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X-ray post weeks of pneumonia treatment showed prominence on right lung. History of smoking. Alarming?

I was in the hospital in July for the treatment of pneumonia . I was supposed to have a follow-up x-ray month later but came down with a bad cold that lasted a week and a half. I kept putting offf getting the x-ray but, after much prodding from my doctor, I went this morning. The drs. office called an hour ago and said I had a prominence on my right lung and to get another x-ray in two to four weeks. With the exception of a four and a half period of not smooking, I have smoked a pack a day for the last thirty years. Should I be worried about this? For me,not knowing is worse than knowing.
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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gud morng..
last 30 yrs you have been smoking and so your lungs are showing the problem..there are wide range of problems concerned with chronic smoking occurring in lungs..
but i still appreciate your effort in stopping this smoking habit which might help u in recovering from ur problem very soon..
anyways right now i can just suggest u to go regularly for follow ups as ur doc suggests and keep continuing no smoking in future too..
going a bit late for follow ups doesnt matter much and u can even go now for next follow up..take good diet full of vegetables non veg and fruits and even milk so that ur immunity builds and u recover soon..
all the best,,..
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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