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Chest cta notes 3mm and 5mm ground glass nodules. Dr didn't seem worried. I read these are more likely to be cancer. what should I do?
Follow up checks: Lung nodules on CT cans are common; most of these nodules are benign unless you are a heavy smoker. The best way to resolve the question of them being benign or cancerous is to obtain a follow up CT scan in 6 months. If they remain unchanged they are considered benign. you may have to change your doctor if the first one is not willing to do a follow up with a CT scan of your chest. ...Read more
CTA chest incidentally revealed liver angioma. Would a steatosis also be visible? Someone told me no, as with contrast different liver visualization
Could good quality images of a cta chest detect also detect lung nodules and coronary problems present in the thorax? They detected a liver angioma on mine for example, incidentally ...
To start had norm stress test, ECG norm except late trans, cta chest norm and holter norm but getting left side chest pain under breast and into shoulder. Bp fine. Pos Lyme test. Serious? Muscular?
Lab tests: Your cardiac labs are fine. The positive lyme titer is of some concern. The symptom is nonspecific and not a high probability for being heart caused. Should discuss with your doctor about musculoskeletal and also the signficance if any of the positive lyme titer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
40yr fem, had normal stress test, cta chest, EKG, echo norm but dop sugg impair lv relax. Doctor says heart is fine. Holter shows pvc's and pac's isolated. But despite a norm diagnosis my heart flip flops a lot.
Echocardiogram, cardiac stress test, Coronary CTA, chest X-Ray... Do these tests rule out structural heart disease? What can cause NSVT if all normal?
Having middle chest pain but dr says he doesnt think its heart related even thought my cta was nconclusive. what else could it be.
Chest pain : A variety of structures may be responsible for chest pain (other than heart) including esophagus, lung and related structures and commonly musculoskeletal, sometimes hard to diagnose. History and physical exam are critical in determining true cause. Would suggest keeping a log for your pain with diurnal variation, activities that change the intensity of the pain, etc looking for a pattern. ...Read more
I still have chest pain! normal: cta, stress test, & blood work! previously thought to be costrocondritis! heavy stress! what do you think?
Chest pain x1yr. diangosis pericarditis. Tx but still pain. Stress test and CTA norm 8 mo ago.Card now wants nuclear stress. What else could this show?
Nothing: The nuclear stress test will not provide any new information about your chest pain that was not provided by your recent stress teats and CTA. I am not sure how firmly the diagnosis of pericarditis was obtained but in some few case pericarditis can become chronic and often times resistant to treatment including NSAIDS and steroid. Sometimes adding Colchicine can help ...Read more
I get short of breath and a rapid HR with some chest pains after showering. I've had a coronary CTA that was clear. any idea of the cause?
I've had 6 CT scans in a year. Is this really dangerous for me? Should I be worried about getting cancer now? The CTa were: 1 head, 2 abdomen, 3 chest
Almost no risk of Ca: Please see: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-much-ct-scans-increase-risk-cancer/ also: 1) Risk of induced Ca from 6 CTs is very, very low. 2) There may be cellular repair at doses as low as CT, limiting cancer induction. (We don't know how much). 3) Whatever the theoretical risk, there must be a good reason to do the CT in the first place. I would worry more about why so many CTs. ...Read more
Chest pain? Normal cta scan, ekg, blood work all fine. I do have SVT and am on meds. Doc said pain due to stress. But the pain is so severe!
Atypical Chest Pain: The pain may originate form the esophagus or stomach from spasm of the lower part of the esophagus, reflux of acidic stomach contents into esophagus or gastritis (irritation of stomach lining). These conditions can be evaluated by a gastro-enterologist (gi doctor) who may try acid reducers or other medications. Spasm of the heart arteries can also produce chest discomfort. Stress worsens all above. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers