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Doctor insights on: Inflamed Nodules In Lungs

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In december he had a chest xray for at that time, a single nodule observed. Cat scan now shows 2 benign nodules w/ 1 inflamed. What next?

In december he had a chest xray for at that time, a single nodule observed. Cat scan now shows 2 benign nodules w/ 1 inflamed. What next?

Discuss with doctor: Discuss the situation with your doctor. What to do next depends on the actual images on the ct and the opinion of the radiologist (a doctor specializing in image interpretation). Your doctor may need to talk to the rad.

Sometimes the ct can clearly determine if the nodule is benign, but sometimes followup ct's are required. If there is an old ct to compare with, that would be extremely helpful. ...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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Why do I have a nodule on my lungs?

Cyst? cancer?: you are a young woman very unlikely to have cancer but still a slight risk , but high risk if smoke, do you smoke?? if so stop now before too late , your health will come back , if not great . get a pulmonologist to review your cat scan or whatever found this nodule , needs to be found out .pray it is ok ...Read more

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Nodular opacities in lungs in telugu?

Nodular opacities in lungs in telugu?

See a pulmonologist: Lung nodules could be malignant or benign. Your doctor may decide to follow it up with periodic radiology to assess stability or opt for tissue diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are nodules on your lungs and how are they treated?

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What are nodules on your lungs and how are they treated?

Lung nodule: Lung nodule is defined as a small round or oval shaped spot in the lung, ...Read more

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Should 5mm nodule on lung be removed?

Should 5mm nodule on lung be removed?

No, almost NEVER: A 5 mm lung nodule, even in a high risk person (heavy long time smoker) has a (much) less than 1% chance of being cancer as opposed to a benign scar or 'granuloma'. Nobody should be doing surgery to remove a 5 mm nodule except in the rarest of circumstances, too complicated to discuss in 400 characters. ...Read more

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What are lung nodules?

What are lung nodules?

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 more

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Lung nodules 7 mm are they a concern?

Lung nodules 7 mm are they a concern?

It depends: Not all lung nodules are alike. The odds that a nodule is cancer depends in the appearance and size of the nodule, the medical history of the patient, the smoking history of the patient, and how the nodule changes over time. Radiologists, pulmonary physicians and thoracic surgeons are best qualified to determine the risk that a particular nodule is cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly is a nodule on the lung?

What exactly is a nodule on the lung?

It is mass of tissue: It is a mass of tissues on the xray and cat scan.60%of lung nodules are due to benighn and not cancerous conditions but any nodule need to be investigated and followed up. ...Read more

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Calcified lung nodules?

Generally no worries: These are likely "healed" TB or fungal infection that the body has "walled off" and calcified. Usually called calcified granulomas. Very common, especially in certain parts of the world where specific fungi are endemic in the environment - in those areas, nearly every one has them and they do no harm. ...Read more

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Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Curable? No: Lung nodules are very common, and over 95% are benign scars that require no "cure". They don't go away, and therefore are not "cured" but they are harmless. The 4-5% of lung nodules that are cancer require some form of treatment and many of these are curable. This depends upon thorough evaluation of the nodule, staging and treatment by experienced teams. ...Read more

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If a person smoked, does that cause cancerous lung nodules?

Modules: Smoking increases the risk of developing cancerous lesions. But not every nodule in current or past smokers is cancerous. Every nodule must however be considered cancer until it has been appropriately monitored or biopsied to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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Ir lung nodules are not cancer, what exactly are they?

Ir lung nodules are not cancer, what exactly are they?

Many things: Some are from trapped tissues from old infections such as pneumonia, some are old granuloma or set in inflammation that has died down (like a chalazion in the eyelids, or old scars. ...Read more

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What is a lung nodular density?

What is a lung nodular density?

Whitish spot on xray: On a chest x-ray, sometimes there are whitish spots that aren't supposed to be there in the normally dark images of the lungs. The spots are usually less than an inch wide, and often less than half-an-inch wide. Disorders that show up as a nodular density or multiple densities include infections (such as TB or other germs), fungi (such as aspergillus), inflammatory disorders, cancers, etc... ...Read more

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Are calcium spots and nodule the same thing on lungs? If not what's the difference?

Are calcium spots and  nodule the same thing on lungs? If not what's the difference?

Calcium in "spots": Is usually old inflammatory change which may have been a nodule at some point. A tissue density without calcium would be called a nodule, and may be a cancer. ...Read more

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I have tiny nodular density in right upper lung. what does it mean? does it mean im not fit to work? thanks

I have tiny nodular density in right upper lung. what does it mean? does it mean im not fit to work? thanks

Mgt, workup: If the nodule is very small, it is most likely benign. Your risk factors including smoking history, family history and pulmonary history can be assessed to determine the next best step.
I would suggest a TB test and a follow up appt with a review of the CT scan: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD ...Read more

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If you have a single nodule in each lung are they considered separated solitary nodules or multiple nodules?

If you have a single nodule in each lung are they considered separated solitary nodules or multiple nodules?

Multiple nodules: Solitary nodules appear only in 1 lung. A single nodule could have multiple causes (infection, lymph node, cancer, others). However, 1 nodule in each lung would constitute an unusual finding. It deserves investigation, as both have a greater chance of being malignant (cancer). The only way to know for sure is by biopsy - "if tumor is the rumor, tissue is the issue". Talk to ur doctor soon. Good lu ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lot of nodules in both my lung the largest one is 13 mm, should I have in removed?

Needs follow up: Usually the nodules less than 2 cm could be followed up with an imaging study in 3-6 month. If you had previous ct scan, we can compare with them. Please follow up with pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Atelectasis and now have several nodules in my lungs. Can this be asbestos? I served in the navy as a boiler technician and

I have been diagnosed with Atelectasis and now have several nodules in my lungs. Can this be asbestos? I served in the navy as a boiler technician and

Good question: it sounds like you have had a medical evaluation and some studies to look at your lungs. unfortunately, it is not possible to know everything about lung nodules from xrays or cat scans, even though one can tell if they are growing or changing in any way. Hope for the best and continue to follow up with your doctors. If anything becomes suspicious, they may offer a biopsy to be sure. ...Read more

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What is a lung nodule?

What is a lung nodule?

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 more

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What is a lung nodule?

What is a lung nodule?

Solid mass in lung: A lung nodule is a soft tissue mass that is located somewhere within the lung itself. It can be a benign or malignant nodule. Following it with ct scans to see if it changes in size is one way to manage them or going directly to biopsy. ...Read more

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Can benign lung nodules grow?

Yes: But there are very few truly benign solid tumors that occur in the lung. The only type seen with any frequency are hamartomas. Lung nodules that are made of scar do not generally grow except when they form, granulomas are burnt out infections that also don't grow. Any solid lung nodule that is increasing in size needs to be proven not to be cancer with biopsy ...Read more

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What are the tests for lung nodule?

What are the tests for lung nodule?

Many options: Depends on age, size of nodule, history, and smoking history. Options include do nothing (rare), pet scan if there is risk for cancer, follow up cts at intervals determined by experienced md. Biopsies and surgery can come, but generally after above steps. Most nodules (>95%) are not cancer, and therefore invasive procedures should be reserved for when suspicion (guided by above factors) is high. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lung nodules?

Can you tell me about lung nodules?

Not enough space to: There are numerous reasons for nodules. The most concerning would be cancer. Your age alone makes cancer less likely unless you are having many other symptoms (weight loss, night sweats, etc). If they are calcified nodules, the risk for cancer is very low. If they are not calcified, then you should see a lung specialist to see if you need biopsies or not. ...Read more

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What is a 7 mm noncalcified lung nodule?

What is a 7 mm noncalcified lung nodule?

Anything: It means there is a little mass in your lung. It could be anything. If you are smoker it could be cancer. If you are not there are multiple other causes. You will need repeat ct scan to see whether there is any increase in size. ...Read more

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What could cause a lung nodule to thicken?

What could cause a lung nodule to thicken?

Growth: If a lung nodule thickens, that means it is growing. Whether this is cancer, infection or anything else, you need to find out. ...Read more

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Why would a lung nodule grow from 5mm to 9mm?

Would get checked: A lung nodule is not cancer per se, but it is unusual for a noncancerous nodule to grow. In the setting of smoking, this would be worrisome and require further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes lung nodules? Can you share some sources?

What causes lung nodules? Can you share some sources?

Smoking: check on google. There are too many things that can do it. Most importantly, smoking. Check with your lung doc to know for sure. Lung nodules can be life threatening. ...Read more

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I have a 3mm subpleural nodule on my lung, via a CTSCAN. Should I be concerned?

I have a 3mm subpleural nodule on my lung, via a CTSCAN. Should I be concerned?

No: In my old home in Kansas City, almost everybody had a few of these -- old healed histoplasmosis. If your physician isn't worried, I wouldn't be. Watch it if needed -- I'll bet it never grows, and taking it out would be riskier than the small chance it's something that can't wait. ...Read more

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24mmx19mm centrally calcified lung nodule should I be worried?

24mmx19mm centrally calcified lung nodule  should I be worried?

Yes if new: Some people contact TB as children and develop calcified nodes. If this is new and if you have been a long-term smoker do not fail to follow up with the doctor who discovered this because might be a malignancy. An old x-ray film could help to settle this matter. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more