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Asymmetry Of The Chest
What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?
Heart attack/angina: It is quite possible that the symptoms you are describing could be due to strain on your heart, or even a heart attack, especially with your history. There are other possible reasons, however. You should see a doctor ASAP. If you are having these symptoms currently, go to the ER. ...Read more
Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?
It may or may not as: There are several different possibilities for your symptoms including none cervical spine ones-some may arise from the cervical spine but may also not be diagnosed by the MRI as well-tests are usually done to confirm or help to narrow done the possible causes after a careful history and exam is done by a physician who will then order the appropriate tests or referrals ...Read more
Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more
RCA or LCX: In 80% of people, the mid-inferior wall is supplied by the right coronary artery. In 10%, it's supplied by the left circumflex and in 10% there are contributions from both arteries. A focal abnormality in that location in a 60 yo man is statistically likely to be due to blockage in 1 or both of those arteries. The area is likely to be scarred or hibernating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Within the limitation of the exam the visualize segment of the upper abdomen is unremarkable."CT of chest is normal, is above also normal on CT chest?
It sounds: like a normal report. I'm not exactly clear what the question is. ...Read more
A few to consider..: Esophagitis/spasm, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis/gallbladder trouble, intestional spasm etc..Can cause chest pain..As well as lung and heart, and chest wall (costochrondiritis). There are certain characteristic symptoms each illness causea..Ie. Frequency/chronicity of symptoms which docs use to tease out which problem you most likely have...Consult your doc... Best of luck.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sternal asymmetry: Your breast bone (sternum) can articulate with your ribs deeper, shallower, or in the center of your your rib cage. The former is called "pectus excavatum, " the next is called "pectus carinatum." both can cause the ribs to hump up in the chest. Both are innocuous. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and explanation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: This potentially dangerous problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Reversible?: It depends. Is the ischemia reverisble or irreversible? Was it detected on a nuclear stress test? Assume it's reversible as seen in a nuclear stress test.Such things seen on a perfusion scan are often referred to as apical defects.That said, along with other indications, i might suggest a clinical correlation via an angiogram or ccta. The consequences could not be determined without a cath or ccta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cardiomegaly the enlargement of the cardiac tissue or the dilation of the heart (increase in the volume/space)? confused
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We have to be: Carefull, of the cardiac origin, if we adress that then most likely gerd.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. ...Read more
Focal densities: A "density" is a very generic term. There are normal and abnormal densities in the breast. Was this reported on a screening mammo, and were additional views recommended? If so, it is likely that they are potential abnormalities that need additional views for clarification . The majority of these turn out to be nothing, but you need to have the extra views to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do they?: There no data, that I am aware of, indicating that one side is affected more than the other. Most skin cancers occur in sun exposed areas. ...Read more
Asymmetric chest, left ribs raised rel. to sternum, creating ~0.5in edge. Can it progress? Seems more pronounced last 6mo, with occasional pain.
Asymetric chest: Seek medical attention this week, especially if the asymetry has not been there all your life. Get a chest xray/chest CT and make sure you do not have a lung , chest wall or lymph node lesion. ...Read more
Have a brown asymmetric stain on my chest skin, where a gold pendant been hanging for decades. No itching, no bleeding, anything. Is this suspicious?
See derm: You should have this checked. See dermatologist ...Read more
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?
Chest x-ray showed asymmetric density on right lung apex. Redid it with lordotic posture. Would like an opinion on the resulting image?
HealthTap consult: You can initiate a consult with me or another radiologist and upload the images for evaluation. ...Read more
Hi, I had a ct of my chest with and without contrast my results only showed asymmetric breast densities, greater on the left and im a male is this bad?
Could just be skin: fold shadows on the CT, though CTs are pretty sensitive to densities that can be differentiated. I would have a professional clinician examine you to see if there is breast tissue or augmentation going on... Though whether or not it is bad depends on what that clinician found... ...Read more
Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring. Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l
Most likely OK: Small pleural based nodule is most likely a granuloma (left over from prior infection) but could conceivably be a small cancer. You will most likely be followed with ct, especially if you are a smoker. If there is no growth it is probably just a small granuloma and no biopsy is necessary. Biapical pleural parenchymal scarring is very common, but may also be followed. Calcific densities r likely ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Nobody is precisely symmetrical. Everybody has left-right disparities of ears, feet, breasts, etc. If you have a 12mm LUMP then see your DR without delay. ...Read more
I have a mild yet noticeable breast asymmetry that started fairly recently. Is there any way I can correct this without surgery?
Breast mass: When one breast is appearing different from the other there are many possible causes such as breast cyst, mass, tumor, infection and gynecomastia which is benign tissue growth. An examination by a doctor and imaging with ultrasound or mammogram would be appropriate. Only after a cause is found can one decide if treatment such as surgery would be appropriate. Good Luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have significant breast asymmetry and 3 surgeons are telling me different things. How do I now which one to go with?
Consider This...: Presumably, you've seen three doctors in your area who have a stake in you choosing them. Consider speaking to someone out of your area. Consider a university with a plastics residency. Please make sure they are certified by the american board of plastic surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Just got a mammogram finding of a 1.7 CM focal asymmetry in the 6:00 to 6:30 axis of the left breast. What does this mean?
A focal asymmetry: is not a mass, it is an area of tissue that stands out from the normal symmetrical distribution of breast tissue. 6:00-6:30 is the position in the breast, as if the breast were a clock face looking from the front. Since the asymmetry is a potential abnormality, you will probably need extra mammo views and maybe ultrasound to sort it out. 80% of the time this turns out to be nothing of concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammo report said asymmetry in left breast middle depth medial region seen on craniocaxudual view only could it be cancerous? Nervous &scared Help
No: Most breast cancer cases are identified on screening mammograms. These breast lesions are usually small and does not cause asymetry. However, when the cancer is more advanced, it can create dimpling in the skin of the breast, or retraction of the nipple, or asymetry of the two breasts, or even swelling or rednessof the breast. One can often detect the breast lump in these cases on self examination. ...Read more
Pretty close: It depends on the degree of asymmetry you start with. Usually, surgery can make the asymmetry is severe cases much less obvious, but some small degree of asymmetry will always exist. You and your surgeon should go over this before you decide to have anything done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A baseline 3D mammo states breasts are heterogenously dense which may obscure small masses. A focal asymmetry noted in right upper breast. Worry?
A mammographic: Focal asymmetry on a baseline mammogram(assuming no suspicious features) is usually further evaluated with ultrasound. If the ultrasound demonstrates nothing suspicious, the focal asymmetry is, according to ACR BIRADS classification, a category 3 probably benign finding(less than 2% chance of malignancy). Short interval(6 months) follow up is the typical recommendation. ...Read more
Mammo shows asymmetry at superior in breast seen only on mlo view.Spot compression view reveals asymmetry dispersed into normal glandular tissue. ?
Normal: Abnormal breast masses will not compress out but imaging artifact will. All imaging studies have a multitude of technical reasons why one single view could show something that really isn't there at all. Multiple views and other techniques like spot compression will tend to give a better picture of equivocal findings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Persistant focal asymmetry in right breast on both view. Ultrasound found fluid cyst but is smaller in size to focal asymmetry in mammogram. Worry?
Follow directions.: Just follow directions from you DR, but make sure you do go in for followup. ...Read more
I had bilat grn blood streak nipple discharge no asymmetry 10mo ago now left=36c right=36a tender w/palpable changes &no more blood what could it be?
See your doctor: You need to see your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more
Mammo asymmetry on 1 breast had a spot compression&ultrasound told overlapping tissue what is overlapping tissue? and why a 6 mon follow up ¬ 1 yr
Agree with 6 months : Mammograms are recorded in a two plane projection of 3 dimensional breast tissue. Any breast tissue overlapping another part of the breast will make it appear dense mimicking an abnormality or growth. . Compression views help to move these normal tissues away and clear the dense appearance provided there is no growth. 6 months follow up picks up any progression earlier than 1 year. ...Read more
My mammography report says I have left breast upper outer quadrant developing asymmetry. Can HRT cause this?
Talk to your doctor: The most common cause for breast asymmetry on a mammogram is the common normal variant of asymmetrically distributed breast tissue. Asymmetric breast tissue is seen in about 3% of mammograms. It is usually benign and secondary to variations in normal breast tissue, postoperative change, or hormone replacement therapy. A developing asymmetry deserves your full attention and justifies workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer