On Wednesday, I went to the doctor’s office because I have not been feeling very well the last few months or so. She ordered a chest x-ray because she suspected bronchitis. Well I don’t have bronchitis but she did see, what she thinks is a “small nodule” on my left lung. The x-ray is being sent to a radiologist at the hospital for further review because she wasn’t sure it is a nodule. Hopefully she will have more information on Monday. (she also ordered lots and lots of blood tests) By the way, I am a 45-year-old female and yes, I do smoke.
So, anyway I have a few questions. Hopefully someone can help me out. First question: If this is a “nodule” what questions should I ask her? What type of follow up should she be ordering? She said something about a CT scan being the next step. Does that sound like the right move? Should she be referring me to another type of doctor? She is a GP.
I don’t mean to sound like I don’t trust my doctor its just that we just moved to this area over the summer and Wednesday was my first visit to this clinic. So I have no idea what kind of doctor she is. She did seem very thorough though and very nice
Any advise, help or whatever would be greatly appreciated!
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