Benign Tumor

A benign tumor is a noncancerous growth that does not metastasize, meaning it does not spread to other parts of the body. Adenoma, lipoma, myoma, nevi, and fibroids are examples of benign tumors. Once excised, benign tumors usually do not grow back.

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My mom has small benign tumors in her hand for which the doctor has suggested amputation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like a query about hand surgery and hand tumors. My mom's hand had a lump near her wrist which she did not care about. One day while cleaning the house, she pulled her hand and hurt herself in a safe area. But she did not go to a doctor because she said she did not have any pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Suman Saurabh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I am really sorry for your mother. I have seen the picture you sent and read the report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). As it shows the evidence of recurrence of the tumor, the best option ...  Read Full »

My benign adenomas were removed completely and follow-up was normal. My doctor asked me to visit after five years. Is she giving the correct advise?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an endoscopy done where gastric adenomas were found near the duodenum. It was benign and completely removed. After a month the doctor did a colonoscopy, and no polyps were found. She also checked for gastric adenoma she removed and said nothing is there. The doctor asked me to com...  Read Full »

Dr. Vasavada Bhavin Bhupendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The problem is searching online. Online sites do not necessarily provide the right information as per the latest scientific findings. Trust your doctors I agree with the advice. Low-grade dysplasia does not require frequent follow-ups. Five years is perfectly fine. F...  Read Full »

How can a 4 cm dermoid ovarian cyst be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and I had my right ovary and tube removed during C-section, due to a 4.5 cm dermoid cyst. The cyst was found during an ultrasound scan, five years back. The surgeon said a cystectomy was no possible because the cyst had completely replaced the ovary. Could you p...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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...  Read Full »

I am afraid Levothyroxine, when taken lifelong, can interfere with my pregnancy and reduce my lifespan. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am actually afraid of the side effect of the medicine that I take the whole time during my lifespan. I weigh 54 kg, and my BP and sugar are normal. Two years ago, I had a nodule in the left lobe of the thyroid gland. After FNAC, it was suspicious follicular adenoma. My doctor did a tota...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. It is nice to have self-concern but be positive. Do not be anxious. Follow all precautions, necessary advice, and treatment, whatever is suggested by your doctor. It is better to have strict control over your thyro...  Read Full »

Do I need a needle biopsy for painless hard lump in tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old woman with history of smoking. I have lump inside my tongue for the past two years. The lump is not reaching the surface is just inside. I think it got bigger over the time but not rapidly. It is 6 mm big. I went to a doctor and they made a sonogram. The lump is in th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vikas T. Talreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to May I look at lesion for better diagnosis and treatment, which includes a lot of differential diagnosis. White or red oral lesions include benign lesions (e.g., morsicatio buccarum and frictional keratosis, white sponge nevus [WSN]), benign lesions with malignant potent...  Read Full »

My brother's tumor was resected and sent for molecular testing. Can you interpret the results?

Query: Hello doctor, A tumor was resected and sent for molecular testing. The results came back, and these were the findings: The following mutations were detected in the tumor: Mutation VAF or Copy- No. BRIP1 Y748* 46 %. NF2 c. 448-1G>A 58 % . What does this result mean?  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you did not describe the location, imaging, and patient history, it is very difficult for a clinician like me to give you a quality consult. Nevertheless, the NF2 mutation that you mentioned in your note is the famous mutation that is seen in neurofibromatosis ty...  Read Full »

What are the chances for my daughter to survive with multiple tumors and pericardial effusion?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is in the ICU with pericardial effusion and multiple tumors. The fluid has been drained and there was blood mixed with the fluid. The regular blood test came back normal with no sign of cancerous cells. My question is, what are the chances that the tumors are benign? Through...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, there is a diagnostic dilemma. The reports you have uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are fine. But, you should upload the echo reports and the fluid investigations as well. Now, considering the pericardial effusion with multiple cardi...  Read Full »

Can fibrous cortical defect in tibia be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering mild pain in the middle part of my right leg tibia. An MRI was done and the doctor said that I have fibrous cortical defect. I would like to know is it completely curable.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fibrous cortical defect is also called as non-ossifying fibroma. It is a benign tumor. It usually occurs in children and also usually in the tibia bone.Most of the time it regresses on its own and casting is required. But, if the lesion is found to be too long or involvin...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with bone island and osteoid osteoma after several tests. Should I worry?

Query: Hi doctor, Several studies indicate I have a bone island, which is a benign condition, on my left pubic bone. Also, in the right femur, there is an osteoid osteoma, a benign tumor. A bone scan showed "mild uptake" in my left forearm and suggested an x-ray of that region. X-ray report indicated "subt...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Following is my opinion on your asked question. 1) Osteoid osteoma is a benign bone tumor. For pain relief, an anti-inflammatory drug is given. Surgical removal is not necessary in most cases unless it is much symptomatic. You can do regular follow up with your orthope...  Read Full »

Please suggest some solutions for raised, mushy and movable mole that is present on my scalp.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I have a raised bump or mole on my scalp, which is around 5 mm wide, on which hairs are growing. It is skin-colored or close to the color of the skin. Consistency is soft, smooth, mushy, a little oily, and movable. I am unsure if it is growing or not, but it fee...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), and the description, it seems it might be a intradermal melanocytic nevus. It is a benign and harmless condition. It looks benign but other benign appandageal and ...  Read Full »

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