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How is a 7 x 8 x 9 mm in size adrenal nodule treated?

How is a 7 x 8 x 9 mm in size adrenal nodule treated?

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

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


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I have hypothyroidism, sono showed normal size, no nodules, but heterogeneous, hypervascular. Is there a connection to chronic lymph node infections?

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

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Below ribs I have a marble size nodule, that is tender, what is going on?

Below ribs I have a marble size nodule, that is tender, what is going on?

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

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I have a inflammed bean size rosy red nodule near the L pectoral axillary. L Infl BC 1999.

I have a inflammed bean size rosy red nodule near the L pectoral axillary. L Infl BC 1999.

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

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Have a hard umoveable pea sized nodule under skin an inch above jawline near the ear. What could it be? It's painless.

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

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What is the difference between thyroid nodules (thyroid normal size with several nodules on left an right side) and goiter?

What is the difference between thyroid nodules (thyroid normal size with several nodules on left an right side) and goiter?

Thyroid: Thyroid nodules are projections from the gland can be 'hot' or 'cold' meaning they may or may not function and produce hormone. These need follow up. Goiter is when the gland is enlarged and this can occur from iodine deficiency and other entities. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Whoa: This may be an infected hair follicle, an epidermoid inclusion cyst that you ruptured while messing with it, a ganglion cyst or any of several other entities. Stop looking at internet pictures of hidradenitis suppurativa and get with a competent physician. ...Read more

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What size nodules of the lung are a cause of urgent concern? Ie; giving indication of cancer

What size nodules of the lung are a cause of urgent concern? Ie; giving indication of cancer

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

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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?

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?

See your doctor: Your primary physician may feel comfortable evaluating this. If not, he or she may refer you to a dermatologist, plastic surgeon or ophthalmologist. It is possible that this may resolve without surgery. ...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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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?

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

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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.?

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

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30y/o w multiple small, hard marble sized nodules on his lower back, posterior iliac crest region. Pain in back/legs/knees.?

NODULES ON BACK: CANNOT TELL WITHOUT SEEING OR FEELING IT.
DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG HE HAS HAD IT.
SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST
MIGHT BE AN EARLY CASE OF SHINGLES (HERPES ZOSTER)
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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If you have 20% cancer type follicular carcinoma oncocytic how treatment that cancer size nodules 6.5cm?

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

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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 this ongoing pea size "nodule" on my R side neck. Palpable, hard, sometimes painful. Taken antibiotics, is a bx recommended at this point?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. See doc for proper diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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

Not sure: You have a pea-sized itchy nodule beside your Depo-Provera injection site, present for about a month. It's difficult to diagnose without visualizing. Please follow with the doctor that gave you the Depo-Provera shot, for evaluation of the nodule. ...Read more

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Decrease in thyroid gland size and increase in thyroid nodule size?

Decrease in thyroid gland size and increase in thyroid nodule size?

Concern: Thyroid gland do not change in size that much. Majority of thyroid nodules are benign, increase in size is a concern, should have fna biopsy (cytology) to make sure there is no malignancy in it. ...Read more

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Enlarged heterogeneous thyroid hyperechoic with mild echogenic nodules, sized. 09-1.5 CM normal labs? Seeing endo, wondering what this Is going to mea

Enlarged heterogeneous thyroid hyperechoic with mild echogenic nodules, sized. 09-1.5 CM normal labs? Seeing endo, wondering what this Is going to mea

Thyroid: 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

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Thyroid gland appears borderline small in size. Small 3x2x3 mm hypoechoic nodule of mid right thyroid lobe with some mild associated vascularity?

Common: Thyroid nodules are common. Your nodule is still very small. Nothing needs to be done right now. I recommend another ultrasound one year from now to monitor for size changes. ...Read more

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(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?

(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

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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?

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

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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

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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.

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.

Need exam: A painless nodule of the neck could represent a sign of many different problems. You need to see an otolaryngologist for evaluation and management. This likely would include a biopsy; possibly a fine needle aspiration biopsy. ...Read more

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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...?

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...?

Get evaluated: Pls see your dr, examination is needed in your case. Hemorrhoids, warts are some of the differential diagnosis, having different treatments as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 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

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Do calcified nodules grow in size?

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