 15 mm nodule or mass seen to be on or closely associate withe the pleura or lining of the lung or chest wall. Ie it is not with in the lung itself.

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What causes nodules in the vocal cords?

What causes nodules in the vocal cords?

Nodules: Vocal abuse. Causes tissue trauma when yelling, do staccatos well singing, heard attacks on voice. See ENT. Can go away with prolonged voice rest.

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Please tell me what an adrenal nodule is?

Please tell me what an adrenal nodule is?

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.

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