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X ray showed bronchitis, But, I don't have cough. What are the causes of bronchitis without cough?

X ray showed bronchitis, But, I don't have cough. What are the causes of bronchitis without cough?

Something wrong here: You can't see bronchitis on an xray and you don't have bronchitis if you do not have a cough. I am not sure what is going on here but you have gotten some bad medical information. ...Read more

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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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Recently I was diagnosed with bronchitis in X-ray, but I don't have any symptoms other than chest pain. Could it be something else? What do I do?

Recently I was diagnosed with bronchitis in X-ray, but I don't have any symptoms other than chest pain. Could it be something else? What do I do?

Bronchitis on x-ray: bronchitis is an unreliable diagnosis by x-ray and is really a clinical diagnosis based on presence of a cough in the absence of pneumonia. There are many things that can cause chest pain. ...Read more

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Can doctors usually tell if a person has bacterial bronchitis without an x-ray?

Can doctors usually tell if a person has bacterial bronchitis without an x-ray?

Bronchitis - no xray: Bronchitis is easily diagnosed by listening to the chest. One does not need x-ray to diagnose or confirm it. Nowadays, even simple pneumonias do not need x-rays for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr sent results of my f/u x ray, it still says COPD with bronchitis, does this require more testing or can COPD be diagnosed with 2 x rays?

Dr sent results of my f/u x ray, it still says COPD with bronchitis, does this require more testing or can COPD be diagnosed with 2 x rays?

PFTs: Chest x-ray can show a lung pattern that looks like COPD but can't make that diagnosis. To really seal the diagnosis you'd likely need pulmonary function tests, which allow your doctors to really see how well you move air. From this pattern you can develop a treatment plan with your physicians. ...Read more

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Just went to e.r for shorth breath and chest pain X-ray cheked out good I'm still a liltle short breath not as much, can it be bronchitis what I have?

Just went to e.r for shorth breath and chest pain X-ray cheked out good I'm still a liltle short breath not as much, can it be bronchitis what I have?

Depends: Shortness of breath and chest pain in a 22 year old is worrisome. If you have a cough with increased sputum production, I would say yes to bronchitis. However, if you have no cough and no sputum it could be something else, including anxiety. You would need further evaluation if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Hi. I had X-ray in March was clear. Had X-ray last week for bronchitis and showed enlarged hear and overexpanded lung. Not smoking. How worried?

Hi. I had X-ray in March was clear. Had X-ray last week for bronchitis and showed enlarged hear and overexpanded lung. Not smoking. How worried?

Variations: Were exams performed at same institution. You should make sure that they are compared as far as cardiac size and technique of exams being similar. Sometimes statement of enlarged heart and overexpanded lungs is subjective and can differ from one interpreter to another. You as patient and consumer have right to ask questions and additional review particularly if no associated iclinical findings. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis when I was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?

I have bronchitis when I was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?

TB: The most likely cause would be healed tuberculosis in which case you should have a positive TB skin test or blood test such as quantiferon TB gold test. If one of these is positive at your age wou would need treatment for latent tuberculosis.
Some fungal infections can also cause calcified granulomata in the lungs. ...Read more

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I recently had a chest X-ray following bronchitis and it showed the cardiothoracic ratio is increased 53%. Conclusion cardiomegaly. What does this mean?

I recently had a chest X-ray following bronchitis and it showed the cardiothoracic ratio is increased 53%. Conclusion cardiomegaly. What does this mean?

Increased CT ratio: Please see your GP and they can make a cardiology referral to review. Will need further evaluation with ECHO to look for any structural issues. Numerous causes for cardiomegaly. This is very marginal. ...Read more

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I've been coughing lots of phlem for awhile had chest x ray then got put on keflex for bronchitis no change I'm worried?

I've been coughing lots of phlem for awhile had chest x ray then got put on keflex for bronchitis no change I'm worried?

Probably viral: Lack of improvement on antibiotics (with a chest xray negative for infiltrates) suggests viral bronchitis. Be patient as this can take 2-3 weeks to improve. ...Read more

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Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.

Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.

Sounds like: You are having a delayed reaction to environmental exposure. Time to see a lung specialist, a pulmonologist if you have suffered with it for 3 months. ...Read more

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3 wk bronchitis cough wheezing. Back to doc yesterday listen to my lungs said sound wheezy but not infected. No x ray no meds is that even possible?

3 wk bronchitis cough wheezing. Back to doc yesterday listen to my lungs said sound wheezy but not infected. No x ray no meds is that even possible?

Asthmatic: Bronchitis is very common and some believe is due to allergc reaction to colonizing bacteria in the bronchial tubes The treatment is usually simultaneous administration of an antibiotic and anti asthmatic inhaler (s) X ray will be negative. Suggest you discuss this possibility with your Primary Care Physician.
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Remedies for a deep congested cough? Went to doctor, had chest X-ray and it was normal. Dr said bad bronchitis. 20mg of prednisone & advair. What else can I do to get rid of this cough?!?!

Remedies for a deep congested cough? Went to doctor, had chest X-ray and it was normal. Dr said bad bronchitis. 20mg of prednisone & advair. What else can I do to get rid of this cough?!?!

Cough: If the medications your doctor gave you do help cure the cough, consider other causes for the cough. One of these is gastrointestinal reflux disease (gerd). Gerd can be present without symptoms of heart burn. Speak to your physician (p) about the possibility of your having gerd and your p may consider putting you on a proton pump inhibitor to see if that stops your coughing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Acute bronchitis asthma on doxcycline and prednisone, & nebulizor. Started doxi and Medrol (methylprednisolone) fri changed to prednisone can't talk w/out wheezing bad. Walking makes pant neb helps 5 min? No temp X-ray ok

Acute bronchitis asthma on doxcycline and prednisone, & nebulizor. Started doxi and Medrol (methylprednisolone) fri changed to prednisone can't talk w/out wheezing bad. Walking makes pant neb helps 5 min? No temp X-ray ok

Need to f/u with Doc: It should be getting better not worse, you might need a cxr/pulse ox and more intensive treatment to include possible admission and IV therapy. If you called my office with above complaints I would want to see you that day for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Strep test was negative but lung x-ray showed bronchitis. Is that what's causing my throat to be sore with white spots? Dr prescribed augmentin

Strep test was negative but lung x-ray showed bronchitis. Is that what's causing my throat to be sore with white spots? Dr prescribed augmentin

Maybe: If the spots were there before the augmentin, then very likely. If they appeared after starting the antibiotic, it may be oral thrush. If you are prone to vaginal yeast infections after taking antibiotics, then thrush is even more likely. If your throat does not get better by the time you finish the augmentin, I would recommend you go back to see your Dr. ...Read more

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My cracked radius bone still shows ununion picture on x-ray. The cast had removed. Why I don't feel such pain like before?

My cracked radius bone still shows ununion picture on x-ray. The cast had removed. Why I don't feel such pain like before?

Varies: Sometimes the fracture may be healed, but not show up on X-ray. Sometimes a fracture will get some degree of stability from scar tissue and soft tissue healing that the pain is minimal. Don't hesitate to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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A 35kg dumbbell fell on my chest while I am lying down. I have pain in my right ribs without fracture based on x-ray picture. What do I suffer from?

A 35kg dumbbell fell on my chest while I am lying down. I have pain in my right ribs without fracture based on x-ray picture. What do I suffer from?

Dumbell: Most likely you stretched some muscles and cartildges and have pain from that. Should get better with time. Take ASA or other pain relievers. ...Read more

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My dr had me do x rays a week ago and she told me I had bronchitis and a big bubble in my chest cavity. What could that b? She never told me

My dr had me do x rays a week ago and she told me I had bronchitis and a big bubble in my chest cavity. What could that b? She never told me

Hard to say: It's hard to say without seeing the actual images. Since you're a tobacco user, a "bubble" in the chest may mean a bulla which is a focal air bag from destruction of the lung. Sometime it can be from a prior infection or trauma. Did you dr recommend a chest ct to confirm? One other rare possibility is cancer. You may want to ask your dr for more details. ...Read more

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Does chronic bronchitis always show up on chest x-rays?

No: Chronic bronchitis does not normally show up on x-rays unless it has caused fibrosis of lungs. ...Read more

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Should I get my 13 year olds pinky X-ray I have a pic. We have buddy taped and iced. Hyperextended it in volleyball?

Should I get my 13 year olds pinky X-ray I have a pic. We have buddy taped and iced. Hyperextended it in volleyball?

Always: Best to see a doctor for thorough evaluation. Some fractures, if not treated appropriately, can cause deformity of the bone after healing. ...Read more