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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Granulomatous: One possible cause are granulomatous lesions, including TB, fungi, and other infections. If you are ill, a visit with a Pulmonologist is indicated. A ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
Many things: Infection Early cancer Nodules Atelectasis Fluid overload
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
"Hazy Density": is a very nonspecific, vague description that could imply a laundry list of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, or other processes. If this is a ch ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No worries: You did not describe the density's lung location. In the upper part of the lung, it may be a residue from old TB infection. But then you would likely ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
See below: If it is completely calcified, then there is nothing to worry about. Calcified nodules are usually from some type of exposure to something. Histopla ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
11 years experience Radiology
Nonspecific: That sounds very nonspecific. Possibilities range from it being absolutely nothing to being something that needs more investigation. I recommend dis ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Airway blockage: Seems likely that you have some structural issue of the airway that is preventing clearing of secretions and causing recurrent pneumonia. Could be som ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
21 years experience Family Medicine
Chest xray nodule: Lung nodules can be caused by a variety of things - can be caused by infection, inflammation, cancer, non-cancerous growths. I would recommend a patie ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes and discuss the : Matter with your doctor. A calcified nodule may appear to be near a rib on x-ray. Talk to your doctor to see if a ct scan is needed to get a better id ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Reticular densities: The reticular interstitial pattern refers to a complex network of curvilinear opacities that usually involved the lung diffusely. They can be subdivid ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Any form of tissue: more dense than air filled alveoli, i.e. any type of fibrous/scar tissue resulting from response to any type of infection, injury, cancer, etc. Thus a ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with doc: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by her doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to her, perform an examination and possibly run lab ... Read More
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