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what do infiltrates in lungs mean if blood work is normal

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: It appears your pain is likely musculoskeletal given the data. An examination should suggest it's source.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fayaz Shawl
48 years experience Cardiology
See a physician: You should have a stress test for further evaluation. Have a seen a cardiologist ? If not you should see one .
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Sheppard
33 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends on risk: Chest xrays are not good tests to rule out lung cancer and neither is blood work. But at 32 your risk of lung cancer is very low. Even a heavy smoking ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansoor Jatoi
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Pulmonary: What I would recommend if you were my patient is get a second opinion from the specialists of the lung - pulmonary medical doctors. Continue close fol ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
See below: It could mean a number of things. You could have vomited blood and aspirated it. You could have an endobronchial lesion that is bleeding. You may h ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Which "heart enzymes" and when they are noted to be how high are all potentially important markers of underlying disease and prognosis. Although ther ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Tobacco use: Nicotine in blood report means, using tobacco or nicotine ( as gum ).
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Nothing good: Blood can be present in many sections of the respiratory tract from numerous causes, and many of these suggest a potentially severe illness. There is ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
What's BUN?: BUN stands for blood urea nitrogen. Urea nitrogen is what forms when protein breaks down and it not used by itself to identify patients with kidney di ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Could be anything: How do you FEEL? Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. This is worrisome if, and only if, you feel s ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Types of WBCs: these are types of white blood cells. As an isolated bit of information, these data are not alarming and not informative. (That's good news.)
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Sign of asthma: Hyperinflation is a sign of asthma meaning the lungs are 'full' of air and literally 'trapped'. Asthma is a reversible small airway disease in which ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
White blood cells: White blood cells are not normally found in the urine. Leukocytes/wbcs indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Several issues: Blood (hamturia) and leukocytes (wbc's in the urine) are common signs of a uti, and you should be evaluated and possibly treated with antibiotics. Pr ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Blood in the URINE: Blood in urine can be gross(visible)or microscopic (more than3to5 red blood cells per high power field when viewed under gagnification) called hematur ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: It means that there is some obstruction in the airways of the lung. Depending on the cause this may mean you require treatment, or not. Some airflow o ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
More neutrophils: It means your overall white cell count is a little elevated, and of those white cells, there are more neutrophils than what is in the "normal" range. ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
21 years experience Integrative Medicine
Infection: Most commonly infection, but other causes such as cancer need to be ruled out once infection is not the reason, especially if you are over 50 and a sm ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How low?: Either the absolute lymphocyte or the absolute neutrophil count needs to be markedly below reference range before you give this another thought. Both ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Fatty Liver: The most common cause of enlarged liver is fatty liver. Fatty liver generally develops in those who are overweight and may have diabetes and elevated ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info.: This finding needs clarification, which we can certainly address via consultation. Are you having any symptoms - shortness of breath, chest pains, co ... Read More

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