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what is a 3 mm subpleural nodule

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Lung nodule: Features of lesions that are likely non-cancerous : size<3cm, smooth, round, calcified, age<50, non-smoker etc. But it does need to be monitored ... Read More

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Complicated question as there is not enough data - most breast CA recurs early, but not always. Usually dependent on hormone receptor status. I would ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
35 years experience Pulmonology
Too small yet: A blel is a bubble, atype of emphysema. Could be from an infection, inhalational injury (fumes, odors or smoking) or genetic.Nodules are too small to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Incidental nodule: According to the Fleischner Society guidelines, if you are a low risk patient(nonsmoker etc..), no follow up is necessary for a nodule this size. The ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
20 years experience General Surgery
Pulmonary nodule: Scarring, infection, or benign granulomatous disease can cause small lung nodules. When they are very small such as 2 mm they cannot be easily charact ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Many causes: Your history of risk factors for lung cancer include your family history, smoking history and the appearance of the nodule. The full report and image ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
21 years experience Radiology
Lung nodule: It is a nodule in the edge of the lung. These are frequently benign, but routine follow up is usually recommended to document stability. Macma ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: In my old home in Kansas City, almost everybody had a few of these -- old healed histoplasmosis. If your physician isn't worried, I wouldn't be. Watch ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: You are extremely young for lung cancer. Most likely an inflammatory nodule/granuloma left over from a past lung infection. Good idea to have 1 year ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: An inbox consultation may help and the report and images uploaded.

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