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Asthma Chest X Ray Findings
No: As dr. Labarbera points out findings on a chest x-ray can support a diagnosis of asthma. For example, asthma causes hyperinflation of the lungs that can be seen on chest x-ray (see photo). The chest radiograph is used in evaluation of the wheezing patient to rule-out other causes like infection, heart disease or a congenital mass. ...Read more
A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The image is now usually acquired digitally with the sensor placed against the front of the chest for the pa view and on the left side of the chest for the lateral view. Pneumonia, heart enlargement, CHF and many other ...Read more
Usually normal: Chest x-ray is better in viewing the lung tissue but asthma involves mainly the airways bringing to air to the lung tissue. In most cases, the chest x-ray would be normal although the finding of an over-inflated lung, if present, is suggestive of air trapping which however is not unique for asthma. ...Read more
Smoke-damaged lungs: Hyperinflated lungs implies smoke-damage, which leads to emphysema, which leads to copd. If you haven't already, stop smoking -- you will live 10 years longer than your 42yo friends that keep smoking! The inhalers you're using are #1 steroid for lung inflammation, and #2 bronchodilator for coughing/wheezing. With luck, after 1-2mo you can stop #2 and maintain on #1, assuming you can quit smoking. ...Read more
28/male/non smoker/Asthma/Allergies/GERD. Chest x-ray showed interstitium was slighty coarse for age but, no acute abnormalities. Why would this be?
Talk to Doc: This need to be discussed w the physician who ordered the CXR. ...Read more
Is it ok to have my chest X-ray this month even if I had it last january, because my doctor advised me to have my x-ray. I have asthma, ang I have a history of pneumonia last 2009.
Iv been for a chest X-ray it was clear did some breathing test and blood test ther testing my for asthma or COPD but they have ask me to come back?
And your question?: It appears that they have not finished their evaluation. Each test provides a bit of information, and the results of one often lead to the need for another. You did not ask a specific question, but nothing you stated leads to any specific conclusion. ...Read more
I have asthma and allergies. I take 4 puffs of advair everyday. Yet lately I notice that I'm getting a lot more clumpy white phlegm that I'm trying to bring up. I did a chest X-ray 3-5 months ago and I was told its ok. What could be the reason as its a li
Difficult to answer: In general, the cough that comes from asthma is not productive of "clumpy white phlegm." I would question whether or not the cough is due to something else (infection, chronic bronchitis, reflux, etc.). The normal chest xray is reassuring but doesn't rule out the above. I would recommend seeing an asthma/allergy specialist in your area. ...Read more
Most likely cause of shortness of breath if lung function good chest X-ray clear and no asthma or allergies?
More details needed: Do you have SOB at rest or only with or after exercise? Do you have trouble getting air in or pushing air out? Do you have trouble talking whenever you have such an attack? Do you have any pounding in your chest? Do you have anemia? Providing such info will likely get you a better answer. Since there are so many causes of SOB ...Read more
28/male/non smoker/Asthma/GERD. Chest x-ray for tightness/dyspnea showed interstitium slighty coarse with no acute abnormalities. Concerned, IPF?
Talk to doctor: Chest x-ray is not a good way to diagnose IPF. From what I can see, the likelihood is low. But if you are concerned there are more accurate way to rule out IPF (HRCT chest, DLCO/PFT etc). ...Read more
What is the relationship with high neutrophil and asthma? I have had morning cough from nov-jan. Chest X-ray is clear; wheezing and sob on exam.
Not too much: A high neutrophil count on a CBC (complete blood count) can be found after a patient has taken Prednisone (oral steroids). It can also be seen under times of "stress" including bacterial infections. There are various forms of asthma where there is high neutrophil count in the sputum coughed from the lungs-this includes some occupational asthma and severe non-allergic asthma. ...Read more
Why is it that pneumonitis is common in doing chest X-ray as I have a very mild asthma according to the doctor who ordered pft to me? Also one doctor ordered antibiotic but symptoms of frequent cough still there and other doctor had given me corticosteroi
Stick with 1 person: Sounds like you are shopping around for opinions. If you have chronic cough that is productive, there can be many causes. Working with one pulmonologist will help you get at the root of the problem. Asthma doesn't usually cause a productive cough, and most bronchitis is viral, so antibiotics won't work. Post nasal drip, allergies, chronic bronchitis, bronchiolitis, bronchiectasis, reflux, etc. ...Read more
Seeing pulmonarologist tomorrow for sob. Chest x-ray, EKG and blood work all normal. Could it be asthma, COPD or emphysema? Gp said lungs sound clear
I am experiencing wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night, lying flat). PFT is normal, chest X-ray is normal, no allergies, asthma has been ruled out, sleep apnea was ruled out through a sleep study, I do snore very loudly though.?
I can't take a full breath It feels tight behind my breast bone slight ache chest X-ray clear never had asthma? Had for 2 months was 1st sore throet
Possible reflux: You may want to talk to your physician about possible gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD caused by increased gastric acid into the esophagus. The initial sore throat may have been your first symptoms which has now progressed to the pain you feel. Follow up with your doctor and discuss this as a possible explanation of your symptoms. ...Read more
I've had chest tightness & shortness of breath, yet chest X-ray & CT scan normal. Doctor ruled out asthma & not anxiety. What could it be?
Not sure: Could still be anxiety...also ribs out of place can cause problems and a chiropractor can help with that. It will not shoe on an xray. Allergies can contribute...consider stopping all DAIRY and GLUTEN and see if that helps. Also acupuncture can be amazing beneficial. Look into other options. You are the one with the symptoms so it is something- just not necessarily anything bad. ...Read more
I have had astma all my life and I just wanted to no what I could have to help me breath better I have hayfever and I take sertroline because my doctor thinks it's all in my mind and my chest X-Ray came back all clear I'm just feed up with my breathing no
Not in YOUR head!: asthma is real thing when you combine with other symptoms of allergy like your sinus symptoms. If you want to feel better and reduce need for inhalers etc. Treat the cause. To learn how to treat the cause please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com and you can also request a consult. The causes are environmental like inhalant allergy and food allergy ...Read more
I have astma and I'm shortness of breath and I have hay fever I've had a chest X-ray it come back all clear what can I have to help me?
See allergist: Chest x-ray cannot diagnose asthma although the presence of air trapping may be suggestive. If your family doctor can't help you, you will need to see an allergist. That you have hay fever points to allergy as the likely mechanism for your asthma as well. Rx options include avoidance, medications, and/or allergy shots. ...Read more
After chest X-ray diagnosed acute bronchitis ant+inhaler given 3 days still out of breath, fever, normal? Pneumonia? No smoker or asthma.
I had an asthma when I was a kid, last attack was 2009. Every year I get an xray with no chest findings. This month it shows apical pleural thickening?
X ray: X rays of asthmatic patients are frequently normal in spite of having symptoms. I would consult a pulmonologist. ...Read more
I had pain/ pressure in my chest/below my heart. I was sent for x-rays and it showed hyperinflated lungs but I don't have asthma, not sick, non smoker?
Chronic cough for 9 months. Pulmonary testing suggests no asthma. 3 courses steroid and steriod inhaler. No improvement. WBC normal clear chest x-rays?
95% of chronic cough is caused by one of the following: asthma, reflux, or allergies.
Allergies cause inflammation in the nose and sinuses, and your airway responds uniformly.
Reflux does not have to actually come up into your mouth or go into the lungs to cause a cough. It can stimulate the nerves that the esophagus share with the diaphragm.
I would investigate the causes other than asthma. ...Read more
Short of breath almost a year. Many lung tests x-rays antibiotics done. It never goes away. Smoker. Cough clear sputum. Is it just smoking or asthma?
Chest x-ray findings state that heart size is within normal limits and lung volumes are upper limits normal. What does upper limits normal mean?
It means: That you probably took a big, healthy breath in when they took the chest xray. ...Read more
My husband got a routine chest x ray and there is findings of atelectasis fibrosis of left lower zone, no symptoms, is it serious?
Hi; recent chest x ray shows mild widening of the superior mediastinum on the RHS at the level of aortic arch. No other significant findings. 1) what cause this 2) What is it? Thank you
There are several: Possibilities. Sometimes excess fat in that region can cause that appearance. Particularly in elderly, tortuosity and prominence of large blood vessels can do it. If there has been trauma, bleeding in the mediastinum can do it. Enlarged lymph nodes and other masses in the area can do it. Or, it can just be normal variation. Your doc might want to get a chest CT to sort it out. ...Read more