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Owatonna, MN
A 25-year-old male asked:

Constipation gas little weight loss tired. had double contrast chest stomach pelvis ct scan which showed ivc blockage and a lung nodule? whatnow im25

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Need more history: Lung nodules can be anything from cancer to the little calcified spots that many, maybe most, of my fellow kansans have from old histoplasmosis. Blockage of the ivc can be due to anything from compression by an abnormal structure nearby to a tumor of thrombus in it. Nobody here will be much help; your physician must and wants to explain exactly what's happening to you. Good luck.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Get a diagnosis: You need a diagnosis. Was the ivc blocked by adjacent lymph nodes or something else? Your differential varies from cancer through lymphoma to infection, which are all treated very differently. Biopsy the lung nodule or anything more accessible. Follow up with your doctors. Good luck!
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Last updated Feb 28, 2016

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