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what does some chronic lung changes mean

A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Nonspecific: Over time, the lungs may be exposed to many things including inhaled irritants, bacteria/viruses and even stomach acid in people with reflux. Over ti ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
13 years experience Dermatology
Emphysema: "Emphysema" like changes probably means you show evidence of damage to the air sacs ("alveoli") in your lungs. With poorly controlled asthmatics some ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
The X-ray suggests..: Pulmonary tuberculosis but does not say anything about whether the patient has active infection. Symptoms suggesting activity are fever, cough, night ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
CT lung: It means congestion changes , not a routinely used terminology. It could be secondary to underlying effusion.
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
It doesn't : It is incomplete! Osseous is an adjective meaning "bone". Something is calcifying. Maybe the inner lining of your aorta? Ask your doc for a better exp ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Altered structure: Emphysema is when the microscopic air sacs in the lungs are gradually destroyed, resulting in progressive shortness of breath. Emphysema is one form o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Warning signal: Quit smoking and be underthe care of good pulmonary doc. This might bie sign of emphysema aggressive treatment and no smoking ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes...and continuing: Very slow growing or maybe stable in size for months or a year only to increase in size afterwards. No one knows the future do you want a definitive ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
NO: Chronic lung disease can take several forms. The most common is COPD or emphysema. The most common risk factor for emphysema, smoking, is the same as ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Pulmonary tb: It means lung scarring suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis. A PPD test or quantiferon gold blood test can help confirm if there has been exposure to ... Read More

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