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Apical Fibrosis Cough
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
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
My chess X-ray result :bilateral apical pleural thickening with underlying sub pleural blebs.
Is it a TB scar ?
Probably not.......: This is most likely the result of previous infection. Typically this thickening will look the same on the right and left with only some minor difference in thickness. If this is the case it is most likely nothing to worry about and just a follow-up chest xray to give you peace of mind. If there is a marked asymmetry or associated bone destruction this would need further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xray result:Prominent perihilar interstitial markings suggesting bronchitis.No superimposed infiltrate or atelectasis.I thought bronchitis didn't show?
Subtile finding: Normal bronchial walls are hard to see on a chest x ray (arrows in pic). If they are thickened one can see them a little more. Even so, it is a tough call so we say "suggestive of" to say we really are not sure, but we see enough to be more than just a little suspicious. For complete eval of lung tissue we do high resolution CT. "Bronchitis" is a clinical diagnosis, though, so listen to your Dr. ...Read more
Not good news: Pulmonary fibrosis means that the patient has developed abnormal tissue formation (fibrosis) that affects the thin membranes separating the air sacs from the blood vessels making it harder for oxygen to cross from air to the red bleed cells. This disease usually irreversible; it is critical to have an early diagnosis and be managed at an institution and by medical staff familiar with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatible with subsegmental atelectasis?meaning (asthma, cough, flem, no fever, seen specialist asthma
Mild pulmonary fibrosis and oesophageal thickening..... prognosis? Coughing non stop for 7months already
Chesty cough>6wk,X-ray show lung well expanded no collapse/consolidation.licency of lung marking within both upper lobes.is it serious?clear phlegm.
No: Two completely different diseases. CF is an inherited disorder leading to failure to clear mucus and repeated infections. It does end up with fibrosis in the lungs. Idiopathic fibrosis is a disease of unknown cause where scar tissue replaces normal lung and eventually causes respiratory failure. ...Read more
Chest XRay - Latetal view demonstrates blunting of both costophrenic angles w/either small lung base pleural effusions are chronic pleural thickening.
If you have: previous chest X-rays to compare, that would be helpful in making the determination between mild pleural thickening(scarring) or effusion(fluid). There are numerous potential etiologies for each. Further imaging could include ultrasound, special chest xray views(decubitus views ), or CT scan. ...Read more
2 months offrequent late night breathlessness, cough/wheez-ing.Got chest xray done.Have bilateral apical pleural thickening. Would it lead to asthma?
Unrelated: You seem to have asthma and need to consult your doctor who will likely obtain a breathing test on you to confirm the diagnosis then treat you accordingly. Since you have had sinusitis, it suggests that you have allergic rhinitis as well and thus an allergy consult may be worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xray results showed perihilarbronchial wall thickening w/ perihliar densities w/out evidence of pleural effusion, focal consolidation or pneumothorax?
Benign: This is "radiology talk" describing linear areas of lung with some scarring. Very common and nothing to worry about. In truth, someone your age likely has discoid atelectasis rather than fibrosis. Atelectasis just means the lung is not inflated as much as usual and this can be seen when a patient hasn't taken a deep breath for the xray or after epidsodes of pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the exact meaning of apical fibrosis?what need to do with it?is there any restricted activities? Thank you
Fibrosis: Is scarring of the lung, the lung apex(apical) is the upper part of the lung. Symptoms, if any, depend on the severity. Scarred lung is nonfunctional, so the more scarring, the less total lung function. A small amount will have no impact. Fibrosis is irreversible and there are a multitude of potential causes. The only treatment would be for any active process that is causing the fibrosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After having rt sided chest pain, a cxr was normal but CT scan showed rul apical infiltrate or fibrosis.Do u have any guess as to what this means?
Depends: Doctors usually do not interpret ct's by themselves. We use all of the clinical information available to us to decide what a finding like the one you describe might mean. Depending on the clinical situation, a 5 CM opacity may be something quite benign to other more serious problems. A conversation with your doctor may help to enlighten you on what this is, and how best to pursue it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i have a faint apical lung fibrosis in xray , and i already consult my pulmonologist that my xray dont have fibrosis who should i trust?
I've been diagnosed with faint apical lung fibrosis what does it mean? i been negative in genexpert and purified protein derivative skin test,
Ignore it: You have been evaluated for pulmonary tuberculosis as was suggested by the apical fibrosis. The tests are negative and you may ignore this minor abnormality. ...Read more
I'm worried I have cystic fibrosis. I haven't had a cough in eight years til last month but I also now have oil with stool. What are the chances?
Not usually...: Hemoptysis, coughing blood, is a serious symptom that always requires evaluation. The most common etiology is bronchitis but it can also indicate the presence of malignancy. Uncomplicated pulmonary fibrosis does not usually result in hemoptysis. Get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Not really...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a serious symptom which always requires an evaluation by a doctor. Possible causes include bronchitis, which is the usual reason for hemoptysis, but malignancy can also cause hemoptysis which is why an evaluation asap is crucial. If you are also short of breath, go to the nearest er today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Father suffering from pulmonary fibrosis having cough and short breathing during cough. Is there any medication for pulmonary fibros.
Non smoker. had cough and flu this winter but it cleared up leaving postnasal driping. chest x ray shows fibrosis in mid lower zones what it is?
Fibrosis: is chronic scarring of the lungs. There are numerous causes and some of them result in progressive fibrosis, so you need to talk to your doctor or a pulmonologist about what the significance is in your particular case. The affected portions of the lung have limited ability to exchange oxygen, symptoms can be severe depending on how much lung is involved. ...Read more
Person (65 years old) suffers from sever cough and difficult in breath . Doctors said its pulmonary fibrosis? Please what's drug or treatment to him?
No asthma/cough/wheezing, Pulm Hyper, copd, fibrosis, cancer. Pulm exer. test reached resp acidosis too fast. Can't breath when I am hot. nothing help?
Kindly guide me how to handle idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, diagnosed in my mom. She is suffering from dry cough now, and feels fatigued while walk .
Today i'm having more productive cough due to the pulmonary fibrosis which was caused by the lung radiation. Can you help me in getting this under control without a hospital stay?
I have SLE Lupus and pulmonary fibrosis. Is there a way to get rid of the cough. I use oxygen, take prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) antimalarial meds.
Could not help much: I am sorry to tell unfortunately ,with the SLE and pulm. fibrosis bec. of the lung scarring you have this cough which couldn't be helped much . Supressing cough with medicines like codeine linctus help in heart failure patients ,but in ur case ,should not precipitate infections by suppressing cough. If you are on medicatio like lisinopril for HTN/kidney dz from lupus , it can also contribute ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily : Most commonly presented with shortness of breath. ...Read more
My husband's MRI results said ild / pulmonary fibrosis. But he's not coughing and is in good health. He had the MRI 5 yrs ago. Could it be wrong?
My husband is 83 and has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis - now weak, losing weight, on ox, coughs sputum. The prognosis is vague. Can you help?
Discuss with your MD: For specific prognosis should discuss with your doctor. In general pulmonary fibrosis is is progressive and slowly get worse. Unfortunately there is no cure and not even very good specific treatments, but there are trials of new drugs that some patients may be eligible for. There is still a role to treat complications like infection/ pneumonia to feel better. Talk to your md for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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