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Granulomas are a benign condition characterized by a small area of inflammation, which are accidentally detected in an X-ray. It most commonly occurs in the lungs but may also occur in other parts of the body. It is a defensive mechanism that triggers the body to stop the invaders from spreading. It does not usually require treatment.

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My husband has pancreas granulomas. Is it autoimmune?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 31 years old and has severe anxiety. He was told that granulomas were found on his pancreas and possibly his lungs. They believe it is due to some sort of an autoimmune disorder. Is there anything that can be done to prolong his life? Should we be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to An autoimmune disorder does not necessarily mean his life will be shortened. There arenumerous types of autoimmune diseases which are pathologically neutral and do not endanger life. So, please see a rheumatologist and get him investigated. Regards.   Read Full »

I have a smooth patch on my finger. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a smooth patch on my finger, which is pale pink or orange in color. It is not painful, and it is very slightly raised, but you can only feel it raised. If you see it, it appears flat. It had appeared overnight on a previously clear area of skin and has grown a tiny amount since ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, there is a possibility that your lesion could be a wart. However, it would serve best if we can have a look at the lesion. Kindly upload appropriate images of the present condition, so that I can suggest you better.   Read Full »

What causes fleshy growth over the appendicectomy stitches?

Query: Hi doctor, Four years ago, I had an appendicitis surgery. There is a flesh like growth where the stitches are placed. What should I do now? How to get it removed?  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The fleshy lumps you are feeling in the incision area are granulomas due to the body's reaction against the material of the stitches. Sometimes, they go away using anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics. So, I would suggest Clarithromycin and Ibuprofen twice daily for 1...  Read Full »

Does apical calcified granuloma in chest x-ray indicate a Pancoast tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having pain in my shoulder blade and under my ribs for the past nine months. Physiotherapy and chiro therapy did not help. And my x-ray showed an apical calcified granuloma in the left lung. Could this be a pancoast tumor? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from pain in the shoulder blade and under ribs for the last nine months. Your x-ray shows (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity) subsegmental at...  Read Full »

Does the CT scan of my brain show a meningioma?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like your opinion regarding the attached CT (Computed Tomography) scan of my head. I specifically want to know if you see any indication of a meningioma in the left posterior parietal lobe. I would also like your opinion regarding whether or not a CT without contrast would show...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity).I see a spot of hyperdensity in the left posterior parietal lobe. However, the findings are not suggestive of a meningioma. The hyperdensity may represent calcification due to a granuloma. I suggest y...  Read Full »

Is it safe to apply salt for umbilical granuloma in a newborn baby?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 53 days old. He has developed umbilical granuloma. I have applied Mupirocin and Neosporin dusting powder, but no change is noticed. Is the application of salt will be useful? If so how should I apply that? Someone told me that sometimes granuloma bleeds after the application o...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are right about the diagnosis being umbilical granuloma. The treatment for it is the application of copper sulfate crystals over the umbilicus for a couple of minutes and then it has to be...  Read Full »

I recently had a CT scan. What do the findings in my pancreas and lungs mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a CT scan recently. I need to know what these two findings mean: Pancreas: Probable fatty atrophy about the head and uncinate. Lower chest: Calcified granuloma right lower lobe. Minimal linear scarring or atelectasis within the lingula and right lower lobe.   Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on the CT (computed tomography) image findings (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I could grasp the below things. However, patient examination, complete symptoms evaluation, and medical history are required to comment ...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my condition based on the scan report taken for sarcoidosis.

Query: Hello doctor,I am in an awful condition and have been diagnosed with sarcoidosis. I have a range of neurological pain and inflammatory symptoms. I need someone to assess a couple of scans that I have. I have nasal congestion for five years, with lots of mucus in the chest and throat. Last two years,...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to By the clinical images you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can understand the degree of the inflammatory response in your body tissues and concerns associated with it. I am unable to access your radiology images and would request y...  Read Full »

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