Hi. I'm not sure if I'm posting in the correct forum, but on March 5 I woke up with chest pains on my left side. I ignored the pains for a few days thinking I may have just pulled a muscle and about 4 days later I woke up with severe pains to the point I couldn't move, cough, laugh, take a deep breathe, or do anything without almost crying. I ended up making an ER visit and after some blood work and a chest x-ray I was released and told to follow up with my PCM. A few hours later one of the ER nurses called and told me that the radiologist had reviewed my x-ray and said he found a 1.3 cm nodule in the left lateral side of my lung and to follow up with my doctor ASAP. So I did the next day and he ordered a CT scan which showed the nodule to actually be 3.2 X 2.1 X 1.3 cm; much larger than what the x-ray showed and that my upper left lobe is full of opacity which is what is causing my pain. Because the symptoms I'm showing aren't consistent with pneumonia or Valley fever; my PCM did a rush referral to a pulmonologist. I went in to see him a week ago and he said it's possible it may be a tumor but had ordered blood work to test for Valley fever, requested a repeat CT scan to see if the mass showed any signs of improvement, and also a pulmonary function test. The CT showed the mass to have shrank a little but my whole upper lobe is still full. I'm still experiencing pains on my left side which radiate from the side to behind my left breast. I'm really nervous and just want the pain to go away. Could this be cancer or is it just something else?
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
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.