Hello, About a week ago I went to the ER and


Q: Hello,
About a week ago I went to the ER and had to have a chest X ray as I was having what felt like difficultly breathing. All other tests ran came back good except I was told the chest x ray showed a small nodule on my lung. The doctor didn't seem too worried about it and recommended the only 'treatment' needed was to follow up in about 6 months with my doctor to take another chest x ray to see if it has grown at all showing more of a threat. I did my own independent research and am surprised to see this could be the start of a potential cancer growth/if it is infact that. Of course it could be benign as well as that seems fairly common however I wanted a proffessional specialists opinion on the matter as I don't want to have any issues in which I am kicking myself in the butt for not taking care of a problem while it was nothing and instead waiting for it to have the possibility to become *something*. All and any feedback is appreciated. (For reference, I am a 28yr old female, non smoker -previously smoked for a few years in my teens but not anymore-, no known medical conditions, semi overweight). Thanks.


A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor.

We are here to help you on this medical health advice platform.
A solitary lung nodule requires evaluation of the cause. Most common being, Lymph node, Malignancy, Tuberculosis.
You should get a Chest CT Scan done followed by FNAC of the nodule to rule out the cause.
Share my opinion with your doctor.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy

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