A 21-year-old female asked:
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will lung xray show if you have asthma?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it will not.
Answered on Nov 22, 2013
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
27 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Asthma CXR: No. Lung x-ray may show some indications of asthma. Normal chest x-ray cannot rule out asthma. On the other hand, the abnormal findings that we see on chest x-ray are not specific enough for asthma. Asthma can only be reliably diagnosed by a physician by taking proper history in addition to tests such as pulmonary function test.
Answered on Nov 4, 2017

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