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Vascular Neoplasm Symptoms
I have a malignant neoplasm with no symptoms. I have a strange itch on my back. Should I be seeing a doctor and what doctor should I see?
How do you know?:
How do you know that you have a malignant neoplasm? In any case, start with a primary care provider you can make an assessment and the two of you together can decide, if seeing a specialist is warranted.
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"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Two types: Arteries (vessels that flow away from heart to body) and veins (vessels that flow from body to heart) have different symptoms. In artery disease - lack of blood flow to muscles produces loss of ability to use muscles and if acute may produce pain, pallor and loss of pulse. Venous disease presents as varicose veins and progressive swelling of affected area - usually legs. Heart vessels-chest pain. ...Read more
Step down process: Vascular dementia is caused by poor circulation to parts of the brain caused by ongoing "mini-strokes" that occur. Alzheimer's dementia is a chronic gradual decline, whereas vascular dementia can have sudden decreases in physical and cognitive functioning. Like walking down the stairs. They may be stable, sharp decline, stable, sharp decline etc. ...Read more
Vascular conditions: Vascular conditions, aka cardiovascular disease is number one killer. Cancer number 2. Vascular conditions kill by cv events; stroke, heart attack, sudden death, organ failure, hemorrhage. Often no warning, before a cv event. Patients and docs work as a team to diagnose and treat, hopefully before event occurs. Manage hypertension, (low salt helps), control diabetes, lipids, stop nicotine. ...Read more
Unlikely: Would be nice if it were as that could easily be treated. Certainly all dementias have emotional and behavioural symptoms as a part of the process. However, multiple strokes are never psychological. ...Read more
Tsh level 5.58, no symptoms, u/s found 1cm subtle hypoechoic nodule w/increased peripheral vascularity. Pcp ordered rai uptake scan before fna. Why?
I have no idea: Hi. It's not a hyperactive nodule...we know that from the TSH. I'd go straight to an FNA. The scan will show a "cold" nodule, which we already know it is, and will not help differentiate benign from cancer. FNA cytology (hopefully with gene testing) is all you need at this point. Good luck. ...Read more
Peripheral vascular: Peripheral artery disease, or "pad" is a blood vessel condition that is usually the result of progressive plaque build-up within the walls of arteries than leads to blockage of blood flow. It can cause leg pain when walking, usually in the calves, pain at rest in the foot or leg, leg numbness or tinlging, coldness or discoloration of the skin, foot or leg ulcers, gangrene, poor healing of wounds. ...Read more
I have a 9mm hyper vascular lesion on my liver. My blood work is totally normal, I have no symptoms. Should I be concerned?
Liver lesions: It sounds like this was an "incidental" discovery when you had a scan for some unrelated matter. In your age group, nodular hyperplasia, adenoma and benign vascular tumors would be common. That size probably does warrant some action, so don't just ignore this. While unlikely to be malignant, it's best not to wait till its bigger. ...Read more
I have ehlers danlos hypermobility. I have almost every symtoms that is listed for hypermobility. What arethe chances of having vascular eds symptoms?
Had a mir and the result letter I recieved back said I had a small vascular abnormality. What are the symptoms should I be concerned the doctor doesn't seem concerned. But I have some weird feelings in my head.
"vascular abnormality" is a pretty vague phrase that can mean a lot of different things. Some vascular abnormalities need to be fixed but many don't. Also, a vascular lesion inside the skull has different risks and treatment options than one outside the skull.
As far as the symptoms that might be caused: it really depends what the lesion is and where. Most cause no symptoms unless they bleed. Others might cause ringing in the ears, bulging of an eye, or neurological changes like numbness, problems with hearing, vision, or balance, or even seizures.
Whomever ordered the MRI should be willing to discuss these issues with you. If he or she can't or won't, make an appointment with a neurologist and get him or her a copy of the mri. ...Read more
Blocked arteries: Peripheral vascular disease is a term that is sometimes used imprecisely, but in general it refers to blocked arteries in the legs. This limits blood flow to the legs and can cause pain (especially with walking), cool extremities, hair loss, discoloration, poor wound healing, ulceration, or even loss of limb. ...Read more
Are vascular dementia and alzheimer's basically the same disease or at least have the same symptoms?
Similar: Vd and ad have nearly identical risk factors. Many people have both illnesses. Current treatments are identical. However, one can have eiither type of dementia alone. Problems in VD are very dependent on where the damage is while ad has a relatively predictable pattern of deficits as the there are specific brain areas affected. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a yeast infection spreading all over your body? I have chronic yeast infections as well as tena vascular. I cant spell it. Anyways help..
Doesn't happen: Genital area yeast infections never "spread all over the body". It will remain localized to your genital area. I think you're the same person who asked about this before. I still urge you to work with your doctor. If the diagnosis is correct, all yeast infections, no matter how chronic, can be cleared with treatment. ...Read more
No, usually...: Seeing renal vascular calcification is not uncommon and usually an incidental finding on imaging studies for other causes such as hematuria, kidney infection, stones, etc.. Of course, such patient needs to look into if having similar calcification in other arteries like aorta, since it is merely a part of systemic vascular disease. Besides, kidney function and size have to be watched and.... ...Read more
Can cold weather affect or worsen vascular symptoms or diseases, if so what conditions (fibromuscular dysplasia or inflammatory conditions?)
disease or phenomenon
and many arthritic complaints are worse in the cold damp
capillary constriction is natural, with cold and can impact collateral flow. ...Read more
If I had a vascular abnormality in heart, would echocardiogram detect that? If I had Avm or heart vascular issue would I have symptoms by now (25yrs)
What are the symptoms of vascular problems in the arms? Can tingling in the arms, hands, and feet be caused by vascular problems?
What causes pelvic vascular congestion with prominent vessels in the periuterine area? What types of symptoms will pelvic vascular congestion cause? And what should be done to treat the condition?
Pelvic congestion: Pelvic congestion is related to to incompetent valves in the ovarian veins allowing venous reflux causing venous pelvic engorged veins. They can be asymptomatic or cause pelvic aching/pain. When they are symptomatic they can be treated through a minimally invasive procedure by blocking off the veins by an interventional radiologist. ...Read more
What blood tests, to verify the heart functioning, can be performed to an elderly man (95 years old) with vascular dementia. Vasovagal syntoms.
Why do you ask?: Apart from labs to look for a recent heart attack, and natriuretic peptide to evaluate for pump failure, blood work isn't that helpful in this situation. ...Read more
Could you have cushing disease and pcos? I got diagnosed with pcos at 16 then I got diganoaed with tena vascular (yeast on skin) not to long after. But is it possible I have both? Cushing and pcos? Symptom basically the same for both disease right?
Cushing's & PCOS: 21F asks can I have both Cushing's and PCOS? ANS: Yes and there are specific tests for each. So do a 2nd opinion with me with your test results so we can discuss. ...Read more
I want my 87 years old mother to stop taking. 5mg risperdal. She has vascular dementia. How can I do it without too many withdrawal symptoms.
Physician's help: Whenever you're dealing with elderly individuals, medication changes should always be made under the direction of the physician. As her daughter, if you have concerns about her medication you can always call her doctor and verbalize your concerns even if you don't have a release to receive information. ...Read more
Right upper thigh cramps, for no reason is a symptom of? I do have polyneuropathy, ridiculoneuropathy. Could it be a vascular problem? No blood clots.
Cramps: This is most likely related to your neurological issues. Consult with your neurologist. ...Read more
Does a clear ophthalmic exam rule out temporal arteritis or aneurysm as cause of visual problems/other unilateral symptoms? The doctor said "sounds vascular" afterward but didn't elaborate. Very worried.
Am I having skipped heartbeats? : it feels as though someone is 'squeezing' my heart - much like a sponge. I get them after I eating mostly. I don't feel- short of breath dizzy or nauseous how do I know whether these are vascular symptoms or just somet
Could be: If your squeezing symptom lasts just a second and then goes away, it could be from a skipped, or, more likely, an extra heartbeat. If the squeezing is constant for more than a few seconds, it is less likely due to extra heartbeats. Chest symptoms that are very brief (seconds) are only very rarely life threatening. ...Read more