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Bilateral Lung Nodules
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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)
11/9 ct- multiple bilateral lung nodules. 11/22 ct/pet-focal increased activity suv5.5 suspect cancer in 1 of them. What could it be besides cancer?
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many options: Depends on age, size of nodule, history, and smoking history. Options include do nothing (rare), pet scan if there is risk for cancer, follow up cts at intervals determined by experienced md. Biopsies and surgery can come, but generally after above steps. Most nodules (>95%) are not cancer, and therefore invasive procedures should be reserved for when suspicion (guided by above factors) is high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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