ok...So I recently had a chest x-ray that showed a nodule in my lung. This was found unintentionally by an urgent care radiologist.
At any rate...I was ordered to follow up with my PCP who ordered me a CT w/Contrast. The results came back saying that I have multiple small nodular opacities measuring approx. 5mm. There are also non calcified nodules on the left lower lobe measuring 5-9mm and in the lingula measuring 5mm.
I was also told that I had mildy prominent prevascular lymph nodes measuring 1x1.5 cm & 1x2cm.
Originially they wanted to test me for Valley fever, which they did and it came back negative...
I have no idea what any of this means and I am terrified. I have been a fairly heavy smoker for about 12 years now (Quit cold turkey on the 17th of Oct. becuase of this scare.)
Could anyone offer any advice?? Does anyone know what all of the above gibberish to me means? I am very scared.. and I have an appointment with a pulmonologist for this first time on Monday at 11. Does anyone know what I should expect from him on the first vist?
Any responses would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.