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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


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Throid nodules. Upper right lobe hot, lower right lobe cold 3.4cm. Does that mean I have hyper and hypo thyriodism at the same time?

Throid nodules. Upper right lobe hot, lower right lobe cold 3.4cm. Does that mean I have hyper and hypo thyriodism at the same time?

No, the activity: Of individual nodules on a thyroid scan may not, in and of themselves, imply hyper or hypothyroidism, which are diagnoses based on systemic symptoms and blood levels. Certainly, however, an autonomous hot nodule could result in hyperthyroidism. Cold nodules have a higher chance of malignancy(although still relatively low), and biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

R u smoker?: The absolute diagnosis of pulmonary nodules is done by a pathologist under microscopic examination. Otherwise, speculative. Cat scan or pet scans are not microscopic examinations by a pathologist. If nodules become calcified most likely grannulomas. Carcinomas and grannulomas look alike early on. Close periodic f/u versus early excissional bx advised. Needle bx not DX unless cancer diagnosed. ...Read more

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14mmx8mmx13 mm smooth bordered pleural based nodule anterior left upper lobe demonstrates intermediate grade activity. SUV max 1.3g/ml. Treatment?

Time: The nodule should be watched carefully. If you are a smoker then may need much closer workup. If you have cancer you then may need a closer workup. If this has been there then tincture of time may be the answer. Get an opinion from a lung doctor as to the best way to work this up from here.
Best wishes ...Read more

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I am a pt with stage 3 COPD emphysema. Extensive Bullous on lungs. Question a 9mm sub pleural nodule present in upper lobe something to worry about?

I am a pt with stage 3 COPD emphysema. Extensive Bullous on lungs. Question a 9mm sub pleural nodule present in upper lobe something to worry about?

Obsrervation: Continue current treatment.& pulmonologist's rec.

Avoid cough- use liberal amount of cough meds whichever works for you.

Supplements- visit drhoffman.com may help you. ...Read more

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Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe. Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices. Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Enlarged carinal lymph node.?

Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe. Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices. Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Enlarged carinal lymph node.?

Unknown: Complete history, exposures, symptoms, etc... Would be critical. Subcarinal nodes could be sampled. In addition, depending on radiographic appearance and interpretation, could have lung biopsies as well. But, potential diagnosis is fairly large, numerous possibilities. ...Read more

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Spitting blood when clearing throat for 6 mns no notable fever/cough chest CT show nodules in left upper lobe smoking for past 12 years I am 29?

Spitting blood when clearing throat for 6 mns no notable fever/cough chest CT show nodules in left upper lobe smoking for past 12 years I am 29?

Need more Eval: Probably need to see a chest specialist. Might need to have bronchoscopy where they look down into the lung. They might do cultures for bacteria and fungal and TB infection as well as look for suspicious cells in your sputum. You should also quit smoking, also! Now you have a good reason. ...Read more

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CT-scan report of 2 noncalcified nodules in the upper lobe of my right lung. Should I still be cleared to have arthroscopic knee surgery next wk?

CT-scan report of 2 noncalcified nodules in the upper lobe of my right lung.  Should I still be cleared to have arthroscopic knee surgery next wk?

Probably : These are chronic, and shouldn't cause cancellation of your knee surgery. They do need to be followed, or compared to old X-rays if available to ensure stability. May also need a ct scan at some point. Ask your primary care to follow up with this and recommend a course of action after your knee is fixed. Hope this helps! And good luck with the operation! ...Read more

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What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already FINDINGS: Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged. (3:24)?

What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already FINDINGS: Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged.
(3:24)?

More info: 5 mm is small. What is the time interval between the scans? If it has been stable for about 2 years, it's benign. ...Read more

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Is a 6mm pulmonary nodule in the right upper lobe too small to biopsy?

Is a 6mm pulmonary nodule in the right upper lobe too small to biopsy?

Probably so: Biopsy of a lung nodule depends on the size and location. A nodule smaller than 1 cm is difficult to biopsy. A nodule located too close to the heart or main blood vessels is difficult to biopsy. A nodule too adjacent to the ribs may also be difficult to biopsy. In your case ct follow up at intervals by established guidelines may be considered. ...Read more

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I had a chest xray done and they found nodules in my right upper lobe and left hilar area? What does this mean?

Nonspecific: Nodules and node in hilar area can be related commonly to infections and sometimes to tumor. Consult physician for further testing, physical exam, and pertinent history, for example exposure to certain bacteria and fungi. ...Read more

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My friend has a nodule on the right upper lobe & a hypodense lesion on her right thyroid lobe, so does that mean if she has cancer it is spreading?

My friend has a nodule on the right upper lobe & a hypodense lesion on her right thyroid lobe, so does that mean if she has cancer it is spreading?

No: Hypodense lesion is an ultrasound term that describes the appearance of a thyroid nodule. Most thyroid nodules are hypodense, and most of these nodules are benign. If it is over 1 cm in size, fine needle biopsy of the nodule should be considered to determine if it is benign or not. ...Read more

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A CT finding of a, stellate 1.6 x 1.1 CM subpleural right anterior segment upper lobe nodule is present. Additional 2mm middle lobe nodule is cancer?

Could Be: The right upper lobe nodule sounds most suspicious and may require some sort of biopsy to be sure. Comparison with any older imaging studies might add more information. The 2mm nodule is too small to assess and would likely be put under surveillance.

Hope things work out for the best. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a cat scan with IV dye and doctors found a 2.8 mm subpleural upper lobe nodule on my lung- just wondering what does that mean?

Incidental nodule: According to the Fleischner Society guidelines, if you are a low risk patient(nonsmoker etc.), no follow up is necessary for a nodule this size. The risk of malignancy is miniscule. If you are a higher risk patient, follow up CT in 12 months, and if no change, no further follow up. ...Read more

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Old CT reports . No lung lesions. New CT reports ..... Upper lobe nodule remains unchanged. Mcrc patient. Confussed plz advise?

Old CT reports . No lung lesions. 
New CT reports ..... Upper lobe nodule remains unchanged.

Mcrc patient. Confussed plz advise?

Missed nodule?: It is possible that the nodule was so small that it was missed on the first CT report. Whenever you have a CT scan or xray the radiologists always looks back and the previous one for comparison. It is possible that the radiologist that read the more recent CT saw something that was missed earlier. The fact that it is unchanged between CT reports means it is probably benign. ...Read more

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My CT scan revealed biapical upper lobe nodules. I am having trouble breathing. Should I be worried?

My CT scan revealed biapical upper lobe nodules.  I am having trouble breathing.  Should I be worried?

LUNG LESIONS: Since you have problem breathing and bilateral upper lobe lesions, you have to see a lung specialists. ...Read more

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Confused. Mcrc patient. Old CT scan says no lung lesions. New CT report 4 months after . "Another upper lobe nodule which remains unchanged "?

The nodule: May not have been commented on in the first scan, but it was noticed in the second CT. When the interpreting radiologist saw the nodule, he probably reviewed the old one and found it there too. A stable nodule is often a good thing in the right context. Talk to your doctor with any questions. ...Read more

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5 and 2 mm nodule on upper right lobe. 3 mm nodule lower left lobe. Ct scan colonscopy endoscopy normal. I'm 25 what are these nodules?

5 and 2 mm nodule on upper right lobe. 3 mm nodule lower left lobe. Ct scan colonscopy endoscopy normal. I'm 25 what are these nodules?

Which R & L lobes?: Please clarify, when you say "lobe" whether you mean of the lung, the liver, or what structure (it certainly makes a difference in the answer we can offer). Also, what are your risk factors regarding travel, for infection, medications taken, occupational exposures, and past medical history? Were the nodules described as solid, cystic, complex, granulomatous, vascular, etc. & how were they found? ...Read more

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What does a nodule in upper right lobe of the lung 4.6mm and not calcified mean discovered via health check CT scan?

Nodule: Usually benign nodule. It is common to find these. Most often they are related to a fungal spore. Talk to your doctor, but a reasonable course would be to get repeat chest xray 6 months. ...Read more

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What is diffusely heterogeneous thyroid gland mean? Also, have a 5x5 mm calcified nodule in upper left thyroid lobe. Help me understand this? Thx.

What is diffusely heterogeneous thyroid gland mean? Also, have a 5x5 mm calcified nodule in upper left thyroid lobe. Help me understand this? Thx.

Nodule: Heterogeneous gland means you don't have a smooth gland. This typical happens in pts with autoimmune thyroid disease where the gland is attacked by antibodies. Thyroid nodules are common and mostly benign. You have 1 nodule and it's very small. You can just watch it for now. See your doctor for more personalized explanation. ...Read more

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Whar is abnormal area of ground glass shadowing in right upper lobe and tiny nodule on the left mean?

Inflammation: Ground glass shadow on ct scan usually means an inflammatory process which could be infectious or could be related to interstitial lung disease, of which there are many varieties. A tiny nodule, if less than 3-5 mm at your age is not likely significant, and is most likely post-inflammatory. The important thing is to obtain serial follow up to determine activity. Stay in touch with your md. ...Read more

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2.5mm nodule grew to 8mm in upper right lung lobe in 3 years should I be worried?

2.5mm nodule grew to 8mm in upper right lung lobe in 3 years should I be worried?

See your physician.: A lung nodule that is increasing in size is always a cause of concern. Please see your physician to have this properly evaluated. It may require a biopsy to definitivly determine whether it is cancerous or benign. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have a 5mm groundglass infiltrate right upper lobe, also a 1.6cm low density nodule on left adrenal gland and left adrenal gland is thickened?

What do you want?: Doctors have to add up ur history, exam,medical problems, your social habits like drinking, smoking and your family history to come to a conclusion. We are not Gods to see just a CT scan result and give you a diagnosis. Please provide above details if you need more insight into what these lesions could be..... Hope you don't misunderstand me... ...Read more

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Noncalcified pulmonary nodules a 6mm in left upper lobe, a 5mm right middle lobe, a4mm in lingula 7mm lateral r mid lobe should I worry?

Noncalcified pulmonary nodules a 6mm in left upper lobe, a 5mm right middle lobe, a4mm in lingula 7mm lateral r mid lobe should I worry?

Pulmonary nodules: It would be nice to know as what are bronchoscopic finding, cell cytology and fungal studies reports? You have four small non calcified nodules ranging4mm to7 mm. You are 37. Any smoking history or cancer? Please stick to your pulmonary doctor who knows you well, and follow the advice. Thanks. ...Read more

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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

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

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29/f bilateral anterior upper lobe groundglass opacities and small right pulmonary nodules up to 5mm. Smoker and svt. Seriousness? Next steps? What is

29/f bilateral anterior upper lobe groundglass opacities and small right pulmonary nodules up to 5mm. Smoker and svt. Seriousness? Next steps? What is

Follow with PCP: You need your doctor to guide you. Any opacities in lungs need to be further investigated as to the cause. Lung nodules may or may not be related. But they should be monitored for further growth or change using a repeat ct scan 4-6 weeks after the last one. If you have any fever then you need to be tested sooner than later. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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