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Stable Nodular Denisties
Could you explain my report. Stable foci of nodular pleural thickening measuring 3 mm along right minor fissure and 4 mm along right lateral inferior?
There are lots: Of questions here. While you don't say, this sounds like a report from an imaging test such as a CT/MRI of the lung. The pleura is a thin membrane that covers the lungs. Thickening results from scarring, infection, tumors, etc. Unfortunately, most NODULAR pleural thickening is the result of cancer. either metastatic from the lung, breast or elsewhere, or mesothelioma. Your doctor can elaborate. ...Read more
6 x 8 mm stable spiculated apical plueral based nodular scarring & pulmonary nodules 4 x 6 mm. Follow up CT scan in 6 mos. Ok? Quit smoking 20 yrs ago
Lung nodules: Based on the size and the risk factors, I think a follow up approach with serial ct chest for a total period of 2 years would be recommended and is evidence-based. The second ct chest would be in 3-6 months. ...Read more
Find the cause: More often than not, nodular regenerative hyperplasia hides some other liver disease -- maybe even damage from an herbal supplement. If a thorough workup is non-revealing, then the treatment is to manage the problems, especially portal hypertension, perhaps with a shunt. ...Read more
In your thyroid?: Regardless of location, the answer is probably "no." and if your personal physician isn't concerned about it, I would not be either. If it's suggested you have it aspirated for diagnosis, please go ahead and have it done. ...Read more
Focal nodular hyperplasia is a common non-malignant (non-cancerous) liver condition. They are often found incidentally on imaging or during surgery.
Most studies have shown that people with focal nodular hyperplasia usually do not have symptoms. However, a few studies have shown that people with focal nodular hyperplasia can have abdominal discomfort or pain, or have a palpable (able to feel) mas. ...Read more
Find cause: If this is caused by medication or a hematologic disorder such as myelodysplasia, the treatment is that of the underlying cause. It is not something you can address on your own. This review is quite good http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1002/ajh.20024/pdf. ...Read more
In ur opinion, when should someone be worried about a pleural-based nodular? I have one that is 1cm and not happy with it, its claimed to be nothing
? Lung nodule:
Lung nodules are very common, and can be very stress causing, as certainly you want to be sure it is not a cancerous lesion. In 2005, the Fleishner Society published recomendations for the mangament of certain nodules under a certain size. The attached link has the criteria that should be followed to monitor the area. Best wishes.
http://www. Med. Umich. Edu/rad/res/Fleischner-nodule. Htm ...Read more
Nodular mucosa: Generally speaking, mucosa, or the lining of the GI tract is relatively smooth appearing, with the exception of the small intestine, which appears like numerous fingers projecting from the mucosa. Nodular mucosa is a lumpy-bumpy appearance that can be benign. Generally it would be biopsied to assist in the diagnosis. ...Read more
Treatable: The nodules are often due to helicobacter causing lymphoid tissue to grow in the antrum. There are a variety of possible causes & your gastroenterologist knows what to do for each. Nowadays this kind of gastritis is quite manageable; comply with your treatment advice and things will probably be much better for you. ...Read more
Symptoms? -I can help:
Most multi-nodular goiters do not cause symptoms and are discovered on routine physical exam.
If the goiter is large enough, patients may have compressive symptoms that can include difficulty breathing (especially when lying flat), food or pills getting "stuck" in the throat, choking sensation, or a fullness in the neck. ...Read more
A lung nodule may be an indication of infection, active or healed infection, a benign of malignant tumor. Most are benign. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/lung-cancer/expert-answers/lung-nodules/FAQ-20058445 ...Read more
Nodular Lymphangitis: These are inflammatory nodules which develop as a result of a primary skin infection. The term is used to describe the clinical presentation, which results in raised, nodular lesions, following the lymphatic drainage from skin. The responsible organisms, include bacteria and fungus, Well known, Sporothrix, is from rose gardening. Like most infections, they range from mild-severe and need treatment ...Read more
Over active thriod nodular pushing on crevical nerves, can I do anything about it, I am on notriptolyne, not working?
Thyroid nodules: Thyroid is anatomy away from cervical nerves, so less likely to compress it. ...Read more
What does the statement "a diffuse are of mucosa in the terminal ileum was nodular" mean. I don't understand the medical language?
Ask GI doc who ordrd: This question's best answered by the GI doctor who performed the procedure & submitted the report. The GI doctor should explain its significance (i.e., if it correlates with your symptoms or not). "Diffuse" = widespread. "Terminal ileum" = region of small intestine near appendix / large intestine. "Nodular" means forming a mass or round spherical shape (nodule). TTYD. Good luck & thanks for asking ...Read more
Thyroid with masses: Goiter usually means an enlarged thyroid gland, but can also refer a normal-sized gland with nodules or masses within it. Thyroid nodules are areas within the gland that stick out from the gland and can be felt when pressing on the neck, or may be areas that appear different from the normal gland on imaging tests like ultrasound or cat scans. ...Read more
Skin cancer: Nodular cancers can be pigmented or non pigmented. If pigmented- will need urgent attention as your doctor will need to rule out melanoma as they can be aggressive. Non pigmented still need to be seen as melanomas can be non pigmented in about 25% cases. Basal cell cancer and sq cell CA usually will resent with non healing lesions and then can ulcerate. See your doctor as they may be symptomless. ...Read more
Nodular vasculitis: Nodular vasculitis is a skin condition characterized by crops of small, tender, erythematous nodules on the legs, mostly on the calves and shins. Miroscopically there are epithelioid granulomas and vasculitis in the subcutaneous tissue, making it a form of panicullitis. Most of these cases are now thought to be manifestation of tuberculosis and indeed they respond well to anti-tuberculous treatmen. ...Read more
Basal Cell: Nodular is a subtype. This will be examined under the microscope to determine if the entire lesion was removed. ...Read more
Cysts of liver, kidney, ovary,
some other ovarian, and adrenal masses.
Adenomas, poly cystic, ? Dermoid, endometrium as- chocolate cysts.
Probably more? ...Read more
Yes: Melanoma is a fairly aggressive malignancy with a significant history of metastasis a much more problematic issue than local growth. No one should have a melanoma left untreated for a 6 year time frame. I question wether you are referring to nodular basal cell carcinoma which also needs to be excised but does not have the metastatic potential. ...Read more
Hi doc, what is suspicious nodular and hazy densities in the right upper? Is this already a tubercolosis?
Nope: The biggest difference will be made by where you live and your symptoms. If you live in an endemic area and you have had symptoms such as cough, blood in sputum, weight loss, etc, then tb will be definitely in the differential diagnosis as early lesions are usually seen in the upper lobes, the description otherwise is too nonspecific to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
What does two pleurally based nodular densities noted along the right middle lobe and lingula respectively, mean?
Whitish spot on xray: On a chest x-ray, sometimes there are whitish spots that aren't supposed to be there in the normally dark images of the lungs. The spots are usually less than an inch wide, and often less than half-an-inch wide. Disorders that show up as a nodular density or multiple densities include infections (such as TB or other germs), fungi (such as aspergillus), inflammatory disorders, cancers, etc... ...Read more
85%: Have localized disease on presentation is the best data I could find. ...Read more
Unlikely: Other disseminated fungal infections can mimick miliary tb, but it would be unlikely for pcp to present like that. ...Read more
Genetics: You inherit acne and can trigger break outs with stress, lack of sleep, sun damage, hormones, and more. You need a doctor to treat this. It can be life long and it will be best to get it under control to avoid scarring. Avoid Picking. To get help with scarring or active breakouts a medspa doctor can prescribe medication and laser skin care therapy as well as products between visits. ...Read more