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What causes lung nodules?

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Dr. Shashi Dangwal

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Posted on Sat, 9 Aug 2014 in Lung Cancer
Question: I had a CT done 3yrs found lung nodule-5mm. Now fiund two nodules. Original is 1.25mm and other is 5mm. What could be the cause?
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Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 15 hours later
There can be many causes of lung nodules commonest being infective like in TB, fungal infection etc. Then there is a long list of many other causes. However no lung nodule is to be neglected. Hence, I advise that you consult a pulmonologist who can examine you and can correctly interpret the cause and significance of these nodules.
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The findings report states "small solid lung nodule smoker (former smoker) " . However, I've never smoked in my life. Mu father and grandfather both smoked all my life. Do i need to worry? The size is 4 mm and has remained that size for the kast three years.
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Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 14 hours later
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You can wait and watch for some time.

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Since there has been no change in the size of the nodule, I feel you can wait and watch. However be in consultation with your pulmonologist and follow his advice.
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