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will an xray show if i have water on my lungs

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it will not.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
23 years experience Radiology
X-ray: It can show the bones of the chest , the size of the heart and pulmonary vessels, aorta and possible lymphadenopathy to name a few. It can also show ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A chest xray shows many of the lung diseases and abnormalities like infections, growths, enlargement of structures like lymph glands and heart, fluid ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Evelyn Anderson
27 years experience Family Medicine
No: If you suspect damage/injury to your lungs, there are other tests that can better evaluate the lung parenchyma (tissue) and your lung function. See yo ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: But only in a general sense, like overall assessment of size.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Stay home: social distancing! stay home if possible. Wash your hands constantly, after touching any surface that may have been touched by anybody else. Clean / d ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Highly unlikely: TB lymphadenopathy is initiated when macrophages carry the bacillus from a pulmonary alveolar focus to the lymph node which then enlarges, suppurates ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
It should: Basic cxr should show a lung cancer of any size. If there's any change in symptoms, a follow up cxr for comparison might be appropriate. Your ct wou ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes and no: Chest x-ray can show the lymph nodes in the center(mediastinum) of the cheat. It also shows lungs(which are rarely involved by lymphoma). But lymphoma ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities....: Possible etiologies of this cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. These all have entirely diff ... Read More

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