Benign Growth

Noncancerous growth in the body that does not spread to other parts of the body is called a benign growth. Examples of benign growth are adenomas, lipomas, myomas, nevi, and fibroids. The imaging techniques used to diagnose benign growth are CT scan, MRI scan, mammogram, ultrasound, and x-rays.

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What are the chances for the bony lump on my foot to be malignant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old healthy woman. A few days ago, I noticed a small bony lump on the side of my foot below my ankle, which was not symmetrical on the other foot. It was a small sharp bony protrusion of around 1.5 mm and I could see it through my skin. I am very sure I did not have thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This seems to be benign. So, you should not worry. But any bony spur (a bony projection that develops along the edges of bones) or growth always warrants an X-ray, So get an X-ray of the affected foot in anteroposterior, lateral and oblique views and an X-ray of the a...  Read Full »

I have an endobronchial nodule in the right lobe. Is it cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 0.2 cm endobronchial nodule in the right lower lobe. I was a smoker for 20 years. I had a CT scan for cough and now new nodule. Is this cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. Abaranam Innaci

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be a very small nodule. Do not get afraid first. Anyway, we have to confirm the pathology. At present, take treatment for cough. You will need to take follow up if the sym...  Read Full »

I have discovered soft, painless nodules on both sides of the floor of my mouth. What could be the reason for it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42 years old female, and I found a soft nodule on both sides of the floor of my mouth. They are painless. Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In my opinion, it does not look like a cancerous outgrowth. But any soft or slow-growing lesions need to be checked in the clinic by the dental surgeon. Because the size of the outgrowth is moderate to large as per my observation, and you are having your braces or orth...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about the asymptomatic lump under my ear?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a small lump under my ear on what I assume to be my parotid gland. I first noticed it a year ago, but it has not increased in size, and I have no symptoms or pain related to it. Should I get it checked out? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. If the lump is not growing in size, it is not disturbing you, or it is not affecting your lifestyle, there is no need to worry. It is benign and does not need treatment. If it is increasing in size or disturbing you somehow, I suggest FNAC ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for recurring swelling near my testicle?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, I observed a lump or swelling near my left testicle. It had also appeared two years back and I had consulted a doctor and after a USG, he suggested that it will disappear by itself without medication. I have not observed anything like that in the previous two years. N...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. If it was just a hydrocele as reported on your USG, then you need not worry. However, I would suggest you repeat the USG scrotum to confirm because these were done two years ago and it is good to monitor it since it has recurred. For more inf...  Read Full »

Chest X-ray showed a single nodule. Is a biopsy required to rule out cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female.The initial illness began early this year. The symptoms were cough, SOB, chest pain, and wheezing. I was treated for pneumonia but never got better. Repeated X-rays showed adenopathy as a possibility. So, a CT scan was done which showed hilar, mediastinal aden...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your history. There are two clinching things. One is a pulmonary nodule and other is mediastinal adenopathy. For pulmonary nodule of 1.2 cm, it can be due to a number of reasons. But, if it is not enlarging in size it is most probably benign. Jus...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for my fibroadenomas in the breast?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two fibroadenomas in my right breast and one in the left. I am just 18 years old, and I do not want to get them operated so early. Please help. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fibroadenoma is not a cancerous growth. If they are small and not causing you any problem, then you just wait and watch. Keep checking that they are not increasing in size or causing any pain. Sometimes, they just vanish on their own. If they are causing discomfort, then ...  Read Full »

What does a growing skin tag indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a skin tag near my private part and it is getting bigger in size now. Is it a skin tag or anything to worry about? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems to be a lesion of long duration. Do you have pain or itching, and is there a sudden growth in the lesion? Kindly send a focused picture of the skin lesion to help you with the treatment. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have a bump on the right side of my head with pain and itching. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed a bump on the right side of my head ten months back. Sometimes on that small spot, I have a dull ache and sometimes itchiness. I have visited a family doctor a few days back, and it hurt when he touched the spot. Since then, I have had pain in that area every day, it comes...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I suggest you undergo an ultrasound of the bump and, if possible, excision with biopsy depending on the findings in the ultrasound. Is the bump soft and tender? If it is reddish and tender, we might give you trial antibiotics.   Read Full »

Two months after my delivery, I noticed three main pea-sized lumps in my vagina. What is this?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 2 months post-childbirth. A few days back, I have noticed that inside the opening of my vagina, about three main pea-sized lumps were coming out, and when I spread further, I saw more pea-sized lumps, but they were not coming out as much as the others. I have no pain, discomfort or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I have gone through your history and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and understand your concerns. Your images are suggestive of polyp or herpes virus infection. Do you have any sympt...  Read Full »

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