My 68 year old brother has a hard lump deep
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There are a number of things this lump can be, including a lipoma (a benign tumor of consolidated fat tissue) and an epidermoid cyst. But any lump should be checked out. I recommend that he go in to see his primary care doctor (internist or family medicine physician) as in person, with palpation of the area, we can often sort out more benign type growths like lipomas by how they feel, the shape, and where they are relative to the skin.
I hope this information helps. Please let me know if I can provide further information or clarification.
I will make sure he gets it checked out this month.
The doctor already got the scan results from his pelvic scan this morning...and wants to see him at 3 tomorrow. I’m a little concerned that he wants him to come in....do you think that could just be routine?
Would you like me to follow up with you tomorrow?
Thank you so much
Thoughts on this
It is probably routine that the doctor is having him come back in to discuss the scan. It is easier to discuss the findings and plan this way, regardless of whether it shows anything. So I wouldn't make anything out of the fact that the doctor wants him to come in to discuss.
You are welcome to follow up with me tomorrow if you would like.
Everything was exactly how you said! They did find a small hernia on the right side that he knew he had but other than that everything looked pretty good! He did have the doctor look at the lump on his back today and he thinks it’s just muscles knotted up.Thank you again for easing my mind and giving me such great information! Attached is a copy of his scan results. He’s already got surgery scheduled January 16 to repair the small hernia. Thank you again and have a great evening!
Glad for the good news!
I'm sorry I am only just now seeing your reply.
I'm glad his visit to the doctor today was a relief!
Yes, the CT with contrast report reads normal except for the small hernia.
Please feel free to write me in the future as needed. Sometimes patients are able to request a doctor specifically by writing, at the beginning of their question "For Dr. Berger-Durnbaugh" or whomever you have corresponded with in the past.
Wishing you a good night also!
Thank you - goodnight!
You are welcome!