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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Lung Granuloma

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How can calcified granuloma occur in our lungs?

How can calcified granuloma occur in our lungs?

Immune response.: A calcified granuloma is a type of inflammation. Some lung infections (like fungal infections) will trigger a response in the body in which the person's immune system surrounds the invading organisms with specific cells that form discrete clusters in attempt to wall the organism off from the host tissue. Over time, these can calcify. Non-infectious foreign material can also cause granulomas. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


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What is mid-outer lung minute nodulocalcific granuloma?

What is mid-outer lung minute nodulocalcific granuloma?

Nothing serious: Most likely you have a spot on your chest x Ray or your Ct scan and they diagnosed the spot as a benign granule a apparently it is small and it is calcified unless you are smoker do not worry if you are smoker make sure your doctor keep the eye on your lungs and follow with chest x Ray ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is calcified granuloma of the lungs?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is calcified granuloma of the lungs?

Old inflammation.: A granuloma is a type of inflammation. Granulomas can arise in response to some infections and to other inflammatory processes. This process is generally not associated with malignancy. When described as 'calcified', (like in an xray or ct scan), the reader of the study is generally indicated that the process is mineralized and is usually of long standing. ...Read more

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Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung.

Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung.

Lung granulomas: 36 F asks: Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung. ANS: depends on what is causing the granuloma. Some never do. & depends on what most common cause of lung granulomas in Eufaula. So the best person to ask is a chest specialist who has been practicing near Eufaula for a long time. Have that Dr examine u & X-ray ...Read more

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What does lung calcification granuloma mean?

What does lung calcification granuloma mean?

Exists long time: Granuloma could be calcified because it exists for a long time. ...Read more

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Is granuloma and nodules same thing if seen on lung ct?

Not quite: Many nodules are granulomas but nodules can also be a large variety of tumors or malignant tumors.
Followup or biopsies are to determine cause. ...Read more

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I have a large calcified granuloma in my lung found in 2004. Did X-ray today & dr thinks it's growing& causing issues can it?

I have a large calcified granuloma in my lung found in 2004. Did X-ray today & dr thinks it's growing& causing issues can it?

Yes it can: Size and position of nodule can obstruct a small airway and create atelectasis (a type of collapse). Your doctor has to make sure that this is not an active infection, or a nodule with malignancy. Serial ct scans are recommended usually. ...Read more

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Is this alarming X-ray Impression No acute focal lung infiltrate Stable appearing tiny ovoid hyperdensity which may relate to calcified granuloma?

Is this alarming X-ray Impression No acute focal lung infiltrate Stable appearing tiny ovoid hyperdensity which may relate to calcified granuloma?

Stable is good.: Technically it would be good for me to know when the last xray was (the one to which they're comparing the current one). Bad things will pretty universally grow over time, so if this hypersensitive has not grown in months, or years, then it's very likely benign. ...Read more

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3 ACE tests 1st was 98, 2nd 111, 3rd 98. Never put on medicine. Granuloma in right lung calcified. Can ACE levels rise & fall w/o med? Sarc chances?

3 ACE tests 1st was 98, 2nd 111, 3rd 98. Never put on medicine. Granuloma in right lung calcified. Can ACE levels rise & fall w/o med? Sarc chances?

ACE test: Is not helpful in diagnosing sarcoid. The test is neither sensitive for, nor specific to sarcoid. If calcified, its probably not sarcoid, but rather a leftover scar from many years ago and nothing to fret over. Tell your doctor no more "ace tests" unless they can tell you what they will do with abnormal results. Even if you have sarcoid, ace can't tell us whether to treat it. Most don't need rx. ...Read more

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I have diagnosed with a 3 mm lingular nodule probably representing granuloma. Mild fibrotic changes at the left lung base. Is this something I should worry about?

I have diagnosed with a 3 mm lingular nodule probably representing granuloma. Mild fibrotic changes at the left lung base. Is this something I should worry about?

Need to follow up: Follow up checks with X-Ray /CT scan is advised to be certain that it does not grow in size. Most likely it is benign in which case it will remain inactive and not grow in size. Unless you have watched/monitored it for the next 2-3 years, there will remain some concern that it could be an early form of lung Cancer although it is not very likely to be. ...Read more

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Is there any help for someone with hypogammaglobulinemia, ocd, granuloma at lung, hypersomnia and getting weaker n sicker evey day low g, m, a

Is there any help for someone with hypogammaglobulinemia, ocd, granuloma at lung, hypersomnia and getting weaker n sicker evey day low g, m, a

There: There is no single diagnosis I can come up with to explain all your symptoms. Sounds like you may have common variable immunodeficiency which increases your risk of sinus and lung infections. I suggest regular follow up care with an immunologist/allergist. That would be a good start. Travel to such a specialist if one is not in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis when I was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?

I have bronchitis when I was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?

TB: The most likely cause would be healed tuberculosis in which case you should have a positive TB skin test or blood test such as quantiferon TB gold test. If one of these is positive at your age wou would need treatment for latent tuberculosis.
Some fungal infections can also cause calcified granulomata in the lungs. ...Read more

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In layman's terms what does this mean? Prominent calcified mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes and scattered calcified granulomas in both lungs. Heart

In layman's terms what does this mean? Prominent calcified mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes and scattered calcified granulomas in both lungs. Heart

Old infection: Would be the most common explanation, but there are some other illnesses that could cause this and be more worrisome. You need to ask the physician who ordered the x-ray what s/he was worried about, and what is the cause for these findings. Good luck! ...Read more

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In layman's terms what does this mean? Prominent calcified mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes and scattered calcified granulomas in both lungs. Heart

In layman's terms what does this mean? Prominent calcified mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes and scattered calcified granulomas in both lungs. Heart

Changes in tissue: These changes mean that some of the tissue of the heart and lungs is not the normal way it usually looks on xray. When tissue is damaged by infection or inflammation sometimes calcium builds in those areas and forms scars or when the body is trying to heal itself it forms a barrier around an abnormal area. The lymph nodes filters things out of the body and can get enlarged. ...Read more

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Which test can confirm cause of 2mm granuloma and 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule that was seen in my lung CT report 4 months ago

Which test can confirm cause of 2mm granuloma and 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule that was seen in my lung CT report 4 months ago

Typically follow-up: The 2 mm granuloma is likely postinfectious in nature and benign. The 8mm slightly lobulated nodule will require a follow-up scan. The interval of the follow-up scan is determined by your risk category. Generally smokers or those with a history of cancer will be followed at a shorter interval. If the lesion does not change in size over the course of two years this is generally considered a benign lesion. ...Read more

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2mm granuloma was seen in lung CT report, and also 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule, please can u advice me what r the possible causes?

2mm granuloma was seen in lung CT report, and also 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule, please can u advice me what r the possible causes?

Many causes: The 2 mm granuloma is benign and nothing to worry about. Read here for more info - http://news. Cancerconnect. Com/what-is-a-lung-granuloma/ unless the 8 mm lobulated well defined nodule contains fat (benign hamartoma) or calcified (likely another benign granuloma), it will require a follow up ct (in 3-6 months). This is assuming you don't have a known primary malignancy that you haven't mentioned. ...Read more

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What is infectious granuloma auch as tuberculosis verus cavitary lung cancer?

What is infectious granuloma auch as tuberculosis verus cavitary lung cancer?

Unclear question: Examination of the tissue by a pathologist is the gold standard for diagnosis. However, an apical cavitary lesion in the lung should be treated as tuberculosis, unless proven otherwise.
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How does a radiologist ddx a calcified granuloma vs. A rectal adenocarcinoma lung metastasis?

How does a radiologist ddx a calcified granuloma vs. A rectal adenocarcinoma lung metastasis?

Experience: A calcified granuloma is...Calcified! Most metastatic nodules are not. Exceptions include mets from osteosarcoma, and mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colon. Granulomas tend not to change over time. Mets tend to grow and are usually multiple. ...Read more

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Can granulomas cause mild dependent interstitial markings on lungs shown on Chest CT a year later?

Can granulomas cause mild dependent interstitial markings on lungs shown on Chest CT a year later?

No,: They are two different things. Granulomas are small benign nodules. Mild dependent interstitial markings are generally an incidental finding related to gravity dependent changes in lung markings, and are usually of no clinical concern. ...Read more

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Can several calcified granulomas be of cancer if seen on lung ct, [6 months before only one 2mm granuloma was seen on CT ]?

Can several calcified granulomas be of cancer if seen on lung ct, [6 months before only one 2mm granuloma was seen on CT ]?

Not likely to be: Cancer. Calcified granulomas are not likely to be due to cancer, however, the lesions do need to be investigated to ascertain the cause. If the granulomas are due to infection, that should be treated. ...Read more

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Will I need a new CT scan to check cause & to treat a 2mm granuloma and 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule? It was seen in lung CT 4 months

Will I need a new CT scan to check cause & to treat a 2mm granuloma and 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule? It was seen in lung CT 4 months

Lung nodule: New lung masses found on imaging should be followed or biopsied. Many small lesions less than 1 cm in size are observed. If it is enlarging or is associated with symptoms such as cough, or coughing blood would be worrisome. Prior ct scans that show the mass previously would be reassuring. Risk factors for lung cancer such as smoking would raise suspicions. Speak with your md, yes to repeat ct. ...Read more

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Hi my pcp found a calcified lung granuloma in my upper left lobe, confirmed by the pulmonologist (found on xray). The pulmonologist pretty much blew?

Hi my pcp found a calcified lung granuloma in my upper left lobe, confirmed by the pulmonologist (found on xray). The pulmonologist pretty much blew?

A small calcified: Granuloma is a sign of an old inflammatory process or infection. It is usually an incidental finding of no clinical concern. They are benign and usually no follow up is necessary. ...Read more