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Coin Lesion Pulmonary
Vary: Pulmonary lesion is a nos specific term, it can be a very benign old calcified lymph node with no potential significance to a serious lesion that needs to be addressed. Best one to find out is your doctor who knows you best. Seek his help. ...Read more
Why would surgeon a say coin lesion and surgeon b say carciniod, when doctors on this sight say they are different?
Boys & Boy Scouts: Remember, "all boy scouts are boys, but not all boys are boy scouts". A coin lesion means the spot on the xray looks very round, so a variety of different things can be coin lesions. Looking at it that way, all round-looking carcinoid tumors on xrays are coin lesions, but not all coin lesions are carcinoids. Carcinoids can also be small or overlap with other organs, and not look like coin lesions. ...Read more
No, not the same: A coin lesion is just a description of a lesion that is round like a coin. It will not tell you about what kind of lesion is that- cancer or not cancer. Carcinoid is a distict entity- is a cancer. It is generally applied to neuroendocrine tumors (nets) that is originating in the digestive tract, lungs, or sometimes in other rare primary sites such as kidneys or ovaries. ...Read more
Red swollen lesion under arm the size of a 5c coin. Very painful and inflamed but not oozing or yellow. What could it be?
Sound like an inflamed secacous cyst. May also
Be a lymph node. I would get an exam in person to best assist you ...Read more
I just found out I have a lesion on 2 lungs a 9 & 12 mm, spot on rib, spot 7 x 9 cm in my liver. Found out I had a fatty liver, is it cancer??
Follow the rule. When clinical situations such as yours arise NEVER make a DIAGNOSIS until a piece of TISSUE is analyzed and a Pathological Diagnosis is made by a Specialist!
Hope this is helpful!
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I have a lung lesion that is too dangerous to take a biospy of because of air pockets. Will the MRI of my complete spine and neck also show my lungs?
As doctors would you advise an operation on someone with a lung nodule 1.4 -2.7 suv.1 surgeon said carcinoid the other coin lesion. Will die of worry f?
Discuss: It is important you discuss this condition and your concerns with your thoracic surgeon. You and your surgeon need to have an honest and open discussion of the risks and benefits of all treatment options from observation, biopsy, and surgery. There are modern techniques to allow minimally invasive approaches. But, you and your thoracic surgeon must partner on what is best for you. ...Read more
CT scan of lungs (to rule out clot) showed 15mm lesion on sternum, well corticated. Do I need this monitored or further tests?
If it were me, I--: --would. I would want an MRI bone scan. This would give me an idea if solid or cystic, also the nuclear scan would tell me if it is active, ie: destroying bone. The scan would tell me if there is increased bone uptake, meaning the bone is actively being repaired. If @ all suspicious, have it removed. ...Read more
Had TB 15 yrs back. Routine xray shows chest markings & parenchymal lesion in both lungs. Is it because I had TB. Should I consult a doctor?
Do pleural effusion, enlarged heart, abnormal looking lungs, kidney lesion (def not kidney infect) & esophagus "grit" have anything in common?
Complex problem: Certainly, CHF can lead to repercussions to the other organ systems you mentioned. Unfortunately, this format is not capable of diagnosing and explaining all that may be going on. I would start by seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more
Surely, a thoracic surgeon must know if a round spot is a lung nodule, carcinoid or a coin lesion by looking at pet, CT and x-rays. Yes or no?
Pathology specimen: The pathologist makes the diagnosis with the microscopic exam of a piece of the lesion. Even then, it can be challenging to get diagnosis. So the answer to your question is no. Stay with your thoracic surgeon, get your follow up exams, stop nicotine if you have that addiction. Ok to go for a second opinion. Take a friend with you and don't be surprised if you get same answer. ...Read more
I just got out of surgery for 8 stab wounds. I'm doing breathing exercises now to get my lungs back to 100%. now I'm home and I smoked weed is dat bad?
Cannabis: Smoking can slow wound healing. Don't recommend it. Take care. ...Read more
10yrs smoke, stopped month back. Done chestpa 2times result “no active pulmonary lesions”.Doctortold mild bronchitis in xray, expectedfor smoker, will go.
What is the question: Don't see a question in there! However, congratulations on quitting, and please keep trying hard to STAY QUIT. You actually can't see bronchitis on an Xray, but smokers show an increase in markings that doctors interpret as being consistent with bronchitis - inflammation of the bronchi associated with cough and sputum production. It should improve but takes time and cough increases for a while. ...Read more
I too was told I have a thickening of my left adrenal gland as well as nodules in my lungs and lesions on my kidneys. Should I be concerned?
Can a chest X-ray show clear lungs but 1 month later show multiple lung lesions 2.5 CM in size? Do lesions grow that fast? Or did the radiologist fail?
YES IT CAN:
Yes it can, it depends on what the lesions are from. Radiologist can not make such a mistake. A clear lung on chest xray can not be nd same is tru about multiple lesions which develop within a month. You have to follow up this with your doctor to find out what is the cause of these multiple lesions in lung
it may be due to infection or some kind of tumors. It definitely needs to be investigated furthe. ...Read more
My cta listed subcentimeter hypodense thyroid lesions and pulmonary nodules in upper right lobe with largest 8mm. Noncalcified. Should I be worried?
Who knows?: Whoever ordered the ct needs to follow up. ...Read more
My mum, 67, was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. Starting folfox tomorrow?? Life expectancy?
Need to assess for Kras and Nras mutation IF she is wild type she should receive FOLFIRI and Erbitux
If she has mutation the treatment of choice FOLFOX and Avastin
Life expex 22 - 26 months... If responsive disease can be extended with other agents and survival can extend several years.
New agents add to OS sequencing of therapy is important to extend Overal survival ...Read more
5 months upper-mid abd. Pain/18 pound weight loss. Upper GI, US, 2 CTs, 1 MRI. UGI found gastritis, HP neg. No help from PPIs. Gallbladder ok. CTs/MRI followed spleen lesions, thought now to be Sarcoid. Could Sarcoid cause other pain? (Lungs ok.)
Abdominal pain: Your various and detailed testing only showed gastritis but your ongoing pain combined with significant weight loss suggests more than gastritis going on. I recommend a gastroscopy with special attention to areas of the stomach where some gastric ulcers-benign or malignant are difficult to visualize. If you've already had a gastroscopy I recommend another one for thoroughness. ...Read more
Is a chest x-Ray enough to eliminate the possibility of Kaposi sarcoma in the lungs? Addressed for hiv positive individuals. No skin lesions
Three reasons CT is better than chest x ray for this situation:
1) Kaposi sarcoma can be subtle on CXR, esp if early.
2) CT is by far better at showing otherwise occult disease in the chest.
3) The chances of an HIV pt. Having other problems that only CT might see is not insignificant. ...Read more
I had grade 3 invasive breast cancer and now I'm in palliative care as I have 8 lesions in my brain and my lungs are full. Radiation etc but how long?
Palliative Care: The duration of your palliative radiation is really dependent upon your continued favorable response to treatment and also your desire to continue treatment. This should be an on going conversation between you, your loved ones (if they are involved), and your doctor/palliative care team. ...Read more
Would a Contrast-enhanced CT pulmonary angiogram also show lesions, abnormalities, masses, nodes, etc. Of the lung or does it only show the blood vessels? (Basically, does it provide more or less information than regular Chest CT?)
It provides: More information than a non contrast chest CT. All of the things you mentioned can be evaluated. ...Read more
Spleen/liver lesions/infiltrates on CT/MRI.6 months abdom. Pain/fatigue. High ACE, Rheumatoid factor, Iga, Ferratin, RBC, protein. Borderline high calcium (10.1) Normal CRP, sed rate, LFTs. Doc thinks Sarcoid. Other possibilities? (Lungs ok on CT.)
Pls help me which is best branch pulmonary medicine n family medicine? I have to opt one please help me fast
Follow your interest: These are two different pathways that involve rather different patient populations. Hopefully you have had some rotations that exposed you to what those in each area do on a daily basis. If you are truly drawn to family medicine, and can see yourself doing it for decades, go that way. You could come back to pulmonology later. If fascinated by pulmonary, go that route. Follow your interests. ...Read more
How bad are my lungs damage and will they heal and how long if I only smoked 3 packes or less in my hole life im 20 y.o & just quit 2 day im health to?
Congrats!: Matt, congratulations on quitting! . This is the single most important thing you could do for your health. The good news is that with that degree of smoking you have a very good chance of still having very healthy lungs. The bad news is that "staying quit" can be very hard, and although it is extremely important, you have to guard against relapses. Keep up the good work. ...Read more
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I'm 27 and I did a pft test today and now my lungs and chest hurts and it's been as n hour what should I do?
I have pain in my upper back that feels like my lungs. Other than that lungs sound fine no coughing clear x-ray. 31 y/o smoked18 yrs quit 3 mos ago.
Issues:TooLittleInfo: Given age, despite smoking hx, muscle (chest wall) pain most common. Rest, nsaid, muscle relaxer (works in brain, not muscles) and gentle but very thorough range of motion exercises to help locate most tender motion likely most helpful. Gently work on most sensitive motions. Cxr commonly low value, even with cough, fever & bronchitis congestion, though commonly done. Yes, ca possible; not usual. ...Read more
What can I do to calm my anxiety xanx doesn't work for me and ben to hospital numerous times and still feels like I'm dying n no air gets in my lungs?
I smoked ecig (and maybe once week normal tobacco) about8 months not much a day. I have quit. Is true that my lungs go back normal. I'm 18 y.i have astma?
Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more
Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing. Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases. Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more
WISP and Lung Cancer: Our results (expression of cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 correlates with clinical features of lung cancer) suggest that cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 might be implicated in the development and progression of primary lung cancers, and their levels might serve as valuable prognostic markers, as well as potential targets for therapeutic intervention. ...Read more