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Chest x-Ray, echocardiogram, complete. Docs couldn't find anything wrong with chest discomfort. Do I need to see a GI for acid or GERD issue? BP good.

Chest x-Ray, echocardiogram, complete. Docs couldn't find anything wrong with chest discomfort. Do I need to see a GI for acid or GERD issue? BP good.

Change diet: If u have ongoing chest/ stomach disconfort and in general healthy (CXR ok and heart ok), most likeli your nutrition need attention., Eliminate " toxic" food as processed food, sodas, pizza. Fast food. Eat small servings every 2-3 hours (fresh produce, YOGURT, KEFIR. W fresh fruit, Fish, chicken, nuts. Water as main drink, moderate with alcohol, . DON'T eat heavy before bed! Get BMI <25. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Xray Of Chest (Definition)

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


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Wouldn't a echocardiogram show early heart failure? Also wouldn't a stethoscope and chest X-ray show copd?

Wouldn't a echocardiogram show early heart failure? Also wouldn't a stethoscope and chest X-ray show copd?

No...: An echocardiogram will not show the fluid in the lungs so it will not diagnose early heart failure. Copd, by definition, has chronic airways obstruction which is diagnosed via pulmonary function testing. This is the only way to differentiate COPD from asthma, both of which can give the same stethoscope and x-ray findings. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has went to the er twice had echocardiogram twice and ct scan and chest X-ray that came out normal. He has pains in his chest and upper c?

My boyfriend has went to the er twice had echocardiogram twice and ct scan and chest X-ray that came out normal. He has pains in his chest and upper c?

Non-heart pain: Dear NMcBride,

If the tests you mentioned were normal the pain is likely not due to his heart. Other organs in the chest include muscles/bones/esophagus. Would recommend for you bf to see a primary doctor to help further evaluate his symptoms. ...Read more

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Would an ekg, blood test, chest x-ray, and echocardiogram diagnose a blood clot in the lung?

Would an ekg, blood test, chest x-ray, and echocardiogram diagnose a blood clot in the lung?

Maybe: If the blood test was a "d-dimer" and there were certain specific findings on your x-ray, maybe. The definitive test for a pulmonary embolus (blood clot in lung) is a ct angiogram. However, if you had a negative d-dimer, that makes it extremely unlikely that you have a pe. ...Read more

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Is doing an ecg, blood test, chest x-ray, and echocardiogram enough to find a pulmonary blood clot?

Is doing an ecg, blood test, chest x-ray, and echocardiogram enough to find a pulmonary blood clot?

These: Tests can often suggest the diagnosis. The diagnosis can be definite if the echocardiogram shows clot in the proximal pulmonary arteries. Ct pulmonary angiogram or nuclear medicine ventilation/perfusion scanning are usually needed to provide a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Transthoracic echocardiogram, chest x ray, renal sonogram, lots of blood work by hematologist, lupus test found nothing after splenic infarct. Am I ok?

Transthoracic echocardiogram, chest x ray, renal sonogram, lots of blood work by hematologist, lupus test found nothing after splenic infarct. Am I ok?

Splenic infarct: You have a lot of normal tests. This is a good thing. You should discuss with your doctor (s) who know you best what their impression is. ...Read more

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I am due for an echocardiogram test in 2 days. How accurate are they in comparison to ecgs and chest x rays? What conditions can they detect?

I am due for an echocardiogram test in 2 days. How accurate are they in comparison to ecgs and chest x rays? What conditions can they detect?

Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. It is used in the diagnosis and management of patients with any suspected or known heart diseases. It creates ultrasound images of heart structures including the heart muscle itself as well as valves. Doppler waves evaluate blood flow throughout the heart. This is additional information cxr and ecgs do not provide. ...Read more

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I'm 23 I have GAD depression and anxiety I've had 13 Ekgs an echocardiogram chest xray all fine but I still think something is wrong with my heart?

I'm 23 I have GAD depression and anxiety I've had 13 Ekgs an echocardiogram chest xray all fine but I still think something is wrong with my heart?

Unlikely: Given you age as well as your GAD, it is unlikely that your chest discomfort is due to your heart. You have also had a pretty extensive work up for such a young person. Please seek help with cognitive behavioral therapy as well as maybe medication.

Wish you the best. ...Read more

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Can shortness of breath be a result of allergies even if you aren't weezing? Clear chest xray/EKG in Dec and normal echocardiogram a year ago? Anxiety?

Can shortness of breath be a result of allergies even if you aren't weezing? Clear chest xray/EKG in Dec and normal echocardiogram a year ago? Anxiety?

Yes: Anxiety is a potent cause of shortness of breath. Other causes should be ruled out. Additional tests that would be helpful: pulmonary function tests with methacholine challenge, d-dimer, BNP, hemoglobin, TSH, treadmill exercise test. ...Read more

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Chest pains! Xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology. It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc. Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...Read more

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Can a chest X-ray be substituted for a tst?

Can a chest X-ray be substituted for a tst?

What is TST?: If you mean tuberculin skin test - no. A chest X-ray may diagnose active tb. ...Read more

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What is bronchovascular markings in chest x ray?

What is bronchovascular markings in chest x ray?

Central markings: Central markings consisting of combination of blood vessels and bronchial walls. These extend out from mediastinum and heart. ...Read more

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Is rightsided heartfailure visible on a chest x-ray?

Is rightsided heartfailure visible on a chest x-ray?

Usually no: Sometimes there are some signs that can be associated with right heart failure but a chest xray is not generally able to confirm or rule out right sided heart failure as the findings are usually non-specific. ...Read more

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Could TB be seen from a chest X-ray?

Could TB be seen from a chest X-ray?

Yes: Common TB comes in two varities In children primary TB shows up as enlarged mediastinal nodes, pneumonia, and pleural fluid on chest xray. With healing of TB get Ghon complex of calcified nodule in lung and calcified node in mediatinum. Secondary TB usually occurs later in life with reinfection with pulmonary and pleural changes in upper part of the chest. Exposure to TB can be without xray change ...Read more

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Can chest X-ray detect cancer in ribs?

Can chest X-ray detect cancer in ribs?

Yes: Most of the time it will show an abnormality. But a physical exam, history, imaging test and a lot of times a biopy for tissue diagnosis is needed. Pain in the affected bone the most common complain in patients. ...Read more

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Could reflux esophagitis show on chest x-ray?

Could reflux esophagitis show on chest x-ray?

No: Esophagitis is inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. It is not evident on a chest x-ray but may be seen on a barium swallow of the esophagus or, with greater sensitivity, endoscopy of the esophagus by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Why is there more scar tissue on a chest x ray?

Why is there more scar tissue on a chest x ray?

If you mean compared: To a prior chest xray, it could be due to infections or other lung diseases during the interval between the x-rays, leading to some scarring.

Alternatively, the radiologist that read this xray may have been more impressed with some areas of scarring and mentioned it in the report, but it was there before, and not new. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a chest X-ray in the first trimester?

Is it ok to get a chest X-ray in the first trimester?

If necessary: Any type of test that exposes you to radiation (x-ray, cat scan) should generally be avoided in pregnancy. If such a test is medically necessary, the abdomen should be shielded with a lead apron to prevent exposure to the baby. ...Read more

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Can they see my bones in my back from a chest x-Ray?

Can they see my bones in my back from a chest x-Ray?

Yes, you: Can see the bones of the thoracic spine, although it is not the optimal means to evaluate them. ...Read more

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What can cause spots on a chest X-ray besides cancer?

What can cause spots on a chest X-ray besides cancer?

Many sources...: Many medical conditions can cause spots to form on lungs. The most common in the US include prior tuberculosis infection and/or prior histoplasmosis infection (a fungal infection). These spots may be called "nodules" by your doctor. If they are small (less than 8 mm) they may be followed over time with repeat/serial scans of the chest. If in 2 years they do not change they are benign. ...Read more

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Had ECG chest X-ray tropin levels dimer all neg am I ok?

Had ECG chest X-ray tropin levels dimer all neg am I ok?

What symptoms: If you were having chest pain and had normal results you probably at your age have no cardiac issue You still could have heart burn, gastritis, reflux, gallbladder issues etc. Which could be causing pain If you have continued pain go and be seen again for another evaluation ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Echocardiogram (Definition)

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