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What Makes A Partoid Gland Grow
Needs to come out: While benign, you don't want masses growing in your parotid gland. The nerve the moves that half of the face (aptly named the facial nerve) runs through the middle of the gland and it is always easier to take out smaller parotid masses than bigger ones. Discuss this with your ent, who likely will suggest surgical removal of the mass and part- though not all- of the parotid gland. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does The submandibular gland feel round below the jaw? If I were feeling a tumor/cancer on the gland, what would it feel like? My right gland is biger
Many reasons: I agree it's uncertain exactly what you're feeling. Are these lymph nodes, and large salivary gland, or othe stuctures. Before I would suggest that it is uncertain that this is cancer but I would recommend you discuss this with your physician, get a proper evaluation, and then with correct data be in a better position understand what the problem is ...Read more
Minimally glandular: Male breast has less glandular tissue, less fat, small areolae-r the rounded pigmneted skin around the nipple and small nipples . But when you suspect a lump causes are gynaecomastia is a condition in which a male has enlarged breast like a female breast, more pendulous for a male than less. Bilateral pgynaecomastia occurs in alcoholics, cirrhossi from more estroges. Cance needs to be ruled out. ...Read more
Hard to say.: Different theories. The current thinking is that many of these are due to osteoarthritis. They can go away on their own. They can be ignored if they don't bug you. But since the chance of them returning is good, no matter what treatment is chosen, this would be a good time to see a hand surgeon, who can try the simple things first, and know when more complicated treatments, are worth trying. ...Read more
Eyelid hygiene: Styes are common and usually imply less than perfect eyelid hygiene. Hot compresses are the single best treatment initially along with vigorous lid cleaning using warm water and terry washcloth. Compresses should be as hot as tolerable and at least 3-4x/day. If your eye is also red and draining you may have conjunctivitis; need a topical antibiotic drop. See your Eye Doctor if not better 48hrs ...Read more
Can you tell me in normal condition how a person feel submental lymph node which r located below middle of chin?
No : Only an experienced health care professional should evaluate what is normal or not. Even then evaluation is tricky and may require judgement or further testing. ...Read more
Can you tell me what my ultrasound results mean. A superficial lymph node measuring 1cm in the right parotid gland. Is re active in nature.
Inflammation: Reactive means inflammatory probably related to viral or other infection. Ultrasound usually shows some vascularity or hyperemia to node. Usually node disappears with time. Usually lymph nodes one centimeter or less are benign. ...Read more
What is the difference between a suspicious mass in the armpit and a swollen/clogged sweat gland?
Exam: Good question! often it is difficult for a patient to know the difference between a suspicious mass in the axilla (armpit) and an obstructed or infected sweat gland or hair follicle. If it is red or has a discharge suspect infection and use warm compresses and antibiotics. If it is hard and non-tender it could be serious. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Sunflower seed size: In relation to your gland itself - the median volume of parotid is about 25, 262 mm3 and a size averaging 3.4 cm in the ventral-dorsal dimension and 5.8 cm in the craniocaudal dimension. Was this an incidental finding on a radiograph, do you have any symptoms, and have you been evaluated by and oral and maxillofacial surgeon or ENT yet? ...Read more
Neck gland: Tender , swollen neck masses usually imply benign inflammatory process. Hard, non-tender masses more likely to be tumors or metastases. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the cyst (there are many types) cysts may go away and return. What kind of cyst are you referring to? ...Read more
There's a small bump on the roof of my mouth that gets hard/soft during the day. Is it salivary gland cancer? a lymph node? I'm a 20 y/o male.
What's the difference between a calcified or decalcified pineal gland? Is it possible to decalcify the pineal gland?
Normal: The pineal gland normally calcifies as we get older. Don't worry about trying to change it. ...Read more
What is the difference between a benign tumor and a malignant tumor in terms of how it looks or feels?
Exam, maybe biopsy: First, you need to see a healthcare provider. He or she will ask you how long the lump has been there, if it's sore, and what other symptoms you have. An exam will show if the lump if fluid-filled, rubbery, hard, and where it is compared to glands in your neck. If that doesn't provide an answer, the provider may order more tests which might include a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on size: You might not feel anything if it's small. Otherwise, it could feel like a lump, a node and if it's big enough, it can feel like a growth/mass on your neck. If it's liquid, like a cyst, it could be soft. If it's a solid growth, it could be rubbery and if it's calcified, it could have a rock/hard feel to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think one of the glands on my aereola is infected. Perhaps it's clogged or there is an ingrown hair. It doesn't hurt or feel hard. What to do?
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