Calcified granulomas in lung apex

Posted by makdny68 @makdny68, Aug 16 6:30pm

I have been diagnosed with calcified granulomas in lung apex,?should I be concerned about this? I have had a chronic cough since end of may

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@makdny68, welcome.
According to this helpful article
– What You Need to Know About Calcified Granulomas https://www.healthline.com/health/calcified-granuloma
"The formation of calcified granulomas in the lungs is often due to infections. These can be from a bacterial infection, such as tuberculosis (TB). Calcified granulomas can also form from fungal infections such as histoplasmosis or aspergillosis. Noninfectious causes of lung granulomas include conditions such as sarcoidosis and Wegener’s granulomatosis."

However, I see that you posted your question in the Lung Cancer group, so I presume you are concerned about possible cancer. That must be worrisome. Have you had a chance to speak with your doctor about the possible cause and next steps? Have you had an infection lately? Covid?

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I see my pulmonologist september 14, I have lots of questions to ask. I am confused because the nurse in dr office said lungs are clear so I don’t understand why it shows the calcified granulomas , would you consider this a clear ct scan

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@makdny68

I see my pulmonologist september 14, I have lots of questions to ask. I am confused because the nurse in dr office said lungs are clear so I don’t understand why it shows the calcified granulomas , would you consider this a clear ct scan

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Hello-I would also like to welcome you to Mayo Clinic Connect. I have had lung cancer for many years and I am always very suspicious of being told by someone other than my doctor about what my test results show, especially if they contradict what you have been told by your doctor. What kind of a doctor did you see?

Colleen has asked very good questions that might lead you to understand more about your granulomas. Have you checked out her recommended site?

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