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A node in the lungs

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I was just wondering what might be wrong and what the pulmanologist might do.

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replied November 10th, 2008
Lungs and Respiratory Disorders Answer A4833
You wrote:” List of other diseases, conditions, or injuries and their treatment: I have general anxity disorder.

Current medical status: I have been having chest pain and shortness of breath.I was put on an antibotic for 5 days.Ireturned to doctor still having the same symptoms.My doctor had a chest ct done and said a node or nodgule approxitmently size showed on the ct scan.

Current medical treatment: My doctor put me on another antibotic(Cipro),a pain medicationg(Tramadol) and has referred me to a pulmanolgist.

Question: I was just wondering what might be wrong and what the pulmanologist might do.”

There is no data provided, whether laboratory tests were performed and if results indicated an infection. When infection of the lower respiratory tract occurs, a person usually coughs and sometimes has a fever. There is again no data whether the node was in the lungs or in the space between them (mediastinum). If the node is in the lungs, an infection might be the real cause, but also a tumourous formation has to be taken under consideration. If it is in the mediastinum, a tumour or a simple enlarged lymph node due to an infection in the surrounding tissue might have occurred. The most likely procedure that the pulmonologist might want to perform, is a biopsy of the node.

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