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What Does Nodules On Lungs Mean
I have tiny nodular density in right upper lung. What does it mean? Does it mean im not fit to work? Thanks
If the nodule is very small, it is most likely benign. Your risk factors including smoking history, family history and pulmonary history can be assessed to determine the next best step.
I would suggest a TB test and a follow up appt with a review of the CT scan: healthtap. Com/DosanjhMD ...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
Maybe: A standard uptake value of more than 2.5 would be more worrisome, and a blood CEA of 5.6 can simply mean that you smoke. Regardless of these results, you are going to get the nodule (s) biopsied; especially if they are multiple, the result may be something treatable that is low on the list of entities that you may already have considered. Good luck & stay proactive; there are lots of new rx's here. ...Read more
Many possibilities: This is a "spot" in the lung where there's a concentration of solid tissue. The spot may represent a focus of past or present immune activity against a particular germ such as TB or histoplasmosis, or a growth of some type. Most turn out to be harmless, but listen carefully to your doctor (s) re the best and safest way to evaluate the nodule. ...Read more
LungNodules/Pleurisy: Not all lung nodules are cancerous. May need biopsy to be certain. Pleurisy is inflammation of the linings of the lungs which causes chest pain on deep inhalation. Can be due to several diseases including pneumonia, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in lungs), lung cancer, pleural effusion (fluid in lungs). May need to see pulmonologist (lung doctor specialist). ...Read more
The radiologist is: Not sure what to make of this small nodule. If it was to be calcified then it would be one thing. For example an old residual of infection. This is not calcified. This opens up many other possibilities. An old infection is still a consideration. It depends on where it is in the lung, how many and do you have an old study. It may be worthwhile waiting a short period and repeat the ct to check it ...Read more
What does it mean to have " stable right apical lung enhancing nodule, likely to represent hamartoma"?
What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already FINDINGS: Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged in size. (3:24)?
5 mm is small. What is the time interval between the scans? If it has been stable for about 2 years, it's benign.
How histoplasmosis enter the body.? If a nodule in lung (3mm) remains unchnged for 6 months, does it mean histoplasmosis. What are the risks factors?
What does it mean when a oncologist tells you that she has found a 4mm nodule I'm your lung? She says she now wants to see me in 3 months for growth.
Lung nodule: A 4mm lung nodule is tiny. It is so small that it could easily be missed just by placement of the ct slices. It is also too small to biopsy. It is also too small to show up on a pet scan, which has an 8 mm resolution. This is why you are in a holding pattern...Come back in three months for a repeat ct. It will be a long 3 months...Hang in there. ...Read more
On the lung windows might be 1 or 2 minute lung nodular densities, below the resolution of pet. What does this mean? See pet results for further info.
What does it mean when a 1cm lung nodule has "small density", does that point toward Cancer? Or Benign?
Small density.: A 1 cm nodule is a small density. Most likely this is benign finding but additional info about appearance and history/ physical exam are important. Are you a smoker? What prompted the X-ray or CT? A 3 month follow-up film is likely needed if this is a new radiological finding. Talk to your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have an irregular 5mm pulmonary nodule in right lung apex and a subpleural 4mm nodule there as well. What does this mean?
Pulmonary nodule: Need to see pulmonilogist. Get CT chest with IV contrast, especially if h/o smoking ...Read more
What does nodular peripherad enhancement mean on a mri. My husband had a cancerous mass (adenocarcinoma of lung) removed from calcaneus previously?
If there was an: Original lung cancer, and a cancer found in a bone (calcaneus = heel bone), and now a "nodule" with "peripheral enhancement" some place, it is somewhat likely that it is a metastatic deposit from the original lung caner. Hs he had a pet scan? Is this a brain mr? A lot more questions than answers...See the doctor that ordered the mr for details and options. ...Read more
What's it mean if CT scan says I have a 4 mm nodular density in lower left lung postero-laterally? In 2012 it was at 3mm now in 2015 it was 4mm
Depending on how: The scans were performed, they may or may not be reliably comparable when measuring tiny nodules. Additionally, studies show significant intra-observer variability when measuring small nodules. So the first order of business is having one person look at both scans and determine if the size has really changed. If yes, further workup might be needed. If no, then probably nothing needs to be ddone ...Read more
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?
What do you recommend if I had a cat scan with IV dye and doctors found a 2.8 mm subpleural upper lobe nodule on my lung- just wondering what does that mean?
Incidental nodule: According to the Fleischner Society guidelines, if you are a low risk patient (nonsmoker etc.), no follow up is necessary for a nodule this size. The risk of malignancy is miniscule. If you are a higher risk patient, follow up CT in 12 months, and if no change, no further follow up. ...Read more
What does a nodule in upper right lobe of the lung 4.6mm and not calcified mean discovered via health check CT scan?
What does slightly lobulated well defined nodule means that's seen in CT lung report, four months ago, should it be removed even if its not cancer?
What is a dense 8mm left lower nodule of the lung? Dense nodular opacity in the left lower lobe is likely a calcified granuloma. What does that mean to me?
It means: This is likely a benign incidental finding of no concern, a small calcified remnant of a remote inflammatory process. ...Read more
Ct shows 9mm lung nodule. 6 month follow up CT shows nodule grown to 30mm and looks hazy. 3 radiologists & pulm dr said hazy & growing so fast means prob inflammation not malignancy. Are they correct?
What does "left lung lower lobe shows a subcm parenchymal nodule with mild tracer update (SUV max 1. 8)" mean when doing a whole body PET CT?
Means...: ...you should probably have a follow-up study to better characterize the lung nodule. Of course, the nodule may be consistent with the reason you underwent a total body PET/CT. ...Read more
Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?
Pulmonary nodule: Any nodule in the lung, no matter what size, needs to be investigated thoroughly. Comparison with previous chest xrays and CT scans would be the priority. If you smoked tobacco, then further tests such as a PET scan and a biopsy and bronchoscopy are indicated. Please see a pulmonologist soon. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pet scan in jan 2013 showed 4 cancerous nodules in lungs from breast cancer. New pet scan july 2013 - lung spots no longer metabolically active; does this mean they are no longer cancerous?
Favorable Response: Pet provides the benefit of early identification of ineffective chemotherapy, particularly metastatic breast cancer, as various alternative treatment options are available & allows patients to be spared the toxicities of ineffective treatments. Complete metabolic response is a great prognostic indicator with significantly increased overall survival compared to patients showing no response. ...Read more
Have lung nodules and now it is amazingly painful to talk. Relevant? I don't mean throat things but my chest hurts when I talk.
Lung nodules: This requires medical attention. Call your doctor for an appointment. ...Read more
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