Last year I went in and had a heart scan (coronary artery calcium score). The good news was my calcium score was zero, but the CT scan showed that I have dialation in my thoracic aorta (3.9cm) and a pulmonary nodule (7mm). I had another scan at 12 months and the dialation and pulmonary nodule had not grown in size, but two new pulmonary nodules were found. Actually, one of the 'new' pulmonary nodules was in an area not included in the original scan, so it may or may not be new. The new nodules are small (3mm and 2mm).
So I understand that most pulmonary nodules are benign and nothing to worry about and the original one may have been there for many years. But I was wondering why new ones are showing up? I have CLL (W&W) and was curious if there could be any connection? My white blood cell count was 27k in November 2017 and when I went in for my six month checkup in May, it was up to 40k. I had my yearly physical seven weeks later and my white blood cell count had gone from 40k to 56k in that short period of time (my lymphocytes were up 20k over that seven weeks). I have no CLL symptoms, and was wondering if the spike in my white blood cell count could be due to something else or somehow related to the pulmonary nodules?
I guess to sum it up, is there any concern that new pulmonary nodules are appearing and could there be any connection to the my increasing white blood cell count (I suspect not)?