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Had a cough for 4 weeks. Chest X-ray clear, not getting better, what could be the problem. No other symptoms, 68 years old, quit smoking 35 years ago
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
Hi when I lay on my left side I start to cough mucus and I have a stinging burning feeling when I've coughed.chest X-ray clear too??
Possible acid reflux: This sounds like an episode of acid reflux causing coughing. The most common cause of chronic cough can be due to asthma, Post nasal dripping (feels like fluid running behind your throat), or acid reflux. For reflux you could try to not eat a couple hours before bedtime (1-2 hours), try sleeping with slight incline (use a couple of pillows) or you could use some over the counter anti acid tablets ...Read more
I have had a cough for 2 months. Started out as a dry cough but now producing clear/yellow phlegm. Chest x - ray clear.
Lots of possibles:
Treat for GERD, allergies, asthma, post-nasal drip.
Look out for a new ACE inhibitor med, exposure to pertussis, smoking history, nasal polyps, CHF, skin rash, aspiration, post-viral residue.
Avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, citrus.
Consider spirometry, CT chest.
Maybe treat with inhaled steroids/anticholinergics, Tessalon, codeine, neurontin, or steroids. You may just need to wait another week. ...Read more
What's causes breathlessness when eating? I have to take deep breaths of air. Feels like my lungs can't fill with enough air. Had chest X-ray clear.
You also need: lung function tests, shortness of breath while eating is not normal ...Read more
Told i had bronchitis given prednisone, inhaler, zpack/ 2 weeks worse can't lay down gasping for air given zpack/ retaining fluid, chest X-ray clear?
Left lower lobe pneumonia March 4. No fever, just felt like junk. Got levaquin (levofloxacin). Now just feeling weak. Chest X-ray clear. How long till I'm better?
Should i go to the ER for elbow pain and chest discomfort? Went to ER 2 days ago, chest X-ray clear, no history of heart issues.
No!: This is not a reason to use an er! if acute cardiac pathology was excluded 2 days ago you should take your elbow and chest symptoms to a primary care physician for a thorough evaluation. Er care is expensive. Ers are crowded. Ers are for acute, life threatening conditions. If you don't have a primary care physician try asking your friends for recommendations. Good luck. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest always feels tight & feel short of breathe at times. ECG & bloods clear, Chest X-ray clear, My GP suggest anxiety but I am still worried. ?
Counseling may help: If the symptoms are associated with anxiety, working with a mental health professional can help alleviate them. They can help you develop skills for managing anxiety and identifying stressors that may be triggering anxiety. Once you know how to cope with anxiety and the root issues, associated physiological symptoms will dissipate. ...Read more
22 weeks since C-section for 20 weeks constant burning between shoulder blades and chest bowel problems anxiety generally feel ill? Chest X-ray clear
What can cause a tight feeling near the sternum when I breath in? Full blood count clear chest X-ray clear spyrometry clear an ECG clear had for 4mont
Anxiety: is probably the culprit. See a psychiatrist to get some talk therapy. ...Read more
I went in for SVT they queried p.e symptoms worsened repeated d dimer blood gasses low chest X-ray clear ECG clear today increase in breathlessness new pain when I breathe hence asking if d dimers can be false negative suffer aniexty which I'm being treat
Breathing: Good that you were checked, but any blood test can give a false negative. Nothing is 100%. However, you had other tests that confirmed the lack of PE yesterday. Could your problem be asthma? Could it be costochondritis or pleuritis? Since your symptoms have worsened, you deserve further evaluation. ...Read more
Can red bull energy drink plus reduction in my methadone ( tapering ) cause atrial fibrillation , chest X-ray =clear , echogram = clear , blood=clear?
Been sick for 2 weekssinus and drainage. Clogged ear, and my chest feels heavy. And also green mucus no cough.chest X-ray clear.can infection be there?
Can be up there: in your upper airways, nose, sinuses and middle ear, inflammation can affect your lower airways also, so your chest feels heavy as you described, yet chest x-ray would be clear. See your doctor again for possible need for antibiotics, antiinflammatory medications and probably a bronchodilator to open up your lower airways, best wishes ...Read more
Chest X-ray clear, blood in phlegm is now gone but have upper back pain. If it was lung cancer would it have shown on x ray? Having anxiety!
Not always: A chest x-ray can miss lung cancers, especially if they are early/small, when they can be best treated. Although it is not likely you have lung cancer given your age, please see your health care provider and get further evaluation. A chest ct would be a better test for lung cancer depending on your specific situation, but we want to limit radiation exposure, so benefit needs to outweigh risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ECG clear chest X-ray clear spyro clear CBC clear but was on prednisone at time what could be causing my shortness of breath also aches in groin?
Possibilities: Coughing can cause groin pain. If you aren't coughing and still short of breath a rare condition of a blood clot in your lungs can cause shortness of breath. Sometimes anxiety can cause all ailments. If symptoms persist I would get rechecked by your doctor and if severe shortness of breath develops to the emergency room. ...Read more
I'm 39 & quit smoking 7 years ago. Had some blood in phlegm & doctor gave me z pack (blood gone). Chest X-ray clear but upper back pain. Scared!
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