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What Are Thyroid Polyps
I have a lump on my thyroid, I have had a biopsy and it came back clear, he wants to see me in 6 months time. On the same day he did the biopsy he found polyps up my nose which I have now had out, but what is the chance of this lump becoming cancerous, i
I have an enlarged fatty liver I have polyps and stones in my gallbladder. I must have thyroid surgery first my high.Calcium. Do i remove gallbladdne?
It depnds on Symptom: Gall stones are frequently asymptomatic(silent) and do not require removal of the gall bladder on any urgent basis unless you have pain caused by the stones. So your doctor can guide you about what is more important to handle first...Thyroid, calcium problem, or gall stones. Follw the advice of your famnily doctor who can help you priortize what should be handled first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid and allergy tests normal. Ct scan shows nasal polyps.Ent suggests operating but no other treatments explored. Need 2nd opinion or just do it?
Second opinion: There are several causes of nasal polyps including allergic fungal sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, and in patients with Aspirin "allergy" and asthma. It may help to see an allergist to attempt to identify these underlying conditions. Also, Prednisone is a strong steroid medication that may shrink nasal polyps without surgery. My opinion-always get second opinion before surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Polyps?: The tongue can have rough surfaced ridges on the sides of the tongue toward the back of the mouth which are normal, and sometimes caused by displaced thyroid tissue. There are also cauliflower-like raised papillomas caused by the human papilloma virus, which carry some risk of cancer and possible spread to others who come in contact with your saliva. See a dentist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
I am 55 years old. My past period was 14 months ago. I have started to bleed again. Can cramps occur because of polyps?
Can't bm for 8 weeks w/o suppository. Doc says polyp wasn't the cause. Tried fibre, water, lactulose, restorolax, sennokot..What else might be the cause?
Next steps: Have you had your blood counts (cbc), thyroid (TSH) and calcium levels checked? I recommend this lab work be checked to rule out a metabolic cause. If normal, the next step would be a painless procedure called an "anorectal manometry test with balloon expulsion", which tests for a condition called dyssynergic defecation. Your GI may recommend pelvic floor physical therapy. ...Read more
What would cause a lump larger than golf to form between two ribs on my lower back? I had just had a benign polyp removed from my colonoscopy. I also have muscular dystrophy and have lost over 20 lbs in the past couple months. I have not gained or lost we
Any : Any weight loss over 10 pounds in 6 months, unless attained through diligent intentional efforts, is considered abnormal. 20 pounds in 2 months is a lot of weight loss. With your family history, you are at increased risk of cancer in any organ system. You should see your primary care physician to determine which studies will have the highest likelihood of getting to the source of the weight loss. Many causes are not cancer, such as an overactive thyroid. As for the nodule on your back--it may or may not be a source of symptoms. Many people have benign fatty lesions. However, the size can be concerning. I saw a "lipoma" recently that took up most of the guy's shoulder. Larger lesions, even if a "lipoma" can hide cancer inside them and should be removed. Also, any lesion that is increasing in size, stuck to the underlying tissue, or has a "hard" feeling to it needs to be removed. ...Read more
Rare tumors: Benign rare polyp that can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. 3% of all digestive system leiomyomas occur in colon. Sigmoid and transverse colon are most common sites. Bleeding, obstruction, and perforation are complications. Usually these are surgically removed. Can be sessile or pedunculated. These are usually found incidentally. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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