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I have tiny nodular density in right upper lung. what does it mean? does it mean im not fit to work? thanks

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 ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


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What is nodule 10mm in left lung mean?

What is nodule 10mm in left lung mean?

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

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What is an ovoid nodule about 10mm in diameter on the left lower lung field mean?

What is an ovoid nodule about 10mm in diameter on the left lower lung field mean?

Depends.: I last 2 years , it must be worked up aggressively with ct/pet scan to rule out tumort could be an old granuloma.But if you are asmoker and this is new nodule which was not present in. ...Read more

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If your suv number is 2 and CEA a 5.6 does that mean lung nodules are cancerous?

If your suv number  is 2 and CEA a 5.6 does that mean lung nodules are cancerous?

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

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What does negative result mean regarding small lung nodules?

What does negative result mean regarding small lung nodules?

Too little info: What was "negative"? Did they biopsy it? Was it a pet scan, was it negative for serial growth on cxr? Ct scan? Negative is not descriptive enough. Give me more information and i will answer your concerns. Most nodules are not cancer. ...Read more

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If a lung nodule changes a little in size does that mean it is malignant?

If a lung nodule changes a little in size does that mean it is malignant?

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. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a nodule on your lung the size of 11mm? Is it cancer

What does it mean when you have a nodule on your lung the size of 11mm? Is it cancer

It depends: Lung nodules can be benign or malignant. It depends on the whether it's new or stable, with or without calcium, smooth or irregular margin, and smoking history. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a questionable 6mm noncalcified nodule anterior right middle lobe of my lung mean?

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

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What does it mean to have " stable right apical lung enhancing nodule, likely to represent hamartoma"?

What does it mean to have " stable right apical lung enhancing nodule, likely to represent hamartoma"?

Benign tumor.: There is a nodule in the top of your right lung which appears to be a benign tumor of a type called a hamartoma. These are absolutely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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If I have multiple lung nodules and pleurisy, does that mean the nodules are cancerous?

If I have multiple lung nodules and pleurisy, does that mean the nodules are cancerous?

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

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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