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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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I have a swelling near my testicle. Could it be a hydrocele?

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 »

I have a pink raised bump on the chest. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two questions. I have a pink raised bump on the chest and I have had it for a few months now. The picture makes it look bigger than it is. It is not that big. It used to be bigger and I cut it and it has not grown bigger since. I just wanted to see your opinion. I understand I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The lesion on the chest seems to be either dermatofibroma or fibrous papule. Both are benign lesions that need to be removed surgically. The lesio...  Read Full »

I have a small-sized BI-RADS III lesion. Should I worry?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a breast MRI two months ago, a routine screening due to BRCA1 status. There was a non-mass lesion seen on the left breast which the radiologist said was stable for three years. On the right breast, there were three foci seen, two measuring 5 mm and one 3 mm. The 5 mm foci have be...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A BI-RADS III (Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System) means the lesion has a high probability of being benign and something which is not of a serious concern. The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a detailed test and has good accuracy. However, a suspected BI-...  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 »

What could be the reason for swollen lymph node behind my ear?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had this swollen lymph node behind my ear for about three months now. What could the reason be? There is no pain. I can move it. I do not have any other symptoms, such as fever, weight loss, or fatigue. I have been coughing up mucus for a few years now. Could this be the reason, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like you have a small benign lymph node. Lymph nodes do not harm, and everyone has lots of them in their bodies. These flare up only when there is a minor infection to fight in your surroundings. So there is not much to worry about, ...  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 antibiotics. I hope this helps.   Read Full »

I have a dark spot on my labia. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a small dark spot on my outer labia that has since reduced in size. What could this be? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. A small, dark spot on the outer labia that has since reduced in size could be attributed to a few different things. One possibility is a skin tag, which is a small, benign growth that can develop on the skin. Skin tags are common and typic...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with meningioma. Is it serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with a 5 x 5 x 3 mm meningioma in the superior frontal gyrus towards the cranial vertex. I would like to know if this will kill me or shorten my life. I also want information about anything regarding this, for example, recurrence, regrowth, etc.  Read Full »

Dr. Solanki Chirag Natwarbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need not worry about meningioma. It is a benign and slow growing tumor. The present size is also very small. You only need to follow it up with serial scans every year. If it increases in size or causes symptoms, then only treatment is required for that. Thank you...  Read Full »

I have fibroadenomas. What treatment should I pursue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have many lumps in both breasts for the last few years. All these lumps were diagnosed, and we got to know that these are fibroadenomas. But still, I am tensed. What diet should I take and how to proceed further with the treatment so that it does not turn into something worse? I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Roli Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fibroadenosis is a benign condition and it rarely worsens. It has relation with periods, and it is painful just before periods. There is nothing should be done about it until it affects your quality of life. I suggest you tablet Evion (Vitamin E) once daily for a month.   Read Full »

Do all hard swollen lymph nodes are cancerous nodes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a swollen lymph node for over a week. It looks like it maybe two together. I have been doing research, and I am very concerned.It is hard, and the location seems to be concerning. Could this be a sign of metastatic cancer or other cancerous node? I am very concerned.  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern, and I do not think there is anything to worry about. These can be lipomas or benign subcutaneous lesions. It concerns only if they are hard and fixed with a progressive increase in size and associated with significant weight loss and d...  Read Full »

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