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What Does A Mass In Lungs Mean
Not usually: Pneumonia itself does not usually appear as a mass on an xray. However, those that have a mass in their lungs, can develop an infection on top of that so it can definitely appear that way. It is always best to have a repeat chest x ray after you have been treated for pneumonia to make sure there is no underlying mass. Take care! ...Read more
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
Many: Fungi like candida, blastomyces, coccidioidomycoses or paracocci can all cause infiltrates or processes that look like masses. Tb itself can cause a mass-like effect of tuberculoma and even pneumonia can cause mass like infiltrates and a scar later that involutes to look like a mass. Parasites do too. So we have to rely on symptoms, risks and the work up to make diagnoses. ...Read more
I have a three centimetre lump in my lungs one opinion is a lymph node and other opinion it was a mass. Should I be pushing for a complete diagnosis?
Absolutely: A mass in the lung can irritate the lining of the lung, also called the pleura. This can either cause a charp pain in the chest called pleuritic pain or alternatively, a mass can press against the lining of the airway which will cause an irritation and a cough. Usually the cough will be dry to distinguish from bronchitis, although this is not always true depending on the level of obstruction. ...Read more
Yes: The large majority of lung masses in non-smokers are old scars. In my part of the country, it's usually histoplasmosis, but a variety of other inflammatory or bnign neoplastic situations can give a lung mass. The radiologist can usually tell whether cancer is a possibility and if so, the pathologist will need to get tissue. Good luck and thanks for asking. ...Read more
I found out that my grandma has a mass located on her spine, lung, and stomach. It started in the lung and progressed from there. What does she have?
It sounds like a--: -primary malignant lutg tumor that has metastasized to the other organs. You are an adult now so give her what support she needs. Advice 2 you, look at the image to the right, don't smoke. People get lung cancer who do not smoke, but smoking is the major contributing factor! Not a good prognosis. ...Read more
Mu daughter's pcp said she had a nodule in her lung and paid for cab to hospital. Once there the attending referred to it as a "mass" what is the di?
My father is 65, never smoked, no asbestos. Has a mass in the lungs, severe joint pain and stiffness, history of gout. What is most likely diagnosis?
My best to: Your father, first. It is not easy to tell with the limited information. If the mass is capable of being biopsied either via bronchoscopy or percutaneously that would provide accurate diagnosis. While malignancy is certainly the fear that looms large it is not certain without a tissue diagnosis. ...Read more
I have had swollen lymph nodes on my neck and parotiditis, now they found a mass in my lung and half is not working?
Maybe sarcoidosis?: ..Usually a benign condition, but can cause lung or other organ scarring in a small % of patients. It also sounds like you have a doctor, and for the complex situation you describe, you are better off asking questions of docs who know your history, than trying to figure it out online. I tell my patients, use information from the internet to get the questions to ask your doc, not the answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: It is unlikely that the mass could have arisen from a hernia surgery. Hernias are near the surface of the body, while this sounds like it is deeper. It could be something serious, like a malignancy, so you might need a biopsy. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When screening for small cell lung cancer how big does a mass seen on a CT should be considered for investigation or benign .
THAT'S the question!: The smaller you make the cutoff, the more false-positives you get. Screening has led to a tremendous increase in cases found, but very little overall reduction in lung cancer mortality. Usually it's adenocarcinomas that we find, not small-cells. You decide what it all means. Best wishes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25326638 ...Read more
My husband had a CT scan which picked up a mass in his colon probably malignant. His liver and lung bases clear what about rest of lungs?
I have had a very cold sensation in the middle of my chest for 4 days. It feels like there is a mass of bitter cold air in my chest. What might it be?
Interesting.: This can occur after drinking a very cold beverage. Normally it should get better in a few hours. Not common to last 4 days. I would advise you to see your family physician and let him/her examine you and listen to your lungs and palpate your abdomen which may be a long shot causing this complaint. Maybe a chest xray would be in order. ...Read more
I had surgery to remove a mass out of my chest in 2005, I can still feel my sternum move and pop. Is this normal?
No it is not: Since it has been so long since your operation most likely your bone has healed by non union, which means that there is scar tissue there but the bone has not come together and healed properly. Rarely this can be due to chronic infection. Either way you need to see your surgeon. He or she will determine the extent of the problem and discuss treatment options, risks and benefits ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Got pains in top of chest had xray all clear dr says acid reflux would,a xray see anything like a mass in my oesophogus thanks dr?
Maybe: If mass big enough, can see on x-ray, but would have to be pretty big or so big it is moving things out of their normal position. OK to try medicine/treatment for acid reflux, but if no better in 2-3 weeks, would have to rethink that diagnosis and consider additional testing. Hope this helps. Best of luck Dr R ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a lump on my right breast that is on my areola and it hurts every know and then. I feel a mass in my chest. What could this be. ?
Time for exam: While it may be "nothing, " breast cancers do occur in males as well and are often not identified until late, exactly because it is not looked for. It would be wise to see your dr and have an examination to be sure there is nothing worrisome present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I have a AAA at 20 years old? I have had a mass in my chest just under my left ribs for over a yr and it's grown, but ultrasound showed nothing..
Extremely unlikely: At 20 yrs of age it is really unlikely to have an aaa. The situations where young people have aneurysms are with connective tissue disorders such as marfan's syndrome or ehler danlos syndrome. For a mass under the left rib at your age i'm thinking skin growth or hernia for superficial masses or spleen or bowel pathology for deep masses. Either way a physical exam and ct scan will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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