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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: If it is irritating part of the airway, or lining (pleura) of the lung.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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? COPD ?: Ghee i googled that and could not find anything. You have have take a sentence out of a paragraph that needs clarification.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Ask pulmonologist: A lung mass is always of concern. Sometimes it can be determined to be benign simply by comparing xrays or CT scans over time. Often it must be biopsi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
28 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Hilar mass: Hilar mass is usually due to swollen lymph glands in the chest cavity. There are several reasons for swollen glands such as infections, cancer and sar ... 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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Worry or not: need biopsy of at least one nodule , the 3 cm one . If biopsy comes OK no need to worry ( lung also will have benign nodules besides malignant one ) ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Bronchitis: If you have lingering cough productive of discolored sputum, fever, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest pains on deep breathing, further evaluatio ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Not always : But it should be evaluated. Depending on it size and appearance, your doc may be more or less inclined to get a biopsy. I'm assuming he/she will if i ... Read More
A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Possibilities: I would really need to see the x-ray & more information to begin the process. Some forms of pneumonia can look like a mas. The thymus, a normal pa ... Read More
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