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Doctor insights on: Subpleural Pulmonary Nodules

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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?

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?

No worries: A nodule of that size in a person of your age is overwhelming benign. Lung cancer is very uncommon in young adults. There are many causes to have lung nodules that are not cancer. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Ct shows 2 mm & smaller indeterminant pulmonary nodules, in the right lower lobe. Tiny subpleural lymph nodes along the fissures. What causes this?

Ct shows 2 mm & smaller indeterminant pulmonary nodules, in the right lower lobe. Tiny subpleural lymph nodes along the fissures. What causes this?

A lot of things: If just 2 mm, I would just monitor with a ct scan every 6 months for a year and then every year thereafter. Possibilties include exposure to fungus, old infection, dust or malignancy but this is less likely. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are biapical pulmonary nodules?

What are biapical pulmonary nodules?

Lung nodules: It means that you have nodules in the upper parts of the lungs. ...Read more

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Is histoplasmosis a common cause of pulmonary nodules?

Is histoplasmosis a common cause of pulmonary nodules?

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

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What are pulmonary nodules?

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

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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?

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?

Lung doc: You know that you may get lung cancer, sooner or later. Check with your lung doc. You already know that smoking is bad for you. All the best to quit. Visit my office to get additional help. And good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pulmonary nodules?

It depends: First you need to consult doctor to see how big the nodule. Is it single or multiple? Is it benign or melignant? The treatment will be different. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lung nodule on pleural surface vs subpleural?

What is the difference between lung nodule on pleural surface vs subpleural?

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

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Coughing blood after having primary diagnosis indeterminate pulmonary nodules.

Coughing blood after having primary diagnosis indeterminate pulmonary nodules.

Need further evaluat: Inform your pulmonologist. Indeterminate pulmonary nodules with hemoptysis require tissue diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How common are lung nodules? Is it common for a nonsmoker to have 3 pulmonary nodules with no current illness symptoms except a cough?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Ct states innumerable tiny and very small pulmonary nodules appreciated. Does this mean metastatic disease?

Nodules in lung: Not all multiple nodules in the lung are cancer. They can sometimes be benign. A repeat scan 2-3 mo later can be helpful in differentiating this dilemma. ...Read more

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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?

Concerned: These are abnormal findings on a ct scan, and require further evaluation. A doctor specializing in lung disorders can be very helpful in determining the cause. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Barely visible: If it enlarges by ct then removal is an option.
It is so small at 2mm it can be hard to find.
Gather any old x-rays, history of trauma, pneumonia etc. It may be an old scar but needs to be followed by pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

Prob. not.: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

No: The chances of you having cancer at your young age (25) are rare. The odds of a solitary 6mm lung nodule being cancer in your age are even rarer. A biopsy would be more appropriate if your physicians thought this was cancer. ...Read more

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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

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Ct chest adrenal nodule 1.9 CM right. Lungs demonstrate babisalar dependent atelectasis small subpleural bullae noted right up lobe trace pericardial?

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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Lung Nodule (Definition)

A lung nodule is a round area that is more solid than normal lung tissue. It is a nonspecific finding and can ...Read more


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Respiratory (Definition)

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