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what does a mass in lungs mean

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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Many: Fungi like candida, blastomyces, coccidioidomycoses or paracocci can all cause infiltrates or processes that look like masses. Tb itself can cause a m ... Read More
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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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Image upload: The mass may be better characterized by a HRCT. You may upload the image to an inbox consultation for review. Congenital malformations, infection whic ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
32 years experience Sleep Medicine
Needs work up: You first need to find out if it is in fact a lung mass or a lymph node. Chest CT is a good test for that. Clinical correlation and of smoking history ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Dagan
Dr. Tal Dagan answered
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely: A mass in the lung can irritate the lining of the lung, also called the pleura. This can either cause a charp pain in the chest called pleuritic pain ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: The large majority of lung masses in non-smokers are old scars. In my part of the country, it's usually histoplasmosis, but a variety of other inflamm ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It sounds like a--: -primary malignant lutg tumor that has metastasized to the other organs. You are an adult now so give her what support she needs. Advice 2 you, lo ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Many possibilities: Without seeing your daughter or the imaging, it is not possible too say what it is but it is necessary to proceed with a thorough evaluation.
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Dr. Obiageli Ezewuiro
14 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Challenging: This can be challenging, but serial imaging could help. Scar tissue will remain stable while mass will be stable or increase in size depending on if i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
My best to: Your father, first. It is not easy to tell with the limited information. If the mass is capable of being biopsied either via bronchoscopy or percuta ... Read More
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