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Doctor insights on: Nonspecific Pulmonary Nodules

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What are pulmonary nodules?

What are pulmonary nodules?

X-ray findings: Pulmonary nodules are shadows seen on chest xrays and CT scans that are less than 3cm in size and represent areas of solid tissue in the parts of the lung which should be only air sacs. Nodules can be active infections, scar tissue from prior infections, benign tumors, pulmonary lymph nodes or cancer. ...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


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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?

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?

Lung doc: You know that you may get lung cancer, sooner or later. Check with your lung doc. You already know that smoking is bad for you. All the best to quit. Visit my office to get additional help. And good luck. ...Read more

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What are biapical pulmonary nodules?

What are biapical pulmonary nodules?

Lung nodules: It means that you have nodules in the upper parts of the lungs. ...Read more

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Is histoplasmosis a common cause of pulmonary nodules?

Yes, very: 96% of nodules found in a study of screening ct scans were not lung cancer. While we don't know for sure what they were, its almost certain that many were granulomas, a type of scar often caused by "histo". In some areas of the country almost half the population has lung nodules detectable on a ct and histo gets blamed for many of them, with or without proof. It usually requires no treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pulmonary nodules?

It depends: First you need to consult doctor to see how big the nodule.Is it single or multiple? Is it benign or melignant? The treatment will be different. ...Read more

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Coughing blood after having primary diagnosis indeterminate pulmonary nodules.

Coughing blood after having primary diagnosis indeterminate pulmonary nodules.

Need further evaluat: Inform your pulmonologist. Indeterminate pulmonary nodules with hemoptysis require tissue diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with multiple pulmonary nodules and I have been coughing up dark brown sputum and hard pellets. Should I go to the ER?

I was diagnosed with multiple pulmonary nodules and I have been coughing up dark brown sputum and hard pellets. Should I go to the ER?

It would be entirely: appropriate to be evaluated and confirm that you are oxygenating sufficiently as well as not in immediate danger of excessive pulmonary bleeding. Go to the ER. ...Read more

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How common are lung nodules? Is it common for a nonsmoker to have 3 pulmonary nodules with no current illness symptoms except a cough?

How common are lung nodules?  Is it common for a nonsmoker to have 3 pulmonary nodules with no current illness symptoms except a cough?

Fairly common: If you took 100 people at random off the street and did a CT scan of their chest, 25 of them would have nodules. Non-smokers can have nodules. Most nodules do no cause any symptoms at all and you would never know they are there unless you had a chest CT for some reason (or abdominal CT and it was picked up on the lower lung fields) ...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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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

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Ct states innumerable tiny and very small pulmonary nodules appreciated. Does this mean metastatic disease?

Nodules in lung: Not all multiple nodules in the lung are cancer. They can sometimes be benign. A repeat scan 2-3 mo later can be helpful in differentiating this dilemma. ...Read more

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Ct showed 7mm and 11mm pulmonary nodules with enlarged sub cardinal node, 2.3 x 1.9 CM and another mildly enlarged node. Non smoker. How concerned?

Ct showed 7mm and 11mm pulmonary nodules with enlarged sub cardinal node, 2.3 x 1.9 CM and another mildly enlarged node. Non smoker. How concerned?

Concerned: These are abnormal findings on a ct scan, and require further evaluation. A doctor specializing in lung disorders can be very helpful in determining the cause. ...Read more

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What does a CT with multiple left inferior cervical linfonods and pulmonary nodules with no calcifications (< 0, 5cm) means?

What does a CT with multiple left inferior cervical linfonods and pulmonary nodules with no calcifications (< 0, 5cm) means?

Probably nothing: Enlarged lymph nodes and pulmonary nodules are extraordinarily common. You should follow up with your doctor and follow up on any tests they recommend, but most often these are completely benign. ...Read more

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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

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Ct shows 2 mm & smaller indeterminant pulmonary nodules, in the right lower lobe. Tiny subpleural lymph nodes along the fissures. What causes this?

A lot of things: If just 2 mm, i would just monitor with a ct scan every 6 months for a year and then every year thereafter. Possibilties include exposure to fungus, old infection, dust or malignancy but this is less likely. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Fell on my back , had cat scan , revealed (2 ) 4mm lung nodule pulmonary doctor says I should have nothing to worry about, follow cat scan in 6 mnth?

Probably overkill: For nonsmokers, with nodules in that size range, we recommend no further follow-up. If you are smoker stopped smoking. If any follow-up is necessary, 12 months is probably all you need. ...Read more

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Lung Nodule (Definition)

A lung nodule is a round area that is more solid than normal lung tissue. It is a nonspecific finding and can ...Read more


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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more