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Small White Patches In Lungs Ct Scan
Had ct scan was told have very small nodule on lung not to worry have primary dr. X-ray yearly should I be concerned?
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
Dr found a very small lesion on my lung, I worry about it but he said its so small we don't need a CT scan. How do I ease my mind?
Small lung lesion: Most very small lesions/spots/nodules seen on chest x-ray are benign temporary findings or calcifications. The usual recommendation is for repeat x-ray in 1 year, or perhaps 6 months if you have risk factors (smoking, risk of TB or other lung infection). if there is change, such as increased size then a CT scan may be appropriate. Again most of the small findings on CXR are benign. ...Read more
I was recently told that I have a small 5 mm lung nodule. Discovered by CT scan. I am not a smoker. Never have been. Should I be worried?
Ct scan shows small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base anterior to cysts what does it mean?
See your doctor: Your question could mean a lot depending on your history, you are quite young why did you have a CT? Do you already have any kind of cancer, what Cyst are you talking about>? basically in this situation you should talk to the doctor who ordered your Ct scan as the history matters a lot ...Read more
Should I worry about my chest CT scan showing multiple patches of ground glass infiltrates on my lungs?
No not usually: Usually these are findings due to prior swelling or infection in lungs; even based on where you grew up. We use stability on cts to confirm benign nature. Sometimes treatment w/ antibiotics considered. Biopsy considered with hi risk though age & smoking history important. ...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
Is it feasible to have had small cell lung cancer causing malabsorption for 1 year but not show on CT scan.
Had lower left pneumonia March 4. Right lung had some fluid. Ct scan yesterday showed left lung clear. Right small fluid and atelectasis. What now??
Resolving pneumonia: Do you have an incentive spirometer to encourage deep breathing and expansion of the lung? You can buy them online, even from Amazon or a health supplies store/site. Blowing an instrument, singing, blowing up a balloon, and simple deep breathing exercises as well as being more active out of bed will help resolve it. ...Read more
Is it true that the primary tumor in small cell lung cancer is often occult? Does this mean even a CT scan can't see it? Do we only detect on spread
March 4 lower left pneumonia. X-ray yesterday white lower left lung still. Ct scan today showed small atelectasis or small fluid lower left. Resolve?
Not necessary: Are you referring as small lymph nodes or small nodules on the lung? There are other conditions beside cancer that can be presented with small nodes - including infections, inflammation, autoimmune process, etc. So, a good history, examination, blood work and serial imaging would be necessary to be done. Discuss with your md in detail. ...Read more
What could a CT scan show six weeks after completion of five SBRT sessions for non-small cell Stage 1 lung cancer?
Is it feasible to have had an occult small cell lung cancer causing malabsorption for 1 year but not showing on CT scan?
30 yo female, former light smoker 4-5 yrs. CT scan in 2013 with small lung nodule, but no follow up. Should I be worried? The doctor was unconcerned.
Lung Nodules: Depending on the size, there are specific criteria that have been developed called the "Fleicshner criteria" that will determine if any further testing or repeat CT scans need to be done. Discuss in further detail with your Doc to be safe, Best wishes. ...Read more
Can small cell lung cancer cause malabsorption through zolinger Ellison syndrome. Would this be a presenting sign of sclc before it shows on ct scan?
Uncommon: Most Zollinger-Ellison / gastrinoma are from islet cell tumors of the foregut. Oat cell carcinoma can produce other paraneoplastic syndromes, famously the anti-nerve cell ones, before being visible on chest ray, but it announces itself fast enough. And what are you going to without a localized tumor? Take out both lungs? Look for some other cause for any suggestive symptoms. Good question Gill. ...Read more
Hi docs, can you tell me if small nodes seen on lungs thru chest CT scan are suggesting lung cancer?
Multiple causes/risk: This is one possibility, and the assessment of that diagnosis involves a visit with to a pulmonary specialist. They will recommend further evaluation. If there are multiple nodules, this actually may be related to infection. One example of such an infection is TB. If you have smoked in the past, swollen lymph nodes on the chest CT, or signs of illness, this raises the risk for a malignancy. ...Read more
Ct scan showed very small lung nodule. I've had 3 chest x-rays prior and nothing showed on them. What happens now? How to determine if it's cancer?
Depends: If the nodule is very small, it would not be seen in a plain x-ray so the fact you had 3 prior negative ones does not mean much. You may have had it undetected for years. Depending on how big it is and your clinical situation, your doc may opt to follow up with another ct scan in 6-12 months, do a pet scan, or proceed with a biopsy. Good luck and if you are a smoker, quit today. ...Read more
Could a CT scan without contrast (allergy) be effective detecting lthymoma or small cell lung cancer or could mri no contrast be as good as CT.
Lung CT scan showed small areas of ground glass opacity on upper rt. Lobe consistent with mild pneumonitis. Is this cancer? When should I repeat scan
Might it be lung cancer if I had a CT scan done of the chest and it showed 4 small nodules and now I have pain under rib cage?
Unlikely: Though it is possible for lung cancer to cause pain in the wall of the chest, this usually happens when tumors are larger. The nodules you have will need followed with additional ct scans or biopsied/removed depending on size and your risk for lung cancer. However, it's unlikely for small nodules to be the cause of your pain. Check with your pcp or see a lung doc about the nodules. ...Read more
Would you expect a small cell lung cancer that was causing fatigue and muscle loss to be picked up on a low dose CT scan.
Yes, probably.: If you are symptomatic, I would think the tumor would be large enough to see on CT, even if only a few mm in size ...Read more
Had chest ct scan done due to abnormal chest x-ray the ct scan says small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base adjacent several cysts what does it mean?
Mgt: There may be several possible conditions associated with these findings. Infections may cause cysts. I would suggest a TB test and uploading the scan to your virtual EMR. ...Read more
My doctor says small cell lung cancer (sclc) can be seen on chest x-ray. Is this true? Or would you need a ct-scan?
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I was at ER tonight due to chest pain from ongoing virus. Ct scan and chest X-ray. Found small nodule in lung. Sent home w/ zpack? Now what do I do?
I have an achy feeling in my ribs and back. My CT scan and blood test came back clear. But, today I have a small bruise on chest. What could it be?
Trauma?: Did you do something that may have caused the bruise even a couple of days before? If you cannot remember anything, consider an episode of particularly violent coughing. If none of these seem to ring a bell, you may have a bleeding disorder or a sensitivity to the ibuprofen. Ibuprofen can cause an increase in the bleeding time and make it easy for you to bruise. If it worsens see a doctor. ...Read more
What does it mean, when my chest CT scan shows that I have multiple patches of ground glass infiltrates, and should I be worried because my doctor isn?
Probably chronic: Usually these are findings due to prior swelling or infection in lungs; even based on where you grew up. We use stability on cts to confirm benign nature. Sometimes treatment w/ antibiotics considered. Biopsy considered with hi risk though age & smoking history important. ...Read more
Chest CT scan as part of cancer screen. Showed a small spot at top of (or right above?) rt kidney! Few of my drs r set on cancer somewhere, what could be
KIDNEY SPOT: The diagnosis truly depends on whether the spot is above or in the kidney. A ct of the abd. And pelvis may be nessesary to answer this and find the source. ...Read more
My wife had a ct scan and I have a question about a incidental finding that's has to do with her lungs?
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Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more