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Doctor insights on: Linear Density At The Left Base Consistent With Small Parenchyma Like Scar

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring. Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring.  Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Most likely OK: Small pleural based nodule is most likely a granuloma (left over from prior infection) but could conceivably be a small cancer. You will most likely be followed with ct, especially if you are a smoker. If there is no growth it is probably just a small granuloma and no biopsy is necessary. Biapical pleural parenchymal scarring is very common, but may also be followed. Calcific densities r likely ok. ...Read more

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I got my result from my x-ray today and says I have hazy density. conclusion PTB upper left lung.I had PTB 5 years ago & treated, is this PTB or scar?

I got my result from my x-ray today and says I have hazy density. conclusion PTB upper left lung.I had PTB 5 years ago & treated, is this PTB or scar?

Mgt.: Any symptoms or changes in your radiograph, compared to post treatment, may lead to additional tests. Airway cultures to identify TB can be sent to clarify. ...Read more

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Pilonidal excesion 4 years ago. Now see very small hole at the base of the scar. Bleeds very little, can't tell if it is draining. Is this a scar issue?

Most likely: You had a pilonidal cyst removed and 4 years following you have noticed drainage. It is possible that a residual cyst exists but it can also be scar. If it continues you can return to your surgeon. They may try conservative measures first before discussing any surgery options. Keep it dry for now. ...Read more

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After an the acne from a major break like reaction lots of small white scars were left behind that are very embarrassing. ?

After an the acne from a major break like reaction lots of small white scars were left behind that are very embarrassing. ?

Scars with acne?: I'm sorry that we don't have photographic capability here on this forum. I cannot make out what this disease might be without seeing it or without getting a better history. I'm sorry i can't solve your problem here. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I get small burns on my left foot out of nowhere, leaves a scar,size of cig butt. The foot isn't near anything at all, no heat. Happens spontaneously.

I get small burns on my left foot out of nowhere, leaves a scar,size of cig butt. The foot isn't near anything at all, no heat. Happens spontaneously.

Neuropathy: It is possible that the nerves to your foot are not in good order. It is imperative that you see a doctor for an evaluation, before you accumulate too much damage to your foot. ...Read more

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Can i cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis i nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

Can i cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis i nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

This : This could be razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis), skin tags, warts, molluscum, a scar, or several other possibilities. I think you should probably see a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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My 5 years male child has 2 small scars on left kidney. Rt is not functional due to PUV at birth time. All tests are normal now. pls advice for future?

My 5 years male child has 2 small scars on left kidney. Rt is not functional due to PUV at birth time. All tests are normal now. pls advice for future?

Renal Scarring: Posterior Urethral Valves can cause congenital damage and destruction to the kidneys. Your child's condition was managed at birth by fulguration procedure. With one functioning kidney remaining (albeit scarred) and normal blood tests currently, your child should receive yearly routine physical exams with special attention to his kidney function, overall growth pattern, and sports participation. ...Read more

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I️ got a 20% Tca peel from my derm. A small piece of skin peeled off early the second day and was left red and rough underneath, will it scar?

I️ got a 20% Tca peel from my derm. A small piece of skin peeled off early the second day and was left red and rough underneath, will it scar?

Unlikely: Usually after a skin peel there is full healing. It's best to avoid strong sunlight on the healing area to avoid permanent changes in skin color (use a strong sunscreen) ...Read more

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Chickenpox 8 yrs ago left with scar turned Pink red firm small itchy spot lower back dermatologist in a week but can a old chickenpox scar itch?

Chickenpox 8 yrs ago left with scar turned Pink red firm small itchy spot lower back dermatologist in a week but can a old chickenpox scar itch?

Yes but at age 34?: Was the chickenpox or was it shingles. At age 34 which was eight years ago I wonder if it really was chickenpox. The old scar Can itch. Let's see what the dermatologist says ...Read more

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I have a small lump/scar on my left eye and it turned red, itchy with slight pain and it has two small white dots near it. ?

I have a small  lump/scar on my left eye and it turned red, itchy with slight pain and it has two small white dots near it. 




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Eye lump: Which part of the eye? Eyelid or the eye itself? Eyelid cyst may be what you are complaining about. See an ophthalmologist or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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L5-s1 level, mild broad-based posterior disk bulge, left sided laminectomy enhancing postoperative scar tissue abutting the left s1 nerve root means?

Complicated: The scar, may or may not be the reason for the residual pain. If there is no pain, nothing to do, if pain is substantial, there are many factors which need to be considered, historically and radio graphically to understand the situation and to make decisions. ...Read more

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Hi...the apicordotic view result stated that I have minimal fibrocalcific densities/scarring in my left upper lobe of my lungs...what does it mean?

Hi...the apicordotic view result stated that I have minimal fibrocalcific densities/scarring in my left upper lobe of my lungs...what does it mean?

Lung scarring.: This finding suggests that there is/was a process inflaming/scarring the top sections of your lungs. Could be something environmental. Occupational. Infectious. Requires clarification. You should bring this finding to a Pulmonologist for a full consideration. ...Read more

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There is small scaring on left kidney due to PUV during child hood (now 5 years).how can i prevent further scarring on kidney.

Prevent infection: The most likely cause of kidney scarring if the PUV has been corrected will be further infections of the kidney. The best way to prevent scarring is to prevent infection, and treat it right away if it occurs. Symptoms of urinary tract infection include fever, vomiting, nausea, burning on urination, pain in the back near where the ribs and spine meet, trouble urinating and frequent urination. ...Read more

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My husband had a chest X-ray it showed linear scarring on left base. He is a heavy smoker could this be start of cancer or copd? Should we ignore it?

My husband had a chest X-ray it showed linear scarring on left base. He is a heavy smoker could this be start of cancer or copd? Should we ignore it?

Should be evaluated: The presence of radiologic abnormalities that are persistent in a heavy smoker should be evaluated completely. Several factors need to be taken into consideration while determining further course of action. Talk to a lung specialist in your area for a more detailed assessment to find out the cause for those xray changes. ...Read more

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I have minimal arteriosclosis of the thoracic aorta and linear scarring/subsegmental atelectasis in the left lung base.what should i do and what antibiotics should i take?

I have minimal arteriosclosis of the thoracic aorta and linear scarring/subsegmental atelectasis in the left lung base.what should i do and what antibiotics should i take?

Modify diet; no Abx.: Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is best treated by modifying your diet, eliminating simple sugars and "bad" fats, keeping your BP controlled. In many cases, cholesterol and/or BP medications are needed. Subsegmental atelectasis refers to a scar formed in a small portion of the lungs probably from an old injury or infection; without new symptoms, no role for antibiotics (Abx won't reverse atelec ...Read more

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I recently had a ct scan with contrast. It said I had some linear scarring in lower left lung. Everything else looked ok. I had a small granuloma on a previous scan same area. I had pneumonia in that area a year ago. I have great oxygen. That was all that

That was like you..: ..said, scarring due to pneumonia in the past. If you don't have any symptoms of fever, cough, sputum, shortness of breath, sweating or weakness, then you most likely don't have pneumonia. And a granuloma would not be anything to lose sleep over.. size and all. I would continue to monitor the situation from a distance. ...Read more

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I have small tattoo on my left rib cage from 2 years ago. It's raised, scarring, bumpy, and red. I have very sensitive skin - should it be removed?

I have small tattoo on my left rib cage from 2 years ago. It's raised, scarring, bumpy, and red. I have very sensitive skin - should it be removed?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You should see a doctor for an evaluation. Chronic infections are known to have occurred from tattoos.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Chest x Ray shows subtle scarring in left lung base after pnemounia and pleurisy. Is this bad and can it become a problem?

Chest x Ray shows subtle scarring in left lung base after pnemounia and pleurisy. Is this bad and can it become a problem?

Mgt: A virtual consult can be booked online, so that the imaging may be viewed. From your description, this type of residual scarring should not result in a decrease in lung function. ...Read more

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Increased density in the fibroglandular parenchyma. What does it mean?

Increased density in the fibroglandular parenchyma. What does it mean?

Foreign language!: I'm guessing you are referring to a mammogram, but i could be totally wrong. "parenchyma" is the "representative tissue, " i.e., the tissue that normally lives in the area being studied. Fibroglandular refer to tissue made up of glands (milk glands) and fiber. This could as easily have been stated as "patient has dense breast tissue." that would be common in a 40-year-old woman. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What is abnormal density in the brain parenchyma?

What is abnormal density in the brain parenchyma?

Dense brain tissue: Brain parenchyma density is usually referred to as a result of the findings on a ct scan. Hyperdense material will appear bright such as blood. Hypodense material will appear darker and an example of that might be an old stroke. ...Read more

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Ct chest w/contrast found multiple tiny nodular densities within lung parenchyma. How serious is it. I get sob when i bend over or do yoga exercise. ?

Ct chest w/contrast found multiple tiny nodular densities within lung parenchyma. How serious is it. I get sob when  i bend over or do yoga exercise. ?

Possibly: These are unlikely to cause shortness of breath. Most commonly these nodules are evidence of a prior infection such as histoplasmosis, especially if you have resided in the ohio river valley, or less likely tuberculosis. These are known as granulomas.
However, other causes are also possible. Your doctor that referred you for the scan should be able to determine if you need more tests. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more