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 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 Bentrez-cabanilla

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 »

A mole on my leg show changes in color and shape. Is it a problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had this mole on my leg since I was a teenager, and I am 31 years old now. I remember it being lighter in color and more oval, whereas now it is more of a triangle with darker pigmentation and two shades of brown. I measured it, and it is about 4 mm in width. I have an olive ski...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Melanocytic nevus is basically tan, brown macules with increased melanocytic activity. One should always look for following changes for melanocytic nevus: Change in color and irregular su...  Read Full »

How to manage the 3 cm mass present in my left kidney?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37 year old male. About three weeks ago, I had an abdominal CT due to severe stomach pain. The CT revealed a possible 3 cm mass in my left kidney. I had a follow-up ultrasound that showed 4 cm thing in the central part of the left kidney. They were unsure whether it was a mass o...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to CT scan with contrast should be able to differentiate between both. If it is still not able to differentiate, then go for an MRI. If MRI is also not conclusive, then go for a percutaneous biopsy. A percutaneous biopsy will definitely differentiate between both. Then yo...  Read Full »

Does pituitary adenoma result in a life-thretening condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I got an MRI done due to severe headaches, and I was diagnosed with pituitary adenoma. So, I consulted a neurosurgeon, who suggested some scans. Everything was normal according to him. He later said that the tumor is tiny almost 1 cm, and he asked me to wait and see. If any problem pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the tumor is smaller than 1 cm and all your hormonal tests are normal, then serial observation is the preferred treatment. In these cases, no surgery is needed. Mild headaches may not be related to the adenoma. Kindly follow the advice of your treating neurosurgeo...  Read Full »

What is the lesion present in my left leg for the past 15 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lesion on my left leg from the past 15 years. I have never shown it to a doctor. I am attaching a picture of the lesion. Can you please tell me what this might be? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Is the lesion painful? Is it increasing in size? This appears more like a benign appendageal tumor. I can narrow the diagnosis with the help of further information. Revert with more information co...  Read Full »

What are the chances of lung nodules being cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, It is difficult for me to take deep breaths or yawn for the past three years. But, when I stand up, sit straight, or lean slightly forward, it often becomes easy to do so. I do cardio regularly for 45 minutes to one hour several times a week, but there is no improvement. My present me...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have difficulty in taking a deep breath or yawn occasionally. Yawning is a common reflex where your mouth becomes opened, takes in a deep breath, and exhales rapidly. After yawnin...  Read Full »

Does my mum require surgery for her benign brain tumor?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom was admitted to the hospital due to an extreme headache, clicking sound in the head and high blood pressure. CAT scan revealed that she had a benign brain tumor and no surgery will probably be needed. After making an MRI, another neurosurgeon said she would have to remove it as it...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The lesion in the MRI brain of your mom is a small one on the left side. It is very adjacent to dura mater and showing contrast enhancement. This size of the lesion is very less likely to produce a headache by pressure effect. But, it is very important to find the exac...  Read Full »

What is spitz nevus, and how is it treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My 7-year-old child has a spitz nevus on the left thigh. I removed it last year, and it recurred a few months after removal. A purple spot was causing pain, I thought it was scar tissue, but after persistent pain and purple spot, it came back this month, after a year. So removal has bee...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to Please tell me when it appeared, is it since birth? Is there any change in shape or size, or diameters noticed? Is there itchy surrounding skin, or is it oozy? Kindly attach a clinical picture to assess the lesion and arrive at a conclusion.  Read Full »

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