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Hi I am really worried take you back to 2012 bearing in mind a was a fit healthy male of 39.
When I had a chest infection that just went on to long, so doc sent me for xray came back
With slight shadow on left lung but after several trips to hospital was told it was just a shadow from arteries, nothing to worry about, but CT scan to be on safe side.
Came back with something in left lung turned out an infection which cleared up, but unknown to myself also shows up with a lump inside my 6th ribb 2cm long.. Will explain the me not knowing later on.it all came to a end felt fine again.
Now 2 years later on probably me being Anxious went to docs with chest pain left side asked for a CT scan, turned out nothing wrong apart from this lump inside my 6th ribb which I was then told about .. Which show up back in 2012 it had not changed in size .. But that wanted a bone scan now to make sure , so in space of 5 weeks I had a chest xray, CT scan, bone scan all turned out ok.
Now six weeks on I now have a pleural effusion in my right lung, which is very painful and I now do have a problem , where all the test before nothing wrong ... Now thinking that all the tests scans has brbrought all this on ....very very worried what has caused this, docs said it was probably from a flu like virus I had ,, I'm not convinced , maybe from all the test scans on my body.. Really quite scared, every thing I read about a pleural effusion points towards cancer being the underline problem , as I cant really remember having to much of a cold, scared out of my wits just got to wait 6 weeks, for another xray to see if gone down, can feel the fluid does not seem to be going away.
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