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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
X-Ray Exam of Chest: A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience in Pulmonology
The best test for: chronic back pain is an MRI of the spine. Especially since the Back X-ray is negative. Best wishes on your getting your health back.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Yes it can: Depending on where aorta is enlarged the chest X-ray is quite capable of showing an enlarged dilated aorta. Usually simple movement is not an issue. ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
49 years experience in Radiology
See long answer: An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a very uncommon occurrence in a 19yr. Old. Blood tests, a chest xray, and an ECG are not the examinations to detect it ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
GERD: This is a typical picture for esophageal reflux. Try Prilosec OTC 1 tab daily for a month to see if it controls the issue.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Pursue treatment: Your symptoms can be from anxiety. If your primary care doctor is sure that your symptoms are not caused by a medical problem, try to treat the sympt ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Collapse implies: One of two things. 1. Pneumothorax, where air escapes the lung, or 2. A lobe seems to "close up" from a blocked bronchus. The former can be 'watched' ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need an exam: There are many causes for lymph node enlargement. Without more information it's difficult to give any specific advice. You should see your physician t ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
35 years experience in Cardiology
Chest pains: Chest XRays are not useful to detect "heart attacks"
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: If you have long term enlarged heart, it shows on x-ray, echo shows enlarged heart too, if you had echo of heart. It will show all 4 heart chambers, v ... Read More
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