i have what has been diagnosed as a calcified benign granuloma.
my research indicates that the growth rate for benign granulomas is usually
very slow. however, i have been unable to find an answer to this question:” How long from
initial fungal exposure until the granuloma grows to the size that it can be
detected on X-ray?” I am very interested in the answer to this question.
According to medicinenet it can take years for a granuloma to calcify, “Calcified granuloma: A node-like type of tissue inflammation that has a specific appearance under a microscope (granuloma) and contains calcium deposits. Because it usually takes some time for calcium to be deposited in a granuloma, it is generally assumed that a calcified granuloma is an old granuloma, or an old area of inflammation. For example, a calcified granuloma in the lung may be due to tuberculosis contracted years earlier that is now inactive and dormant.” http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8908
I hope it’s not causing problems.