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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Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer the following questions. What is the size of the swelling? How long has it been there? Is it movable? What is it's exact location, like middle or upper thigh? Is there any bump on the other side as well? Most probably it is a lymph node. These are normal...  Read Full »

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Dr. Padmesh Jain

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How can a 4 cm dermoid ovarian cyst be treated?

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me tell you, your right-sided cyst was having benign germ cell tumor that is a dermoid cyst, which is called as a mature cystic teratoma. Such a cyst is filled with cheesy mate...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for using this platform. It sounds like your mother has a soft pulpy growth on her shoulder, which is painless at rest but causes heaviness on exertion. Although this information gives us some idea, it is challenging for me to guess what precisely this growth...  Read Full »

Can fibroadenoma with cyst BI-RADS 2 to 3 lead to cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother aged 49 years old was diagnosed with a fibrocystic disease of breast seven years back and was subsequently operated. Since then, she has got a cyst in both breasts. Last year, she was got USG done, and the doctor found fibroadenoma along with cyst BI-RADS (2 to 3) in the lef...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravi Kumar

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), fibrocystic disease of breast and fibroid uterus, both of them are due to hormones, mainly estrogen. When using Sevista (Ormeloxifene), the fibroid in the uterus will decrease. For breast conditio...  Read Full »

What could this mass on top of the intestine be?

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Dr. Chitrangada

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I evaluated your CT (computed tomography) images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found this thin-walled cystic lesion in the right iliac fossa with curvilinear as well as chunky wall calcification arising likely from the ileocecal junction. Prob...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.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.For fu...  Read Full »

What is a benign mole?

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Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your descriptions, it seems that you are having a mole with secondary infections. If you can send pictures of this, then it will be better for me to suggest diagnosis, treatment and alleviate your anxiety. Mole, so called melanocytic nevus, if you frequently touch...  Read Full »

Can meningioma be cured?

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. Chirag Solanki

General Surgeon, Neuro Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Fo...  Read Full »

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