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Nodules In The Lungs And Kidneys
I too was told I have a thickening of my left adrenal gland as well as nodules in my lungs and lesions on my kidneys. Should I be concerned?
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
CT abnormalities: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Nodules on the lungs need to be biopsied. You may have a metastatic tumor in your lungs. Have your physician arrange for a ct-guided biopsy of one of them so tissue can be sent to a pathologist to see what they are. You may also need as well a ct of your kidneys as soon as possible to see if they are responsible for your lung nodules. Good luck. ...Read more
Dx 18 mos ago w/ kidney cancer w/2 nodules in lungs. Asymptomatic since. Coughing in the morning now.Could this be the cancer showing itself?
Need evaluation/Test: The lung nodules may be related to kidney cancer. The best way to find out is to see if they have increased in size over the last 18 months. This can be done with a repeat Chest X-ray or CT scan(same test which showed the nodules first time should be repeated and compared to the original Test). This will provide you an answer. ...Read more
Hi Dr, Last year i had a kidney stone, and when they did a ct scan for the kidney stone they found a nodule on my lung, and now its gone, possible?
It is possible: One needs to know the characteristics of the nodule that was seen last year. Also, was a CT scan repeated now in order to follow up on the lung nodule? It would be best to see both studies side by side. A full clinical history would also be helpful. I suggest if you are concerned you schedule a consult with a physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
My mums oncologist is pretty certain that nodules that they have seen in the lung and kidneys are secondary breast cancer. Possible in kidneys?
Yes: Unfortunately, secondaries can occur in all organs, including kidneys. ...Read more
My 62 yo father have Kidney RCC and metastasized to lung, nodules are seen in scans. Please explain Stage, treatment, life expectancy, outlook?
Here are some ...: Some 10% of RCC with spread to lung can make it up to 5 years. But, cancer grade under microscope and personal general health play the most important role to determine the survival, but it's still worthwhile to try the available options of Rx such as immunotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted Rx... For detailing, ask medical oncologist to collaborate with urologist or interventional radiologist... ...Read more
Yes: Aspiration can cause infection, inflamation, and lung damage. Se your doctor and please be upfront and honest about your bulemia history! ...Read more
My mom was diagnosed with bilateral nodules in the lungs by a chest X-ray and CT scan. The doctor told her that her system is good and there is no sign or symptom of any disease. But i'm worried. What should I do?
Soooo...: Nodule is not a diagnosis. It is a description of a finding on a study. Really need to know what kind of nodule. There are several types of nodules that are completely benign. He would not have told you all was well unless i really was. Doctors are generally very conservative. If her doc said not to worry why do you continue to worry? Maybe you should talk to them again. ...Read more
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
No, almost NEVER: A 5 mm lung nodule, even in a high risk person (heavy long time smoker) has a (much) less than 1% chance of being cancer as opposed to a benign scar or 'granuloma'. Nobody should be doing surgery to remove a 5 mm nodule except in the rarest of circumstances, too complicated to discuss in 400 characters. ...Read more
Alcohol kidney lung: Massive amount can overwhelm kidney and liver capacity to eliminate alcohol and toxic levels can kill. Kidneys otherwise filter much faster (to be simple) but main organs that suffer are brain liver heart and vascular system. Cirrhosis can occur 15-20y later, hypertension can be consequence of alcoholism, heart muscle can loose power to contract properly and enlarge then fail, arrythmia then occur. ...Read more
Go see ur family doc: There are way too many things that could explain your vague description that it doesn't do you any good to speculate. Instead, go see your family doc or GP for complete evaluation. Be prepared to give more details as to pain. When did it start? What makes it better/worse? Fevers? Sweats? Chills? Cough? Painful urination? Bloody urine? Weight loss? Tobacco use? Other drug use? Shortness of breath? ...Read more
have sjogern's syndrome. I heard it affects kidney, lung. So does it mean I would die early? 30 yr male.
Possible: Possible not always check with your rheumatologist ...Read more
I have tiny nodular density in right upper lung. what does it mean? does it mean im not fit to work? thanks
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
If you have a single nodule in each lung are they considered separated solitary nodules or multiple nodules?
Multiple nodules: Solitary nodules appear only in 1 lung. A single nodule could have multiple causes (infection, lymph node, cancer, others). However, 1 nodule in each lung would constitute an unusual finding. It deserves investigation, as both have a greater chance of being malignant (cancer). The only way to know for sure is by biopsy - "if tumor is the rumor, tissue is the issue". Talk to ur doctor soon. Good lu ...Read more
What do you recommend if I have a lot of nodules in both my lung the largest one is 13 mm, should I have in removed?
Is having low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney considered good being that there non aggressive: regardless of a person being at stage IV ..
Depends on Tumor: It really depends on the type of tumor, i.e. The diagnosis. Angiomyolipomas in the kidney and lung are generally benign and do not cause problems. Renal cell carcinoma with metastatic lesions in the lung has a much worse prognosis, although there are exciting new chemo options now available. More information is required. ...Read more
Have 2 low grade tumors in the lungs and kidney with the lungs being primary.. Would the next tumor they are going to biopsy be low grade as well ?
Lung Tumor: If i understand you correctly, you have a low grade lung tumor that has spread to the kidney, and not two separate tumors. As a general rule, a new metastasis will have the same morphology as the original tumor, but, even so, a metastatic lung tumor, even if it is "low grade, " requires immediate treatment, which may include surgery, chemotherapy and irradiation, depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more
Have 2 low grade cancerous tumors already in two separate parts of the body lungs/kidney would the next tumor found and being biopseed be low as well?
I have been diagnosed with Atelectasis and now have several nodules in my lungs. Can this be asbestos? I served in the navy as a boiler technician and
Good question: it sounds like you have had a medical evaluation and some studies to look at your lungs. unfortunately, it is not possible to know everything about lung nodules from xrays or cat scans, even though one can tell if they are growing or changing in any way. Hope for the best and continue to follow up with your doctors. If anything becomes suspicious, they may offer a biopsy to be sure. ...Read more
Lung nodules: Are densities or white areas, roundish usually that are seen in xr of the lungs which are not usually seen in normal, or regular chest x-rays. When we see them we do have to make decisions if pathologic to work them up to make sure they are not cancers or infections. When seen they don't always mean disease. ...Read more
Generally no worries: These are likely "healed" TB or fungal infection that the body has "walled off" and calcified. Usually called calcified granulomas. Very common, especially in certain parts of the world where specific fungi are endemic in the environment - in those areas, nearly every one has them and they do no harm. ...Read more
Lung nodule: Lung nodule is defined as a small round or oval shaped spot in the lung, ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more