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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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What could cause pickers nodules?

What could cause pickers nodules?

Picking: Pickers nodules, aka prurigo nodularis, may start out as anything causing itching and then the nerves in that area go haywire and the person picks and rubs and continues to manipulate the area, then, thick nodules that have more nerves and sensations grow and the cycle continues. The only way to break the cycle is to not touch these spots alt all. For itching, topical or injected corticosteroid. ...Read more

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What exactly is pickers nodule?

Irritation: This is caused by repetitive irritation of the skin area leading to excessive scarring -thus the bump or nodule. In the early stage, it may go away by itself once the scratching is stopped. At a later stage, injecting a cortisone into the lesion may cause it to resolve. In the chronic stage, it is nearly impossible to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Any docs familiar with "picker's nodules"? What can you tell me about it?

Info: http://www.derm101.com/clinical-atlas/atopic-dermatitis-and-its-analogues-lichen-simplex-chronicus-prurigo-nodularis-pickers-nodules-and-erosions-and-ulcerations-secondary-to-excoriation/

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What is a skin nodule?

What is a skin nodule?

Type of growth: Skin nodule is a type of growth that developes as a symptom of certain skin conditions. ...Read more

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What are vocal nodules?

What are vocal nodules?

"growths" on cords: Vocal nodules are lesions that can affect the true vocal cords. Nodules usually present as hoarseness or a change in your voice. They tend to be non-cancerous in nature but cancer is always a concern when ents look at your vocal cords and see "growths.". ...Read more

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Is a nodule that is 6mm considered big?

What type of : Nodule? In what part of the body? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Is a 9mm nodule worst than 1.2 cm nodule?

Nodules: Usually smaller is better. So in this regard, 9mm (0.9cm) is better than 12mm (1.2cm). However, if we're talking about cancer then another important factor is how aggressive the cancer cells are, i.e., how fast they grow/spread. And this you can't tell by size alone but need to look at cells under a microscope and also evaluate for any other nodules or masses. ...Read more

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Is a 9mm nodule worst than a 1.2 cm nodule?

No: 9mm is smaller than 1.2cm. 1.2cm is 12mm. Both are smaller than a half inch. ...Read more