I'm new and recently received my results from a LDCT with contrast this morning. They didn't confirm a benign nodule or scar tissue. What was said was my primary doctor wants a repeat scan in 6 months. So maybe I didn't ask the right questions during the phone call.
So let's go back to February 21, 2020 when this all started. During a ct scan of my cervical spine the radiologist noted in his report a partially imaged nodule in the right upper posterior apical lobe. Size stated was a 4 - 5 mm nodule. This wasn't told to me during a follow-up visit with my former orthopedic doctor. After numerous doctors visits, pt and then having to have steroid injections bilaterally at L5. (Which didn't resolve the pain) Then having to have a left SI joint injection. (Which didn't produce any results either) I sought out another orthopedic doctor over an hour away. On November 18, 2020 I provided him with a 124 page medical report along with over 400 images of just my cervical spine. He was skimming through the report and pulled out the page with the incidental finding. He asked me if I was aware of this nodule and the location? Of course I said what nodule and where is it again? I had absolutely no knowledge of this nodule and where it was located. So he made a copy and handed it to me to immediately take to my primary care physician. Which I did the following morning. I then had an appointment with my primary for the following Monday. At that appointment he read the report and he looked at me and said I'm ordering a LDCT scan with contrast. Which I had yesterday afternoon. Sorry so lengthy.....
Which brings me to this mornings phone call. If it was a benign nodule or scar tissue wouldn't they have stated as such?
Everything is happening so fast so I honestly didn't know what questions to ask..... If anyone can add anything that I should have asked or a small list of questions to ask would be extremely helpful.