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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
Mgt, workup: 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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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).See 1 more doctor answer
Not always.: This may mean an infection in the lung or an abscess. It depends on the time it took to change in size. It could be a benign process. But you will not know unless you get more tests, like an aspiration biopsy. It is best to see your doctor and get more tests. Best of luck.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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)?
More info: 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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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