... My apologies for the late response. I haven't been on this site in a while and I guess I didn't see the updates in my email. Thank you so much Mariner403 and Sherrywa for telling me about what happened to you and giving me hope. I have a pulmonary Dr visit soon. I will be getting another scan in September and the kidney disease is a definite but luckily I don't need dialysis... (6 replies)
... Hi, I'm a newbie too. This is my first post. I too have scarring and nodules in my lungs and they were first discovered by accident during a kidney CT scan. That was back in 2005. I was told to stay away from sprays, smoke etc. ... (6 replies)
... the board. I went for a ct scan to Ck on a clogged artery in my neck. Doctor decided to do a chest ct scan in addition to the neck. Chest ct scan showed 6 X 8 mm scarring and several nodules up to 4 X 6 mm. My PCP states we will follow up in 6 months with another ct scan. Should I push for one sooner? ... (6 replies)
... e should cancel it purely for the expense. If it was even a hundred bucks sure, we'd go ahead with it just to be on the safe side and see if there's any signs of scarring in there, but we might need that money for a REAL emergency. ... (6 replies)
... If you've had a serious infection in your lungs, there will be some scarring visible. ... (6 replies)
First I want to thank you for even reading this. I have medical problems but not one really has to do with me breathing. I have suffered from bronchio asthma as a child and every year around the winter time i would get a cold along with asthma and it usually goes away like any cold. I have not been sick in a long time with asthma but when I got it it was hard to deal... (1 replies)
... Generally the clots come from the leg veins. The scarring might increase your risk of the clot settling in the lungs if it actually forms, but I can't see how it would increase the risk of a clot forming in the first place. ... (5 replies)
... Actually, I've heard the best drug to help you endure low air pressure is Viagra. It increases blood flow, not just to...you know, but to the lungs as well. ... (5 replies)
... Hi John, I also have scarring (pulmonary fibrosis) since six years ago. I was pretty good, but slower like you said, for 4.5 years when I developed pneumonia in both lungs and got some more scarring and now Im on O2 24/7. It helps. The problem you have is not lung volumn but diffusion - how much o2 is actually getting into your blood. They should do a lung test on you that... (1 replies)
... i had cough that would not go. went when i took antibiotics. was sent for scan. doctor showed me scan. one of my lungs is only about three fifths size of other. also doctor told me i had scarring.they do not seem sure of cause. one doctor said he thinks asbestos. ... (1 replies)
... Or there a thing called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis which is a continuous scarring of the lungs from an unknown reason.. ... (1 replies)
... what is scarring of the lungs, and how is it caused and treated? ... (1 replies)
Is the white spot something reported when looking at cat scan results? If so, it could be many things. If they are referring to it as a nodule, it could be scarring, atelectasis (an area of collapsed lung), even a shadow. Most CT's will show an aproximate size of the area that looks suspicious.
It may help to ask your health care provider some more questions... (1 replies)
... Hi Christie, my family and I used to live in Bristol VA many many years ago, luv that area. I to am just now going through the process to find out what some scarring is on my lungs as well as two nodules. I go to see my regular doctor tomorrow and I'm quite anxious to see what the next steps are that she thinks we should do. ... (4 replies)
... Hello Kendrask,
I hope you can find some answers. I don't know if you can look at your CT report. They have so much information that it can be scary.
Mine reported many things, but one of the items on the report was linear scarring or atelectasis in the right lower lobe, adjacent minimal consolidation, which probably relects atelectasis and scattered dependent subpleural... (4 replies)
... The way Im understand it is, eosinophilic is an autoimmune response to allergies that is effecting the lungs and in this process it causes inflammation that leads to scarring..They treat it by using high doses of cortisone in hopes to stop the inflammation process.. ... (6 replies)
... ok you mentioned something about the lungs shrinking.Im going to assume she has severe scarring of her lungs..Now are you saying this was caused by pneumonia or do they have a clue? ... (6 replies)
... For what it's worth, lung nodules aren't all that uncommon. Way back when X-rays were the only penetrative diagnostic tool available, they usually went unnoticed because of the low resolution of the X-ray, which was capable of seeing a "mass" but not small nodules. CTs and MRIs have changed all that, though, and now nodules turn up frequently simply because they can be seen.
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... Hi cancerismysign, Sure! I will be hoping with you too! My mom has this & her drs said it was normal for her ex smoking history & hasnt caused her any problems. So glad you found us here at healthboards & welcome! (6 replies)
... Thanks for the fast response. I will definitely look for a pulmonary specialist! I am hoping for the best. (6 replies)