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Is there any help for someone with hypogammaglobulinemia, ocd, granuloma at lung , hypersomnia and getting weaker n sicker evey day low g, m, a

Is there any help for someone with hypogammaglobulinemia, ocd, granuloma at lung , hypersomnia and getting weaker n sicker evey day low g, m, a

There : There is no single diagnosis i can come up with to explain all your symptoms. Sounds like you may have common variable immunodeficiency which increases your risk of sinus and lung infections. I suggest regular follow up care with an immunologist/allergist. That would be a good start. Travel to such a specialist if one is not in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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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Erythema nodossum, granulomas in lung, liver, spleen. Now chest pain, sternum pain, liver enlarged -fatigue & flushed cheeks often. What could this b

Erythema nodossum, granulomas in lung, liver, spleen.  Now chest pain, sternum pain, liver enlarged -fatigue & flushed cheeks often. What could this b

Mgt: There are many possible causes including a variety of infections, autoimmune disease and malignancy. A biopsy provides diagnostic information. I would suggest blood work to include an autoimmune disease panel, sed rate and CBC, differential and plts. ...Read more

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Other then bacterial and fungal infection, are there any other types of infections that can caused granuloma of lung and nodules and symptoms of cough?

Other then bacterial and fungal infection, are there any other types of infections that can caused granuloma of lung and nodules and symptoms of cough?

Granuloma: Granuloma of the lungs is typically caused by a fungal infection. A doctor may make a diagnosis of granuloma by chest x-ray or, if the granuloma is not apparently calcified, by computerized tomography (ct), which can detect the calcium that isn't evident on the chest x-ray. The images of affected tissue usually show scarring and calcification characteristic of a granuloma. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is calcified granuloma of the lungs?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is calcified granuloma of the lungs?

Old inflammation.: A granuloma is a type of inflammation. Granulomas can arise in response to some infections and to other inflammatory processes. This process is generally not associated with malignancy. When described as 'calcified', (like in an xray or ct scan), the reader of the study is generally indicated that the process is mineralized and is usually of long standing. ...Read more

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I have a large calcified granuloma in my lung found in 2004. Did X-ray today & dr thinks it's growing& causing issues can it?

I have a large calcified granuloma in my lung found in 2004. Did X-ray today & dr thinks it's growing& causing issues can it?

Yes it can: Size and position of nodule can obstruct a small airway and create atelectasis( a type of collapse). Your doctor has to make sure that this is not an active infection, or a nodule with malignancy. Serial ct scans are recommended usually. ...Read more

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3 ACE tests 1st was 98, 2nd 111, 3rd 98. Never put on medicine. Granuloma in right lung calcified. Can ACE levels rise & fall w/o med? Sarc chances?

3 ACE tests 1st was 98, 2nd 111, 3rd 98. Never put on medicine. Granuloma in right lung calcified. Can ACE levels rise & fall  w/o med?  Sarc chances?

ACE test: Is not helpful in diagnosing sarcoid. The test is neither sensitive for, nor specific to sarcoid. If calcified, its probably not sarcoid, but rather a leftover scar from many years ago and nothing to fret over. Tell your doctor no more "ace tests" unless they can tell you what they will do with abnormal results. Even if you have sarcoid, ace can't tell us whether to treat it. Most don't need rx. ...Read more

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In layman's terms what does this mean? Prominent calcified mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes and scattered calcified granulomas in both lungs. Heart

In layman's terms what does this mean?
Prominent calcified mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes and scattered calcified granulomas in both lungs.
Heart

Old infection: would be the most common explanation, but there are some other illnesses that could cause this and be more worrisome. You need to ask the physician who ordered the x-ray what s/he was worried about, and what is the cause for these findings. Good luck! ...Read more

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In layman's terms what does this mean? Prominent calcified mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes and scattered calcified granulomas in both lungs. Heart

In layman's terms what does this mean?
Prominent calcified mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes and scattered calcified granulomas in both lungs.
Heart

Changes in tissue: These changes mean that some of the tissue of the heart and lungs is not the normal way it usually looks on xray. When tissue is damaged by infection or inflammation sometimes calcium builds in those areas and forms scars or when the body is trying to heal itself it forms a barrier around an abnormal area. The lymph nodes filters things out of the body and can get enlarged. ...Read more

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Ct for sob history of pe calcified granulomas in r lung base ind granulomatous dis f/u w fleischner society criteria also shows a changing l nodule. Worry?

Don't worry, act.: Any nodule being followed by fleischner criteria and enlarging needs explanation. Will likely require an additional study. ...Read more

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How can calcified granuloma occur in our lungs?

How can  calcified granuloma occur in our lungs?

Immune response.: A calcified granuloma is a type of inflammation. Some lung infections (like fungal infections) will trigger a response in the body in which the person's immune system surrounds the invading organisms with specific cells that form discrete clusters in attempt to wall the organism off from the host tissue. Over time, these can calcify. Non-infectious foreign material can also cause granulomas. ...Read more

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2mm granuloma was seen in lung CT report, and also 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule, please can u advice me what r the possible causes?

2mm granuloma was seen in lung CT report, and  also 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule, please can u advice me what r the possible causes?

Many causes: The 2 mm granuloma is benign and nothing to worry about. Read here for more info - http://news.Cancerconnect.Com/what-is-a-lung-granuloma/ unless the 8 mm lobulated well defined nodule contains fat (benign hamartoma) or calcified (likely another benign granuloma), it will require a follow up ct (in 3-6 months). This is assuming you don't have a known primary malignancy that you haven't mentioned. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis when i was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?

I have bronchitis when i was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?

TB: The most likely cause would be healed tuberculosis in which case you should have a positive TB skin test or blood test such as quantiferon TB gold test. If one of these is positive at your age wou would need treatment for latent tuberculosis. Some fungal infections can also cause calcified granulomata in the lungs. ...Read more

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How does a radiologist ddx a calcified granuloma vs. A rectal adenocarcinoma lung metastasis?

How does a radiologist ddx a calcified granuloma vs. A rectal adenocarcinoma lung metastasis?

Experience: A calcified granuloma is...Calcified! most metastatic nodules are not. Exceptions include mets from osteosarcoma, and mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colon. Granulomas tend not to change over time. Mets tend to grow and are usually multiple. ...Read more

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Hi my pcp found a calcified lung granuloma in my upper left lobe, confirmed by the pulmonologist (found on xray). The pulmonologist pretty much blew ?

Hi my pcp found a calcified lung granuloma in my upper left lobe, confirmed by the pulmonologist (found on xray).  The pulmonologist pretty much blew ?

A small calcified: Granuloma is a sign of an old inflammatory process or infection. It is usually an incidental finding of no clinical concern. They are benign and usually no follow up is necessary. ...Read more

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What is mid-outer lung minute nodulocalcific granuloma?

What is mid-outer lung minute nodulocalcific granuloma?

Nothing serious: most likely you have a spot on your chest x Ray or your Ct scan and they diagnosed the spot as a benign granule a apparently it is small and it is calcified unless you are smoker do not worry if you are smoker make sure your doctor keep the eye on your lungs and follow with chest x Ray ...Read more