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Doctor insights on: Nodules In The Lungs And Kidneys

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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?

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?

Lesions in lung: YES! But need much more information. BP/ Where do you live? Histoplasmosis country? Blood in your urine? How old are you? Why was the scan done? Any known cancer? Happy to consult as I specialize in adrenal problems. Be worried!!! ...Read more

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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Ct showed abnormalities on kidney and nodules on lungs what could this be?

Ct showed abnormalities on kidney and nodules on lungs what could this be?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have a 7mm pulmonary nodule in my left lung and 9 mm hypodensity in my kidney. Should I be concerned or even speak to my doctor?

Talk to doctor: How did you find out about the nodule and hypodensity? Did your doctor not review the results of the imaging study with you? Why was imaging done? Please have a discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a nodgle biopsied between my kidney and lung what are thryblooking for?

I had a nodgle biopsied between my kidney and lung what are thryblooking for?

What it is: Presumably they are looking to see what the unexpected nodule is, and to make sure it isn't cancer. If it is cancer, your physicians want to know what sort, so they can recommend appropriate treatments to you. ...Read more

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My 62 yo father have Kidney RCC and metastasized to lung, nodules are seen in scans. Please explain Stage, treatment, life expectancy, outlook?

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

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Can aspiration from bulimia cause nodules in the lungs in a 20 yo female?

Can aspiration from bulimia cause nodules in the lungs in a 20 yo female?

Yes: Aspiration can cause infection, inflamation, and lung damage. Se your doctor and please be upfront and honest about your bulemia history! ...Read more

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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?

CT is better: If the ct either found nothing in the lungs (meaning the chest xray findings were overlapping structures or outside the lungs) or what was found was clearly benign on the ct scan, then there is nothing to worry about. This assumes a high quality ct scan read by a competent radiologist. ...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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Should 5mm nodule on lung be removed?

Should 5mm nodule on lung be removed?

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

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What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

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

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Can you please describe the effects of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Can you please describe the effects of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Not too much effect: Alcohol rarely affects the kidneys. Lungs are not directly influenced although folks can get drunk and choke on their food or vomitus which can lead to serious lung injury ...Read more

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My back hurts from kidneys up to lungs above for more than a week now. What is this?

My back hurts from kidneys up to lungs above for more than a week now. What is this?

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

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Are calcium spots and nodule the same thing on lungs? If not what's the difference?

Are calcium spots and nodule the same thing on lungs? If not what's the difference?

Calcium in "spots": Is usually old inflammatory change which may have been a nodule at some point. A tissue density without calcium would be called a nodule, and may be a cancer. ...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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If you have a single nodule in each lung are they considered separated solitary nodules or multiple nodules?

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

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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?

Needs follow up: Usually the nodules less than 2 cm could be followed up with an imaging study in 3-6 month. If you had previous ct scan, we can compare with them. Please follow up with pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

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


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