I've been coughing up a little blood mixed with clear mucus for awhile when I clear my throat in the mornings. Two weeks ago, while on vacation, I felt heaviness in the right side of my chest and coughed up a handful of blood and clear mucus three times. Yesterday, I had another fit where I coughed up a substantial amount of blood with mucus too. Needless to say when I got back from Vacation I went striaght to the doc and he ordered a CT. I don't meet with the pulmonologist for two weeks, but have the results now and am a little concerned. The Radiologist's opnion said that I had
1. Bilateral subsegmental atelectasis and/or linear pulmonary fibrosis
2. Right middle lobe soft tissue pulmonary nodule- indeterminate 7mm
3. Right lower lobe pulmonary parenchymal process- indeterminate. This could represent an acute pneumonia with some cystic component. However, this may represent chronic lung disease with focal, parenchymal fibrosis.
See, to me that sounds bad. I'm not running a fever, although occassionally, once every two weeks, or so will have night sweats, and I'm not short of breath, and in general other than feeling tired alot I feel fine. I'm 43, don't smoke, occassionaly drink, live on a small hay farm with chickens and goats and my family. Have dogs and cats and allergy to hay (yeah I know that sounds stupid being on a hay farm). Any ideas what the ct means? Or any of this means? I appreaciate your help!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.