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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

I have atypical lung nodule dr is attributing to sarcoidosis as have been dx'd by bx of parotid tumor. PET said SUV of 10.9 should this be of concern?

Further w/u.

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How big is the lung nodule? are you a smoker? with SUV of 10.9- I think, a biopsy should be done- if possible - ( if the size and location allow tissue biopsy to be done).It could be a sarcoidois, but just because you have sarcoidosis-does not mean that this nodule is automatically one. Depending on your risk- other condition including- primary lung malignancy- has to be considered and ruled out
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

Severe HPV (plantars), Sarcoidosis w/ atypical lung nodules 8mm with SUV of 10.9 what are chances of cancer? No lung bx done other site pos for sarc

Hard to say

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Do you have significant risk for lung cancer? Are you a smoker? If yes, you need to stop smoking . The lung nodule is likely sarcoidosis of the lung although if you are also a heavy smoker, lung cancer is possible. I will suggest you to have a follow up CT scan to ensure stability If it is rapidly growing, while your sarcoidosis is quite without symptom perhaps biopsy can be considered then.
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Dr. Brian Mott answered:

I have nodules on my lungs, with the largest one being 4mm I also have one on my thyroid and voice box. The lung nodules were found incidentally during a ct of my bowels. Could this be sarcoidosis?

Possibly

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It's not unusual for there to be small nodules in the lung as you age. There are a lot of things from benign granulomas to lung cancer that are possible. Sarcoidosis in the lung is squally symptomatic. You will need to have few serial ct scans to mae sure they don't change in any way. Good luck.
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is lungs sarcoidosis contagious?

No

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As far as it is known, sarcoidosis is not due to an infection and is not spread from person to person.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Can u lose a lung with sarcoidosis ?

Unlikely

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Surgical removal of a lung is not done with sarcoidosis. Besides the disease involves both lungs and often improves with medications.
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What do emphysema and sarcoidosis lungs look like?

Not pretty

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Emphysema lungs are large and have many distended air sacks. It is commonly called "smokers lung" and the lungs look as in the picture. Sarcoidosis, though, rarely can have "emphysematous changes",. For the most part, it is associated with scarring of the lungs as well as large lymph nodes in between the lungs.
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Dr. Ajay Acharya answered:

Does sarcoidosis of lung improve over time?

No

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Not commonly.
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Dr. Mahesh Allam answered:

My husband has lung sarcoidosis and he sems to be having alot of muscle aches and joint pain could that be from the sarcoidosis?

Yes

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Sarcoidosis is an auto-immune disorder where the body reacts to itself. It can affect any part of the body. Muscle & joint pains can occur & further tests for Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis & Polymyalgia rheumatic (PMR) are recommended. Consult a rheumatologist. He should also have a pulmonary & cardiology consultation
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I have sarcoidosis in the lungs is it serious that I stop smoking and if I don't what could happen?

Stop smoking!

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Why risk worsening pulmonary fibrosis at all. Smoking will shorten your life in many ways. Having several lung issues is sheer foolishness to risk!
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What are the symptoms and treatment options for sarcoidosis? Also, how does it affect the lungs?

Multi organ

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Can affect many organs, most common is some effect on lung capacity. Can also effect vision. Mainstay has been steroids but many doctors are turning to some type of immune modulator and some to some of the classic big gun arthritic medications in resistant cases or to be steroid sparing.
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