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What does this chest x-ray indicate?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I had chest X ray preceding year. In the findings it has been mention small nodular opacity in mid lobe patchy consolidation. Is it a matter to be concerned about.what should be my way forward. I am regular smoker smoking since 17 years. But no symptoms of cough or short of breathing
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
First of all quit smoking.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, you should first quit smoking.
This is the most important step.
Since you are also active smoker, we should look for any change in nodule as possibility of malignant nodule is high.
So get done fresh chest x ray and CT thorax to evaluate nodule.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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