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Doctor insights on: Nodule On Lung X Ray

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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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Doctor found 4mm nodule on wife's lung in an x-ray, tiny i know, but she also has back pain, pain when breathing, fatigue, easy bruising. Opinions?

Doctor found 4mm nodule on wife's lung in an x-ray, tiny i know, but she also has back pain, pain when breathing, fatigue, easy bruising.  Opinions?

CT scan chest: Get ct scan of the chest - not only to get detail evaluation of the lung nodule but also to see if there is anything in the lung that can explain the symptoms- i.e. Ruling out blood clots- for instance. ...Read more

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I have a 2 CM calcified lung nodule as per my last x ray, should I be worried?

I have a 2 CM calcified lung nodule as per my last x ray, should I be worried?

Depends: The pattern of calcification is important. Lamellar, popcorn, central, and diffuse homogenous calcification are usually benign. Anything else that size is very suspicious. ...Read more

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What's the meaning of a suspicious parenchymal nodule on my right lung ? This. Showed on my last X-ray

What's the meaning of a suspicious parenchymal nodule on my right lung ? This. Showed on my last X-ray

Need to see a doctor: I assume this means a nodule was seen on your chest x-ray that looks like it may be dangerous. It usually requires comparison with prior x-rays and evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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X-ray said lung nodule about 1.2 in feb, aug 1.4 2.7 suv, pet, oct 1.5ct .Has it grown or not? Could it be cancerous after 8 months?

X-ray said lung nodule about  1.2 in feb, aug 1.4 2.7 suv, pet, oct 1.5ct .Has it grown or not? Could it be cancerous after 8 months?

Yes and no: 1.2 to 1.5 cm is not a lot of change and it may be positional, but if real bear in mind that cxr and ct are 2-dimensional and the lung nodule is 3-dimensional so it may account to doubling in growth. Also see all my previous answers, blondie:). ...Read more

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X-ray picked up 4mm lung nodule, possibly calcified. Could it be larger and the rest not visible on an X-ray due to non-calcification?

Very common finding: Here in kansas city, most of us have one of more of these little nodules from having met and contained histoplasmosis. They're nothing to worry about. A lesion wasn't missed because it wasn't calcified -- i've watched radiologists at work and you can trust them. There are lesions that are so unlikely to be cancer they're best left alone. Unless your physician tells you otherwise, just watch it. ...Read more

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Had ct scan was told have very small nodule on lung not to worry have primary dr. X-ray yearly should I be concerned?

Had ct scan was told have very small nodule on lung not to worry have primary dr. X-ray yearly should I be concerned?

Lung nodule: Depending on the size of the nodule as well as your risk factors, follow up is usually with a repeat CT scan in 6-12 months. ...Read more

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I have an 11 mm spiculated right lung base nodule, that was detected 8.19.2015, and was not present in the chest x-ray from 5.20.2014?

I have an 11 mm spiculated right lung base nodule, that was detected 8.19.2015, and was not present in the chest x-ray from 5.20.2014?

Follow up: with your physician. It may need additional evaluation, most likely a chest CT if you only have had a chest xray. Depending on the CT findings, it may need a biopsy, to see if it is malignant. Unfortunately, a new spiculated mass is a suspicious finding. ...Read more

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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

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I'm a vietnam veteran with many angent orange problems. I had a lung X-ray 6 years ago with calcified nodules now I have more nodules. Could this be cancer?

I'm a vietnam veteran with many angent orange problems. I had a lung  X-ray  6 years ago with calcified nodules now I have more nodules. Could this be cancer?

Maybe/likely not.: While nodules, even calcified ones can possibly be cancer, they are more likely to be something else. Calcified nodules are likely to be associated with a chronic phase of tuberculosis that may have infected you while you were in an endemic area, like vietnam, but your immune sysytem had overcome without much symptoms or signs, but left these nodules, known as the ghon complex. Check w/ your dr. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more