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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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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?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does sarcoidosis always have nodules?

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

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Will tyroid nodules disappear on their own?

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

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How does someone get nodules on their thyroids?

How does someone get nodules on their thyroids?

Just because: Nodules are kind of like freckles of the thyroid. Many thyroids have nodules and some thyroids have many. Occasionally one of these nodules might be a cancer. We don't know exactly why people get cancer either. ...Read more

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Nodules around the kidney. What could it signify?

Nodules around the kidney. What could it signify?

It depends...: Nodules around the kidney could either be solid masses or cysts. Further imaging studies, like a ct scan, would be needed to fully investigate what these "nodules" are. ...Read more

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What are ovarian nodules?

Ovarian "bubbles": Ovarian nodules are like "bubbles" that develop below the surface that protrude to the surface most commonly from ovarian cysts an often seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are ovarian nodules?

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

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What is an echogenic nodule?

What is an echogenic nodule?

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

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What cause nodules on thumbs?

What cause nodules on thumbs?

Couple of things: Somewhat common is a ganglion cyst (small collection of concentrated joint fluid). Gouty tophus, or maybe a bone/cartilage cyst, or bone spur can form "nodules" on the thumb area. If it is bothersome to you, I suggest getting evaluated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Nodule on upper gum, what to do?

See your dentist: The fistula is a sign that there is an infection and your body is draining it out through the pimple. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is a gastric antral nodule?

What is a gastric antral nodule?

Gastric nodule: The gastic antrum is the distal part of the stomach, right before it empties into the duodenum. A nodule is a small mass. Not enough information to go much further....benign polyps are common here, but you should speak to your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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Why do I have a nodule on my lungs?

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

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What is colloid nodule? Is it dangerous?

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

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What causes solid nodules with vascularity?

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

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Hyperechoeic nodule in liver - what is this?

Hyperechoeic nodule in liver - what is this?

Could be many things: Usually these turn out to be benign hemangiomas, but you need at least one other test, such as ct or mri. Occaisionally, larger hyperechoic masses can be evaluated with a nuclear medicine tagged red blood cell scan. ...Read more

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I have a nodule on my upper gums. What could they be?

See a doctor: Such a nodule may be caused by a gum or tooth abscess or by irritation. As a rule of thumb, a mouth growth that does not go away in a week or two should be checked by a doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a nodule the same thing as a goiter?

I was wondering is a nodule the same thing as a goiter?

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

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What are nodules on your lungs and how are they treated?

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What are nodules on your lungs and how are they treated?

Lung nodule: Lung nodule is defined as a small round or oval shaped spot in the lung, ...Read more

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Are untreated cancerous volcal nodules potentially fatal?

Are untreated cancerous volcal nodules potentially fatal?

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

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12x10x9mm heterogeneous nodule isoechoic what is that?

12x10x9mm heterogeneous nodule isoechoic what is that?

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

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