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What does new mild patchy opacities mean in a chest X-ray?

What does new mild patchy opacities mean in a chest X-ray?

Nonspecific: The chest xray may be the least specific part of your
seeking medical care at this point. You will need to sit down with the ordering or followup physician and go over your specific symptoms and whether they are acute (less than 2 weeks) or chronic (greater than 6 weeks). This is very important for you to do in the next few days. ...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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What does new mild patchy opacities in the right lower love mean on a chest X-ray?

What does new mild patchy opacities in the right lower love mean on a chest X-ray?

Often subjective, it: ... cd be benign or worrisome finding. Patchy opacity means something "more dense than air" is filling up patches (parts) of the lung. It cd be fluid (from pneumonia, heart failure, other lung diseases) or it cd be that part of the lung is under-inflated (called atelectasis) & so has more tissue than air. Or it's an artifact from d breast overlying it; so, d finding has 2 b correlated with symptom ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain that your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain that your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain that your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize your weight gain, and lose weight if you are overweight
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If you had a chest x ray, everything seemed fine, mild edema noted? Is the mild edema normal?

If you had a chest x ray, everything seemed fine, mild edema noted? Is the mild edema normal?

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

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I had a chest X-ray which came back saying mild biapical pleural thickening. What is this and what should be the next steps?

I had a chest X-ray which came back saying mild biapical pleural thickening. What is this and what should be the next steps?

Old infection: Apical pleural thickening can be result of previous infection such as tuberculosis. It usually means inactive disease. Can see physician for possible TB testing. ...Read more

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Overcoming Mild Depression (Checklist)

Discuss your symptoms with your doctor, and seek help
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Exercise daily, and if you are having trouble, start slowly with a daily walk
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Is it possible to have mild emphysema with a normal chest x-ray?

Is it possible to have mild emphysema with a normal chest x-ray?

Yes: Emphysema can occur with a normal chest xray. Mild changes may only be visible with ct scan, however the underlying physiologic abnormality with emphysema or COPD is diagnosed with pulmonary function tests which measure lung function and involve breathing into a device which can measure aspects while breathing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have mild emphysema but have a normal chest x-ray?

Is it possible to have mild emphysema but have a normal chest x-ray?

Absolutely: Emphysema is really a diagnosis that can be seen on cat scan of the chest or on a microscope slide. It is totally normal to have mild emphysema and have a normal chest xray. Even people with severe emphysema can sometimes have normal chest xrays. ...Read more

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Is it possible for mild emphysema to show up on a normal chest x-ray?

Is it possible for mild emphysema to show up on a normal chest x-ray?

Yes: Yes -- it would take a ct or MRI to detail minor abnormality in the lung tissue with more accuracy. ...Read more

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My chest X-ray result shows mild pleural-parenchymal tenting what does this mean & what I suppose to take for it?

My chest X-ray result shows mild pleural-parenchymal tenting what does this mean & what I suppose to take for it?

Usuall nothing: Usually means some localized pleural abnormality usually related to old disease or scarring. Could be remnant from pneumonia that was present previously or from old trauma to lung. Sometimes becomes less evident with time. ...Read more

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I did a chest x-ray. Its results says a very mild dextroscoliosis in the dorsolumbar spine. Is it something to worry about?!

I did a chest x-ray. Its results says a very mild dextroscoliosis in the dorsolumbar spine. Is it something to worry about?!

See answer: Dextroscoliosis indicates a curvature of the spine (in your case mild and towards the right – “dextro”). This usually is a developmental variant, and not of clinical significance. As your dr. If you have continued concern but it should not be something to worry about. ...Read more

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My chest X-ray came back and says mild accentuation of the central bronchovascular markings with evidence of cephalization or edema......Translation?

My chest X-ray came back and says mild accentuation of the central bronchovascular markings with evidence of cephalization or edema......Translation?

This series: Of findings suggests heart failure or fluid in lungs called pulmonary edema. Both of these are serious and you may be short of breath. Sometimes lungs can look like this in overweight or obese patients who don't have a serious problem. Discuss findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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Chest X-ray showed mild interstitial scarring adjacent to the superior margin of the right hillus. Should I be concerned? I am 22 yrs old, not a smoker

Chest X-ray showed mild interstitial scarring adjacent to the superior margin of the right hillus. Should I be concerned? I am 22 yrs old, not a smoker

Old injury?: A scar on the lung is like one elsewhere on the body. It may be the result of an old infection or pneumonia, for example. In the lung they need to be watched. They usually stay the same. ...Read more

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My chest X-ray shows mild scoliosis of the thoracic spine. Should I be concerned about this?

My chest X-ray shows mild scoliosis of the thoracic spine. Should I be concerned about this?

Not usually: Unless you have back pain that can be attributable to that area of the spine or concerning bone changes like loss of density that accounts for this, it's more important to focus on improving your posture. ...Read more

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My chest X-ray showed biapical subpleural scaring. Mild chronic interstitaa changes in lung bases. What does this mean?

My chest X-ray showed biapical subpleural scaring. Mild chronic interstitaa changes in lung bases. What does this mean?

Nonspecific: Over time, the lungs may be exposed to many things including inhaled irritants, bacteria/viruses and even stomach acid in people with reflux. Over time, some scarring can develop in the lungs as a result of these insults. What you describe sounds like these types of changes, though you should discuss with your doctor to be sure you don't have some ongoing interstitial lung disease. ...Read more

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I'm 35 chest x-ray-showed mild thoracic degenerative disease. Have connective tissue disease. Could that be cause? How to prevent further damage?

Disks vs spine: If you have degerative disk disease, loosing weight, staying well hydrated, good posture, and maybe some otc joint supplement could help. Degeneration of the spine may be osteoporosis and needs evaluation but calcium and vitamin d can reduce that risk. ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing pain middle upper back & shoulder no sob cause? Have htn, 3/10 chest X-ray for angina found l/s mild atelectasis, fell on butt 2x

I have sharp stabbing pain middle upper back & shoulder no sob cause? Have htn, 3/10 chest X-ray for angina found l/s mild atelectasis, fell on butt 2x

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 17 year old unlikely anything but skeletal despite risk factor of hypertension mild stele tasks due to not taking a deep breath use otc for pain relief. ...Read more

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Had a chest X-ray - Mild apical pleural thickening with minimal interstitial process- have ankylosing spondylitis. Pleurisy 4x last 6 months. Serious?

Had a chest X-ray - Mild apical pleural thickening with minimal interstitial process- have ankylosing spondylitis. Pleurisy 4x last 6 months. Serious?

Rarer finding: Fibrocystic changed in apices of lungs common pulmonary manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis. Pleural and pericardial effusions are less common. Effusions usually respond to steroid therapy if they do not clear spontaneously. AS is inflammatory disease with not uncommon apical fibrocystic lung disease. ...Read more

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Mild scarring left lower lobe diagnosed by chest X-ray how common is this finding? Scared could progress altho dr not concerned should go for CT scan?

Mild scarring left lower lobe diagnosed by chest X-ray how common is this finding? Scared could progress altho dr not concerned should go for CT scan?

Common: Scarring can occur following previous infection, trauma, lung disease or surgery in chest. Scarring is not uncommon in older patient who becomes more exposed to various pulmonary conditions. There is known association of scars and development of lung cancer.Long period of time between baseline scar and cancer. Other risk factors contribute such as smoking, environment, genes. Ct better defines scar. ...Read more

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Hi; recent chest x ray shows mild widening of the superior mediastinum on the RHS at the level of aortic arch. No other significant findings. 1) what cause this 2) What is it? Thank you

Hi; recent chest x ray shows mild widening of the superior mediastinum on the RHS at the level of aortic arch. No other significant findings. 1) what cause this 2) What is it? Thank you

There are several: Possibilities. Sometimes excess fat in that region can cause that appearance. Particularly in elderly, tortuosity and prominence of large blood vessels can do it. If there has been trauma, bleeding in the mediastinum can do it. Enlarged lymph nodes and other masses in the area can do it. Or, it can just be normal variation. Your doc might want to get a chest CT to sort it out. ...Read more

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Mild chest pain few times & less than 1min. Normal ECG but chest X-ray had some widening of right superior mediastinum. Dr asked for ct. Should I getct

Mild chest pain few times & less than 1min. Normal ECG but chest X-ray had some widening of right superior mediastinum. Dr asked for ct. Should I getct

Yes definitely.: A widened right paratracheal stripe region (right superior mediastinum) on a frontal view chest xray can be of no significance or serious.

In obese people there can be extra fat in the mediastinum causing this xray finding and is of no significance. Enlarged blood vessels known as aneurysms, enlarged lymph nodes from benign or malignant causes, and tumors can also cause this finding. Ct is best. ...Read more

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Why is it that pneumonitis is common in doing chest X-ray as I have a very mild asthma according to the doctor who ordered pft to me? Also one doctor ordered antibiotic but symptoms of frequent cough still there and other doctor had given me corticosteroi

Why is it that pneumonitis is common in doing chest X-ray as I have a very mild asthma according to the doctor who ordered pft to me? Also one doctor ordered antibiotic but symptoms of frequent cough still there and other doctor had given me corticosteroi

Stick with 1 person: Sounds like you are shopping around for opinions. If you have chronic cough that is productive, there can be many causes. Working with one pulmonologist will help you get at the root of the problem. Asthma doesn't usually cause a productive cough, and most bronchitis is viral, so antibiotics won't work. Post nasal drip, allergies, chronic bronchitis, bronchiolitis, bronchiectasis, reflux, etc. ...Read more

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Hi, I have what my primary doctor says is prediabetes im on metformin 500mg twice daily. I just found out from a chest X-ray that I have mild cardiomegaly. Monday im going to see a cardiologist. I don't know what to exspect. I also have high blood pres

Hi, I have what my primary doctor says is prediabetes im on metformin 500mg twice daily. I just found out from a chest X-ray that I have mild cardiomegaly. Monday im going to see a cardiologist. I don't know what to exspect. I also have high blood pres

Exercise pill: Cardiomegaly means large heart, means most likely your heart is working too hard, will likely give you bp medicine too. Exercise helps blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol, sleep, mood, pain, and much more. After cardiologist approves, start daily 20 min fast exercise, every day, will eventually take the place of your pills if you are consistent. Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband went to ER for severe pain in his back; developed overnight. Diagnosis from Chest X-Ray is "Fracture of 6th posterior right rib laterally with callus formation which may represent subacute rib fracture. Mild blunting of the right costophrenic

My husband went to ER for severe pain in his back; developed overnight. Diagnosis from Chest X-Ray is "Fracture of 6th posterior right rib laterally with callus formation which may represent subacute rib fracture. Mild blunting of the right costophrenic

More info. Needed.: .. . Hard to help without additional info. Callous formation implies healing. The real question is the cause, correct? Rib fractures rarely occur spontaneously (i.e. without a reason). If you are certain that there was no trauma involved, it is very important that your husband contact his doctor to be evaluated for the cause. I hope this helps. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is chest X-ray 2x a week harmful?

Is chest X-ray 2x a week harmful?

Not usually: As long as this is not perfomred for a prolonged period of time. Chest xray is low radiation burden but can accumulate if two xrays a week for months. If seriously ill and measure taken to preserve life or cure illness then benefits out weigh risks. ...Read more

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What are infiltrates on a chest x-ray?

Non specific: Infiltrate is a non-specific term. It just means that something is is within the normally air-filled air spaces of the lung. It can be infectious (most common in symptomatic patient) or inflammatory. Bleeding can appear as an infiltrate. Also, some cancers can appear more as an infiltrate than a mass. Either way, you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Whàt causes haziness on a chest x-ray?

Whàt causes haziness on a chest x-ray?

Many things: General term is haziness. Volume loss, pneumonia, contusion, scarring and fibrosis, interstitial disease are possibilities. Clinical information, physical exam, and results of other tests have to be correlated. ...Read more

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How can I read and interpret chest x-ray?

Medical school: 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, an internship, 4 years of Radiology residency and possibly a fellowship. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do twice chest X-ray in a week?

Is it ok to do twice chest X-ray in a week?

Depends: Chest Xrays are still one of low dose radiation procedures. Should always question physician ordering multiple exams if it is truly necessary for management of your health care. ...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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Chest X-ray borderline what does that mean?

Depends: Borderline can mean anything. It depends on question asked by clinician for examination. Borderline overaerated, borderline peribronhial thickening, increased interstitial markings. Need more information from report or physician ordering exam. You should ask him. ...Read more

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Might a chest X-ray identify any acute diseases?

Yes: Chest x-ray can aid in the diagnosis of pneumonia, congestive heart failure, pneumothorax, pulmonary contusion, and aspiration to list a few acute conditions. ...Read more

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What doeslinear opecity in chest X-ray indicates?

What doeslinear opecity in chest X-ray indicates?

Usually benign: If linear density then usually means scar or atelectais (loss of volume). ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more