I have been dealing with IBS and GERD issues for quite some time, but recent tests indicate maybe GERD is a misdiagnosis. So IBS was determined the probable culprit, but my doctor ordered an x-ray "to make sure nothing else was going on." The x-ray showed that I had "scarring" on my lung and left breast bone." so she ordered a CT Scan with contrast to dig deeper. My doctor is out of the office for the next week, but a relief doctor sent me the radiology report which states, "1) Minor linear scarring or atelectasis in the lung bases with slight peleural thickening on the right. This is probably a chronic finding such as scarring. No acute infiltrate seen. 2) a 1 cm sclerotic lesion on the sternum is mostly likely an incidental bone island. 3) Not mentioned above, there is also a small sclerotic lesion in the posterior left 10th rib."
My mother died of lung cancer about 7 years ago. I have never smoked, etc. I did recently (April) have a bad case of bronchitis, but nothing else that I can remember in my life. Should I be concerned about the CT and x-ray findings?:
Can you tell me what your symptoms of acid reflux/gerd were. I'm kind of dealing with similiar issues after my endoscopy revealed no reasons for reflux.. I don't have "burning" but rather a discomfort in my chest and then pain when taking a deep breath that feels like my lungs.
I saw a pulminory doctor yesterday and had a chest xray but don't have results yet. Also, PPI meds don't do a thing for me, so I'm really confused.
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