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can bullae be detected on cxr

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
No: Especially if the patient is dehydrated or it is early in the process. Also depends on quality of the film.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
It can, but...: ...Its far more important that your cultures or sputum smears clear of the organism. After one month, if your cxr is not better, we might not do anyth ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Costello
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be ....: Many things. Some of the most common causes of this include a medication side effect, reflux (can be silent reflux) or cough variant asthma.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Radiologist: If you're interested in getting a second opinion about your chest x-Ray, your physician can take the films to the local radiologist who can review the ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It probably: doesn't mean anything more than you happened to not take a big breath in when they took the xray, but check with your doctor to be sure.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Pre- asthma?: Breathing blows off acid. If breathing is not going well, acid can build up and the body has to compensate. Some children have reactive airway disea ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Coughing blood: Clump of blood or blood tinged ? Negative CXR unlikely tumor or TB, likely bronchitis or blood from post nasal drip / rhinitis, rarely pulmonary em ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Osseous density: The radiologist who read would probably be the best person to ask. My guess that there may be some bone island adjacent to the rib - something you may ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gourash
44 years experience Pediatrics
Discuss with his doc: He may not need tests but your physician will want to ask a few more questions to decide if there is a concern. Rr 40 is fast even with a fever if he ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Purple fingernails: This suggests a problem with the circulation of blood to the nail beds. The blood itself may be fully oxygenated but not reaching your distal tissues ... Read More

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