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How common are lung nodules? Is it common for a nonsmoker to have 3 pulmonary nodules with no current illness symptoms except a cough?

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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Fairly common

If you took 100 people at random off the street and did a CT scan of their chest, 25 of them would have nodules.
Non-smokers can have nodules. Most nodules do no cause any symptoms at all and you would never know they are there unless you had a chest CT for some reason (or abdominal CT and it was picked up on the lower lung fields)

In brief: Fairly common

If you took 100 people at random off the street and did a CT scan of their chest, 25 of them would have nodules.
Non-smokers can have nodules. Most nodules do no cause any symptoms at all and you would never know they are there unless you had a chest CT for some reason (or abdominal CT and it was picked up on the lower lung fields)
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Where do you live?

In areas where histoplasmosis is a common nuisance illness, almost everybody has a few

In brief: Where do you live?

In areas where histoplasmosis is a common nuisance illness, almost everybody has a few
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