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Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: my doctor said there is a "nodule" in my left lung by xray but did nt seem concerned said we could get a CT scan if I wanted. What would you do if you were me? I'm 76, female and obese.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I will go for a contrast enhanced CT scan of the chest

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history, medical history, current medications and understood your concerns and question.
I were you, I would go for contrast enhanced CT scan of the chest to know better diagnosis so that further investigations and management can be done if directed by the report of a CT scan.
X-ray gives only a preliminary diagnosis and a nodule at the age of 76 needs to be investigated.
I hope this answers your query.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
With warm regards.
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