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Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest XRAY (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? Chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.
Pleural effusion: It sounds like you are concerned you have a pleural effusion along with the pneumonia you were diagnosed with. A pleural effusion would have been seen on the chest xray taken if it was significant. If it has been a while since your chest xray and you have completed a course of treatment and you are still coughing or short of breath, then please see your doctor again for re-evaluation. ...Read more
Definitions...: "walking" pneumonia is slang terminology that refers to a situation where there is an infiltrate on chest x-ray but the person has few symptoms. There are different scenerios that can produce this situation. "asthmatic bronchitis" means that there is bronchospasm associated with bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It can sometimes lead to a cough as the infection is resolving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age81/M cant cough, heavy lung congestion, aspiration, saturation 95 at 3 units oxygen, BP, ECG, pulse normal. Troubled breathing due to secretions. ?
Exacerbation...: It sounds like you are having a COPD exacerbation. If there are no signs of infection, you may need to increase your meds but only under the guidance of your doctor. If your shortness of breath is severe or worsening, go to the er for emergent treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After chest X-ray diagnosed acute bronchitis ant+inhaler given 3 days still out of breath , fever, normal? Pneumonia? No smoker or asthma.
CT angio: of the chest is usually diagnostic for pulmonary embolism. Analysis of the pleural fluid, including mycobacterium cultures would point toward tuberculosis, which otherwise may be difficult to diagnose, unless living in an endemic area. Beware that the 2 conditions may coexist, unfortunately, and having 1 does not rule out the other. ...Read more
Hyperinflated lungs. FVC 123% predicted, FEV1 115% predicted. FEV1/FVC 93% predicted. DLCO 81% predicted. SOB. COPD diagnosis?
See below: None of the numbers you mentioned indicate hyperinflation . that number is from the TLC. All the numbers you listed appear normal (except the FVC, which is just a little high - we don't worry about high - it means nothing). Nothing you listed suggests COPD either - not even remotely close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr order pulm. Ventilation/perfusion scan for tachardyia and sob. Have normal chest x-ray, ekg, pulmonary test and blood work. Odds it's an embolism?
Odds don't count: Stastitics are only guidelines and don't apply to individual cases. A lung scan (v/q) is accurate if it is considered high probability or normal. The " gold standard" is computerized angiogram of the chest which is very accurate both to diagnose or exclude pulmonary embolism. Talk to your md. If you have no medical contraindications, i would prefer the ct angiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can interstitial lung disease like pulmonary fibrosis and those like pulmonary fib. Be ruled out pretty good with pulse ox, CT of lungs, and chest xra?
No: Generally speaking pulmonary fibrosis is not the result of viral pneumonia. Sometimes viral pneumonia can cause some scarring of the lungs that may resemble some forms of pulmonary fibrosis. There is a form of pulmonary fibrosis called cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis that sometimes may be the result of lung infections including viral pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Convinced I'm going to drop dead pulmonary embolism two neg d diners clear chest X-ray ECG normal just tachy hurts to breathe chest cough oxy says 93-97%?
Need reassurance: A chest x-ray will not reveal pulmonary embolus . The negative d-dimer is very reassuring. The most sensitive test for pulmonary embolus is Chest CT with contrast. Ask your doctor about the need to have that test performed, at an American College of Radiology approved facility (for quality measures) if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest X-ray Hyperinflamed lung and perihilar bronchitis changes are seen.No acute pulmonary or pleural disease.25 year,non smoker,Please explain findi?
Might be normal: I obviously have to make some assumptions without seeing the films myself. First, I believe that "hyperinflated" was meant instead of hyperinflamed, as it is a more common term. It is used often when lungs appear over expanded.Although it sometimes suggests air trapping seen in asthma, or copd... It tends to be overused...and is often seen in normal people who are able to take a very Deep breath ...Read more