Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

192 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Chest x-ray showed indeterminate rounded nodule in the mid lung. What does this mean?

Answered by
Dr. Anantharamakrishnan


Practicing since :1966

Answered : 4506 Questions

Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2012 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: Hi Doctor, My name is XXXXXXX i'm 57 yrs old never smoked or dranked. I had a chest x-ray nov. 12 finding was an indeterminate rounded nodule in the left midlung overlying the left 4th anterior rib. there is no evidence of pneumonia or pulmonary edma no plrural effusion, or pneumothorax. should i have a Ct?
I do not have another x-ray to compare with what do this mean?
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 2 hours later
Welcome to Health Care Magic

A nodule in the lung evokes several possibilities.
It is not at all easy to diagnose the nature and cause of this.
It is elusive / evasive.

A battery of tests will be needed ā€“ Blood tests / CT scan / Bronchoscopy / BIOPSY. Biopsy is often the only concluding investigation and is a must in almost all cases.

You should SEE A PULMONOLOGIST (lung specialist) ā€“ as soon as possible
Frequent follow up is a must.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Medical Procedures ,  
Lab Tests ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Biopsy

doctor1 MD

I have very high TSH (68), free T4 is 1.16, which is in the normal range. I have persistent weight loss, lack of appetite. Today I vomited twice. I have a extramedullary plasmacytoma in my gum. Biopsy said CD 79A and Lambda were strongly positive, CD 138, Cd 3 and Kappa were focally positive in a small number of cells, CD 20 was negative. Radiation therapy scheduled for tomorrow was put off so I could get another biopsy. MRI, PET, CT scans bone marrow test show no cancer cells anywhere. The growth in my gum was painful and swollen when I got my first biopsy, but how it only looks different , is not swollen and without pain. I am taking Keppra to prevent seizures, have started prilosec 6 days ago to reduce GERD. I am a 78 year old male. I am trying to make an appointment with an endocronologist. Heart and many other tests are normal Should I be doing anything else? T3 and other blood test results have not arrived yet. Protein electrophoresis shows polyclonal gammopathy. I am slightly anemic and have some osteoporosis according to bone density scan.

doctor1 MD

Hi...My relative had intense coughing and sputum in his blood 6 months back.He got x rays blood reports Pleural Effusion test CT Scan,Pet Scan, , and finally needle biopsy left that order. Only test positive was pleural effusion for TB,rest all were negative. For Biopsies, got slides analyzed from 3 cancer etc. So doctor advised to continue with TB treatment.All the while in last 6 months arrhythmia was there....not severe...but was there. Since last couple of weeks hs is experiencing vertigo(guess due to arrhythmia). Anyways TB follow up was due, so got all the blood/urine reports. All normal. Got Chest Ct Scan which did not show any improvment in white spot on the lung. Almost Same size etc.No growth in spot size though.

So Question is? What is causing arrhythmia ? Biopsy was done very close to heart.Also the CT scan shows no improvement yet? Major concern is Arrhythmia which is affecting mental state of patient?

doctor1 MD

Hi, my father had small brown mark on his neck, a biopsy was done, tests said he had 0.5% malanoma, and that all the cancer was removed. Now doctors are taking some skin around the area in 2 weeks. Does this mean the cancer is still there and what are the chances that he won t die from this. I would like an honest answer. I can take it. I m very worried about my dad. Please help.

doctor1 MD

I have a very scary problem, I have this lump growin in my neck on the left side causes terrible headaches I lose the feeling in my left hand due to severe pain also gives me bad spine and leg pain all on the left side even when I try swollowing the left side is sore. I hve good days and terrible days went to the doc they running many tests and its making me even more scared plz could you tel me what these tests mean? LN biopsy,cervical triangle lymph nodes,fnac,sputum afb,gene expert, tb culture,mountox and what are these following blood tests done for? Ctb,cxr and US and next month they doin a brain and neck scan and they going to put a dye into my vein please could I have help understanding I m really worried............... Many thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi there Iā€™m a 42 yo healthy male with mild psoriasis and psuedogout. Recent routine blood tests were normal. Three weeks ago whilst I had a mild sore throat and cold, I discovered a raised lymph node on my right side of neck 2 inches down from...

doctor1 MD

Hi I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer from a biopsy . They think it is confined to prostate. GS 3+4. 19/12 probes positive. 15% of tissue cancerous. 1) do you recommend radiation or surgery 2) for surgery do you recommend open, laproscopic...

doctor1 MD

My father is 70 years old and has been detected with out of bound reports for some of the Tests related to Kidney . Attached are prescriptions and reports. I need your guidance on how to proceed further. Here are some artifacts: 1. He underwent...