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Lung Mass In Left Lower Lobe
Ct images reveal a spiculated mixed attenuating solid mass at the superior segment of the left lower lobe lungs est. Vol of 203cc. Der are minute calc?
Probable biopsy: A spiculated mass is often worrisome for cancer. However this also could be from a prior lung infection. Your doctors may consider a needle biopsy of the mass or a pet/ct scan. It would be helpful to compare this finding with any old chest xrays or ct scans to see if this is a new mass. ...Read more
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
C.T chest: a 5.5 x 6.2 x 3.7 CM soft tissue mass is notice in the apical segment of lower lobe. Kindly inform me it could be benign or malegnent.?
See your doctor: It could be either. There are characteristic of masses that guide the radiologist one way or the other. I would imagine that your doctor will recommend a biopsy and other tests to help decide what this is. ...Read more
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
What to do if I have pneumonia in my left lung lower lobe. Is it normal to have pain in that side rib cage?
Yes: It's called pleurisy.Get a more detailed answer ›
What could cause mild scarring on left lower lobe at base of lung w/ no acute inflammation w/ no significant change in year? (on chest x-rays)
I ve bronciectasis in left lower lobe, need antibitoics many times p/yr, is it better to go for lung surgery to prevent further damage 2 lungs?
I keep getting a sharp pain, it feels like in my lower lobe of my left lung sometimes when I inhale deep, every once in a while it feels like it pops?
NO: They're present in practically all adults - it's part of breathing the air for 52 years. ...Read more
(36 and smoker)What could 3 noncalcified lung nodules sizes 6mm- 4mm left lower lobe be? Found on ct, what would be next step to identify cause?
Many possibilities.: Noncalcified lung nodules are worrisome, especially if you are a smoker (as you have), & more so if you are a "heavy" smoker (based on number of packs per day, & no of yrs that you've smoked). A nodule could be scar tissue, or the effects of an infection or radiation; however, most worrisome, of course, is lung cancer. To identify cause, next step is usually bronchoscopy (scope to look) & biopsy. ...Read more
What is a dense 8mm left lower nodule of the lung? Dense nodular opacity in the left lower lobe is likely a calcified granuloma. What does that mean to me?
It means: This is likely a benign incidental finding of no concern, a small calcified remnant of a remote inflammatory process. ...Read more
What does "left lung lower lobe shows a subcm parenchymal nodule with mild tracer update (SUV max 1. 8)" mean when doing a whole body PET CT?
Means...: ...you should probably have a follow-up study to better characterize the lung nodule. Of course, the nodule may be consistent with the reason you underwent a total body PET/CT. ...Read more
A very faint subpleural nodular density in the left lower lobe posterolaterally noted on CT Scan along with minor nodularity to posterior lung bases?
Ct scan showed 11mm spiculated lesion in upper zone of left lower lung lobe. Am non smoker, never smoke but have asthma was hospitalised for bronchitis?
I ve cough and focal atelectasis in left lower lobe[where I ve bronchiectasis], chest physio has not helped, please advice what next steps can be to fix it?
Bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis is a result of lung tissue destruction. Lung excercise might help but you would need to see a lung specialist to find out the etiology of your problem. Treating the underlying disease would prevent further lung destruction or worsening bronchiectasis and improve your lung function. Many things can present that way. Both allergist and pulmonilogist are well versed in this condition. ...Read more
Chest XRay results "Peri bronchial thickening with patchy opactiy noted in the left lower lobe" Should I be worried? What does this mean?
HRCT scan chest result focal parenchymal fibrosis rt middle & left lower lobe. W/mammal residual ground glass/opacities. What is the meaning? Prognosis
Hard to know: The findings indicate changes to lung structure in these areas, possibly some scarring and possibly with some fluid/inflammation of the smallest air pockets. Without more knowledge of the clinical history, however, any meaningful interpretation is impossible. The physician who ordered the test will discuss within context of the medical situation. ...Read more
Mild scarring left lower lobe diagnosed by chest X-ray how common is this finding? Scared could progress altho dr not concerned should go for CT scan?
Common: Scarring can occur following previous infection, trauma, lung disease or surgery in chest. Scarring is not uncommon in older patient who becomes more exposed to various pulmonary conditions. There is known association of scars and development of lung cancer.Long period of time between baseline scar and cancer. Other risk factors contribute such as smoking, environment, genes. Ct better defines scar. ...Read more
Left lower lobe pneumonia March 4. No fever, just felt like junk. Got levaquin (levofloxacin). Now just feeling weak. Chest X-ray clear. How long till I'm better?
What does this mean chest ct scan. Mild infiltrates, left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia, mild left pleural effusion..
CT scan: Proper interpretation of CT or "cat scan" results is a tricky proposition and requires a physician to clinically correlate with multiple factors. The findings above may simply represent excessive mucus or possibly an infection. An effusion means there is some type of fluid in or around the lungs. ...Read more
I have a 4mm nodule in my right lower lung lobe. Doctors suspect its benign. Risk outweighs benefits to aspirate it out. Do nodules hurt? I feel pain
No: The short answer is no, lung nodules are in areas of the body which do not have pain receptors. A nodule that involves the pleura (lining or edge) of the lung might present with pain if large enough and if it grows through the parietal pleura (lining of the chest wall) but a 4mm lung nodule would not be painful. ...Read more
Is there a suction device that drs or patient having bronciectasis alongside atelectasis can use to suck mucous out of lungs esp if its in lower lobe?
mucus in the lungs indicates an ongoing infection or inflammation of the airway and lung tissues. Structural changes associated with bronchiectasis lead to pool of mucus. Getting rid of the mucus makes the patients feel better. Use of nebulizers which can deliver moisture into the airway help to dilute the mucus and facilitate the drainage. Respiratory therapists can help you. ...Read more
I have just been diagnosed with pe. I have a blood clot in my right lower lobe of my lung. How long does it takes to go away?
Weeks to months: But clinical improvement is much faster than that. ...Read more
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?
Doctor says that the lower lobe of my right lung is damaged and it is the cause for the blood in sputum. Is this a good diagnosis?
No: It is important to find out the cause for blood in the sputum, especially is it is a repeated problem. The possible causes can be mild and once-only (certain viruses) but can also be an important sign of serious disease. Often a chest ct scan or other tests are needed to figure out the cause. If you are told it is due to "lung damage", find out what they mean and why it happened. ...Read more
Questionable right lower lobe lung nodule vs end on vessel a followup x-ray is recomended in 3 month to reassess. No acute anatomic finding. Any wrong?
Unclear: The lauded radiologist, whoever it was that issued the report, is uncertain as to whether a nodule was found in the lung, or if there was a confounding shadow from a vessel. That is why he/she recommends a repeat of the exam (X-ray) in 3 months. A malignant nodule would get bigger. A stable appearance suggests a benign anomaly or artifact. Without seeing the actual film, nothing more can be said. ...Read more
Lung CT. Several pleural tags bilateral upper lobes. 7mm nodule peripheral right lower lobe. What are causes for pleural tags not related to nodule?
Ct scan showed that I have a 6cm spot/growth on the lower lobe of my right lung. Healthy 40yr old non-smoke fem. Is that large? How common is this?
6cm=big; 6mm=small: Sometimes people have a 6 mm spot (about 1/4 of an inch wide) but mistakenly remember it as a 6 CM mass (about 2-1/4 inches wide). A mass 6 centimeters (cm) wide is pretty big (a tennis ball is about 6-1/2 cm) and is usually not called a "spot". The doctor who ordered the ct can review the results to confirm whether the finding is a little 6 millimeter (mm) spot or a bigger mass. ...Read more
Pleural bassed nodule at posterior aspect os mid cephalad right lower lobe of lung 7 x 4 mm. Also linear atelectasis within right midlung. Age 73?
Follow up of nodule: The linear atelectasis is nothing to worry about. The pleural based nodule sounds like a potentially benign nodule. Surveillance of a nodule of this size, however, is frequently recommended, particularly if you have a smoking history. Please sure to talk to your doctor for the appropriate steps. ...Read more
My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year. ..Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly
Could be recurrence:
This needs to be worked up - it could be recurrent cancer, or possibly reactive, especially if radiation therapy was performed.
See the oncologist and ask for specifics about this finding.
Was the pet scan positive in the same area? If so, that raises the concern, but it still could be reactive. ...Read more
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