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A 42-year-old member asked:

if you puncture a chest wall what can you expect to happen ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Maybe Pneumothorax: One possible outcome is a peumothorax (air in the space between chest wall ; lung).

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What does it mean "homogenous opacity is seen in left basal zone with obliteration of left CP angle and opacity along left chest wall"?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The doctor: Is seeing a density in the left lung base and along the chest wall.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

What test is done for a suspected chest wall strain?

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Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Physical exam: Would be best to diagnose this.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can cause dullness and hyperresonance when percussing the chest wall?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Dullness on exam: Dullness on percussion during the chest exam suggests a consolidation in the lung. A pneumonia or mass can cause a consolidation. Hyperresonance is when the sounds from voicing are felt more strongly with the hands held on the chest wall or back. This also suggests a consolidation or a "full lung". Hope this helps.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

It's the chest wall, when I breathe in it hurts,?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See your doctor: have your doctor check your chest, and hear you breathe, so s/he can listen to your breath sounds, and make sure your lungs are okay. If they are, then s/he'll check your ribs, to make sure that your ribs aren't inflamed. If you notice it more upon breathing in or only when exhaling out, it's pointing to ribs or musculoskeletal issues. Get it checked out soon.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

Thickened pluera 4.2mm along left posterolateral chest wall which is Small loculated with internal septation in left cp angle n not asprable?

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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
PLEURAL THICKENING: Pleural thickening needs further evaluation. You need an exam, labs and 3 AM SPUTUM samples for culture and sensitivity, Fungal Smear and culture. AFB smear and Culture(TB SCREEN). Also a Pulmonary consult with potential Bronchoscopy.

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