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What is the difference between lung nodule and lung fibrosis?

What is the difference between lung nodule and lung fibrosis?

A big one: Lung nodule usually refers to a spot on the lung that may be tumor, infection, or scar tissue among others. Lung fibrosis is diffuse scarring of the lungs usually due to occupational or other exposures, infections or idiopathic - of unknown cause. Work up and treatment are completely different. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Lung Nodule (Definition)

A lung nodule is a symptom in which a person has a chest x-ray or CT scan that shows a small lump (nodule) in a lung. A lung nodule can be cancerous or non-cancerous. If cancerous, it can be a lung cancer or can be a metastatic cancer that spread from another ...Read more


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What is the difference between pulmonary fibrosis and stenosis?

What is the difference between pulmonary fibrosis and stenosis?

FIFROSIS INLUNGS,STE: Fidrosis is inthe lungs due to scarring, but pulmonary stenosis is narrowing of the pulmonary valve inthe heart both are completely different conditions in different organs. ...Read more

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Does my blood oxygen level make a difference in how severe my pulmonary fibrosis is?

Does my blood oxygen level make a difference in how severe my pulmonary fibrosis is?

Yes...: Pulmonary fibrosis causes scarring in the lungs. The more severe it is, the lower the oxygen level will be over time. It takes quite a bit of scarring to actually lower your oxygen level and your oxygen level should be monitored over time with pulse ox and/or abg analysis. ...Read more

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I had T.B which caused pulmonary fibrosis in my upper left lungs. will it have future implications?

Depends: That depends on the severity of the scarring and the severity depends on how long the TB was present before it was treated. Ask your doctor how bad it is and ask for pulmonary function testing if more than mild. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary fibrosis reduce peak flow?

Can pulmonary fibrosis reduce peak flow?

Usually not.: Because the elasticity of the lung is increased, peak flow typically increases rather than decreases. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary fibrosis? How long can live?

Scarring: Fibrosis is scarring of the lung...Your lifespan depends on if the fibrosis spreads and how fast it may spread... This varies depending on the cause of the fibrosis. ...Read more

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What about survival in end stage of pulmonary fibrosis?

What about survival in end stage of pulmonary fibrosis?

Variable: Unfortunately, as a medical term, pulmonary fibrosis means different things to different doctors. Your doctor is in the best position to explain the situation and the likelihood of survival. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary fibrosis ever fatal?

Yes: Unfortunately idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a fatal disease. The two year mean (average) survival is only 50 percent (similar to some cancers) and treatment options are limited. The only definitive cure is lung transplant. ...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


Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Pulmonary Fibrosis (Definition)

Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung condition in which there is progressive scarring of the lung tissue. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, ...Read more