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Calcified Lung Nodules
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
Generally no worries: These are likely "healed" TB or fungal infection that the body has "walled off" and calcified. Usually called calcified granulomas. Very common, especially in certain parts of the world where specific fungi are endemic in the environment - in those areas, nearly every one has them and they do no harm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes if new: Some people contact TB as children and develop calcified nodes. If this is new and if you have been a long-term smoker do not fail to follow up with the doctor who discovered this because might be a malignancy. An old x-ray film could help to settle this matter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but: Calcification of a lung nodule frequently indicates that it is benign in nature. It is the noncalcified nodules that are most concerning for lung cancer. And thus the noncalcified nodules that more frequently meet criteria that prompts biopsy of the nodule. Appropriate treatment of lung nodules is best done at facilities with experience ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a second opinion by a pulmonologist , who told me that I should not worry about a 2cm calcified lung nodule , is this a safe approach?
Way are common causes of multiple small non calcified lung nodules in both lungs that has remained same size in 4 months besides cancer?
23 yo female. Diagnosed with 4.7 mm non-calcified lung nodule. Faint wheezing in same lung, post nasal drip for months. Could this be cancer?
Non calcified lung nodule brac1+ history of breast ca in 08 bilat mastectomy is this nodule ca? Enlarged lymph in neck and axil. Hoarse
See your doctor: None of us can answer this question without looking at the scans and examining you in person. This is best answered by your oncologist and surgeon. I highly recommend that you make an appointment and get evaluated and have a conversation with them. Good luck with everything. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
In 07,1 calcified rt lung nodule found.ER CT Scan yesterday found 2 more 6mm.Does this mean cancer, previous Mammogram clear.Who do I see for this?
Pulmonologist: Your best bet would be to see a Pulmonologist. ...Read more
Thorax CT multiple lung nodules, calcified lt hilar nodules, benign appearing lt axilla lymph node 1.5cm I have smoked 30 years could it be cancer?
X-ray picked up 4mm lung nodule, possibly calcified. Could it be larger and the rest not visible on an X-ray due to non-calcification?
Very common finding: Here in kansas city, most of us have one of more of these little nodules from having met and contained histoplasmosis. They're nothing to worry about. A lesion wasn't missed because it wasn't calcified -- i've watched radiologists at work and you can trust them. There are lesions that are so unlikely to be cancer they're best left alone. Unless your physician tells you otherwise, just watch it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung nodule found 11/2013 docs say it begnin & it is to small to biopsy. It had calcification no signs show its Ca but still worried. Severe anxiety?
Lung nodule: If your nodule is less than 1cm especially less than 0.5 cm, has a regular border, it's solid and pop-corn like then no reason to worry, so another thing that your doctor could do if to repeat your imagining at 6-12 months base on your risk factors. Try to relax and repeat a CT scan around Novemebr or so if your nodule was 6-8 mm and you are non-smoker. If you are smoker repeat it now. ...Read more
I have a lung nodule in which the center is calcified in a bean shape within a round shadow, could it be malignant?
Pulmonologist said a lung nodule I have is benign, i still feel uneasy about his answer, should i seek a second opinion? Nodule is 2 CM calcified
Biopsy: A calcified nodule is likley benign. You need to compare thx xray with an old film of your chest if you have. Ct of the chest is helpful. If any doubt tissue biopsy will confirm the nature of this nodule. If you are not comfortable with the response nothing is wrong with getting another opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor said that lung nodule I have is calcified, and due to old glanulomatous disease, how do I know if this is right ?
Try 2nd opinion: Calcified nodules are a relatively simple diagnosis either by chest x-ray, or even more reliably, by ct scan. If you have any doubts, get a referral to another radiologist for a second opinion. There will usually be a charge for this, but if it puts your mind at ease it will be worth it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 year ago 1 lung nodule 2mm 1year later same nodule 4.5 mm and new one a non calcified punctate at 2.7mm, tiny axillary node should I be worried?
Get it checked,,: At this point , it's hard to say what this is but it must be checked out and followed more closely. It is very important to discuss this with your doctor, run more tests, like a possible biopsy, and initiate the most appropriate treatment because it's clear that it is progressing. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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