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What causes multiple bilateral lung nodules. The largest one is 5 mm and all the doctor wants to do is follow it. Why not biopsy it and find out why?

What causes multiple bilateral lung nodules. The largest one is 5 mm and all the doctor wants to do is follow it. Why not biopsy it and find out why?

Many things: Depending on where you live this can be an old infection called histoplasmosis. 5 mm nodules are quite small and biopsies may not be easy at this point. Also a surgical biopsy of the lung isn't a simple outpatient procedure. If you are concerned you can also get a second opinion. ...Read more

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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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Multiple bilateral lung nodules on ct. Why would doc choose pet/ct right away rather than following size with another CT in 3 months? (non smoker)

Multiple bilateral lung nodules on ct. Why would doc choose pet/ct right away rather than following size with another CT in 3 months? (non smoker)

Depends on size: If nodules are less than 1 cm. F/u in 3-6 mo appropriate assuming no other medical issues. Need job history . And any symtoms that proveked the original ct. ...Read more

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11/9 ct- multiple bilateral lung nodules. 11/22 ct/pet-focal increased activity suv5.5 suspect cancer in 1. Should i see a pulm doc or thoriac surg?

11/9 ct- multiple bilateral lung nodules. 11/22 ct/pet-focal increased activity suv5.5 suspect cancer in 1. Should i see a pulm doc or thoriac surg?

Pulmonologist: A pulmonologist will be able to help you figure out whether the lung nodules could be related something other than cancer. Also, if a biopsy is needed, they will be able to figure out the best way to do it. ...Read more

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Bilateral lung nodules,Atelectasis prior papilloma thyroid CA.Pituitary Adenoma,Chiari Malformation,FMD,enlarged common bile duct no stones. Genetic?

Bilateral lung nodules,Atelectasis prior papilloma thyroid CA.Pituitary Adenoma,Chiari Malformation,FMD,enlarged common bile duct no stones. Genetic?

Maybe genetic: Probably should have genetic consult. Forinstance Chiari malformation, fibromuscular dysplasia, and thyroid cancer can be associated with neurofibromatosis. Lung nodules are non specific and can be from some infections but also metastatic disease sometimes from papillary thyroid cancer. You may want to consult a geneticist physician. ...Read more

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Submandibuler growth with bilateral multiple lung nodules , is it malignancy case?

Submandibuler growth  with bilateral multiple lung nodules , is it malignancy case?

Need more info...: About your symptoms and the imaging. Lung nodules and growth within or next to the submandibular gland raise suspicion for cancer, but need to put all of the data together. Will probably need to have a biopsy to get tissue to examine under the microscope - that will allow an exact diagnosis and plan of treatment. ...Read more

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Right lung mass. Bilateral nodules. Question of right hilar adenopathy. This is information listed as a result of ct scan of chest.

Right lung mass. Bilateral nodules. Question of right hilar adenopathy. This is information listed as a result of ct scan of chest.

Mgt: I would like to review the CT and your history, and a virtual appointment may be booked online. The CT may be uploaded to the portal. Based on your description, it would be helpful to know your smoking and family histories. I would advise a screening test for TB. ...Read more

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What is a lung nodule?

What is a lung nodule?

X-ray spot: It can be anything from an old inactive walled-off TB of fungus infection to a benign tumor to cancer to something as exotic as a dog heartworm that went far astray. Here in kansas, most are old histoplasmosis. But a spot is lung cancer until you & your physician have a reason to think otherwise. Good luck, and be brave. ...Read more

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What is a lung nodule?

Solid mass in lung: A lung nodule is a soft tissue mass that is located somewhere within the lung itself. It can be a benign or malignant nodule. Following it with ct scans to see if it changes in size is one way to manage them or going directly to biopsy. ...Read more

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What are lung nodules?

Lung nodules: Are densities or white areas, roundish usually that are seen in xr of the lungs which are not usually seen in normal, or regular chest x-rays. When we see them we do have to make decisions if pathologic to work them up to make sure they are not cancers or infections. When seen they don't always mean disease. ...Read more

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Lung Nodule (Definition)

A lung nodule is a symptom in which a person has a chest x-ray or CT scan that shows a small lump (nodule) in a lung. A lung nodule can be cancerous or non-cancerous. If cancerous, it can be a lung cancer or can be a metastatic cancer that spread from another ...Read more


Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more