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Subpleural Pulmonary Nodules
Should i be concerned about CT checking my thymus due to mg and or lems showing a right lower lobe solitary pulmonary subpleural nodule 6mm?
Ct shows 2 mm & smaller indeterminant pulmonary nodules, in the right lower lobe. Tiny subpleural lymph nodes along the fissures. What causes this?
Yes, very: 96% of nodules found in a study of screening ct scans were not lung cancer. While we don't know for sure what they were, its almost certain that many were granulomas, a type of scar often caused by "histo". In some areas of the country almost half the population has lung nodules detectable on a ct and histo gets blamed for many of them, with or without proof. It usually requires no treatment. ...Read more
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
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?
Pleural/subpleural: A pleura is a serous membrane which folds back onto itself to form a two-layered membrane structure. The thin space between the two pleural layers is known as the pleural cavity and normally contains a small amount of pleural fluid. The outer pleura (parietal pleura) is attached to the chest wall. The inner pleura (visceral pleura) covers the lungs and adjoining structures. The subpleura is below it ...Read more
Need further evaluat: Inform your pulmonologist. Indeterminate pulmonary nodules with hemoptysis require tissue diagnosis. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with multiple pulmonary nodules and I have been coughing up dark brown sputum and hard pellets. Should I go to the ER?
It would be entirely: Appropriate to be evaluated and confirm that you are oxygenating sufficiently as well as not in immediate danger of excessive pulmonary bleeding. Go to the ER. ...Read more
How common are lung nodules? Is it common for a nonsmoker to have 3 pulmonary nodules with no current illness symptoms except a cough?
Fairly common: If you took 100 people at random off the street and did a CT scan of their chest, 25 of them would have nodules. Non-smokers can have nodules. Most nodules do no cause any symptoms at all and you would never know they are there unless you had a chest CT for some reason (or abdominal CT and it was picked up on the lower lung fields) ...Read more
Noncalcified pulmonary nodules a 6mm in left upper lobe, a 5mm right middle lobe, a4mm in lingula 7mm lateral r mid lobe should I worry?
Pulmonary nodules: It would be nice to know as what are bronchoscopic finding, cell cytology and fungal studies reports? You have four small non calcified nodules ranging4mm to7 mm. You are 37. Any smoking history or cancer? Please stick to your pulmonary doctor who knows you well, and follow the advice. Thanks. ...Read more
29/f bilateral anterior upper lobe groundglass opacities and small right pulmonary nodules up to 5mm. Smoker and svt. Seriousness? Next steps? What is
Follow with PCP: You need your doctor to guide you. Any opacities in lungs need to be further investigated as to the cause. Lung nodules may or may not be related. But they should be monitored for further growth or change using a repeat ct scan 4-6 weeks after the last one. If you have any fever then you need to be tested sooner than later. ...Read more
Ct states innumerable tiny and very small pulmonary nodules appreciated. Does this mean metastatic disease?
Ct showed 7mm and 11mm pulmonary nodules with enlarged sub cardinal node, 2.3 x 1.9 CM and another mildly enlarged node. Non smoker. How concerned?
I have a subpleural solitary lung nodule in the peripheral of the lung base. 2mm. I am 28/f. Smoked for 9 years, but quit 4 years ago. Cancer? Scared!
What is histoplasmosis? Does it affect lungs forming very small nodule, bcz of my lung nodule. Can it be seen in ct,?
Yes: Yes, it can show as nodules in imagines. Consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment should it become necessary. ...Read more
What does a CT with multiple left inferior cervical linfonods and pulmonary nodules with no calcifications (< 0, 5cm) means?
Probably nothing: Enlarged lymph nodes and pulmonary nodules are extraordinarily common. You should follow up with your doctor and follow up on any tests they recommend, but most often these are completely benign. ...Read more
My cta listed subcentimeter hypodense thyroid lesions and pulmonary nodules in upper right lobe with largest 8mm. Noncalcified. Should I be worried?
Who knows?: Whoever ordered the ct needs to follow up. ...Read more
Ct chest scan showed several small 2 mm noncalcified but stable pulmonary nodules in both lungs. Should i be concerned. What symptoms could this cause?
Probably not: 2mm nodules are quite small. If these nodules have not grown(monitored by ct) over significant period (months), the likelihood of malignancy is small. These are probably granulomas or scar tissue secondary to previous infection. ...Read more
Right hip & thigh lymphedema & fever both unknown origin. 2mm & smaller indeterminant pulmonary nodules in right lower lobe. Possibly related?
Fell on my back, had cat scan, revealed (2) 4mm lung nodule pulmonary doctor says I should have nothing to worry about, follow cat scan in 6 mnth?
Probably overkill: For nonsmokers, with nodules in that size range, we recommend no further follow-up. If you are smoker, stop smoking. If any follow-up is necessary, 12 months is probably all you need. ...Read more
6 x 8 mm stable spiculated apical plueral based nodular scarring & pulmonary nodules 4 x 6 mm. Follow up CT scan in 6 mos. Ok? Quit smoking 20 yrs ago
Lung nodules: Based on the size and the risk factors, I think a follow up approach with serial ct chest for a total period of 2 years would be recommended and is evidence-based. The second ct chest would be in 3-6 months. ...Read more
Bibasilar sub CM pulmonary nodules noted on CT scan. Sclerotic focus in right and left iliac,0.4cm and 0.5cm.1.7cm complex right ovarian cyst. Concerns?
All those items seems relatively benign, ie, not important. If it associated with abnormal labwork, or significant symptoms, then a PET scan may be more useful to identify active disease.
If this is the first time the lung nodules have been seen, then a follow up CT in 3-4 months would be recommended. ...Read more
Thyroid us left lobe: increased vascularity, heterogeneous. Nodules: 1 – 2.1cm; 2 — 1cm pulmonary nodules. Fna- microacinar, follicular groupings. My surgeon is out of town. Should i be worried?
No immediate worry: This is not uncommon problem. Yet it is not an immediate or urgent issue either. You will be best served by seeing an endocrinologist who can further investigate the nature of your problems and guide you further. ...Read more
I have an irregular 5mm pulmonary nodule in right lung apex and a subpleural 4mm nodule there as well. What does this mean?
Pulmonary nodule : Need to see pulmonilogist. Get CT chest with IV contrast, especially if h/o smoking ...Read more
If I've had a CT scan of mu lungs and there was a subpleural nodule found 6mm should I get a pet scan? And could this be cancerous?
Ct lungs-small calcified subpleural nodule in rt base. Symptoms nagging cough with expectorant since 6yrs. Is it dangerous?
See details: The major issue to be ruled out in india is tuberculosis. Have you been evaluated for this issue? ...Read more
Ct chest adrenal nodule 1.9 CM right. Lungs demonstrate babisalar dependent atelectasis small subpleural bullae noted right up lobe trace pericardial?
Adrenal eval: Hi. The adrenal nodule needs to be evaluated. What were the Hounsfield units on the non-contrast scan of the nodule? Your endocrinologist will determine: 1) if it's producing any hormones, and 2) if it's growing. If high Hounsfield units, it needs sooner evaluation. Any hirsutism, amenorrhea, diabetes, serious high blood pressure, sweating, headache, palpitations, etc? Good luck! ...Read more
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