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Chest Wall Cancer Symptoms
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?
Chest pain not from : Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more
Could cancer cause severe left upper back/shoulder and chest pain. When cardiac and GI has been ruled out? Family history of cancer.
What would cause tightness in center of chest, shortness of breath, n pain in leg/groin/lung. Ct revealed residual thymic hyperplasia?
It is not clear : It sounds like you are in the midst of an evaluation. I'm not sure the thymus is responsible for this and would certainly recommend used discussing with your physician about a cardiovascular evaluation . ...Read more
Not necessary: Are you referring as small lymph nodes or small nodules on the lung? There are other conditions beside cancer that can be presented with small nodes - including infections, inflammation, autoimmune process, etc. So, a good history, examination, blood work and serial imaging would be necessary to be done. Discuss with your md in detail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: The natural exposure one might get just from where you live may exceed 3msv per year. Living in denver, you might be exposed to 6msv per year. Risk of developing cancer from a properly conducted ct scan is low. I believe the estimated average radiation exposure for a single chest ct is about 5-7msv. A low dose chest ct is about 2msv. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes 8-10 mm lung lesions can be detected. Detection depends on location of lesion whether it is central or peripheral. Central lesions near mediastinum are many times difficult to recognize on plain radiograph. Cross sectional imaging such as CT is much more sensitive for small hidden lesions than radiograph. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can gastritis (i was diagnosed by egd) & GERD cause shortness of breath/some breathlessness, full stomach, chest/throat tightness and minor burning?
10 yr bc survivor . Cxr showed a solid nodule in lung, or in chest wall. What's the difference of lung and chest wall? Scar tissue fm mastectomy ?
Need Further Work-Up: The chest wall refers to the ribcage and muscles that cover them; the lungs are within the rib cage. A solid nodule in either location, especially if it is new, requires further testing & possible biopsy to determine if it is cancerous or scar tissue; this should begin with a (pet) ct to determine exactly where this nodule is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Staging, location, degree of emphysema, co morbidities will determine symptoms on a particular individual. In general, most patients have no symptoms until late. Bloody sputum sometimes occurs. Some tumors may produce hormones. Weight loss may occur with advanced stage. Pneumonia, stridor, bloody pleural effusions, horner's syndrome, chest wall arm pains. Shortness of breath, recurrent pneumonias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kinda lung dieses cause shortness of breath besides lung cancer. No other sytoms but shortness of and some chest pain can this be inflammtion?
Sure: Many lung conditions can cause shortness of breath, for example asthma, reactive airway disease, bronchitis, various respiratory infections, pneumonia, etc. At your age, inflammation and a possible viral or bacterial infection would be statistically most likely, nut get an evaluation to be safe and properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?
Many possible: Upper abdominal and chest pain can relate to many, many causes - even some emotional ones. But - what you say about the scoliosis and heart murmur suggest it might be connected to marfan syndrome - especially if you fit the profile - tall, slim, long fingers & feet, eye problems. See a doctor and they'll help you figure out what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more
After spirometry i coughed phlegm/ pecks of blood. Feel burning sensation in chest. No chest issues before-symptoms of collapsed lungs?
Why the spirometry?: Please discuss these concerns with the physician who ordered spirometry. Spirometry may trigger coughing and labored breathing in patients that have active asthma but not in patients with controlled asthma or normal lungs. Spirometry does not cause collapsed lungs. Coughing up phlegm & blood are not symptoms of a collapsed lung. Something else is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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