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What Causes Lumph Nodes In The Lung To Appear On Cta Of Chest With Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Had xray for cold with bad cough. Report said "suggestion of some reticular nodular type interstitial disease in the upper lobes bilaterally." could it be due to cold/bronchitis rather than disease?
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
What could be the causes of increased uptake by a nonenlarged subcarinal node on pet scan in a patient with breast cancer?
How likely is a non-contrast High-Resolution CT of the entire chest (not selective thin slices at random regions) to miss lung cancer When symptoms (e.g. shortness of breath, cough) are present?
Not likely: A CT of the chest without contrast is a good test to catch cancer. While it is possible that a CT could miss a small cancer or one that is hidden by another process, a cancer that size would not be likely to cause symptoms of shortness of breath. Noncontrast CT is the preferred imaging study for lung cancer screening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the meaning of nodular, fibrotic and reticular TB lesions noted in my left upper lung as seen in my X-ray result. What do I need to prevent it?
Treatment/active TB: The lesions in the setting of TB infection require that you be treated for TB. The physicians will obtain a culture to confirm the diagnosis and to determine the correct medication regimen. PRMG fax US 858 259 9689 for review of records and ?s ...Read more
After being in hospital having a plurel effusion, doe to fluid in 1 lung and heart area, what would cause different types of pain in those areas?
MANY possibilities: After effusions, you can have leftover inflammatory pain. You can have pain from the heart's surrounding fluid, separate from the pleural effusion (pericardial effusion). Hiatal hernias can cause pain, which can be difficult to distinguish from other causes. There is a possibility of angina if you have coronary artery disease. If your pains are get worse, see your doc, or an ER, straightaway! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X-ray=normal, but ultrasound on the neck appears to have a cluster of lymph nodes in the left posterior cervical region, & the doc concluded it as tb?
Can benign nodules and many calcified granulomas [seen on my new ct] create obstruction in airways and cause lung portions to collapse, ?
Unlikely: Benign pulmonary granulomas are an extremely common finding on ct of the chest, and almost never cause symptoms. A granuloma should never cause an airway obstruction. Other processes such as endobronchial mucus plugs or aspiration or a central mass lesion can cause obstruction and collapse of the affected segment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes pelvic vascular congestion with prominent vessels in the periuterine area? What types of symptoms will pelvic vascular congestion cause? And what should be done to treat the condition?
Pelvic congestion: Pelvic congestion is related to to incompetent valves in the ovarian veins allowing venous reflux causing venous pelvic engorged veins. They can be asymptomatic or cause pelvic aching/pain. When they are symptomatic they can be treated through a minimally invasive procedure by blocking off the veins by an interventional radiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My X-ray findings that tiny densities are noted in right upper zone,suggestive of old exposure to infection,lung fields are clear,normal cardiac and mediastinal contours.what does it mean.thank you for immediate response .
Results of PET Scan "initial staging of lymphoma" and "extensive adenophy in the neck, chest and abdomen" how serious is this?
CT results PROMINENT MEDIASTINAL AND LEFT HILAR ENLARGEMENT WITH A SMALL 9MM NODULE ALONG THE MAJOR FISSURE OF THE LEFT LUNG what does this mean?
Could there be a link in any way of celiac disease and an enlarged and painful lymph node on my breast whichwas said to be part of systemic inflamatio?
Lymph node: Enlargement can occur due to infections,malignancy and systemic inflammatory process like autoimmune diseases ...Read more
Just left the ED, CT showed lesion an spleen and free fluid in pelvic area, what are the possible causes of these findings?
The cause for enlarged lymph nodes, swelling the l/side of the head and form blisters dries in a honey color. Very painful. Ct scan done.
Skin Infection: Could be viral (such as herpes zoster commonly called shingles) or bacterial (such as impetigo), most likely. Fungal infections would be a much less common cause for such an acute and inflammatory response. It is important to have the condition properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Most testis cancer: Is confined to the testis. When spread is suspect, particularly with markers (hcg/afp), more complex imaging (ct's, head, chest, abdomen, pelvis) is done. Testis almost always spreads to abdominal & pelvic nodes before distantly to lungs and brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This diagnosis came back on multiple bx of the right nasal pharyngeal area. Have history cancer of the tongue with 3 surgeries to remove cancer...
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In a chest xray result: Streaky densities are noted in the right lung base. Heart is not enlarged. Diaphragm ans sulci are intact. what does this me?
Mgt: There may be an inflammatory, fibrotic or infectious process in that area. More information is needed about your clinical history and symptoms to narrow the diagnosis. A TB test should be performed if you have not had one in the last six months. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Any number of viruses do this. If prolonged more than a couple of weeks, maybe mononucleosis, although you're quite old for mono (most cases before age 20). Mostly not serious, but syphilis, HIV, tuberculosis, land other serious infections are possible if at risk. If only a few days, sit tight; probably will clear up soon. If continuing more than 2 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Can invasive spine surgery with lots of neck and arm pain and stress on body bring on symptoms of MS or lupus? Can is allow a disease to manifest?
VERY DIFFERENT: Both ms and lupus are immune mediated inflammatory disorders, and your neck issues most likely due to degenerative or traumatic etiologies. None of these are related to each other, and in fact, your symptoms may indeed be due to post-operative complications such as scarring. An expert neurologist can readily sort out and categorize your issues, and may be worthwhile to have a consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer