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Sizes Of Nodule
It is too small!: Small nodules in the Adrenal gland do not require any immediate treatment if they are asymptomatic and found incidentally (Incidentaloma). If the nodule increases to a size of >10 mm (1CM), then it will require periodic monitoring, perhaps once yearly to verify if it is growing in size or producing any hormones which can then produce symptoms. You may visit and consult an Endocrinologist if needed ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism, sono showed normal size, no nodules, but heterogeneous, hypervascular. Is there a connection to chronic lymph node infections?
Hashimoto's: The most common cause for hyothyroidism in your age group is hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disease causing chronic inflammation of the thyroid. The thyroid ultrasound typically shows heterogeneous texture and hypervascularity. Enlarged lymph nodes near the thyroid are also commonly enlarged. However, it does not cause a tendency to more infections. ...Read more
Fibroid nodule..: Close to bone boarder s ribs is area with tenons which may form small nodule like structure - ussually mobile, pee size. If frequently toucherd, rubs. Can be tender. These nodules are bingn. If tender - check for posible other causes as sebaceous cyst - infected, inflammed. Watch for growth, rednes, swelling or discharge. If any of these signs - seek medical attention. ...Read more
Can a chalazion occur without a stye and/or internal hordeolum? I have had no inflammation; however, suddenly feel a 2mm size nodule in the upper lid
Yes: Some Chalazia simply appear without a symptomatic precursor although a stye must have occurred without causing symptoms. ...Read more
Get exam, biopsy?: With a past history like that the risks are increased with any suspicion modular lesion of the skin - the best first step is to have a dermatologist examine the area and decide if biopsy is warranted. If no other modes are inflamed in the general vicinity, this is a good sign ...Read more
Have a hard umoveable pea sized nodule under skin an inch above jawline near the ear. What could it be? It's painless.
Sounds concerning: Agree that it needs to be evaluated and possibly biopsied by your doctor or specialist. A description of unmovable is concerning for malignancy. Good luck ...Read more
What is the difference between thyroid nodules (thyroid normal size with several nodules on left an right side) and goiter?
Had a pea sized nodule on the biceps near the axilla region. I could roll it around now looks like hidradenitis suppurativa. On cephlex for 7days.
Presence: The presence of any nodule is of concern specially if not calcified specially in a smoker or someone that quit smoking within the last 10 years, a nodule that grows within 3 months. 5year survival for stage1non small cell lung cancer surgical resection is about 70%, for stage2nsclc about 30-35%. Stage 2 mass greater than 3cm or less than 3cm with metastasis to regional lymph node. Lowdosect. ...Read more
I've had a hard pea size nodule on eye brown now for 3 weeks. It won't drain, not red, not painful. Who do you suggest I see about this?
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
2yr old has a nickel sized bruise on abdomen with pea sized nodule in center. This is 2nd bruise like this in 2months. No other health issues.
Did she get bitten: By insect? Is there any sting bite? Itching? None. Refer to dermatologist/ hematologist ...Read more
If a size of lung nodule increases from 8mm to 20 mm, is it always cancer, or could it stil be an infection causing increase in size, thanks?
No: A lung "nodule" is a term for small abnormalities seen on xray and ct scans. Most are found to be non-cancer. If larger, 2.5 - 3cm or bigger, call it a "mass". All lung nodules and masses should be evaluated and followed by referral to a comprehensive thoracic surgical cancer program. Integration into a comprehensive program saves lives and decreases unnecessary morbidity. ...Read more
I'm 33 year old F w/MCTD. I am on methotrexate injections & plaquenil. Last night I developed a bruise w/a marble sized red soft nodule that burns.?
Plan: Sorry to hear this. It possibly related to your medications. You have to see your doctor, who knows your dosage and can make decisions on changing them on rational base of benefit and risk for your condition. ...Read more
30y/o w multiple small, hard marble sized nodules on his lower back, posterior iliac crest region. Pain in back/legs/knees.?
30y/o w multiple small, hard marble sized nodules on his lower back, posterior iliac crest region. Pain in back/legs/knees and SOB at times.?
If you have 20% cancer type follicular carcinoma oncocytic how treatment that cancer size nodules 6.5cm?
Unclear question: I am having difficulty understanding what your question is exactly. If you have a lump/mass of 6.5cm anywhere in your body, you should go to see your doctor and let him/her examine you and do further testing which may need a biopsy if need be but it will provide you a definite answer to your problem. ...Read more
I have this ongoing pea size "nodule" on my R side neck. Palpable, hard, sometimes painful. Taken antibiotics, is a bx recommended at this point?
I have a pea sized hard painless immovable nodule at bottom of neck along right side of top of spine. It's been there for years? Any thoughts or sugg
Probably b9 nodule: If you've had this for years and it has never caused you pain or discomfort, most likely it is a benign nodule. Unless it changes in size, color, firmness, or starts to cause pain or symptoms, it should not worry you. You have more important things in life to keep on your mind. If it truly worries you, see a general surgeon about getting a biopsy - they'll remove it & tell you what it is (fibrosis ...Read more
What is d cause of increase in size of colloidal goiter nodule from 29 * 20 to 35 * 22 and isthmus frm 15 to 42 mm in 1month with normal tsh? Treatmen
No treatment: You seem to have nodular goitre. No treatment if TSH normal. Check TSH back every 6 months again. If abnormal then will need treatment. ...Read more
Interval increase in size of 2 thyroid nodules-inferior pole- left thyroid lobe - (2.6x2.7cm prev. 1.9 x 1.7cm) since ultrasound 8 months ago, conce?
THe increase: Is a concern and you should talk with your doctor about a thyroid biopsy. Have them also review your lab and the ultrasound findings. ...Read more
My friend had tested ultrasoundscan the result is a cyst with septation of a small mural nodule size 3.7×3.1cm in left overy. It is fearable or not?
Let your. ...: Let your friend go to the Doctor and discuss her problem. ...Read more
Ultra sounds result enlarge size w/multiple small hyperoechoic nodules, there are some calcification foci, no areas of degeneration?
Ultrasound of what?: Need more information and what the question is. Thanks ...Read more
I was given a Depo-Provera shot in february. Soon after I got a hard nodule size of a pea or smaller next to where it was administered, it's itchy? What is it
Enlarged heterogeneous thyroid hyperechoic with mild echogenic nodules, sized. 09-1.5 CM normal labs? Seeing endo, wondering what this Is going to mea
Your endocrinologist will review your thyroid images and your thyroid laboratory data, but not until she/he takes your history, does a physical exam, and reviews your lab data.
There are many treatment options from doing nothing to surgery on your thyroid.
Thyroid issues are common but the success and control rate is quite high.
You should be fine. ...Read more
(36 and smoker)What could 3 noncalcified lung nodules sizes 6mm- 4mm left lower lobe be? Found on ct, what would be next step to identify cause?
Many possibilities.: Noncalcified lung nodules are worrisome, especially if you are a smoker (as you have), & more so if you are a "heavy" smoker (based on number of packs per day, & no of yrs that you've smoked). A nodule could be scar tissue, or the effects of an infection or radiation; however, most worrisome, of course, is lung cancer. To identify cause, next step is usually bronchoscopy (scope to look) & biopsy. ...Read more
Hello I recently found a lump on my neck I went for ultra sound and it confermed a thyroid nodule size 2cm by 3 CM non cystic and hypervascular?
Biopsy: Hi. Assuming your thyroid function is normal (not hyperthyroid), the thyroid nodule you describe needs fine needle aspiration biopsy for cytology (and hopefully genetic testing) to see if it's cancer. If it's not cancer, you can leave it in and just follow it, and thus avoid surgery for a non-cancerous tumor. I have to assume that whoever ordered the ultrasound has told you that you need FNAB. ...Read more
My mother have bilateral heterogeneous thyroid with micro nodules size upto 3.5mm is it very serious? And is it cancer? She takes strong multivitamin
Common: Small nodules of the thyroid are common in the population. Most of these nodules are benign. We typically do not attempt biopsy of any nodule unless it is more than 10mm in size. Nodules of 3.5mm or less are usually of no clinical significance. Taking vitamins should not affect this. ...Read more
Hello, I have a small nodule on the right side of my neck and after 3 month I found it doubled its size. I feel no pain from it.
There is a small nodule near the anal I mean the hole where the westage comes. Not painfull...Small in size... What is it and whar to do...?
I have a nodule the size of a blueberry, I've been borderline hypo for 3 years Never on meds but since 3 years ago I've put on weight been tired and a?
I have to make: Some assumptions here:I'm going to assume you are talking about a thyroid nodule and hypothyroidism. The first question is, is the nodule growing and does it need biopsy/fine needle aspiration? There are important complexities in the management of thyroid nodules in the setting of biochemical, but not clinical, hypothyroidism and determining if medication needed. Continue with Thyroid specialist. ...Read more
Not usually.: Calcification in a pulmonary nodule almost always indicates a benign cause, usually a granuloma or hamartoma. However, calcification can also be associated with malignant lesions. The pattern of calcification demonstrated on a ct scan may be helpful in distinguishing a benign from malignant cause. However, any nodule that increases in size may indicate a malignancy and should be biopsied. ...Read more