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A 39-year-old female asked:

I had a lung scan done just as a preventative measure. thoracic aorta evaluation limited by noncontrast technique. there are small scattered mediastinal nodes. (what does this mean and should i be worried)? my dr said it was normal scan?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Small lymph nodes are normally present in many parts of the human body. So your doctor is probably correct in informing you that your chest CT scan is normal. Do have follow up with your doctor in order to detect any new developments.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Lymph nodes in the mediastinum are a normal part of the anatomy. Why did you have the scan? Unneeded tests are not good medicine. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. Get HPV and Covid vaccines. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Aug 23, 2021


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