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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

Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Lung Nodule (Definition)

A lung nodule is a symptom in which a person has a chest x-ray or CT scan that shows a small lump (nodule) in a lung. A lung nodule can be cancerous or non-cancerous. If cancerous, it can be a lung cancer or can be a metastatic cancer that spread from another ...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?

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 of time (months), the likelihood of malignancy is small. These are probably granulomas or scar tissue secondary to previous infection. ...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?

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 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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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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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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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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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

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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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more