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Do Small Lung Nodules Ever Disappear
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
Fleischner Society: Guidelines define a small lung nodule as less than 8mm in diameter
Needs biospy: Small nodules can be cancer, but they would need to be biopsied. Many times, the nodules are just scars and not cancer. If you find nodules on a cat scan of your chest, depending on the size, they need to be followed to make sure they don't grow or look ominous enough to warrant a biopsy. What to do about nodules also depends on your risk for lung cancer, i.e., were/are you a smoker, etc.See 1 more doctor answer
What is a primary lung cancer that would cause multiple small lung nodules less than 5 mm when found?
Bun 5, basophil auto1.2%, vit d is 24 and multiple small lung nodules could these all be connected and help with a diagnosis.
See your doctor: The nodules could be anything from scar tissue due to prior infections, rheumatoid nodules. To cancer. You should ask your doctor about these. The cough could be due to rheumatoid lung, copd, infection or a simple allergy or sinus problem. You will need to explore this with your own doctor to get a diagnosis.See 1 more doctor answer
Father has multiple small lung nodules. Does not smoke. Had pneumonia several times and scarring from it on lungs 25 yrs ago. Is 70. Risk of cancer?
1 cm nodule: Any nodule is abnormal. Nodules greater than a centimeter are considered pathological and worrisome. Certain radiological characteristics make some nodules more serious than others. Other tests like pet scans can help in differentiating malignant nodules from benign ones.See 1 more doctor answer
It can, however: Exposure to mold and lung nodules may not be related. You obviously have seen a doctor to know that you have lung nodules. It would be prudent to consult a pulmonary medicine doctor.
Can a few lung nodule disappear / cannot see in cxr over a year if you undergo treatment or something?
Good question: For your doctor. These are multiple reasons for lung nodules and your question can be answered more accurately by the doctor who has examined you.See 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean when a 1cm lung nodule has "small density", does that point toward Cancer? Or Benign?
Small density.: A 1 cm nodule is a small density. Most likely this is benign finding but additional info about appearance and history/ physical exam are important. Are you a smoker? What prompted the X-ray or CT? A 3 month follow-up film is likely needed if this is a new radiological finding. Talk to your doctor. Best wishes.See 1 more doctor answer
What is histoplasmosis? Does it affects lungs forming very small nodule, bcz of my lung nodule. Can it be seen in ct, ?
Yes: Yes, it can show as nodules in imagines. Consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment should it become necessary.See 1 more doctor answer
My father died of lung cancer should I worry about my lung nodules they are 6 x 4 mm and 6 x 5 mm and other small ones?
I was recently told that I have a small 5 mm lung nodule. Discovered by CT scan. I am not a smoker. Never have been. Should I be worried?
Multiple lung nodules measure 2- 6mm all test have been ran all were negative. 1.5cm lymph node axilla are all of them to small for pet scan?
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