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mild hyperinflation of lungs

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Dr. Susan Madonna
21 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperinflation: Hyperinflation of the lungs, or retention of air in the lungs, is not a diagnosis. It is a physical finding. People who have asthma, emphysema, COPD ... Read More

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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
That is a: fairly nonspecific finding. It could indicate COPD, but could also potentially be normal if you took a particularly deep breath in. Tough to say wit ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
Collapse of air sacs: Atelectasis is a a complete or partial collapse of an are of lung. It happens when the tiny air sacs (alveoli) within the lung become deflated. 'mil ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Not edema : Pulmonay edema usually means increased interstitial fluid as a consequence of fluid overload (ie chf). That is not a consequence of gerd. Regurgitatio ... Read More
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Dr. Danica Schulte
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Active lifestyle: I would consider an evaluation of your immune system if the two prior pneumonias were significant (ie hospitalized or required IV antibiotics), or if ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Mcgee
50 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unimportant usually: Radiologist code intended to indicate slight excess fluid in the lower part of the lung field (posterior if lying down) due to the influence of mild e ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Monti
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Not breathing deeply: atelactic changes means your lungs are not full expanded. this is a non-specific finding that can be seen in healthy people.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
It may be the best: That can be done at this time. It is a very low dose so many of the feared side effects are less likely. Also, you need to consider the alternatives a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
70% of expected?: If you obtained a result of "70% of expected" for your age and body parameters, you need to be concerned. Most commonly, this is a heads-up that you m ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Wheezing? COPD?: Since you smoke, we worry about COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which can present as wheezing or shortness of breath. Some have a silent ... Read More

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