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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
On the lung?: gosh could be quite a lot for this. If it is stable over years, cancer is MOSTLY ruled out (sometimes cancer can develop in a scar). And lung diseases ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: You are reading a chest x ray report. Ask the doctor who ordered the test, but it is probably scar from old infection, not active pneumonia.
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Benign: This is "radiology talk" describing linear areas of lung with some scarring. Very common and nothing to worry about. In truth, someone your age likely ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Steroids,immunosupre: The drugs which are used are steroids like Prednisone in high doses, sometimes immunosupresants , responce to treatment is variable and patients requr ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: on the extent of the fibrosis, the cause of the fibrosis, and your symptoms. Fibrosis is essentially scarring and cannot be reversed. Fibrosed lung ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See an expert: If you have copd, and fibrosis and a lung mass, you have three very serious, and separate problems. "mass" implies something over 3 cm in size and is ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
Scar: Discoid refers to the shape. Basal means at the bottom of lung (lung base). Fibrosis is an area of scarring. This can happen in an area of prior inf ... Read More
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Concern: There is certainly reason for concern if your dad has pulmonary fibrosis and compromised lung capacity. Hopefully your dad has a pulmonary physician t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
See below: That is difficult to say without knowing your history and reviewing your images. If this was a CXR, then I'd say you need a CT scan to further eval.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: If it is not bothering you it should not be a problem. SometSometimes over time the tissue will enlarge or get tender for some people then it needs a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: You may have had a prior infection in that area leading to scarring, which is minimal. Have you had a TB test?
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