What causes a pulmonary nodule on the lung when diagnosed with pneumonia?
Possibility of healing from pneumonia is more.
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I can understand your concern.
After antibiotic treatment, pneumonia heals mostly by complete resolution. In the some cases healing takes place in terms of fibrosis, calcification, nodule formation etc.
So it is possible that nodule in the recent years chest x ray is due to healing from pneumonia.
So if he is improving symptomatic (no fever, cough, expectoration) then no need to worry.
Get done repeat chest x ray after 6 weeks. If nodule is still there or increasing in the size then get done CT thorax.
If you can send me images of both chest x ray than it will be of great help for me to make you understand.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your father. Thanks.
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