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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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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 does lung calcification granuloma mean?

What does lung calcification granuloma mean?

Exists long time: Granuloma could be calcified because it exists for a long time. ...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

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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

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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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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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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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Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung.

Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung.

Lung granulomas: 36 F asks: Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung. ANS: depends on what is causing the granuloma. Some never do. & depends on what most common cause of lung granulomas in Eufaula. So the best person to ask is a chest specialist who has been practicing near Eufaula for a long time. Have that Dr examine u & X-ray ...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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Is this alarming X-ray Impression No acute focal lung infiltrate Stable appearing tiny ovoid hyperdensity which may relate to calcified granuloma?

Is this alarming 
X-ray Impression 
No acute focal lung infiltrate 
Stable appearing tiny ovoid hyperdensity which may relate to calcified granuloma?

Stable is good. : Technically it would be good for me to know when the last xray was (the one to which they're comparing the current one). Bad things will pretty universally grow over time, so if this hypersensitive has not grown in months, or years, then it's very likely benign. ...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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I have diagnosed with a 3 mm lingular nodule probably representing granuloma. Mild fibrotic changes at the left lung base. Is this something I should worry about?

I have diagnosed with a 3 mm lingular nodule probably representing granuloma. Mild fibrotic changes at the left lung base. Is this something I should worry about?

Need to follow up: Follow up checks with X-Ray /CT scan is advised to be certain that it does not grow in size. Most likely it is benign in which case it will remain inactive and not grow in size. Unless you have watched/monitored it for the next 2-3 years, there will remain some concern that it could be an early form of lung Cancer although it is not very likely to be. ...Read more

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Is granuloma and nodules same thing if seen on lung ct?

Not quite: Many nodules are granulomas but nodules can also be a large variety of tumors or malignant tumors. Followup or biopsies are to determine cause. ...Read more

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