A 36-year-old female asked:
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i had a chest x-ray due to ongoing, severe, sob . the conclusion was asymmetric density in lll, nonspecific & could reflect atelectasis, or developing airspace disease. is the remedy truly just to breathe deeper?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt/workup add: There are several possible conditions that can cause these radiographic and clinical findings. I would suggest a virtual appointment. The radiograph can be viewed by uploading it to your EMR. Please discuss whether you could have an embolism with your PCP.
Answered on Sep 30, 2015
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Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not really: It is important to determine the cause of that density. It may be necessary to have a CT to be certain nothing is in the lungs that may need treatment . Talk to your doctor to see what your next step may be.
Answered on Sep 30, 2015
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