Abscess on lung

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No meds, no treatment even though I'm exhausted, short of breath and coughing up blood daily. I have had a thoracotomy on my right lung for the same thing 12 years ago. The abscess grew and ruptured, and emergency surgery followed. Why is my doc waiting and doing nothing with my history? He tells me sometimes the body "self heals" these lesions. Please advise.
hi am 23 years old went to hospital with chest pains lasted roughly 5mins, had x ray told all was ok sent home, a few days a go got a letter from hospital saying had a 2nd look and there is a small unclear patch on my lung is it any thing to worry about and any ideas what it could be?
Hi, A nodule on the lung could be due to various causes - 'Benign neoplasms - Hamartomas, lipomas, and fibromas -Vascular lesions - Arteriovenous malformation -Infectious granulomas - Tuberculosis, atypical mycobacterial infection, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, and blastomycosis -Other infections - Aspergilloma, ascaris, dirofilariasis, echinococcal cyst, and bacterial abscess -Noninfectious granulomas - Rheumatoid arthritis, Wegener granulomatosis, and sarcoidosis -Developmental lesions
it could be a granuloma of tubercular origin, lung abscess etc. CT halo sign or ground glass attenuation surrounding the nodule on CT image indicates TB and biopsy needs to be done bronchoscopically or via Trans thoracic needle aspiration. This should confirm the diagnosis. Hope this helps. Take care.
Solitary nodules causes, are due to neoplastic(benign or malignant), metastasis, lymphoma, hamartoma, connective tissue tumors. It could be a granuloma of tubercular origin, lung abscess etc. CT halo sign or ground glass attenuation surrounding the nodule on CT image indicates TB and biopsy needs to be done bronchoscopically or via Trans thoracic needle aspiration.
I have had a chest xray and ct scan with contast to try and find out why I am having pain over my left kidney and left ribcage. I was told by my doctor that the tests showed I had small "bubbles" or areas of lung collapse in the lower lobes of both lungs. I have no cough or wheeze and have not had a cold or serious cough in over 8 years. What could this be?
I did a stint of antibiotics and felt better, but then when I did a follow up x-ray they found a 3.5cm spot on my lung that was there before but hadn't gone away (no change though). I had a CT scan done this week and the scan confirmed a small mass in my lung and now I have an appointment with the pulmonologist on Friday. Should I be worried that she hasn't given me a definite idea of what it could be? Should I be worried that the CT scan didn't give a definite idea of what it is?
It may take several weeks of antibiotics to treat. Drainage may be needed if the abscess is large. Evaluating the lung may be more difficult as there had been 2 prior surgeries, as scar tissue may obscure some areas. The previous surgeries may make her more likely to get infections if the normal drainage patterns of the lungs are affected by the previous treatment (if getting cough and phlegm seems routine for her, then this may be the case). The CT seems like a reasonable step to take.
Also, the basis for this will be based on the development of your symptoms. So, keep a watch on your symptoms and follow up regularly. Also, don't neglect your health, take a balanced diet and sleep well. Best Wishes. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
The spot turned out to be an abscess. He's developed asthma over the years, and recently had some small spots on MRI's (that were taken due to chronic bronchitis) that the pulmonologist is just watching, as they're very tiny. There is a cluster of lung cancer in my husband's family that is higher than normal per lung cancer researchers at our local medical school. A research study attracted my husband and other family members.
what about a trachea abscess?i mean the doctors i find are looking at the wrong place my pain, in in my deep troath,i feel like a lump inside when i slallow its like air can get in my lung because something is blocking it, i have lost of green yellow mucus and i'm always spitting,its like the mucus come from were i say the pain is,meanwile the doctors are fishing around with my lung and heart, and i think the probleme is in my troath, so can you have a abcess on the trachea?
now about 5 years ago i found a abcess in my mouth i let it go and a abcess (boil) on the left side of my neck right along my lower jaw bone.
ct scan for chest tightness, heart OK but they did find a small 5-6mm nodule in the mid anterior left lung. Scheduled for 6 month follow up ct. Nov 2008 - Fighting with bronchitis. Question: I understand a 5-6mm nodule might not show up on xray, so perhaps this nodule is just a scar from the previous fungal infection. But can cryptococcus fungus lay dormant in a person's lungs for 7 years and reactivate?
The x-ray and CT scan showed numerous calcified and active Granulomas as well as an old abscess that had burst. I had been ill but ignored symptoms, and they weren't very bad any way.. Numerous calcifications on my spleen and an active growth on my left adrenal gland. The doctor did x-rays, CT Scans, Bronchioscopy, sputum samples, Quantiferon TB Gold, numerous blood tests put me on Flagyl.
It started on the back of my neck where my hairline starts one on each side. Than I noticed on my right side I now have 3 that go up toward my ear. I have been having really bad headaches and last night I noticed 2 more one on the back of my head that hurts and a little one on the side of my head. Is it possible that it could be cancer, I read an article that it could be cancer especially if you smoke and I have been smoking for quite sometime now but I am only 27.
My son was born with cystic fibrosis and had a double lung transplant 13 years ago.He is diabetic and suffers the usual problems from immune suppressant drugs..2 years ago he got an infection in the bone in one of his feet.It required 8 surgeries to stop the infection and save the foot.The initial cause of the infection was never fully determined.A couple of days ago on the same leg,4 red,warm and tender lumps appeared on his shin and leg.Do you have any idea what the cause may be?
The CT scan showed either a large abscess or large tumor where she's been having lots of pain. Thankfully at home we got back the old PCA dosage and she was finally mostly pain free. We both took a nap and when I woke up I could already tell she was not breathing and was passed on. She is finally out of pain and the suffering she was in. Thank you to everyone for your well wishes throughout all this time.
The inflammation around the joint area gives sharp pain on taking a breath. This can also cause tenderness on pressing the area which pains. An orthopedic doctor can diagnose this for you. Generally there is no cause. However it can be due to infection, blow, injury, or fibromyalgia. It usually goes away on its own. Otherwise it can be treated with muscle relaxants, and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. It can also be muscle pull. Shingles can also start this way.
Hi, A nodule on the lung could be due to various causes - 'Benign neoplasms - Hamartomas, lipomas, and fibromas -Vascular lesions - Arteriovenous malformation -Infectious granulomas - Tuberculosis, atypical mycobacterial infection, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, and blastomycosis -Other infections - Aspergilloma, ascaris, dirofilariasis, echinococcal cyst, and bacterial abscess -Noninfectious granulomas - Rheumatoid arthritis, Wegener granulomatosis, and sarcoidosis -Developmental lesions
Hello and hope you are doing well. Is it a lung abscess? An abscess is a collection of pus and a lung abscess can follow a pneumonia. If a person has lung abscess, besides cough she will have other symptoms like high temperature and will be toxic. Asthma can predispose to lung infections as a result of phlegm collections. This is usually diagnosed by spirometry. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Will you definitely find lung cancer in a CAT scan, even if you have an abscess, too?
Wow your symptoms sound exactly like mine, i had to do a double take to make sure that it wasnt my post. I have a lump on the bottom rib on the left side under my breast. I had it checked out at docs and it feels like bone matter and doesnt move at all it is firmly stuck. I only noticed it since i had my first child. It seems like it could be scar tissue from when i cracked the rib years ago when i had a really bad cough (believe it or not!!).
Without more detailed information, one can only speculate on the nature of the "lump". Assuming "lump" refers to a mass, it could be a tumor, which is benign or malignant. With bronchiectasis, it is more likely a localized infection such as is seen with lung abscess. Assuming that the "lump" was seen on a chest x-ray, the next step to try to determine the nature of it would be a CT scan of the lungs.
Nov 24 - Concern over fevers and spot on X-ray with subsequent CT scan reveal abscess of 4cm x 5 cm on right lung. - Surgeon removed option of surgically removing abscess off the table due to risks. - Staph Infection was found in central line. Blood cultures have been done to ascertain if Staph has enter bloodstream. - Medications were switch to Vancomycin and Clenomycin to cover options for addressing the abscess.
My white cat has had an on-going problem with with a black substance on the left side of her nose. Underneath it is a a shallow raw spot. There is also a leak in her left eye, that also turns reddish-black. I have taken her to the vet and he tried anti-bios, salves, drops and it helped temporarily, but he did not know what it was. her vision is fine and she doesn't seem to be in pain, but it's ugly.And maybe her nose might be uncomfortable where it's raw.
Nov 24 - Concern over fevers and spot on X-ray with subsequent CT scan reveal abscess of 4cm x 5 cm on right lung. - Surgeon removed option of surgically removing abscess off the table due to risks. - Staph Infection was found in central line. Blood cultures have been done to ascertain if Staph has enter bloodstream. - Medications were switch to Vancomycin and Clenomycin to cover options for addressing the abscess.
and have seen many different locations for an abscess on the body and i have to say that the groin area is the most painful and most re-occuring location. I have assisted both Dr.s and P.A.s in lancing(making a small cut into the head of the abscess to release the pus) these painful abscesses. Here's the thing....if you've gotten one before----you're more prone to getting them again....
Hello, There are many causes of clubbing like tuberculosis, emphysema, lung abscess, malignancy of the lung, cirrhosis of liver, heart disease and congenital heart disease. Since your father has been working in wood duct for such a long time, hence I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a physician and get it investigated especially for any lung disease like occupational lung disease.
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