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I have a palpable abnormality in the left tricep one doctor

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I have a palpable abnormality in the left tricep one doctor told me a MRI was recommended, my primary doctor did a blood test and said everything was normal so a MRI will not be needed. But dr. Scott says a MRI is recommended. I weighed 136 pounds 4 months ago. my weight now is 110 lbs. my doctor says its normal for a womans weight to fluctuate. I haven't weighed that much since middle school, I am now 33. what should I do?
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Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Palpable abnormality can be benign in most cases especially if it is not growing rapidly.

In rare cases, this can be a sarcoma or malignant growth.

That can only be checked by MRI scan and subsequent biopsy.

So I have to agree with Dr Scott.

Weight loss can be due to the other causes besides malignancy.

Hyperthyroidism, diabetes, malabsorption syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease are some common causes.

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