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What is 9 mm nodular density in right lower lobe?

What  is 9 mm nodular density in right lower lobe?

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 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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Just had mammogram and have a nodular density requiring further investigation. Can this be cancer?

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 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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Doc how can you determine if the nodular density is the active TB or a scar? Thank you doc.

Doc how can you determine if the nodular density is the active TB or a scar? Thank you doc.

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 more

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Should I be concerned after mammography? There is a 1.1 cm rounded nodular density in the superior right breast, middle/posterior depth junction.

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

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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.

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.

Talk with your doc: This is a very specific question and unfortunately there isn't enough information to answer it correctly. You should see your doctor for a specific answer about the pet scan results. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is nodular density in chest X-ray beside nipple shadow it's usually represent cancer or there are other causes?

Is nodular density in chest X-ray beside nipple shadow it's usually represent cancer or there are other causes?

Chest xray nodule: Lung nodules can be caused by a variety of things - can be caused by infection, inflammation, cancer, non-cancerous growths. I would recommend a patient contact their doctor to see what recommended followup is for them. There are definitely possibilities other than cancer. ...Read more

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Mammograms shows increase in nodular density left breast. The radiologist can't see. Need spot test and ultrasound help?

Mammograms shows increase in nodular density left breast. The radiologist can't see.  Need spot test and ultrasound help?

Advice follow up: You need to follow through with the advice given by the radiologist, as nodular and dense breasts are often hard to "see through". ...Read more

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Increase nodular density mammo shows benign. Repeat 6 month with ultrsound. I have dense breasts worried about breast cancer. What can I do ?

Increase nodular density mammo shows benign. Repeat 6 month with ultrsound. I have dense breasts worried about breast cancer. What can I do ?

Complete the workup: What is true: mammogram was not completely normal (ncreased density). You need additional testing to try to determine the cause and significance of the finding. If a new finding, first step would be spot mammograms and an ultrasound of the area, not waiting 6 months. Mri may also be helpful, but a biopsy may eventually be necessary to look at the cells under a microscope and make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's it mean if CT scan says I have a 4 mm nodular density in lower left lung postero-laterally? In 2012 it was at 3mm now in 2015 it was 4mm

What's it mean if CT scan says I have a 4 mm nodular density in lower left lung postero-laterally? In 2012 it was at 3mm now in 2015 it was 4mm

Depending on how: the scans were performed, they may or may not be reliably comparable when measuring tiny nodules. Additionally, studies show significant intra-observer variability when measuring small nodules. So the first order of business is having one person look at both scans and determine if the size has really changed. If yes, further workup might be needed. If no, then probably nothing needs to be ddone ...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

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A very faint subpleural nodular density in the left lower lobe posterolaterally noted on CT Scan along with minor nodularity to posterior lung bases?

A very faint subpleural nodular density in the left lower lobe posterolaterally  noted on CT Scan along with minor nodularity to posterior lung bases?

Do they give a size: for the "subpleural nodular density"? There are a litany of potential causes, from chronic to acute, from inflammatory to neoplastic, from no concern to worrisome. More specific info on the nodule and any relevant clinical history would help narrow it down. ...Read more

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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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