In April, I was told I have a 6 mm nodule on my left lung. Results were found on an X-ray and subsequent CT scan. I was told to have another CT scan in 3 months.
While waiting for insurance approval for another CT scan, my new primary physician ordered a chest Xray. The doctor said he found a mass on my right lung. He went on to say something about lymph nodes. I cannot recall his exact words as I was too stunned. I insited that he must be talking about the left lung. Yet, he said it was the right lung. He saw nothing on the left lung.
My immediate thought was that the doctor had read the X-ray backwards or that the nodule on the left lung had disappeared.
I called my pulmonary specialist, who ordered a CT scan immediately. I had the scan last Friday and I'm waiting for the results..very nervously.
My friends tell me that the nodule on the left must have disappeared and that the one on the right will disappear too. I really hope this is true.
I'm a non-smoker who lives a healthy lifestyle. My co-workers tell me I look too healthy to have a serious health issue. I have no symtoms. Just allergies and sinus problems.
I had a recent upper respiratory infection. Could this cause a mass on my lung?
I would appreciate any thoughts on this.