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Spot On Lung X Ray
Mom has cough and fatigue with flu like symptoms for 1 month. Internal md found spot on lung x-ray. When should she see a pulmonlogist?
When her: Internist refers her. The sx's may or may not be coming from the spot. If you like your doc stick with him, does she have a hx of a mood or stress disorder. It's unusual for this type of thing to linger for a month. Does she sleep well, having crying spells, losing or gaining weight? There may be more here. Trust me if ur doc thought she had cancer he would have sent her. Gd luc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
High fevers, coughing up mucus with blood, bad smell from mucus&body skin. X-ray showed black spot on lung is this a cause of being a 40year smoker?
I feel a pressure in my right lung in one spot and I've felt it there for months. also very fatigued and minor wheeze. x ray clear. What could it be?
How do I remove my chest spots from my lungs which appeared on an X-ray after I suffered from tuberculousis?
I always have cough 8years ago so doctor told me to take x-ray. Seen spots in my lungs & I was treated.Is there a possibility for it to reoccur again?
Of course: Do not know what caused the cough or what the meaning of the 2 spots are. Do you have tuberculosis which is an infectious disease curable by a prolonged course (9 months) of antibiotics OR do you have a lung cancer? Only your doc knows for sure. This is info that you can't find out on a website. You have to talk with your doc face to face! ...Read more
5y.O. Child with shortness of breath for past 3 mos. X-ray shows hight density lung tissue spots. Dr can't diagnose it! what other exams do you suggest?
See a specialist: You should see a pediatric lung doctor, and if your are seeing one seek another opinion preferably at a university hospital. ...Read more
Surely, a thoracic surgeon must know if a round spot is a lung nodule, carcinoid or a coin lesion by looking at pet, CT and x-rays. Yes or no?
Pathology specimen: The pathologist makes the diagnosis with the microscopic exam of a piece of the lesion. Even then, it can be challenging to get diagnosis. So the answer to your question is no. Stay with your thoracic surgeon, get your follow up exams, stop nicotine if you have that addiction. Ok to go for a second opinion. Take a friend with you and don't be surprised if you get same answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had spots on my lung since 2004, 2007, 2010 x-rays and 2012 CT scan showed they are slightly larger now. What are the possible diagnoses?
Many: First thing is histoplasmsis. This causes multiple small nodules. It sounds like your doctor is following this: http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/rad/res/fleischner-nodule.Htm which is the best way to follow these nodules. Hopefull, you've quit (or never were) smoking, and you're keeping a very good eye on them. ...Read more
My brother is on and off in the hospital since 2004 coz of his problem in his lungs with big white spot on xray. - TB test. What do u think it is?
Need more info: Need to know more about the symptoms, laboratory tests, past medical history and imaging. Many questions to ask like: is it getting bigger? Or is there a productive cough? It could be congenital, indolent infectious, inflammatory or less likely tumor given the long history. ...Read more