Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

Lung nodules

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 1 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 26, 2006
  • 02:20 PM

For a year and a half I have been monitoring nodule on the lung. Have been to two Pulmonary specialist. I have a CT Scan every 3 months. I was also told I had a mass but then told the mass could be scar tissue. Now I have been told I have two more nodules since my last CT Scan a week ago. Now I have three. They have told me it can be an infection or something. I am not comfortable with all this please advise. I also smoke. Trying to quit cut down to 1/2 or less a day now.

Reply Flag this Discussion

1 Replies:

  • Quite a few questions as there's not enough information in your original post. There are many different causes of lung masses and many are not cancerous.what's your age? When did you start smoking and (before you cut down), how many cigarettes did you smoke a day? What's your ethnic origin? (it is important as certain diseases such as sarcoidosis are more frequent in some ethnic groups). Have you had tuberculosis in the past, and have you had the BCG vaccination? Do you take any other medication (conventional or alternative)? what's your occupation? Have you ever worked in mining or any other industries? To the best of your knowledge have you ever been exposed to asbestos? To the best of your knowledge, do you have any medical condition or treatment that could affect your immune system?Where in the lungs are the 'nodules', and roughly what size are they? Have you had a bronchoscopy and if so, what did they see under the microscope on any tissue samples? Have you ever had any other lung problems such as fluid between the lung and the chest wall that required drainage? Have you had any problems with drooping of the eyelids or any change in your voice? Have you had any rashes lately? Has your weight been steady? Have you ever coughed up blood, or foul-smelling sputum? Do you get fevers or bouts of flu-like illness?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 26, 2006
    • 08:13 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.