I'll pipe in on this as I'm rather chatty tonight. Hmmm... so new?
My husband, when he turned 59, requested a special scan of his heart -- he paid for it himself, $600. It is a new test, I believe some form of MRI, which looks for calcification and blockage in the heart. His heart is like that of a 20 year old!
However, the scan showed a spot on his liver.
His doctor threw up his hands and said. "You see, we have no baseline to compare this against. For all we know, this is what your liver looked like when you were born. Had we never done this test, we would have never seen your liver has a spot on it, and we wouldn't be wondering what to do."
Fortunately, both the internist and my husband felt confident in leaving it alone. The internest said he could cause serious harm if he biopsied the spot. Meantime my husband is now 61!!!! Wowzer. Liver tests are fine.
We have such amazing, wonderful equipment these days, but we don't know what all the data means. That's not a bad thing at all. We keep learning.
I wouldn't worry. I absolutely wouldn't. If the doctor sees a need for follow up, then do so. However, it is my understanding that an ongoing study at UCLA or UCSD... no memory, MY BRAIN... has shown that in the dissection of over 7,000 brains.........SEVEN THOUSAND....... each and every brain is unique. UNIQUE. Not one the same. Like fingerprints.
That is how unique we all are.
Like snowflakes. No two alike.
No needa to worry!
Did Carl Reiner say "Don't tear paper man! Go to a social function! "