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Causes Of Lung Granuloma
Other then bacterial and fungal infection, are there any other types of infections that can caused granuloma of lung and nodules and symptoms of cough?
Granuloma: Granuloma of the lungs is typically caused by a fungal infection. A doctor may make a diagnosis of granuloma by chest x-ray or, if the granuloma is not apparently calcified, by computerized tomography (ct), which can detect the calcium that isn't evident on the chest x-ray. The images of affected tissue usually show scarring and calcification characteristic of a granuloma. ...Read more
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
I have bronchitis when i was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?
TB: The most likely cause would be healed tuberculosis in which case you should have a positive TB skin test or blood test such as quantiferon TB gold test. If one of these is positive at your age wou would need treatment for latent tuberculosis. Some fungal infections can also cause calcified granulomata in the lungs. ...Read more
If lung granuloma is caused by non bacterial infection, what medications r normally given and for how long, please help me?
2mm granuloma was seen in lung CT report, and also 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule, please can u advice me what r the possible causes?
Many causes: The 2 mm granuloma is benign and nothing to worry about. Read here for more info - http://news.Cancerconnect.Com/what-is-a-lung-granuloma/ unless the 8 mm lobulated well defined nodule contains fat (benign hamartoma) or calcified (likely another benign granuloma), it will require a follow up ct (in 3-6 months). This is assuming you don't have a known primary malignancy that you haven't mentioned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which test can confirm cause of 2mm granuloma and 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule that was seen in my lung CT report 4 months ago
Typically follow-up: The 2 mm granuloma is likely postinfectious in nature and benign. The 8mm slightly lobulated nodule will require a follow-up scan. The interval of the follow-up scan is determined by your risk category. Generally smokers or those with a history of cancer will be followed at a shorter interval. If the lesion does not change in size over the course of two years this is generally considered a benign lesion. ...Read more
Can benign nodules and many calcified granulomas [seen on my new ct] create obstruction in airways and cause lung portions to collapse, ?
Unlikely: Benign pulmonary granulomas are an extremely common finding on ct of the chest, and almost never cause symptoms. A granuloma should never cause an airway obstruction. Other processes such as endobronchial mucus plugs or aspiration or a central mass lesion can cause obstruction and collapse of the affected segment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will i need a new CT scan to check cause & to treat a 2mm granuloma and 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule? It was seen in lung CT 4 months
Lung nodule: New lung masses found on imaging should be followed or biopsied. Many small lesions less than 1 cm in size are observed. If it is enlarging or is associated with symptoms such as cough, or coughing blood would be worrisome. Prior ct scans that show the mass previously would be reassuring. Risk factors for lung cancer such as smoking would raise suspicions. Speak with your md, yes to repeat ct. ...Read more
NO: They're present in practically all adults - it's part of breathing the air for 52 years. ...Read more
Can granulomas cause mild dependent interstitial markings on lungs shown on Chest CT a year later?
No,: they are two different things. Granulomas are small benign nodules. Mild dependent interstitial markings are generally an incidental finding related to gravity dependent changes in lung markings, and are usually of no clinical concern. ...Read more
CT scan 1mm calcified granuloma lower left lobe lower thorax. Had hole in lung as premature baby, needed tube, now healed. Could this be the cause?
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