Hi there...my yearly chest xray noted enlarged hilar, shadowing, and infiltration. I am now set up for an ct scan and am scared to death....I also have a "sick" type feeling in my chest and in my back between my shoulder blades. I just got over being sick, but have no cough or cold symptoms. Any idea what could be going on?
The description you have given is too non-specific to venture a guess but hilar enlargement is often not a sign of worrisome disease. Frequently it may only be a sign of hilar lymph node enlargement. For example sarcoidosis is a fairly benign cause of this. Another example is enlargement of the pulmonary arteries, for which there are many causes. This is scary but the CT scan should give your doctors a better idea of what's going on. Do not assume this is cancer, because there are lots of other things it could be.
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. MedHelp 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.