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CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?

CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?

Absolutely possible: The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to get a biopsy and look at the tissue under the microscope. If it is in a single lobe it may be best to remove the whole lobe. Speak to iour local pulmonologist and your thoracic surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Had gastroscope done to rule out problem symptom was chest pain for two months nodule found at ge junction what should I be concerned about?

Had gastroscope done to rule out problem symptom was chest pain for two months nodule found at ge junction what should I be concerned about?

Biopsy: You should ask your GI doctor regarding the cause of the nodule, they are usually biopsied to determine if they benign or not. If it is due to constant reflux of acid from your stomach, this will explain your chest pain especially if your chest pain resolves with anti-acid medications. ...Read more

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I have had chest pain for 5 mos, an 8mm noncalcified nodule on my left lung, swollen left hilar and axillary lymph nodes and CRP is 12.4. Sarcoidosis?

I have had chest pain for 5 mos, an 8mm noncalcified nodule on my left lung, swollen left hilar and axillary lymph nodes and CRP is 12.4. Sarcoidosis?

Mgt/workup: This is in the differential of possible causes, and a biopsy may be performed so that your physician will have more information, before making a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain, calcium screening showed chronic pulmonary hypertension& lung nodules. Had CT of chest 3mm & 8mm noncalcified granulomas. Helpplease?

Severe chest pain, calcium screening showed chronic pulmonary hypertension& lung nodules. Had CT of chest 3mm & 8mm noncalcified granulomas. Helpplease?

Lung nodules: Many causes of lung granulomas. Histoplasmosis a fungus in the dirt is probably most common cause. Being around construction sites or bird handling are frequent causes especially around Ohio river. Connective tissue causes like sarcoidosis and wegeners can also cause. Working in dusty areas or around talc is known cause. With pulmonary hypertension you need to see a pulmonologist for definitive dx ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with a bunch of lung nodules in august now I have pretty intense chest pain, should I be worried?

Was diagnosed with a bunch of lung nodules in august now I have pretty intense chest pain, should I be worried?

Diagnosis?: Sounds like the lung lesions need a tissue diagnosis.
There is huge variation.
Some may lead to air leaks, fluid collections, airway obstruction.
See your pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon and figure it out. ...Read more

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I'm 27 and just diagnosed with hashi's. My biopsy for a nodule gave inconclusive results. I have slight ear and chest pain. Should I be concerned?

Chest Pain: Ear and chest pain are very atypical complaints but the chest pain is most concerning. If this lasts for more than 30 minutes without a change you must see a doctor or get in to the er. Uncommon for 26 year-old female to have heart attack but why take a chance and be one of the unlucky ones. ...Read more

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My 9 year old had very bad chest pain. After a visit to the doctor, we found out he has nodules on his lungs. What would cause that?

Workup/mgt: Pulmonary nodules have a distinct appearance on CT scans. The pain suggests that the lining of the lung is involved or that there could be involvement of the nerves/muscles or rib cage.
I would suggest that he be tested for TB and other fungal infections. Once a cause is established, immune workup as well. [email protected] Com to review more history/scans. ...Read more

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They found some lung nodules in dec just really scared I also have chest pain and shortness of breath sometimes im scared of lung cancer.

They found some lung nodules in dec just really scared I also have chest pain and shortness of breath sometimes im scared of lung cancer.

You mention in: The profile, you have copd. Do you still smoke? The size of the nodules are important, as whether they have calcification. Ultimately, you may need a biopsy. That will determine cancer or not. ...Read more

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Chest pain for weeks following infection. All tests normal except some nodules <7mm. Did chest CT look at heart already, or need a separate test?

Chest pain for weeks following infection. All tests normal except some nodules <7mm. Did chest CT look at heart already, or need a separate test?

The heart: Is included in the chest CT but the only information of any use is CORONARY CALCIFICATIONS (VERY UNLIKELY at your age!) The chest pain remains unexpla1ned and probably NOT related to your infection EXCEPT. ..COUGHING. And pulling some INTERCOSTAL muscles...very common in upper respiratory viral infections...this would not "show" on CT scans! Hope this helps!
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Dx lung nodules now have chest pain (heart checked out ok). Pain gets more severe w deep breaths or cough, ideas? Could this be serious? Easily winded

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Pleurisy: It sounds to me like you have pleuritic pain. Any irritation to the pleura- which is the lining outside the lung would cause such kind of pain. That could be caused by different things including inflammation, infection (viral/bacterial), autoimmune disease, etc. With the lung nodules and now with pleuritic pain- definitely I would advise you to go back to see your pmd- for further eval ...Read more

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Had a ct scan 6mm lung nodule they said nothing to worry about is there any chance that the ct could have missed a tumor that maybe causing chest pain?

Had a ct scan 6mm lung nodule they said nothing to worry about is there any chance that the ct could have missed a tumor that maybe causing chest pain?

Yes, Kind of.: The answer to your question is complex. Most lung cancers don't cause chest pain unless they advance into the chest wall. 6 mm is near the detection limit of a CT scan (small). However, it still could be malignant (cancerous). Your risk depends on its location, whether you've smoked, its appearance on CT, other factors. Https://reference. Medscape. Com/calculator/solitary-pulmonary-nodule-risk ...Read more

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I am having back and chest pain, two xrays showed nodule on mid left lung, having CT wed. Could also have opacified sinus sphenoid? Pneumonia?

Pneumonia unlikely: If only back/chest pain symptoms, pneumonia unlikely--expect cough, phlegm, fever, malaise. Chest pain on deep breathing may indicate pleurisy, probably viral in origin. Opacified sinus probably related to nasal mucosal irritation from smoking. Agree with planned eval of nodule. Look for other causes of back and chest pain--new exercise? New position in work? ...Read more

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Have lung nodules that are growing &massive chest pain (heart is fine) could this be a pleural effusion? Should I be worried? Worse when I breathe deeply

Have lung nodules that are growing &massive chest pain (heart is fine) could this be a pleural effusion? Should I be worried? Worse when I breathe deeply

Yes, go to the DR.: Yes, that does not sound good, you need to be seen right away. You could have a pleural effusion, but that does not explain the nodules. I assume you had a chest x-ray? Someone sent you in for that, right? ....Better go back and get fully evaluated. ...Read more

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I was at ER tonight due to chest pain from ongoing virus. Ct scan and chest X-ray. Found small nodule in lung. Sent home w/ zpack? Now what do I do?

Follow up: You should finish the antibiotics. Repeat the ct in 6-8 weeks. If nodule still present, you should be referred to a pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon for evaluation. Some nodules can be observed and some need to be removed. ...Read more

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I have stage 2 emphysema and 4 lung nodules on a ct scan (3mm and smaller) shadow xray and CT scan. Shortness breath, chest pain, night sweats?

I have stage 2 emphysema and 4 lung nodules on a ct scan (3mm and smaller) shadow xray and CT scan. Shortness breath, chest pain, night sweats?

Mgt/workup: Your findings are of concern, and an exam documenting any lymphadenopathy is important. I would suggest seeing your PCP. Your symptoms may also be due to TB, cardiac disease, pulmonary embolism.
A virtual online appt is available for follow up and to review your HRCT.
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7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

Maybe: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. ANA is only a screening test that tells us more tests are needed. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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Can lung nodules be caused from inflammation and cause shortness of breath and chest pain comes and goes no coughing. Cancer ruled out already?

Can lung nodules be caused from inflammation and cause shortness of breath and chest pain comes and goes no coughing. Cancer ruled out already?

Lung nodules: These are always abnormal but can have many different causes, including infectious and non-infectious inflammatory conditions (i.e., sarcoidosis, etc.), drug reactions, cancers, etc. These need to be carefully evaluated by either a pulmonologist, thoracic surgeon or other expert familiar with these conditions. ...Read more

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F38/Rndom right chest pains&mid left chest pain&LLL. Angio CT, EST echo, ekg, Usound. 3mm&4mm nodules granulomas LLL&RML. 4 wks pain&naproxen. Treatment?

F38/Rndom right chest pains&mid left chest pain&LLL. Angio CT, EST echo, ekg, Usound. 3mm&4mm nodules granulomas LLL&RML. 4 wks pain&naproxen. Treatment?

See details: Ask the doctors who are treating you. Since a cause for the pain has not been established and one is not able to examine you or review your studies firsthand, it is impossible to suggest a treatment. ...Read more

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Dr found 7mm nodule on chest xray in sept. Been having bad chest pains and developed a bad cough. Should I wait another 3 months for recom follow up?

Different problems: The nodule will need surveillance, most likely a CT, your symptoms need immediate attention since they may not be at all related to the nodule. Would recommend calling your doc for a sick visit as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm a I'm a smoker and I'm having sharp chest pain it last about 3 to 4 minutes no other symptoms it comes and goes I can exercise going on for about 30 days?

I'm a I'm a smoker and I'm having sharp chest pain it last about 3 to 4 minutes no other symptoms it comes and goes I can exercise going on for about 30 days?

Depends: Go see a doctor for a work up. Chest pain in a smoker needs an evaluation for ischemic heart disease. Other conditions like gastroesophagel reflux, costocondritis, panic among others need to be excluded. ...Read more

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Having a chest pain from time to time. I am a smoker but an active sport player that just stop recently.?

Probably not heart: Considering your age its unlikely the heart. But a full physical and and detailed history with an ekg and labs would be good to asess the problem and use for future comparison. And of course quit smoking! ...Read more

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What could possibly be causing chest pain? I am a smoker and im actually hurtin so bad I don't want to smoke anymore. Could it b my gallbladder?

A lot of things: There are multiple possible causes of chest pain in a young female smoker. Heart problems, blood clots, reflux are just a few. I recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get very stressed I get l side chest pain, can last between hours -1/2 days.? Muscular? Is this a cause for concern? 23, ex smoker, moderately fit

Concern: Should be more on how to control your emotion to a level not to cause your chest pain. If you are moderately fit it means you do work out and if you have no CP at that time, it is unlikely you have angina. The length of time of your pain, 1/2 day, means if you have angina you would have had an mi. Your risks seem to be low esp being a young female. Try to live a less stressful life. ...Read more

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I have Costochondritis and it's been acting up lately more then ever before. .. I am also a heavy weed smoker. .. Does the weed cause my chest pain?

Weed / costochondrit: Is it costochondritis and not asthma? Costo you press and feel pain asthma you fell short of breath. Any inhalant can irritate the lung and if you have asthma can exacerbate it. Also there may be impurities since it is not FDA controlled, that are irritating the lung. Try a few days off, also get evaluated for asthma. F/u w/ doc

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On and off experience intense chest pain both sides radiates to neck then headache and tired. 44yo female non smoker no other symptoms.?

On and off experience intense chest pain both sides radiates to neck then headache and tired. 44yo female non smoker no other symptoms.?

Please see doctor: I'm not sure of your previous personal or family history -- but heart disease may present differently in women than it does in men. I suggest seeing your doctor for a thorough workup around these symptoms, so you can get some personalized answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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21 yr old female, smoker, random spurt of sharp upper right sided chest pain. No pain when breathing occurs, only 3 random spurt of chart pain.

21 yr old female, smoker, random spurt of sharp upper right sided chest pain. No pain when breathing occurs, only 3 random spurt of chart pain.

Better to stop smoke: Stopping smoking will be best recommendation today, it will help decrease your risk for heart and lung problems tomorrow, see your doctor if chest pain persists, I am available for second opinion when needed ...Read more

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28 Male. Recent norm StressTest, ECHO. Healthy weight, norm BP. No Fam hist/non smoker/rarely alcohol. Should mild chest pain concern me? Too young for MI?

28 Male. Recent norm StressTest, ECHO. Healthy weight, norm BP. No Fam hist/non smoker/rarely alcohol. Should mild chest pain concern me? Too young for MI?

Chest pain not heart: It sounds like you have pursued a work-up for the chest pain and it, fortunately, is negative. Glad your risk factors are under control as well. Good job! While 28 years is NOT too young to have a heart attack, with all the information you now know about yourself from the work up and your risk factors, you can be assured that your chest pain is not your heart, I believe. Probably musculoskeletal ...Read more

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Chest pain middle right. Smoker. Diabetic (2), burning squeeze - comes in contractions. Thoughts?

Call 911: If you are having chest pain now, call 911. The chest pain you describe suggests heart disease, and you are at high risk, since you smoke and have diabetes. See a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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