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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What does a sclerotic lesion in a rib scan indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, What is the significance of a sclerotic lesion in rib found on CT scan? What does sclerotic mean?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A sclerotic area in the bone is a part where there is increased deposition of calcium and therefore the bone mineralization in higher in this area. The exact nature of the lesion varies with age and other existing conditions. It is usually a harmless benign fin...  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 c...  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 ha...  Read Full »

My ears are clogged with a ringing sound. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, The right ear was clogged with a ringing sensation one week before, and it resolved without treatment the next day. But I was experiencing dizziness, tingling in the head, nose block with discharge, and headache. A CT scan was taken upon consultation with a neurologist, which showed s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), a mass in the left maxillary sinus extends to the left nasal cavity that is causing your concern. As mentioned in the CT (computed tomography) scan, it seems like nasal polyp, which...  Read Full »

I have small lumps on my stomach and it is itching and paining. Is it because of the three small lumps on my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I have three small lumps on my stomach. One on top of my stomach (above my belly button), one on the left side of my belly button, and another below. It's been more than three months. I am not sure if my stomach is hurting or itching because of the lumps. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If you can feel the lumps, that means the nodes are under the skin superficially and not in the stomach as stomach lumps can not be palpated. Secondly, these lumps under the skin are lipomas and are benign. They do not pose any thre...  Read Full »

How will the red spots present below my chest for more than ten years affect my baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I have red spot below my chest for more than ten years. The spots are about 1 inch in diameter. I consulted a doctor earlier, and he said it was normal, but now I wanted to have a baby. And I am scared that it will affect my baby. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I acknowledge your query and the picture attached with this query (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). The spots look like hemangioma, which is a benign condition. No need to worry and get scared as it will not have any harmful effect on...  Read Full »

Is it possible for my choroidal nevus to turn into a melanoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. In my routine eye examination, my doctor discovered a choroidal nevus in my right eye. My mother died of cancer 15 years ago, and another family member currently has a brain tumor discovered after he had an issue with his eye. Since then, I am having bad ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you for the query. According to your statement, you have been suffering from anxiety due to the presence of choroidal nevus in your right eye. I can understand your concern.A choroidal nevus is usually a benign pigmented tumor of the blood vessels. It is typically gra...  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 »

Does borderline mucinous tumor in ovarian cyst biopsy indicate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 34 years old. She delivered a baby this month. An ovarian cyst was diagnosed during her pregnancy, and the cyst was removed when she underwent C-section. On the biopsy, it was stated as a borderline mucinous tumor. Does it mean cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Borderline tumor means, they are not non-malignant or benign or non-cancerous, but not cancerous too. All this need is follow up. There is nothing to worry. I would suggest you to take the slides from the laboratory and get a second opinion from any center, wher...  Read Full »

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