... If the nodule was smaller, I would be less worried. But based on what I have read, my nodule is borderline. I go for CT scan on Friday morning with contrast. Hoping for the best obviously. ... (0 replies)
... doctor found nodule on lower lobe (1 replies)
... I was diagnosed a year ago with having two 9mm nodules in the left lower lobe. So far I have had a repeat CT Scan and a Pet Scan. I scheduled next week for my third CT Scan to check to see if there are any changes. ... (16 replies)
... I was having severe digestive issues which led to the emergency room where an abdominal CT scan was performed. My abdomen showed no abnormalities but a 3mm lung nodule was discovered in my lower lobe. The ER doctor suggested that I follow up with my PC Physician regarding he digestive issues and to mention the 3mm lung nodule. ... (3 replies)
... ray, lungs were clear except for a 5mm nodule on left lobe. This was September 2012. ... (0 replies)
... CT scans are Expensive (& potentially deadly though the risk is small, still, there is no 'safe' amount of radiation). I think you deserve a written explanation of the two CT readings: 3mm vs 4.7/4.6mm.
editted to add: last resort: arrange for your own private pay CT scan, but I don't recommend that until you've exhausted all alternatives including waiting
ahh,... (3 replies)
... ray, lungs were clear except for a 5mm nodule on left lobe. This was September 2012. ... (3 replies)
... Hi. I was told by several MD's that I probably have lung cancer. I'm home now, recovering from a wedge resection of my left lower lobe. ... (7 replies)
... They did a CT scan to rule out another problem and found a 9 mm nodule and some scarring in my lower lobe. I figured it was just from the bad infections. ... (6 replies)
... opinion. Due to nagging dull pain in upper right side of my chest I underwent CT scan and was recently diagnosed with 8 mm well defined non calcified pulmonary nodule on Rt lower lobe. ... (0 replies)
... Hi there. I would find it really hard to believe that a chest xray would pick up a nodule of 1mm that is tiny, very tiny. Now, perhaps if she had a CT it would show up. I had a chest xray for some shortness of breathe and it came back normal. ... (2 replies)
... in the region. Mine was in the lung, like yours. However, my doctor immediately diagnosed it as cancer, and told me it needed to be cut out. So, he took the lower lobe of my lung out and then discovered that it was blasto. Now I have to have the drug therapy for the blastomycosis anyway. ... (3 replies)
... I also have a 9mm nodule that turned out to be calcified granuloma. I went to the Dr. ... (16 replies)
... It was found on a cat scan at thought to be 6mm 2weeks ago so either it grew or the cat scan wa swrong.The pulmonolgist never thought a 6mm nodule would show on a PET scan and she had to get my insurance approval to get me one. ... (16 replies)
... If it makes you feel better, I have a 5mm nodule on my lung. Scared the you know what out of me, as I was a smoker. ... (16 replies)
... You sound alot like me right now. I do not smoke, I am 35 and I am extremely athletic but I am also noticing some trouble breathing when I lay down at night. I have noticed this off and on for about three years and it is much more common now. I also have been having severe stomach and GI pains that are very bad now (actually that is how they found the nodule last week,... (16 replies)
... I just found that I have a 3mm nodule on my lower right lobe. What did yours turn out to be? ... (16 replies)
... The pulmonary specialist will be able to tell you more. Sometimes fluid can show up as a nodule....it could be anything.
Wait until he sees you and reviews your CT scan.
Thinking good thoughts for you :) (16 replies)
... From what I understand, nodules can be lots of things, many benign. Rescanning in 6 months is standard procedure to check any nodule.
Benign reasons are common and can be related to granulomas formed around old infections. (or exposures to fungal mold spores).
I think if they were worried about it they would tell you to have another scan sooner. Try not to worry too... (16 replies)
... My life just keeps getting more complicated by the day. Last week an Arachnoid Cyst was found in my brain now this 5 mm nodule in my lung. I am scheduled to see a pulmonary specialist next Thursday. ... (16 replies)