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Lung (Definition)

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


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I had an "abnormal" xray taken yesterday. It shows a baseball sized mass in my right lung. Any chance it's not cancer?

I had an "abnormal" xray taken yesterday. It shows a baseball sized mass in my right lung. Any chance it's not cancer?

Yes: Pneumonia, benign tumors, cysts, and even congenital lung lesions such as sequestrations can present this way. Try to keep a positive outlook until this is thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a nickel size mass in right lung. The only symptom I have had is I have lost 25 lbs in last 3 months without trying.No ins to see doctor yet. ?

I have a nickel size mass in right lung. The only symptom I have had is I have lost 25 lbs in last 3 months without trying.No ins to see doctor yet. ?

Do not wait: This can mean your life. Find a city or county hospital, or indigent care facility. Try to call a doctor and explain your circumstances, they might be willing to see you for free. You need to know if this is cancer or an infection. Infection is curable, cancer can be curable now, but will not be later. ...Read more

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If u have two lung mass that's 3.0cm both in the right and several Small66mm should I be worry?

If u have two lung mass that's  3.0cm both in the right and several
Small66mm should I be worry?

Worry or not: need biopsy of at least one nodule , the 3 cm one . If biopsy comes OK no need to worry ( lung also will have benign nodules besides malignant one ) Speak to your doctor Good Luck ...Read more

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What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

Hilar mass: Hilar mass is usually due to swollen lymph glands in the chest cavity. There are several reasons for swollen glands such as infections, cancer and sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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What does a 5-6cm mass in the lungs look like?

2 to 2.5 inches.: The word "mass" is typically used to describe a solid growth. One that is 6 cm would measure approximately 2 to 2.5 inches in size. The color, consistency and borders of the mass would be different depending upon the make up of the mass (infectious/inflammatory process versus benign tumor versus malignant tumor). ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

No: Recurrent pneumonia can cause chronic scarring in the lung, but pneumonia itself not known to cause cancer or lung mass. ...Read more

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Does pnemonia show up as a mass on lungs?

Does pnemonia show up as a mass on lungs?

Not usually: Pneumonia itself does not usually appear as a mass on an xray. However, those that have a mass in their lungs, can develop an infection on top of that so it can definitely appear that way. It is always best to have a repeat chest x ray after you have been treated for pneumonia to make sure there is no underlying mass. Take care! ...Read more