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Chest Mass Between Heart And Lung
Could a fatty breast lump on the right breast chestwall cause a heart attack and shortness of breath?
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath 3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base cause?
Partial lung collaps: R u a smoker or second-hand smoker?18 y/o pretty young for emphysema (air sacs's wall break down forming larger sac; if on edge of lung, lobe can collapse). Decreased space usually filled with other lung's expanding which can shift central chest structures. May need review of radiograph for other problems, even ct/mri. Htn unlikely cause. R u under care of pulmonologist? ...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?
10 yr bc survivor . Cxr showed a solid nodule in lung, or in chest wall. What's the difference of lung and chest wall? Scar tissue fm mastectomy ?
Need Further Work-Up: The chest wall refers to the ribcage and muscles that cover them; the lungs are within the rib cage. A solid nodule in either location, especially if it is new, requires further testing & possible biopsy to determine if it is cancerous or scar tissue; this should begin with a (pet) ct to determine exactly where this nodule is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would lung cancer cause enlarged hilar and mediasternal nodes, GGO on Chest CT and impaired gas exchange. Other lung function tests are normal?
Possibly: There are many different forms of lung cancer however the most common types usually appear as a solitary nodule or mass on CT. GGO can be seen with lymphatic involvement as is suggested by the enlarged lymph nodes described. This can be from infection, cancer or autoimmune diseases such as sarcoidosis and even heart failure. A biopsy of an enlarged lymph node may be required. ...Read more
Is it pleurisy or pericarditis for chest pain in the center of sternum, below left breast.Normal 2decho jan2013, chest xray, 12lead ecg, threadmill test?
Describe the pain: How long have you had it? Is it the sequelae of a flu or cold you've had recently. If the pain increases with inspiration or coughing it is more likely musculoskeletal so costochondritis or pleuritic pain is most likely. See your doctor tomorrow. Those tests you're asking about are only necessary if more simple diagnostic steps haven't succeeded in identifying the problem. ...Read more
Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?
Many possible: Upper abdominal and chest pain can relate to many, many causes - even some emotional ones. But - what you say about the scoliosis and heart murmur suggest it might be connected to marfan syndrome - especially if you fit the profile - tall, slim, long fingers & feet, eye problems. See a doctor and they'll help you figure out what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more
Minimal rt lung base collapse shown on chest xray cause?
Shortness of breath when running
Chest pain and inside left arm pain. My symptoms match heart disease and heart failure,diagnosed with GERD after normal echo ECG and chest X-ray. Help?
Symptoms : sounds like you don't have what you decided you have. Why don't you discuss with the Doc you saw. Out here we don't know more about you than that Doc does. ...Read more
Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?
Chest pain not from : Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more
Chest Ct : Standard chest Ct covers the entire chest, from the top of the lungs to below the diaphragms, and can be performed with our without contrast. Cardiac CT is a specialized technique using dynamic contrast enhancement and ultra thin slices to generate detailed pictures of the coronary arteries and heart. There is limited evaluation of the rest of the chest, however. ...Read more
Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina what could be the cause?
rt lung base collapse
Shortness of breath : Your question can't be answered as written. The possibilities are quite broad. Heart disease remains a possibility, as do a large number of lung conditions and blood disorders. It could even be normal depending upon the level of exertion, etc... It sounds like you have enough of a concern and previous history that you should see your family physician as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can stress/anxiety cause heart attack-like symptoms? Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest x-Ray. 21, active. Having chest cramping/aching and arm pain.
Chest X-ray r lung base collapse minimal 3/10/13
l sided chest pressure .. Cause ?
No breath shortness
no pulmonary care
Huge difference: Technically the heart is also a muscle but pain from the heart due to coronary artery disease is an extremely serious and potentially life threatening condition. Muscle spasms from the chest wall muscles are not common and are usually in response to some type of chest wall injury. If you are having pain in your chestthe first thing to do is see your doctor immediately or go to an er to check it. ...Read more
5 day pain on off under ribs,left armpit,top of breasts, jaw sholdr.normal heart ratebreath,bp.cardiac ct,chest ct, ecg,echo cardiac all normal??
Non cardiac chest pa: Since all your studies are all normal , I suspect the issue of your chest pain is not related to your heart . Perhaps it may have been related to a viral illness that caused some joint and muscle inflammation , that since has resolved . If there is a recurrence ,of the same symptoms , see a Rheumatologist . ...Read more
HERE IT IS: 1st: nothing such as thoracic or chest cancer. Both are anatomical descriptions of the area above the diaphgram. There are many cancers that can occur in this area ei: esophageal, lung, lymphoma and thymoma to name a few. So the only correlation is that lung cancer occurs and is found in the thoracic/chest area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cousin had his chest X-ray today and the radiologist said to him that his lung is enlarged and his heart is not visible.?
Kind of Weird: I'd say that is kind of weird. I suggest before you put much stock into what you ever learn in any x ray department, you wait and discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the x ray. A lot of misinformation comes from x ray department employees. I know that will offend some folks, but that is my experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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