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Follow Up For Cocci Lung Nodules
9mm lung nodule found lower lobe on abdomininal scan. Follow up scan 6 months later nodule grew to 1.5 cm. PET scan no uptake former smoker 15 yrs ago?
Needs Biopsy: Follow the treating Physician's advise. With rapid increase in 6 months; getting tisuue Dx is always very helpful. Other wise you will be worried all the time until another Imaging study is done . Excision Bx is the way to go ( removing the nodule) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Ct shows 9mm lung nodule. 6 month follow up CT shows nodule grown to 30mm and looks hazy. 3 radiologists & pulm dr said hazy & growing so fast means prob inflammation not malignancy. Are they correct?
February had a CT scan for abdominal issues. A 3mm lung nodule was found lower lung. Spk to PC and dismissed as a granuloma. Shd I do more follow up?
Serial Chest CT for lung nodules, one mediastinal node noted 2 yrs ago, recently more nodes are visible. Hx of papillary bladder ca. Follow up needed?
Bladder cancer: Definitely need follow up. It would be uncommon to have had a papillary bladder ca that spread to the lungs. If there is concern about a new ca I would recommend a PET scan. It could also be related to the lung nodules...etiology? Lymph nodes are seen when there is infection, inflammation, or ca. There are other things like sarcoid that can enlarge nodes. ...Read more
What causes multiple bilateral lung nodules. The largest one is 5 mm and all the doctor wants to do is follow it. Why not biopsy it and find out why?
Many things: Depending on where you live this can be an old infection called histoplasmosis. 5 mm nodules are quite small and biopsies may not be easy at this point. Also a surgical biopsy of the lung isn't a simple outpatient procedure. If you are concerned you can also get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X-ray spot: It can be anything from an old inactive walled-off TB of fungus infection to a benign tumor to cancer to something as exotic as a dog heartworm that went far astray. Here in kansas, most are old histoplasmosis. But a spot is lung cancer until you & your physician have a reason to think otherwise. Good luck, and be brave. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lung nodules: Are densities or white areas, roundish usually that are seen in xr of the lungs which are not usually seen in normal, or regular chest x-rays. When we see them we do have to make decisions if pathologic to work them up to make sure they are not cancers or infections. When seen they don't always mean disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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