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My first visit appointment about my lung nodule is a video visit, does that indicate is not serious ?
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Hmm, I would say it means the doc is probably comfortable with the probable diagnosis based on imaging, or wants to talk to you about more testing before seeing you in person. What led to the referral?
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My local Dr ordered a chest X-ray because I had a chronic cough,it showed a 6 mm opacity so then a ordered a Lung CT which said the 6mm wasn’t a concern any longer it’s just a shadow But the Lung CT did show a 9.5 mm ground glass nodule in the right lower lobe & was going me to a Pulmonologist but I called Mayo Clinic instead & had this local Dr to send my dr reports CT test results to Mayo after reading them they gave me a video appointment for this Tuesday , I’m wondering does that mean my case is not serious or what ?
@eternity28– Good morning. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am the Mentor for the lung cancer group and it's nice to meet you.
I think that what you are experiencing is Mayo Clinic's returning back to video calls because of the surge of Delta variant of covid. I'm sure that it doesn't reflect on your case at all. I don't think that you would have gotten a video call so soon if they weren't taking you seriously.
I once had a finding on a CT that showed a shadow too, pretty scary, eh?
Your lesion is less than 1/2" so it has been found early. How long did you cough before you went to your doctor?
Hi ,yes it’s very scary, around July26,I went to the Dr on 8/2 & he took a chest X-ray & found a 6mm spot & ordered CT SCAN which showed a 9.5 mm ground glass nodule in the right lower lobe
@eternity28– What has your doctor said about your next step?
I’m having a video visit today, I have no idea what he will say but I pray it’s good news🙏🙏🙏
Fingers crossed, @eternity28– I hope that you will let me know!
Thanks for caring, I will
I had my video chat yesterday,long story short it’s a wait & watch situation, the Dr is thinking it’s probably not the bad thing but he wants to take another CT SCAN in 3 months & see what happens. He was very nice & informative & patient & I liked his manner, so I’ll try to be patient & positive 🙏🙏🙏Thanks for being there, it’s nice to be able to to communicate with others on here & not have to announce to personal friends what I’m going through, I’m a private person when it comes to discussing my health
i am glad you are feeling reassured by your visit. If you have concerns while you wait for the next imaging and appointment, we're always here. Waiting can be hard.
@eternity28– I wish that my doctor had said, "it's not the bad thing" however I wouldn't have understood what that meant. Did you? I need for a doctor to be plain-spoken and tell me the truth. Waiting 3 months is prudent if it hasn't grown since the last one.
I must clarify that I am not making fun of the way you phrase your sentences, but rather the lack of clarity from your doctor. I just hate it when medical professionals use roundabout ways to describe a situation. It's lazy and unprofessional on their part. I encourage you to ask as many questions as possible so that you know what you are dealing with. It will help smooth over the waiting time and allow you to feel more in control.
What kind of doctor is he? Pulmonologist? Did he say why he didn't suspect that it was "The bad thing?"
Well I guess I phrased it wrong not him , he was very professional & I was the one that asked that question, what he did say was it could be but by looking @ my CT SCAN he definitely couldn’t say but he didn’t think it was & he wants to take another CT SCAN in 3 months to see what it will show & yes , he is a specialist in Pulmology & I’m sorry if I gave off the wrong impression of him , he is very well accredited & has great medical reviews & he works @ the May Clinic
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