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Dec 7, 2015 · Lung nodules discovered on xray in Lung Health

I was in the hospital 2 months ago for a fractured back caused by a car accident. A xray showed I have a 17 mm pulmonary nodule in my posterior costophrenic sulcus in the right lower lobe of my lung. Nodule is slightly lobulated and completely soft tissue. Doctors were concerned because the nodule was not present in February and grew so quickly in that short of time ( 7 months). I underwent a lung biopsy that was inconclusive and showed tissue sample was “necrotic.” I saw a pulmonary physician this morning who ordered a PET scan to hopefully gather more information. He said that if the nodule “lights up or has FDG activity I will need a lung resection” and if it doesnt ” light” up they will monitor it by cat scans. I am very afraid I may have cancer. I am overwhelmed because we do not know what the nodule really is. Can anyone give me information, ideas, or opinions about my lung nodule ? Can a lung biopsy be inconclusive and “necrotic” if its cancer ? Any info, ideas or opinions would be greatlty appreciated..good or bad ! Thank you for your help !

Dec 7, 2015 · Do aneurysms cause you to pass out or faint? in Aortic Aneurysms

Two months ago I either had a seizure or fainted / passed out while driving and hit the rear end of another car. I am being tested for a possible seizure or for a heart related event that caused me to faint or pass out. I was unconscious for awhile and do not remember anything. I recently began having problems with tachycardia and palpations. My physician put me on a beta blocker which has slowed my heart rate down. I will be wearing a holter monitor for a month to see if I am having any arrhythmias or events that may have caused me to pass out or faint causing me to have the accident. I was in the hospital after my accident because I fractured my back in 2 places. On one of my hospital admissions a X-ray showed I have a “partially imaged 4cm ascending aortic aneurysm”. I will be getting a CT with angiography soon to see the aneurysm. My dad was given a pacemaker in the last year due to him passing out and having arrhythmias. I passed out 2 years ago while standing in my kitchen and I fell backwards causing me to get a concussion. I have some questions ! Does me passing out or fainting sound like it could be heart related..causing me to be unconscious for a period of time..I’m thinking at least 15 minutes ? Does aneurysms cause you to pass out or faint ? Should I not take the beta blocker medication while I am wearing the holter monitor ? Could I have the same cardiac problem my dad was having causing him to get the pacemaker ? Is my aneurysm large enough to be repaired ? Any ideas or opinions on what’s going on with me would be greatly appreciated and welcomed ! Thank you for any ideas or opinions !