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.
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.