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Doctor insights on: Pulmonary Parenchymal Nodule

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Why do I have a nodule on my lungs?

Cyst? cancer?: you are a young woman very unlikely to have cancer but still a slight risk , but high risk if smoke, do you smoke?? if so stop now before too late , your health will come back , if not great . get a pulmonologist to review your cat scan or whatever found this nodule , needs to be found out .pray it is ok ...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


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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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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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What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?

What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?

Varying appearance: inhomogeneous means areas of different echogenicity or density rather than homogeneous where entire gland has same density. Hypoechoic means areas with decreased density or less echoes which often are cystic. As long as any nodular areas are not larger than 1 cm in diameter they usually do not require biopsy. ...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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I have a pulmonary nodule that was 5 mm in 07/2013. As of 09/2014 it is 6 mm. Would you recommend a follow up next year? I haven't smoked in 30 years

Work-up now: The nature of the nodule needs to be established now rather than waiting for a year. You may wish to discuss with your doctor other diagnostic modalities, e.g., Pet scan and consultation with a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Is a solitary pulmonary nodule if calcified , a glanuloma?

Not necessarily: Central calcification, laminated or stippled calcification (popcorn) calcified nodules are benign. However, calcifications on the edge or periphery of a nodule could still be malignant and need further evaluation with followup ct scan, pet scan and/or biopsy. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

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