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can pneumonia cause a mass on your lung

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: Recurrent pneumonia can cause chronic scarring in the lung, but pneumonia itself not known to cause cancer or lung mass.

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: It needs to be investigated hilar mass could be enlarged nodes unlikely to be due to pneumonia.
Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
Possible: You can get enlarged lymph nodes from infection. However, the only way to know for sure is to have follow up imaging after the pneumonia is treated.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Talk to your doctor: This is a potentially very severe situation. The adenopathy or hilar mass may be causing a post-obstructive pneumonia, or the hilar lesions and the p ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Post obstructive: Pneumonia can sometimes develo behind a mass and this is know as a post obstructive pneumonia. Sometimes pneumonia itself can be so dense that it wil ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Another opinion: If the mass is still present and, as you say, the lung specialist has no clue, ask your physician for a referral to another specialist or facility for ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: This is a common way for lung cancer to present. A biopsy will tell for sure. I am glad you are there for your mother at this challenging time.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
46 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Normal: This sounds like a description of the negative findings on a chest x-ray. Pa refers to the way the x-ray was taken. Tbc refers to tuberculosis. In ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
12 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not usually: Pneumonia itself does not usually appear as a mass on an xray. However, those that have a mass in their lungs, can develop an infection on top of that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: It's unlikely that you will notice any sequelae from this little event. The reason we cough and "choke" - it's our body's way of protecting itself an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Febrile seizure?: Febrile seizures are linked to fevers, but the exact cause is unknown. Some researchers think that the biological processes associated with a high tem ... Read More

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