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What could cause pain in the left lower lobe of the lung along with breathlessness?

I was diagnosed with calcified granulomatus disease of left lower lobe by xray many years ago. No medical comments from any medical person since. No experiencing dull ache acute pain in that area as well as pain in breathing. Should i be concerned?
Mon, 15 Oct 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Certain infections need to be ruled out. The formation of calcified granulomas in the lungs is often due to infections. These can be due to tuberculosis (TB), fungal infections, such as histoplasmosis or aspergillosis and parasitic infection such as schistosomiasis.

It may be due to reactivation of some old infection. Sometimes, it may also occur due to noninfectious causes such as sarcoidosis and Wegener granulomatosis.

You should consult your doctor for proper evaluation and certain lab tests to determine what has caused the granulomas to form.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali
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