If your having chest pain from possible mesothelioma would it be big enough to be seen on a X-ray or ct scan?
Ct scan yes ,cxr ? see a pulmonologist.
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?
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...