Hello. I have a lump on my armpit that has been there for more than a year. I have had an ultrasound and am getting a biopsy on Friday. I was wondering if it were possible for a cyst or abcess to last that long? If it is then I can hope for one of them. If not I ll have to find some other, less scary than cancer , thing to hope for. Thanks
cyst last for long time. it seems worry when it start increasing in size. if it remains the same size for yrs without pains then neglect it.abcess doesnt last longer. as you done biopsy allready so it will reveal soon, dont worry if it is not spreading.
Ultrasound should be able to detect whether it is cystic, solid or of mixed consistency. You have not mentioned the ultrasound findings. Any way biopsy will have the final say.
Let's hope it is not serious.
I find this answer helpful
You found this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer.
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
my spouse developed a cyst on her stomach below the belly button the size of quarter, I applied a heat pack and gently tried to push on it, shortly after a large red bruise appeared above the site that is approximately 7 inches long and 3 inches wide. It is very red in color
Hi Iv been very poorly in hospital with ovarian cysts had a lot of anti bio was off work for 4 months due to see surgeon in 2 wks as I have one on each overy size of grape fruits still in pain been told by another surgeon That my op will be done by key hole how long do you think I will wait to have surgery and how long will I be off work I have a very physical job
Diagnosed with gastritis 5 months ago, had three benign biopsies during endoscopy, was told to stay on Prilosec 20mg. Stopped daily caffeine diet soft drinks (24-32 oz a day at that time) and changed diet. Have no stomach discomfort but still had mild heartburn when I tried to stop Prilosec for a couple weeks. Do I stay on Prilosec forever? Concerned about long-term effect.
I was just diagnosed w Lichen Planus. I had 4 spots down my inner and back of one leg, a biopsy was done to confirm this diagnosis, however my spots look nothing like the ones I see pictured when I look this up. they do not itch, only worried bc of slight change in them so was thinking skiing cancer that is y I went to the doctors. Now I had a couple spots on the pubic area ( over the public bone) they have healed but it is numb where they were?? is this connected to this disease or something else. my doctor is on vacation til next week. can this wait or should I go to the ER?
Hi, my mother has hiatus hernia of 2 cm length present. Ircumferential ulcer present in the hiatus. She has normal funds , body and Antrum . Normal duodenal bulb and II part. Doctor has sent the sample for biopsy. Suspect 1. Cameron s ulcer ? 2 carcinoma GE junction ?? Please advise
i have an 18 year old daughter who since april 2012 has had ongoing recurring cervical lymphadenopathy. at recurrent times she has high fevers, no appetite, headaches and extreme fatigue. she has had an fna recently that showed inflammation ( really!!) she has had a core biopsy in dec 2012 that showed non necrotising granulomas. she has seen infectious disease teams and ent specialists with no answer (only query of sarcoidosis). she finds after a few alcoholic drinks her neck feels worse, she has had weird itchy skin through this time too. some drs thought scabies, then psoriasis, then dermatitis..... she has been ok (ish) from dec 2013- til may 2014 but very unwell again now?????
Hi there I’m a 42 yo healthy male with mild psoriasis and psuedogout. Recent routine blood tests were normal. Three weeks ago whilst I had a mild sore throat and cold, I discovered a raised lymph node on my right side of neck 2 inches down from...
Hi I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer from a biopsy . They think it is confined to prostate. GS 3+4. 19/12 probes positive. 15% of tissue cancerous. 1) do you recommend radiation or surgery 2) for surgery do you recommend open, laproscopic...
My father is 70 years old and has been detected with out of bound reports for some of the Tests related to Kidney . Attached are prescriptions and reports. I need your guidance on how to proceed further. Here are some artifacts: 1. He underwent...