I'm a 28 year old female in pretty good health. I suffered a lot of respiratory ailments when I was younger (a lot of bronchitis, pneumonia, infections) but for the past 7-8 years I only get sick about 2 times a year. Last month I started to have sharp pains under my left side of my rib cage, and after getting a chest x-ray the doctor said I had pneumonia. I did a stint of antibiotics and felt better, but then when I did a follow up x-ray they found a 3.5cm spot on my lung that was there before but hadn't gone away (no change though).
I had a CT scan done this week and the scan confirmed a small mass in my lung and now I have an appointment with the pulmonologist on Friday. Should I be worried that she hasn't given me a definite idea of what it could be? Should I be worried that the CT scan didn't give a definite idea of what it is? I am really scared right now that it is serious, but am keeping my fingers crossed that it isn't. What could it be? When I breathe it feels like there is fluid or something on that area because it kind of feels a little gurgley with each breath. I don't feel sick though. No lathergy, no cough, no chest pain or shortness of breath. That is why I'm worried, can anyone shed some light? Could it still just be a stubborn case of pneumonia? I'm kind of freaking out here.