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Old 12-09-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Xray Showed "spot" - scared too death and no Doc till next week!

I have a terrible cold, fever, coughing, sore throat and the zpac didnt help very much.

So earlier today, coughing with a fever of 100.1 ...My hubby took me to the ER where they did strep test, checked for mono, etc. Finally diagnosed with a bad "flu bug" (yep I was one of those who put off getting a flu shot! )

The ER Doc decided to do a chest xray just as an extra precaution for pneumonia.

After the chest xray, she was happy to announce no pneumonia ....but said there was a "dark spot" on my upper left lobe that needed to be re-check when I feel better. She would fax all the info to my family doctor for a follow up. But that wont be until mid-week

At this point, my fever was a booming 101...I was coughing like crazy and my husband has just step out of the room to get me a soda.

I looked at the ER Doc on a daze, not prepared for the awful "spot on you lung" comment and did not ask the questions I wanted to...or should of asked.

Of course on the way home it all came to me. So I decided to ask here and see if you guys can shed some light on the issue since it will be Tuesday before I talk to my family doctor about the test.


QUESTIONS:

1. I didnt ask the size (duhhhh) but she did refer to it as a "spot" ....now I had a lumpectomy on my left breast in 2010...would that show up on a chest xray?

2. Could a "cyst" show up as a spot on a lung xray? can you have cyst in your lungs?

3. Can moles show up on xrays as spots?

4. What other possibities could show up as a spot? (hoping its not cancer)

Thanks for reading this and for any help you can provide.

 
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:48 AM   #2
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Re: Xray Showed "spot" - scared too death and no Doc till next week!

Try not to worry! They found a spot on my husband's chest xray a couple of years ago & he had to come back 6 months later to see if it had changed. There was no change in it at all & they concluded that it was a chicken pox scar from when he had chicken pox as a child. So relax until you have had it investigated- it could be nothing!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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Re: Xray Showed "spot" - scared too death and no Doc till next week!

Thank you for your reply!!! Hopefully I am worrying over nothing. Should know more by mid-week after I talk to my family doc. Thanks again!!!

 
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Any up date. Hope your spot was nothing

 
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