Just posting to get things 'off my chest' so to speak, as I am seriously worried at the moment.
I am a 38 yr old male (well, 38 1/2) who this past Friday was told by my doctor that I have a 6-7mm nodule in my lungs based on a chest x-ray. I was not prepared for being told that, and didn't really ask the questions I probably should have.
I do not know if it is one or multiple (when I asked how big IT was, he said 6-7mm, but on the referral sheet it says, "Nodules"), I don't know which lung(s) nor where in the lungs. I also don't have any recent x-rays to compare it to - last one was probably years and years ago at this point.
What really makes me worry is that I have been having breathing issues for a while now. I pretty much feel like I have to clear my throat constantly, have developed a cough over time that has gotten worse (not like I'm choking or have to keep hacking, but a single cough or two, just have to do it every 10 minutes). My nose feels like it is very congested and I have problems breathing through it, my mouth also feels a little constricted; I can take a deep breath with no pain or problem, just a little tight. No wheezing, but I do snore. According to the doc my lungs sound fine.
I am ALSO having chest pain, mostly localized to the left of the sternum and also the bottom left rib...I have had pain here in the past, and was told it was costochrondritis. The pain sometimes radiates to my middle/upper back and feels kind of burning-y; but almost always localizes back to the two areas I listed above (it is not constant - it comes and goes throughout the day and is not worse when laying down).
I also have signs of serious LPR (silent reflux), a nasal endoscopy showed my throat looking pretty beat up. Been on nasal sprays and prilosec, currently on Nexium 2x day, and not really helping...
All together its got me really worried, pulmonologist apt. on Wednesday, but having a hard time mentally.
Out of space, so thanks for reading!