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 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 »

What could cause tiny red spots on the chest?

Query: Hello doctor,Over the last four days or so, I found a few tiny red spots on my chest. It looks like blood under the skin. I feel now they spread over the right side of my chest. I do have neurodermatitis, a few allergies (mostly pollen, etc.), and allergic asthma.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Take tablet Loratadine 10 mg once a day after breakfast for ten days, tablet M- Teczine (Montelukast plus Levocetirizine) at night after dinner for ten days, and 1 percent Hydrocortisone at night for seven days. Do you have congress grass allergy or Parthenium der...  Read Full »

My mother has surgery, where some tissue and ovary were removed. Is it cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom had her surgery before two weeks. A 14 cm tissue was removed from her womb as well as her ovary. We are waiting for the results of her biopsy at the moment. Will it be cancer? If so, then what kind of cancer? Is it curable?  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you are saying, the results of biopsy must be taken to determine if it is cancer or not. An idea may be given by the operating surgeon, who has seen the formation of tissue, but without biopsy there is no 100% accuracy. If the mass was found only in the womb, then ...  Read Full »

My friend has a few skin lesions for a couple of years. Can that be removed?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend got some skin lesions for a couple of years. She does marathons, swimming, and is in the sun a lot. We need some advice regarding skin lesion. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Use photostable sunscreen daily at 9 AM, 12 PM,3 PM, and 30 minutes before going outdoors in the sun. Biopsy of the lesion should be done to rule out melanoma/malignancy. Do you have a family history of melanoma? Is there a change in size, shape, and color notice...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to check a skin tag to rule out malignancy?

Query: Hello doctor, The skin tag started two weeks ago, multiplied, and looks very odd. Not sure if it is just irritated or if I should be concerned. Should I get a skin tag checked?  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have excess skin tags on the body? Do you experience friction between the skin surfaces? Are you insulin resistance? Are you obese? Do you have any hormonal imbalance or fluctuations? Do you have any hormonal changes? What is your pregnancy status? Do yo...  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 »

Which specialist would perform surgery of a galactocele?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife stopped breastfeeding our third child five months ago, after a lot of sucking difficulties and painful nipples. Because of that, her breasts plugged and did not empty properly. She has tried breast pump without any luck. She has now developed painful galactoceles on both her br...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A galactocele is a milk filled space inside the breast. Breast problems are common after childbirth in those women who had stopped breastfeeding or experienced sucking difficulties. Firstly, I hope you are sure that it is truly a galactocele and not any other ...  Read Full »

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