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Would mesothelioma show up on a X-ray or ct scan if it were causing chest pain I know MRI is better just wondering if the other 2 would detect it?

Nonstarter question. Though MRI is better at picking up what turn out to be mesotheliomas on the pleura, the only accurate diagnosis occurs by biopsy or cytology - you need to see cells under a microscope to make a diagnosis. Pleural anomalies can cause discomfort (irritation, difficulty breathing, pain with coughing) but whether or not mesothelioma causes pain depends on location, too; & not all chest pain is cancer. Read more...

I was at ER tonight due to chest pain from ongoing virus. Ct scan and chest X-ray. Found small nodule in lung. Sent home w/ zpack? Now what do I do?

Take abx and f/u. Take the antibiotic and follow up with your pmd. Your pmd can repeat the ct scan in about few months or so. How big is the lung nodule? If it is more than 1 cm or so- a pet scan can be done to evaluate lung nodule . If you are a smoker- stop smoking. Read more...
Follow up. You should finish the antibiotics. Repeat the ct in 6-8 weeks. If nodule still present, you should be referred to a pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon for evaluation. Some nodules can be observed and some need to be removed. Read more...
Lung nodule. You should have close follow up for those pulmonary nodule. It really depends on the size and how it looks like. Make sure you discuss this with your primary care provider. Read more...

What is the likely hood that my chest pain is cardiac, I passed tons of EKG, Stress Test, Echo, Blood Work, D-dimmer, holster, CT-Scan, chest x-ray?

Not high. Even if you were 20 years older, the findings are not supportive of a cardiac issue. Need to know whether the pain is worsened by exercise, certain activities such as eating. Other than a chest cage issue (costochrondritis) one needs to consider a problem with the esophagus as well. Read more...