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Chest X Ray Colonoscopy
Went got all blood tests was normal / nuclear stress test normal / chest X-ray / catscan / colonoscopy / endo / pft / still feel tightness and like can't catch my breath and my heart beat gonna stop. Getting worse and worse. Cardiol said clear? Lung?
Normal test results: Yet you are still concerned. Please continue to see your doctor. Also, your very real symptoms may be anxiety related. Please see a mental health professional to learn some stress management techniques. One good one is clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net) for referrals to licensed professionals. Peace and good health to you. ...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
Off and on LUQ pain 8 mo. Currently center back pain about a 8. Relieved slightly laying on side Had CT, chest x ray, blood stool tests, upper gi, colonscopy. All clear. Can this be IBS? Or should I seek 2nd opinion?
Can I get chest x ray without prescription since I can't get hold of my gastroenterologist after Colonoscopy with biopsy. I am having lungs pain?
To colin kopes-kerr: I have had mrcp, CT abd/pel (3) abd us, endoscopy, colonoscopy, hida scan, chest x-rays, ekg! Norm but still have upper abd pain: (?
Abdominal pain: Is the pain after eating? Has it responded to any medications? Are any of your blood tests abnormal? Liver function tests done? During the hida scan, did they calculate your gallbladder ejection fraction? Perhaps you ought to consider a second opinion. ...Read more
Is there a cancer or tumor that does not show up on chest / stomach catscan - colonoscopy - endoscopy - X-rays - blood tests CBC panel - heart tests? I've ruled those out and I feel like a engine that's running out of oil. Lump feel in throat / ches
All tests have limit: You must remember the predictions for this past election. If you only rely upon tests for something you are always letting yourself in for a letdown. You should read the new book by Michael Lewis "The Undoing Project", about 2 brilliant Israeli psychologists who investigated how we make decisions with uncertain information. Excellent and important book! ...Read more
Pain upper left side under rib cage just below left breast. Mammogram, x-ray, CT scan, colonoscopy and urine all fine. Help.
Can a colonoscopy be performed if you are on antibiotics or have a cough? (being intubated for procedure).No fever & chest xray was clear.
If you have no fever, a normal chest x-ray and no wheezing, chances are you'll be fine. However, if you aren't feeling well, you may want to put it off.
Why do you need to be intubated? Most colonoscopies are done with some form of twilight anesthesia. It is unusual to require an intubation. Knowing why may lead me to a different conclusion than the one above. ...Read more
Daughter has 10 day amoxicillin (white liquid) script due to a cough. Chest xray is clear, no fever. Can continue with scheduled colonoscopy the 6th day?
Call Specialist: It is always best to call the specialist performing the colonoscopy to ask this question. I would proceed with the procedure if it were my decision, but I can't speak for the particular operator of the colonoscopy or for the physician giving the anesthesia. They might want to wait... ...Read more
Many things: Cardiac enlargement reflecting heart disease. Abnormalities in ventilation of lungs. Increased densities which may mean edema (fluid in lungs), hemorrhage, tumor, infection and trauma. Skeletal abnormalities such as fractures, dysplasia, bone tumors. Enlarged lymph nodes in mediastinum representing tumor or infection. Congenital abnormalities are often noted of skeleton, lungs, or heart. ...Read more
Dirty lungs?: Usually smoking appears on chest radiograph as prominent central markings which can also be seen in viral infection, reactive airway disease, and inhaling polutants. Interstitial markings or small lines in lungs more prominent. ...Read more
Sometimes: If thymoma is not causing symptoms, sometimes identified incidentally, found on chest X-ray or CT scan that is performed for another reason. If symptomatic chest X-rays, CT scans or MRI scans or the combination of PET and CT scans, are performed. While mass in the anterior mediastinum suggestive, definitive diagnosis can only be established when the mass is either removed or biopsied with pathology. ...Read more
Overaeration lungs: Hyperaeration means lungs contain larger amount of air than normally expected. Has many causes. In children can be seen with diseases causing air trapping such as bronchiolitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, early aspiration, and metabolic acidosis. In adults airtrapping usually associated with asthma or COPD (emphysema) and other diffuse lung diseases.. ...Read more
Many reasons: Retractors are often used for chest surgery and change configuration of ribs. Sutures or vascular clips are often radiopaque and visualized. Cardiac surgery usually has sternal wire sutures when chest entered centrally. Replacement heart valves are visible. Anatomy changes when have lung resection. ...Read more
Many things: Pneumonia, volume loss or atelectasis, overaeration, fluid in lungs-interstitial edema, pulmonary hemorrhage, extraalveolar air in pleural space, pericardium, mediastinum and subcutaneous tissues, enlarged heart, nodules in lungs, metastases or infection, lung and mediastinal tumors, fractures in ribs and spine, etc ...Read more
Why are you asking?: It may or may not. More likely it will not. It is very important to obtain a detailed and long history and physical to evaluate, by an experienced MD. An isolated CXR is almost meaningless in context! Some experts have recently talked about yearly total body MRI. But unprovent AND DOES NOT REPLACE AN EXAM by an experienced doc, as opposed to a hospital employed money sucker. ...Read more
Yes: Early phase pneumonia with fever and chills may have normal chest xray and consolidate 24-48 hours later, Consolidation can lag behind clinical symptom. And clinical improvement before xray improves. Immune compromised patients on chemotherapy with neutropenia or few white blood cells, exam can look negative. It is necessary to have white blood cells to form consolidation. Bacteria are not radio de ...Read more
Quite rapid tody: In these modern times the results from digital exams are usually faxed to referring doctor in rapid fashion, once study is dictated. My physicians receive reports in less than a minute after my dictation. The physician has to look at reports. My advice is to call office manager of physician who requested study. I have found this results in more satisfactory response than speaking to receptionist. ...Read more
CXR: Without knowing the exact wording of the "Impression" I really cannot say. ...Read more
NAD on chest xray: NAD - No acute (active) disease is a terminology used to indicate that there are no acute ie infections, tumors or any sort of disease process appearing on the chest x-ray. There may be chronic changes - usually reported separately. NAD is a good thing ...Read more
Infection/tumor: Nodules can be related to granulomatous infection such as tuberculosis or coccidiodomycosis or brucellosis if live in endemic areas. Other nodules can some times be caused by staph and can cavitate. Nodules can be seen in metastases and primary lung tumors.. ...Read more
Mgt: Most likely, this represents an area of scar tissue from the infection. If any symptoms of infection recur, please see your PCP. ...Read more
The chest x-ray is performed to determine if your symptoms may be due to pneumonia, heart failure, of fluid accumulating in the space around the lung (pleural space).
A patient with common cold will usually have a normal chest x-ray.
A cough can be a symptom associated with the above mentioned problems. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unless the equipment is ancient (like the 1950's) before advances made the radiation exposures for these studies a fraction of the old ways, there is little to be concerned about. ...Read more
Sometimes: If have symptoms compatible with pneumonia, chest xray can demonstrate consolidation consistent with pneumonia. Some pneumonias are bacterial, fungal, and viral. Often have different radiographic patterns. Clinical exam by physician and certain blood tests are other ways of confirming pneumonia. ...Read more
Multiple causes: The word miliary means small seed like nodules (shadows). The word miliary is synomomous with infections such as tuberculosis or malignancy. These findings need to correlated with history and physical. Sometime additional testing such as ct scan is needed to further characterize the shadows. ...Read more
Means no problem: On chest x-ray, but that doesn't mean you don't have a clinical problem, that's why clinical correlation is important, and any study should be read within a clinical context, the ordering physician would explain better, best wishes ...Read more
Can be artifactual: Mild edema if a real finding is usually related to congestive heart failure or too much fluid overload. Sometimes lack of decent inspiration on chest xray can mimic edema. Your physician should correlate findings on xray with clinical findings and make decision whether finding is any import. A lot of chest xray interpretation is gray and not black and white. ...Read more
What does "Subtle increased attenuation in the rightperihilar region" relative to a chest x-ray mean?
Shade o'Gray. Use...: HT Prime. The perihilar region is the part of the lung where the airways & arteries enter. "Increased attenuation" means that the picture (actually, the negative) is brighter. That could be from the presence of inflammatory fluid or infection or congestion, but most often means that the Radiologist ought to check his glasses or equipment. Without symptoms, it's a meaningless (but costly) finding. ...Read more