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Mild hyperinflation of lungs

A female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 22 years experience
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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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 30 years experience
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
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
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. Richard Mcgee
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
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.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: X ray indicates your asthma needs better treatment. Lungs are hyper inflated because they are not emptying normally due to bronchoconstriction. Need t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Considering your age and the history you give it is unlikely that you have a chronic physical condition . It is more likely to be anxiety related. You... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
linear atelectasis: Lung collapse/atelectasis can occur for many reasons asthmatics get collapse because of mucus plugs in the airway.Sometimes aspiration causes atelect... Read More
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