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Chest Xray For Tb
It depends...: It depends on the area covered by the x-ray and on how enlarged the lymph nodes are. A chest x-ray would probably show significant lymph node enlargement that may be suspicious for lymphoma in the mediastinal area (inside the chest cavity) and possibly in the supraclavicular (above the collarbone), lower cervical (neck), and axillary (armpit) regions. Inguinal (groin) lymph nodes would not show. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: Chest xray looks at the lung tissue superimposed on a the chest wall tissue including the ribs and all the muscles and thus can miss subtle findings. In addition, lung infection can be subtle, with presentation as a small focus of infection or a rather very faint infection area that can be very difficult to detect with xray alone. A ct study may be useful if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest XRAY (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? Chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.
Pleural effusion: It sounds like you are concerned you have a pleural effusion along with the pneumonia you were diagnosed with. A pleural effusion would have been seen on the chest xray taken if it was significant. If it has been a while since your chest xray and you have completed a course of treatment and you are still coughing or short of breath, then please see your doctor again for re-evaluation. ...Read more
Can TB lympadentitis cause lung scarring without having pulmonary tb? Chest xray show only enlarged gland.
Highly unlikely: TB lymphadenopathy is initiated when macrophages carry the bacillus from a pulmonary alveolar focus to the lymph node which then enlarges, suppurates and ruptures into an adjacent blood vessel. So it is virtually impossible to have pulmonary nodes involved without having pulmonary infection first. ...Read more
Depends: It's hard for me to imagine the pain of a collapsed lung ( I have not have one) but i can imagine the sob. In sinus problem you cough and can cause pain, even rib fracture which was ruled out by xr. I can also cause sudden pulls on the intercostals, hence chest wall pain. The inflammation from the same cause as the sinus problem, even viral etiology, can cause pleurisy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer? I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear. Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.
Yes: A chest x-ray can show different structures in the chest including the trachea and lungs, heart, vessels, bones, and the diaphragm to name a few. They do not see everything and there are other tests to look for and at specific things depending on the clinical issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have back, chest, shoulder, under breastbone pain with SOB, mild cough, nausea for 6mo+. Chest xray shows questionable infiltrate or pt. atelectasis. ?
It is complicated: You must have had Antibiotic treatment for Abnormal Chest Xray finding associated with the symptoms you described. If these symptoms persists and Chest Xray does not improve you r doctor would recommend CT Scan of Chest and Pulmonary Function Test etc. Nausea and loss of Appetite makes me wonder about abdominal problem also, Therefore Please follow your doctors advise. ...Read more
I just had an angio pulmonary cat scan with contrast to rule out a pulmonary embolism. Can that detect lung cancer? Chest xray normal. 42 years old.
Yes,: that type of CT can detect lung cancer. Tiny nodules 2mm or less can potentially be detected. There are benign causes for nodules as well, so although CT is good at finding nodules, and possibly assigning a reasonable probability of malignancy based on certain imaging features, CT cannot make a definitive diagnosis of cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not the best test: A high resolution CT chest would be the best study to evaluate fibrotic lung disease. ...Read more
No smoker, chest pains, hemopsys. Multiple CT scn in life. Ct shows a calcified left hilar lymph node. Negative TB should I be concerned with cancer?
Not if it isn't: changing over time. and small. large are likley cancer. Most commonly associated with fungal infections (not active, previosu ones). would expect a cancer to change in size and shape. Some shapes that are regular are not cancer (bulls eye circles of calcium). Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,. ...Read more
Not very: Chest xrays are not regarded as good lung cancer screening tools. Ct-scan, while imperfect, is currently the best demonstrated screening tool for lung cancer. A proper protocol chest ct will use about the same radiation as a mammogram. http://goo.gl/b69an. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shortness of breath for 2 months, clear echo a year ago, clear chest xray/EKG/d dimer in December. Could this be lung cancer or asthma/allergies?
Rare vs common: Lung cancer would be exceptionally rare at your age (31). Asthma is very common. In medicine, there is an old adage, "Common things happen commonly. If you hear hoof-beats, don't look for zebras." Pulmonary function testing with methacholine challenge if necessary is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pleural effusion detected in xray. Aspiration done. Pleural fluid tested on cytology and myobacterium culture done. All negative-no growth. Pain severe in chest and back. Amylase:47 ada:72 glucose:200?
Further workup: Your blood sugar is too high. Get further evalaution for diabetes. Pleural effusions can cause pleuritis, an inflammation of the sac around the lungs. Notify your physician and ask about antiinflammatory medince. Get a fasting blood sugar, urine analysis and hgba1c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
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