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Lung nodule 4 mm//5mm
Dear Dr.Jonathan,
I am 55 male, diabetic, hypertension,thyroid-hypo, have Lung nodule-
In last CT done noticed 5 mm lung nodule. feeling weakness even on doing like 5-8 minute work. After one month Ct was again done  ,it shows lung nodule 4 mm, does it is possible that lung nodule size goes decreased on its own?
Should I ask doctor for repeat CT after 6 month of last CT?
Does MRI is more effective for such confused reading.
Does with Ventoline lung nodule can be decreased? please clarify these confusion
Pedal edema.
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Hi,
Lung nodules or small masses of tissue in the lung may appear as round, white shadows on imaging studies and are quite common. Aside from malignancy, causes of noncancerous lung nodules include infections, such as histoplasmosis or tuberculosis, hamartoma, lung cysts, and vascular abnormalities. It is possible that the size decreased but your doctor may also monitor the nodule for changes using periodic imaging tests, where a CT scan is usually the first step. Depending on the cause, this nodule may change in size. However, medications such as salbutamol or ventolin has not been associated with changes in nodule size. Additional studies may be done. Hope this helps. Take care and regards.
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