I had a CT scan of my lung. In the report it says:
There are wscattered pulmonary nodules and foci of ground-glass capacities. The largest measuring 7 mm withing the superior segment of the left upper lobe. What does this mean? I am so scared. Thank you.
These nodules are multiple and tiny. Also, there are ground glass opacities. It is unlikely to be because of lung cancer.
Please consult a pulmonologist for review and opinion.
All the best, and God Bless!
Good morning - I stopped smoking in my 30's and started smoking again 4 years ago - quit 35 days ago when I got my CT report.
I have always been thin as a child. When I became pregnant with my children in 1974 I weighed 90 lbs. I now weigh 105 lbs. I have had a great appetite since I quit smoking.
Impression from my CT Scan report:
Impression: No evidence for pumonary embolish; moderate centrilobular emphysema with pleural parenchymal scarring within; the lung apices; scattered pulmonary nodules ranging in size from 2 mm to 7 mm; the largest within the superior segment of the loeft lower lobe.
I work in an office - no dust - but I do live in Southern California - which does have pollution.
Thanks again for all your help.
Julie in SoCalifornia
How long have you had the liver disease?
One cause of blood from mouth could be that the liver is not producing clotting factors. This often occurs in decompensated liver disease.
Another cause could be "esophageal varices" where blood is vomited out.
Please seek the advise of a gastroenterologist urgently.
All the best, and God Bless!
Hello Dr Saini: I go to the pulmonary specialist tomorrow. I will let you know what this new doctor advises me. I hope I can live a reasonably good life. Today is over 40 days without a cigarette - I am feeling much better - able to take a nice deep breath and walk longer distances without getting tired.
Will post tomorrow regarding my visit to the new doctor
Julie in southern California
I just got back from the pulmonary specialist. He looked at a copy of my CT Scan and said he wanted to do a repeat scan in 3 months and if my lungs still look "hazy" he wants to do a biopsy. I am so scared! I haven't lost any weight - but I have gained 2 pounds since I was at the doctor's on May 5th 2009. He asked me if I get night sweats - I said no ...
So what do you think? The haze is in both of my lungs.
Excellent that you have given up smoking. Please keep it up!
Also, it is no use worrying about the results of your next scan, due in 3 months. Hopefully it should turn out just fine.
All the very best!
Hi doctor Saini:: it has been almost a month since I sent you a message.I am still feeling like I am scared concerning my CT Scan results in May 2009 - you have reassured me that I probably have too may foci of scattered nodules 3-7 mm to be worried. I totally agree with you..................but I am still worried since I will be doing another CT Scan next month..the nodules don't really worry me ... I am worried because of the gound glass opacites........ Dr.... can you tell me.............should I be worried.about the ground-glass opacities in both lungs?....not sleeping at night I get up about 1:30 am every night......It is wearing me down....otherwise I feel great..gained weight since I quit smoking (only smoked 1/2 a pack for 4 1/2 years) I think I have had the ground glass opacities for many years 20 +. Is that possible? My spirometery was totally normal ... better without the treatment. I work every day .......and feel great ... so how can my CT Scan be like this?
Thank you > Julie in Southern California USA........
Great that you have given up smoking for good!
Ground glass opacity is just a description of an imaging characteristic noted on CT. Many types of lung lesions can show up as ground glass opacities on a CT scan. These lesions may be infective, inflammatory, benign tumors, or malignant. It is entirely possible to have these lesions for many years.
Please do not worry. Good luck for the next CT scan.
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