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Removal Of Right Middle Lobe Of The Lung
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
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
What does a nodule in upper right lobe of the lung 4.6mm and not calcified mean discovered via health check CT scan?
Any ideas why heart failures come from pulmonary embolism in the right upper lobe of the lung in arteriosclerosis?
Several ways: The pe can cause low oxygen including what goes to the heart. It can put strain on the heart, dilate the right side, cause hormones to be released cause tachycardia and due to that chf, arrhythmia and failure of the heart to push blood if big enough. It can then cause paradoxical pressures in the ventricles collapsing the left ventricle due to right pressure. ...Read more
At an annual physical for work 45 yr old husband had spot in lung did CT 3cm mass in right middle lobe. 25 yr smoker military exposure to asbestos ?
I have a 4mm nodule in my right lower lung lobe. Doctors suspect its benign. Risk outweighs benefits to aspirate it out.Do nodules hurt? I feel pain
No: The short answer is no, lung nodules are in areas of the body which do not have pain receptors. A nodule that involves the pleura (lining or edge) of the lung might present with pain if large enough and if it grows through the parietal pleura (lining of the chest wall) but a 4mm lung nodule would not be painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a ct done where they found fibrotic changes in the middle lobes and the lung bases. What does this mean? I am a smoker.
Recovery: The recovery time depends on the technical difficulty of the surgery, any complications, and your personal reserve and rate of healing. Your doctor will able to provide more specific information. ...Read more
Lung nodule 1.4 -2, 7 suv r middle lobe (vats) now or wait 3months for another scan 3 thoracic surgeons said different things?
Depends: Depends on your level of risk (most notably, are you a smoker?) and level of anxiety. Suv is borderline. This may be tumor or infection. If you are or have been a smoker and are not the type that likes to wait, by all means have the surgery. If you are scared by the knife you can wait 3 months, both answers are correct. In my opinion you will end up having the vats at some point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest X-ray results say curvilinear density in the R pericardial region. Could represent fat pad or small R middle lobe infiltrate. Lung cancer?
It is unlikely: that it is cancer, but it still may require further evaluation with a CT scan to be sure. If you had any previous chest xrays elsewhere, have them sent to the radiologist to compare with the new one. That could solve the issue without any additional tests. Talk to your doctor about the results. ...Read more
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