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In Pulmonary Nodules, as the name suggests there is a spot or nodule visible on the lung. However, the problem here is that these nodules could be either benign or even malicious. There are no evident symptoms here again though some patients could experience acute coughing, breathlessness issues and also extreme of fatigue in many cases. Coughing of blood is common to.
HOW IS PULMONARY NODULES DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done based on these symptoms by a pulmonologist who would check your lungs via X-ray, scans and MRI for diseases like TB. Tissue tests or biopsy are also done.
HOW IS PULMONARY NODULES TREATED?
Treatment for such Pulmonary Nodules depends on the diagnosis of the patient. In case of cancerous growth, radiation, chemotherapy and even surgery is done. Besides this, the other problems are treated using strong antibiotics and lifestyle changes like avoiding smoking and alcohol.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ninety percent of pulmonary nodules which are smaller than two centimeters in diameter are benign.