I just had cat scan of chest w/ contrast (I have complained of pain
In center but slightly to right of my chest. Also an area in center just barely
Below both breast. I have been where I can't eat much quantity food at a time
especially at night or I can't breath & painful.
Ok, Pulmarnary Dr says I have an area in Right middle lobe of R lung. It is bunting
right up next to my heart. He says he is afraid to do a biopsy so close to heart. (So I just
do nothing??). I don't have size of this cause this was 1st scan of abdomen that it showed up
in Sept & no contrast. So this test Fri just said no change. It's been 8 wks
This new scan did.
Show --soft tissue prominence within the subcarinal region measuring 2.3 x 1.0 cm Some of this
relates to thoracic esophagus. Right hilar calcification is noted. No substantial hilar adenopathy is noted.
Calcified right lower lobe granuloma is appreciated. Scattered areas of
Subsegmental atelectasis within left lingula, the right middle lobe as well as left lower lobe appear unchanged
Evidence of prior granulomatous disease.
Dr said to biospy (in between what he called windpipe & esophagus ) is very risky also. He left me with just come
back in 4 mos & repeat cat scan. Any suggestions, thoughts. I didn't know where to search why I came here. I hope it's ok
I wonder if any of you have heard of anything in these areas ?
Also something I failed to tell the Dr & I'm wondering could it have anything to do with this.
I have kept a bladder infection the past yr. I have one now. I don't know if I am ever clear but every other month since
Last Dec I have had to get antiobitics. It's been cultured & will be a different bacteria last 3 times. Could this bacteria have caused
Something ? Do I just sit & wait? Should I ask for a pet scan? If this grows between my windpipe & esophagus I won't be able to breath
I bet. Anyone ever had this. I looked up subcarinal. So do you think it's my lymph nodes? That makes me think that area could have something
To do from my many bladder infections. I feel like I'm having to diagnose myself. The other area near heart?????
Sorry I have rambled. Thank You