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Many things: A lung nodule may be an indication of infection, active or healed infection, a benign of malignant tumor. Most are benign. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lung-cancer/expert-answers/lung-nodules/FAQ-20058445 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does two pleurally based nodular densities noted along the right middle lobe and lingula respectively, mean?
Just had mammogram and have a nodular density requiring further investigation. Can this be cancer?
Yes,: but at least 80% of mammo recalls turn out to be nothing of concern, and of the remainder that might go to biopsy, 70-80% of those turn out benign. The odds are strongly in your favor. It is common(approx 10% of the time) to get called back for additional imaging due to a questionable abnormality on screening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No: A bleb would be the opposite of a density. It would be more lucent. ...Read more
TB vs scar: Nodular densities in the lung are often seen as a result of scarring. If you are concerned about TB then getting a TB skin test would be the first step. If it is negative then the nodule in the lung is not TB. If it is positive and you are not coughing then it means you have been exposed to TB but do not have active TB. If it is positive and you are coughing then you need sputum culture done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I be concerned after mammography? There is a 1.1 cm rounded nodular density in the superior right breast, middle/posterior depth junction.
Mammogram: There are various mammographic features that determine the level of suspicion, however at this point it sounds like you haven't had an ultrasound, so the evaluation is not complete. Usually these turn out benign, e.g. a cyst, but if it is solid on ultrasound, needle biopsy may be needed to establish a diagnosis. Those usually turn out benign too. So yes, concerned but not alarmed. ...Read more
On the lung windows might be 1 or 2 minute lung nodular densities, below the resolution of pet. What does this mean? See pet results for further info.
I was told I have a 4.5 mm nodular density on breast. It say also it could be benign. I have to go back and get an ultrasound and more pictures Worry?
Difficult: to determine without evaluating the mammographic features, but if they are indeed probably benign(BIRADS category 3) that implies a greater than 98% of it being benign. The ultrasound will help further characterize the nodule. Most commonly these types of findings turn out to be cysts on ultrasound. ...Read more