A year ago I had a CT that revealed a 3mm nodule in left posterior apex, and a calcified 10mm nodule (had valley fever as a child); 3 months out another CT revealed the nodule to be 5mm (calcified nodule was still 10mm - convenient measure I suppose). 3 months after that revealed "no significant growth", now six months out a ct reveals a right mid-lung nodule at 4mm, mentions the lower one with no measure, and the calcified on still at 10mm.
Specialist is out of town a few weeks more - so I don't know if growth occurred with the original nodule - but now I am starting to wonder... a little over a year from the discovery of the first at 3mm, which grew, and now a new one appears higher and left in the lung... at 32 yo, consistent smoking history, but otherwise great health - what's the likelihood that these are benign and will just calcify at some point, versus the other outcome... LOL? I am not really concerned or thinking one thing or the other, just a little disturbed at how growth can occur, and a new one appear, in a relatively short time, and I am wondering if its normal behavior for benign nodules to grow/appear like this?
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