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Radiology impression shows bladder wall thickening along right prostate, pulmonary nodule detected. What does it mean?

Focal area of bladder wall thickening measuring approx. 5.30x1.5cm along the right posterior aspects of the bladder. This is the impression from the Rad, also on the report it reads Pulmonary nodule in the right middle lobe...I m a nurse for 33 years I m assuming the worse.. This is actually in reference to my mother 78, white Your advice hold on tight, its going to be a bumpy ride...
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Radiologist 's  Response
Hi welcome to HCM.
Focal bladder wall thickening may be either benign like myomas or any malignant conditions. You need to evaluate it in details. Ask your doctor for either CT abdomen or cystoscopy with biopsy for exact diagnosis.
Solitary pulmonary nodule may be just a infective granuloma or hamartoma or neoplasm. HRCT THORAX investigation of choice to rule out differential.
This advice is based on your description only. For complete evaluation please attach reports or xrays with query.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mamun Kabir's  Response
thank you.
you not mention the physical problem like cough,fever,weight loss,hemoptysis,burning micturition,abdominal pain or passage of red urine.
a single nodule in the lungs have many differential diagnosis like TB,pneumonia,malignancy or metastatic from other tumor(kidney,bladder etc).
according to clinical features some other inv. may be needed like CT scan of chest or bronchoscopy.
for proper evaluation consult an internal medicine specialist.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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