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chest x ray pneumonia vs asthma

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Dr. Matthew Schwartz
25 years experience Radiation Oncology
Your : Your concerns about minimalizing radition exposure are valid; however, if you physician thinks you need a chest x-ray then you have to weigh the risks ... Read More
Dr. Peter Hahn
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes. : Yes. Although i understand your concerns regarding radiation exposure, follow-up cxrs are important. We routinely re-check cxrs to follow nodules or ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Stick with 1 person: Sounds like you are shopping around for opinions. If you have chronic cough that is productive, there can be many causes. Working with one pulmonolog ... Read More
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: You may have some form of interstitial lung disease, or an atypical pneumonia. Those frequently respond to corticosteroids but you may need more tests ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: You need to be reevaluated. See your doctor as soon as you can. You may have a viral illness or complication of bronchitis.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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No: Generally speaking asthma does not have radio graphic findings. COPD or emphysema does but they are different. Dx for asthma is made by clinical histo ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
25 years experience Plastic Surgery
Chest xray: A chest xray may help confirm copd, but pulmonary function tests can give more information about asthma vs copd. See a pulmonologist for further worku ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Yes: If there is an asthma attack the chest x-ray will frequently show hyper-expanded lungs. Between attacks, the x-ray can appear normal.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Sometimes: We do not diagnose asthma or COPD by x-rays or ct scans. That being said, we do commonly see evidence of emphysema on ct scans. We diagnose these brea ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Smoke-damaged lungs: Hyperinflated lungs implies smoke-damage, which leads to emphysema, which leads to copd. If you haven't already, stop smoking -- you will live 10 year ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Talk to Doc: This need to be discussed w the physician who ordered the CXR.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
And your question ?: It appears that they have not finished their evaluation.Each test provides a bit of information, and the results of one often lead to the need for ano ... Read More
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