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I don't know what to do...Nodule 9,6 mm Mediastinum.

Hi! I'm new to the forum. I don't know where to post this topic. 

I came here to look for information and opinions. I have had several symptoms and signs, that the last years have advanced, but the doctors I had seen have been of very little or any help. 

I wanted to ask If somebody could tell me or has had the same: 

I had a chest tomography in 2012. I experience pain in the chest, in the neck (inside the neck) my face is swollen, tremmors, feel pressure in my eyes, headaches, the chest pain can be really really bad, pain in bones, etc., I've been struggling with health issues since 6 years ago. (I recently turned 32 y.o) So it's been a nightmare without answers of what's going on. 

The Chest Scan report says this: 

The thyroid gland is unable to identify correlated with history. (I still have my thyroid gland). In mediastano thymic observed and rest on top of a nodular topography image is identified with diameter of 9.6 mm with solid attenuation value of 40 Hounsfield units.

In the rest of the spaces mediastinal lymph nodes were not observed, the assessment of the pulmonary hila is difficult because it is a single-phase study. The thoracic aorta of normal size, normal heart size.

I'm concerned with this CT Scan report, what's the 9,6 mm nodule? Is it normal? 

I don't know with which doctor go/visit to check this test, nodule out... 

Any input, I'll appreciate it. 

Thank you. 

 

 

Comments

  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    Welcome...

    Hi Kaira,

      I'm sorry for the delay in response to your concerns, but speaking for myself, I had to re-read your post a couple of times and gather my thoughts before speaking. My doctor told me that warning flags go up when nodules/tumors/lumps, register in the centimeter size, not so much in mm size. With that being said, I am inclined to suggest you find a new doctor with a new set of eyes to work on your issues. Second opinions when problems continue to linger is a very wise thing to do. Your current doctor should be more than willing to refer you, but if he isn't, then do it yourself. You are too young to be dealing with unsolved health issues for so long. I'm sorry I can't be of more help, but I did want to welcome you to the group and let you know you are not being ignored. Getting a second or even a 3rd opinion looks to be in order in my opinion. Please share back and hopefully more of our members will be able to help, or just give you support.

    Best wishes...Sue

    (Follicular NHL-stg3-grd2-typA-Dx 6/10)age 63

  • allmost60 said:

    Welcome...

    Hi Kaira,

      I'm sorry for the delay in response to your concerns, but speaking for myself, I had to re-read your post a couple of times and gather my thoughts before speaking. My doctor told me that warning flags go up when nodules/tumors/lumps, register in the centimeter size, not so much in mm size. With that being said, I am inclined to suggest you find a new doctor with a new set of eyes to work on your issues. Second opinions when problems continue to linger is a very wise thing to do. Your current doctor should be more than willing to refer you, but if he isn't, then do it yourself. You are too young to be dealing with unsolved health issues for so long. I'm sorry I can't be of more help, but I did want to welcome you to the group and let you know you are not being ignored. Getting a second or even a 3rd opinion looks to be in order in my opinion. Please share back and hopefully more of our members will be able to help, or just give you support.

    Best wishes...Sue

    (Follicular NHL-stg3-grd2-typA-Dx 6/10)age 63

    I agree with Sue

    In the first place lots of normal nodes are 9 mm or larger. That is not very large. Try a new doc for a second opinion. Best of luck!

  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    Welcome Kaira

    First of all, welcome to the site and please know you are not alone here.  I agree with Sue about 2ne/3rd opinions.  Also, your post doesn't mention if you saw an oncologist but I assume you did.  There could be other things causing your symptoms as well and that should be investigated.  I hope you find answers soon and of course, relief from this.  You are welcome to come here anytime to chat with us.  Please keep us updated.

    Postivive thoughts and big hugs,

    Jim