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A 41-year-old female asked:

6mm nodule left lung base pleural surface and faint 6mm nodule on left lower sub pleural lobe found from ct. enlarged heart found on right side. also very slight alveolitis found in right upper lobe. ?

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Dr. Keith Diaz
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Nodule: A 6mm nodule is a relatively common finding. Many times these are benign resulting from old infections or exposures. It becomes more worrisome in a smoker, and regardless should have a follow up cat scan in 3-6 months.
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Talk w/pulmonologist: CT scans have become so sensitive they often reveal all kinds of small abnormalities that we never would have seen a decade ago. Sometimes that's good, sometimes not good. Worrying, spending more money on tests and getting surgical procedures can result from a an unimportant finding on CT. Talk to a pulmonologist about whether concern is warranted. Ask for pro's/con's for any procedures.

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