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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

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 have pneumonia, my chest X-ray is showing a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy. Would this be caused my the pneumonia?

I have pneumonia, my chest X-ray is showing a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy. Would this be caused my the pneumonia?

Talk to your doctor: This is a potentially very severe situation. The adenopathy or hilar mass may be causing a post-obstructive pneumonia, or the hilar lesions and the pulmonary infiltrates may be part of a single entity such as sarcoidosis. This should be discussed at length with the doctor caring for you. ...Read more

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Base ball size mass in left lung with new pneumonia ?

Base ball size mass in left lung with new pneumonia ?

Post obstructive: Pneumonia can sometimes develo behind a mass and this is know as a post obstructive pneumonia. Sometimes pneumonia itself can be so dense that it will appear as a mass. You will likely need an airway evaluation called a bronchoscopy to determine what is going on in your lungs. ...Read more

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46, no smoker/healthy. Pneumonia w. 6x5 lung mass, ER Dr called tumor, Lung specialist say IS NOT , but after 4 months has no clues. So what i do?

46, no smoker/healthy.  Pneumonia w. 6x5 lung mass, ER Dr called tumor, Lung specialist say IS NOT , but after 4 months has no clues.  So what i do?

"watch" a tumor: taking repeated X-rays. In many cases a lung tumor turns out to be benign and harmless. A doctor should recommend a biopsy only when an initial test suggests an area of tissue in the body isn't normal. ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed with pneumonia and a mass on lungs..Is it possible for a lung cancer?

My mom was diagnosed with pneumonia and a mass on lungs..Is it possible for a lung cancer?

Yes: This is a common way for lung cancer to present. A biopsy will tell for sure. I am glad you are there for your mother at this challenging time. ...Read more

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I have no active pulmonary lesions, no active pulmonarytuberculosis and pneumonia, no abnormal mass lesions(lung cancer etc.), and no bony abnormalities. But i havepain in chest. Can you explain why it might be so?

Normal: This sounds like a description of the negative findings on a chest x-ray. Pa refers to the way the x-ray was taken. Tbc refers to tuberculosis. In other words no abnormalities found - a normal chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Does pnemonia show up as a mass on lungs?

Does pnemonia show up as a mass on lungs?

Not usually: Pneumonia itself does not usually appear as a mass on an xray. However, those that have a mass in their lungs, can develop an infection on top of that so it can definitely appear that way. It is always best to have a repeat chest x ray after you have been treated for pneumonia to make sure there is no underlying mass. Take care! ...Read more

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My 3 week old choked/strangled on vit D drops. If it got into her lungs, what will happen? Could it cause something like pneumonia or dry drowning?

My 3 week old choked/strangled on vit D drops. If it got into her lungs, what will happen? Could it cause something like pneumonia or dry drowning?

Not really: It's unlikely that you will notice any sequelae from this little event. The reason we cough and "choke" - it's our body's way of protecting itself and trying to keep stuff out of the lungs. Even with this protection sometimes, rarely stuff will get by, but most of the time actually nothing ever occurs. The tiny amount of medicine given for infant Vit D drops is inconsequential. Relax. It's okay. ...Read more

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What is a lung convulsive seizure? Would it be caused by pneumonia?

What is a lung convulsive seizure? Would it be caused by pneumonia?

Febrile seizure?: Febrile seizures are linked to fevers, but the exact cause is unknown. Some researchers think that the biological processes associated with a high temperature may be responsible. Pneumonia can be a cause of febrile seizures. ...Read more

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What is a lung convulsive seizure? Would it be caused by pneumonia?

What is a lung convulsive seizure? Would it be caused by pneumonia?

Febrile seizure?: Febrile seizures are linked to fevers, but the exact cause is unknown. Some researchers think that the biological processes associated with a high temperature may be responsible. Pneumonia can be a cause of febrile seizures. ...Read more

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Aspiration pneumonia: what are its causes and cures? What causes fluid build up in the lungs? Will infections set in?

Aspiration pneumonia:  what are its causes and cures?

What causes fluid build up in the lungs?  Will infections set in?

Aspiration pneumonia: It is an inflamation of the lungs due to food, liquids, and often stomach acid entering lungs through the trachea. Its most common in those with swallowing abnormalities where the entrance to trachea is not adequately covered during swallowing. Reflux is often a contributing factor. Often more common in the elderly. Secondary infection may set in. Prevention is important in those predisposed. ...Read more

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My 4 week old chokes on spit up once a day. We don't put her on her back other than changing. Will it get in her lungs and cause pneumonia?

My 4 week old chokes on spit up once a day. We don't put her on her back other than changing. Will it get in her lungs and cause pneumonia?

Mgt/workup: It is important to bring this symptom to the attention of your pediatrician. I would recommend feeding her during the office visit so that it may be observed. It may be a problem with coordination, suck, swallow or reflux. A follow up virtual appt is available. ...Read more

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What three things can cause the lung infection pneumonia?

What three things can cause the lung infection pneumonia?

Bacteria, viruses,: Bacteria, viruses and fungi cause pneumonia. That is to say, there are hundreds of thousands of causes of pneumonia if not more. ...Read more

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Docs, what does it mean by a "lung convulsive seizure" caused by pneumonia?

Docs, what does it mean by a "lung convulsive seizure" caused by pneumonia?

Febrile Seizure: I believe "lung convulsive seizure" is a lay-term. It likely refers to a febrile seizure which is related to high body temperatures. These are usually caused by bacterial or viral infections. Pneumonia is one possible cause of a febrile seizure. ...Read more

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Other than asthma and "chronic lung disease", what can cause chronic pneumonia?

Other than asthma and "chronic lung disease", what can cause chronic pneumonia?

Fungi and Bacteria: Both fungi and certain bacteria have been associated with chronic pneumonia. Most of the time your doctor will consider doing a bronchosopy (camera procedure in lungs) to determine the etiology of the pneumonia. ...Read more

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Watermelon(feels)went down wind pipe. Voice hoarse, chest slightly heavy, coughing. Does any food cause pneumonia that enter lungs? Worried.

Watermelon(feels)went down wind pipe. Voice hoarse, chest slightly heavy, coughing. Does any food cause pneumonia that enter lungs? Worried.

Aspiration: Usually, when we choke, we don't actually let the food into the lungs. On rare occasion, it can happen though. Concerning symptoms include continuing cough, fevers and chest pains. Food in the lungs is always bad news. Seek the care of a hospital/center that can evaluate you for this. Aspiration pneumonia is a VERY SERIOUS matter. ...Read more

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Had pneumonia 3 months ago chest X-ray is now clear but have awful chest pain does chest X-ray so parmanant damage to lung could that cause it?

Had pneumonia 3 months ago chest X-ray is now clear but have awful chest pain does chest X-ray so parmanant damage to lung could that cause it?

Heart attack pain?: A person with chest pain must see the doctor to find out why. He should consider going to the E.R. If he cannot reach his doctor immediately. If it turns out to be a heart problem, a collapsed lung, a pneumonia, a blood clot in the lung, bad heartburn, costochondritis (inflammation of the rib joints), etc..., he will still be in the right place at the emergency room. One chest x-ray isn't harmful. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more