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I have a 7mm nod in lft lwr lobe and a 13.5mm nod in rt lwr lobe. Both noncalcified, not spiculated. 49, no smoke. Are bilateral usually cancer? Scared
Biopsy: For diagnosis you should have biopsy or resection of nodes. ...Read more
I'm a smoker with several pulmonary nodules noncalcified have caugh always 2 nodules grew from 3mm/4mm & 5mm/6mm from april to july what's going on?
It is a small: Lung mass. There are benign and potentially malignant causes. Whether it needs workup depends on its imaging features and your clinical history. Sometimes a biopsy is necessary to determine what it is, other times it can be safely followed or ignored. The presence of calcification is important because most of the time a calcified nodule is benign. ...Read more
The radiologist is: Not sure what to make of this small nodule. If it was to be calcified then it would be one thing. For example an old residual of infection. This is not calcified. This opens up many other possibilities. An old infection is still a consideration. It depends on where it is in the lung, how many and do you have an old study. It may be worthwhile waiting a short period and repeat the ct to check it ...Read more
Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung.
Lung granulomas: 36 F asks: Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung. ANS: depends on what is causing the granuloma. Some never do. & depends on what most common cause of lung granulomas in Eufaula. So the best person to ask is a chest specialist who has been practicing near Eufaula for a long time. Have that Dr examine u & X-ray ...Read more
Noncalcified 6mm upper lung nodule. Stayed that way for 3 years. 4th year it grew to 8.4mm. 5th year is 1.2cm. Could this be slow growing cancer?
Lung nodules are checked every 6 months for 2 years. If they don't change in size, they are considered stable, and annual cxr is in order.
If it grows, it could be malignant. 6 mm to 1.2 cm is a lot of change, so see your primary care doctor for a pulmonary consultation. ...Read more
Had 6mm noncalcified lung nodule they say no follow up needed since I don’t smoke can they tell by location and size and shape if it looks like cancer?
A recent CT scan (originally to rule out PE) showed a 9x7mm hypoattuation lesion left lobe (that grew since January) and 2 - 13 mm, 3mm, 2mm all noncalcified nodules on right. In scared!! Should I be?
Possible: The primary possibilities here are benign granulomatous disease or metastatic disease. You should definitely have this evaulated further to rule out metastatic malignancy. A pulmonolgist might be a good place to start. ...Read more
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
My ultra sound for carotid artery showed, "mild noncalcified plaquenin carotid systems bilaterally" should I be worried? - (healthy 70 year old male)
No: Only when the obstruction is around 70% or higher we recommend surgery (endarterectomy or scraping of the plaques) but we order an mra or dsa to confirm it. In the mean time you could take 81 mg of Aspirin (if not allergic or contraindicated)and lower your cholesterol as much as you can.. ...Read more
What percentage is a 5.6mm noncalcified lung nodule is cancerous. Non smoker work in construction. Doctor didn’t think follow up was needed just worry?
Less than: 1-2% (ACR Lung-RADS classification) if it has benign features and you are not at increased risk. ...Read more
What's a 14mm noncalcified left upper lobe parenchymal pulmonary mass adjacent atelectasis. Left upper lobe bronchus/hillar peribronchial cuffing/thick?
The imaging may be uploaded to an inbox consultation. From your description I would suggest a follow up imaging study with an evaluation with additional information. Have you smoked? Is there a family history of cancer? Have you been tested for any infections?
The mass is probably impinging on the airway and causing areas of collapse, called atelectasis. This area is prone to secondary infection ...Read more
My cta listed subcentimeter hypodense thyroid lesions and pulmonary nodules in upper right lobe with largest 8mm. Noncalcified. Should I be worried?
Who knows?: Whoever ordered the ct needs to follow up. ...Read more
Lung CT scan impression: multiple small nodules largest 6mm ill-defined semisolid noncalcified medial left upper lobe?
Lung Nodules:: It is fairly common for people to have benign lung nodules that are incidentally found on ct scans. Would recommend a follow-up scan in a few months just to make sure they are not growing. If you smoke, please stop! But, I wouldn't be too worried about these small lung nodules. Check back with your physician for a follow-up plan. ...Read more
(36 and smoker)What could 3 noncalcified lung nodules sizes 6mm- 4mm left lower lobe be? Found on ct, what would be next step to identify cause?
Many possibilities.: Noncalcified lung nodules are worrisome, especially if you are a smoker (as you have), & more so if you are a "heavy" smoker (based on number of packs per day, & no of yrs that you've smoked). A nodule could be scar tissue, or the effects of an infection or radiation; however, most worrisome, of course, is lung cancer. To identify cause, next step is usually bronchoscopy (scope to look) & biopsy. ...Read more
2mm lung nodule grew to 4.5 mm in 12 mo new nodule noncalcified punctate 2.7mm, 1palpable intramammary lymph node and tiny axillary nodes, related?
See. Pulmonolovisy: If you are smoker then see pulmonologist for your lung. Nodules. ...Read more
Ct chest scan showed several small 2 mm noncalcified but stable pulmonary nodules in both lungs. Should I be concerned. What symptoms could this cause?
Probably not: 2mm nodules are quite small. If these nodules have not grown (monitored by ct) over significant period of time (months), the likelihood of malignancy is small. These are probably granulomas or scar tissue secondary to previous infection. ...Read more
CT scan showed 0.7cm sub pleural noncalcified nodule along left hemidiaphragm. Should I monitor with normal CTs in 2-3 months or PET scan now?
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Ct showed 5.6mm noncalcified lung nodule. Are noncalcified or calcified nodules more likely to be cancerous. 43 nonsmoker. Should I do follow up ct?
Hard to say,,: It's hard to say if a non-calcified lung nodule is more likely to be cancerous. I don't know if a study like that was done. Having said this, there are diseases like tuberculosis that produce calcified lung nodules, and other various cancers that can do it as well. The best course here would be to get follow up visits and other lab tests that could rule out cancer from your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
I have had chest pain for 5 mos, an 8mm noncalcified nodule on my left lung, swollen left hilar and axillary lymph nodes and CRP is 12.4. Sarcoidosis?
Mgt/workup: This is in the differential of possible causes, and a biopsy may be performed so that your physician will have more information, before making a diagnosis. ...Read more
I am at very high risk for lung cancer. A noncalcified nodule showed up on screening ct. Scared to wait the 3 months for next ct. What else can I do?
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
Severe chest pain, calcium screening showed chronic pulmonary hypertension& lung nodules. Had CT of chest 3mm & 8mm noncalcified granulomas. Helpplease?
Lung nodules: Many causes of lung granulomas. Histoplasmosis a fungus in the dirt is probably most common cause. Being around construction sites or bird handling are frequent causes especially around Ohio river. Connective tissue causes like sarcoidosis and wegeners can also cause. Working in dusty areas or around talc is known cause. With pulmonary hypertension you need to see a pulmonologist for definitive dx ...Read more
Small nodule: Doctors use the word "granuloma" in different ways. Pathologists may be the most precise in their use. It's basically a collection immune cells (macrophages) that are in a tight knit ball - could be either from an infection or not. There may be some necrosis in the granuloma. ...Read more
Benign mass: In a granuloma, a group of macrophages (scavenger cells) stick tightly together to wall something off. It's the basis of the normal response to many things, from tuberculosis to a splinter to an ingrown hair. A calcified, stable nodule on your chest x-ray is likely an old granuloma; most of us here in kansas have one from meeting histoplasmosis. They're seen in many forms in many illnesses. ...Read more
A term used to: Describe a collection of inflammatory cells and most commonly caused by an infection of tissue. Granulomas are commonly found in the lung tissue which most of the time is the result of fungal infection. There are different types of granulomas depending on which tissue they develop in and what infection caused the formation of granulomas. Overall, they are considered benign lesions. ...Read more
Yes: Granuloma annulare is a benign skin condition that may go away on its own. However, if you want treatment for cosmetic reasons, your doc can freeze the lesion or use prescription-strength cortico-steroid cream either on the lesion or injected into the lesion. If doc uses steroid, remember: a little goes a long way: just a small dab works just as well as a large glob. ...Read more
Hard in the middle:
Granuloma is body defense mechanism response to an antigen which cannot be dealth with. Usually this response is by fibroblasts, macrophages and some inflammatory cells and is like a firm ball, in the center of which is trapped antigen. This is in contrast with caseating granuloma in which there is necrosis in the middle of this ball. This usually formed in tb.
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That depends to where is the site of granuloma and what kind would that be?! for instance if it is in the lung and caseating form you should role out tb.
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Franklins: Juvenile xanthogranuloma is a self limited skin disorder. Mainly affects infants and small children consists of tan colored firm slightly raised papulonodules several mm in diameter. Treatment varies depending upon location from topical to intralesional steroids surgical removal use of radiotherapy ...Read more
Is there any way to reduce the effects of galucoma not the medical ones but something connected to the life actions and behaviors
Ganuloma annulare: Its usually self limited ganulomatous skin problem. Grows slowly tend not be symptomatic. Duration variable, maybe 1/2 pts clear up about 2 yrs. Make suture dr. Makes diagnosis as can be mistaken ringworm and mistreated. Most treatment symptomatic. Dermatology fraught with musteries. Could be immune system, or geinetic! Don't know for sure. But it is benign if diagnosis accurate. ...Read more
My son has a granuloma and I was told 3 weeks ago I have to get it frozen off with a cream. What cream?
How old: Is your son and where is the granuloma? Most of the time a granuloma is destroyed by cauterization with silver nitrate or a similar substance. If your son is an infant, this is the technique used. Aldera (imiquimoid) may be the cream regerred to. Granuloma annulare, another type of lesion with similar name is treated with steroid creams or ointments as one method ...Read more
I have a stitch granuloma. Need to have it cauterised and burnt off. Will it recur, what happens after theatre?
Resolves: Usually when you develop a granuloma like this, cauterizing it will resolve the problem. The cautery will destroy the granuloma and cause and wound that will hopefully heal with normal scar tissue. Occasionally granulomas recurr and have to be treated again with cautery or excision. Good luck. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son has a granuloma and I was told 3 weeks ago I have to get it frozen off with a cream. I took him to the?
???: Really need to know what kind of granuloma it is to comment. ...Read more
Tissue overgrowth: A pyogenic granuloma occurs after an injury or trauma. This is part of the body's healing response. The granulation tissue grows quickly to cover the area of injury and will usually be covered by epithelial tissue (skin). Sometimes this balance is thrown off and the tissue grows to quickly or the skin grows to slowly. To treat this problem, the granuloma is removed and the skin is sutured closed. ...Read more
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