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If I have histo calcified spots on lymph node, spleen, and lungs and now have diarrehea, insomnia, pain in chest, do i/did i have disseminated histo?

If I have histo calcified spots on lymph node, spleen, and lungs and now have diarrehea, insomnia, pain in chest, do i/did i  have disseminated histo?

Calcified spot: Calcified spot in spleen, lungs, are due to old granulomatosis diseases such as histoplasmosis. It is old and should be asymptomatic. When you got the infection you might had a week of cough, malaise and fever, and your body took care of it. Now about your insomnia and diarrhea should be an acute food poisoning, or stomach flu, if goes beyond 2-3 days and you feel sick see pcp. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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My pulmonary artery was sightly enlarged on chest X-ray & CT (having chest pain, dizziness).Echo showed I do not have pulm htn.Should i be concerned of arteryll? 'm being treated for ctd, likely lupus

My pulmonary artery was sightly enlarged on chest X-ray & CT (having chest pain, dizziness).Echo showed I do not have pulm htn.Should i be concerned of arteryll? 'm being treated for ctd, likely lupus

No, but follow: It is not a big deal if you do not have plum a. Htn (pah). You may just have a generously sized pulm. A. However, since you are on treatment for a rheumatologic problem, you should follow up every year with a cardiologist for a repeat echo to evaluate for pah and any other problems related to your ctd. Echo is much better than ct as there's no radiation and it's an exam of the heart at work.... ...Read more

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Hi sir I have calcific density in lungs. I got a job in saudi so I have to cure this as early as possible. Please tell me how to cure quickly?

Hi sir I have calcific density in lungs. I got a job in saudi so I have to cure this as early as possible. Please tell me how to cure quickly?

No quick cure: For this. If it is calcified, it means that it has been there already for some time. It is most likely old infection, such as tuberculosis, so make sure you get checked out for TB and treated if necessary. Other infection or damage can cause it too. You need to see a doctor in any event. ...Read more

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I have a calcification scar in my lungs, what does it mean? I'm not fit to work? Thanks

I have a calcification scar in my lungs, what does it mean? I'm not fit to work? Thanks

Old infection: When there is a small infection in the lungs the body stops it by walling it off with calcium. It's important to know what the original infection was since some kinds can reactivate. So it is a good idea to see a doctor that can diagnose the condition. You should be fit for work regardless. ...Read more

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Hi doc can I ask the calcification scar in lungs, what does it means? Thankyou

Hi doc can I ask the calcification scar in lungs, what does it means? Thankyou

Calcified scar: The calcified scar may an indication of an old infection in the lungs that have become calcified over time. ...Read more

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Small calcification in subpleural region if lungs?

Small calcification in subpleural region if lungs?

Calcified: A calcified nodule is frequently benign. If it is the only abnormality on scan, commonly recommended is another scan 3-6 months later to be certain it's not growing. If no growth in 3-6 months, another scan at 1 year might be suggested. ...Read more

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Is calcification in right apex (lungs) requred treatment or not and how to remove the marks which reflect in x-ray.

Is calcification in right apex (lungs)  requred treatment or not and how to remove the marks which reflect in x-ray.

Rule out active TB: Calcification in the apical lungs in a TB endemic region is old healed TB until proven otherwise . However active TB needs to be ruled out if you have any symptoms of shortness of breath, unplanned weight loss, bloody cough, chronic cough etc. It can be done with sputum studies or a ct scan. This " feature" cannot be removed by surgery, drugs, diet. .It is akin to a well healed injury. ...Read more

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Hi sir I have calcification scars in lungs. I got a job in dubai so I have to verify this as early as possible. Please tell me how to know. Thankyou?

Hi sir I have calcification scars in lungs. I got a job in dubai so I have to verify this as early as possible. Please tell me how to know. Thankyou?

Old infection: The site and type and shape of scar and calcifications are important. Old infections can scar and can get calcified. Tb is noncaseating and will look more like tissue densities and pleural thickening of the upper part. You are young and i don't suspect asbestosis nor cancer for that matter. I can surmise you are probably healthy and had an infection in the past that calcified. ...Read more

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What can cause calcification in the lungs?

What can cause calcification in the lungs?

See below: We usually see pleural calcifications with asbestos exposure. Calcified nodules are usually due to being exposed to something like histoplasmosis. ...Read more

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What leads to calcification in the lungs?

Site of healing: Here in kansas city, most of us have one or more little calcified granulomas where we met and walled off the local histoplasmosis microbes. Don't trouble yourself over it. ...Read more

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How does one know if one has a ruptured pulmonary artery?

How does one know if one has a ruptured pulmonary artery?

One is dead: A ruptured pa is one of the fastest ways to die. I wouldn't worry about it. If you're coughing up blood, and it's not from a nosebleed, that's a medical urgency if not emergency, but it's probably not a pa rupture. ...Read more

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Is the right pulmonary artery connected to the arch of the aorta, if so, by what?

Is the right pulmonary artery connected to the arch of the aorta, if so, by what?

Ductus arteriosus : The pulmonary artery is connected to the aorta through ductus arteriosus which most often occludes just after birth ...Read more

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My echo showed normal heart and pulmonary artery pressures normal at 25-30mmoh isnt this too high?

My echo showed normal heart and pulmonary artery pressures normal at 25-30mmoh isnt this too high?

Probably ok: The best person to review the echo findings with is the doctor who ordered the test. The diagnostic gold standard for PAH is right heart catherterization. ...Read more

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Pulmonary artery catheter - what does it mean if it doens't hurt the heart valves?

Pulmonary artery catheter - what does it mean if it doens't hurt the heart valves?

Correct: Catheter floats through the valves and doesn't penetrate the heart or valves think like a floater at the end of a string and float it through a tunnel with running water same effect. ...Read more

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Why coarctation of aorta in infants, causing blood flow from pulmonary artery to aorta?

Why coarctation of aorta in infants, causing blood flow from pulmonary artery to aorta?

PDA : It would only do that if the coarctation was severe and there was a patent ductus arteriosus (pda) which is a connecting artery between the aorta and pulmonary artery, leading to blood flow from pa to the descending aorta. ...Read more

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Lul non small cell hilum region with lymph node involvement on pulmonary artery. Pet scan negative. Please stage.

Lul non small cell hilum region with lymph node involvement on pulmonary artery.  Pet scan negative.  Please stage.

Need more info: To completely stage, would need more information. However, lymph node involvement excluded stage 0 and stage i. If lymph nodes are on the same side as the hilar tumor, the tumor is at least 2 cm from the carina (where trachea divides into r and l main bronchi) and the tumor is 5 cm or smaller, it is stage iia. If tumor is 5-7 cm, and the rest true, it is stage iib. After that, it is complex! ...Read more

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Is it easy for doctors to tell the difference between calcified nodule in the lung and lung cancer mass ? And what is average age for non smoker?

Is it easy for doctors to tell the difference between calcified nodule in the lung and lung cancer mass ? And what is average age for non smoker?

Yes, it: is relatively simple to determine the pattern of calcification of a lung nodule on a CT scan. Sometimes it is possible to do that on a chest xray as well. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more