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I have a nickel size mass in right lung. The only symptom I have had is I have lost 25 lbs in last 3 months without trying.No ins to see doctor yet. ?

I have a nickel size mass in right lung. The only symptom I have had is I have lost 25 lbs in last 3 months without trying.No ins to see doctor yet. ?

Do not wait: This can mean your life. Find a city or county hospital, or indigent care facility. Try to call a doctor and explain your circumstances, they might be willing to see you for free. You need to know if this is cancer or an infection. Infection is curable, cancer can be curable now, but will not be later. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I had an "abnormal" xray taken yesterday. It shows a baseball sized mass in my right lung. Any chance it's not cancer?

I had an "abnormal" xray taken yesterday. It shows a baseball sized mass in my right lung. Any chance it's not cancer?

Yes: Pneumonia, benign tumors, cysts, and even congenital lung lesions such as sequestrations can present this way. Try to keep a positive outlook until this is thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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5cm Pleural mass in right lung..pet scan show not cancer...is surgery still necessary and what are the risks ..thanks?

5cm Pleural mass in right lung..pet scan show not cancer...is surgery still necessary and what are the risks ..thanks?

Lung mass: Something is missing! There must have been symptoms that led to a pet scan. Unless a biopsy was performed how could your doctor simply say that there was no cancer? I hope there was indeed no cancer but the symptoms that led to the pet scan should be a cause for biopsy. Do the doctors have any idea what the pleural mass might be? Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

No: Recurrent pneumonia can cause chronic scarring in the lung, but pneumonia itself not known to cause cancer or lung mass. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is there a vibration in my right lung?

Help docs? Why is there a vibration in my right lung?

Vibration: Usually this is caused by air blowing through mucus but occasionally can be caused by friction from the pleura rubbing ...Read more

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My right lung hurts when I breath unless I breath really shallow?

My right lung hurts when I breath unless I breath really shallow?

Pleurisy or other dx: Pain with breathing is called 'pleuritic pain'. Pleurisy or pneumonia can cause inflammation of the 'lung lining' so it is important to distinguish these 2 causes. Pneumonia usually has other symptoms: cough/fever/fatigue/short of breath. A chest xray can help make the diagnosis. The treatment for pleurisy is 'anti-inflammatories' (nsaids) such as aleve (naproxen). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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When I cough it feels like my right lung is going to explode out of my back?

When I cough it feels like my right lung is going to explode out of my back?

Cough: This may be a rib cage discomfort. Of more significance would be sharp chest pain on taking a deep breath. Other worrisome symptoms calling for an examination for pneumonia would be fever, chills, sweats, shortness of breath, heavy and discolored sputum and wheezing. ...Read more