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Chest Xray Mild Nonspecific
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a chest X-ray which came back saying mild biapical pleural thickening. What is this and what should be the next steps?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My chest X-ray result shows mild pleural-parenchymal tenting what does this mean & what i suppose to take for it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My chest X-ray came back and says mild accentuation of the central bronchovascular markings with evidence of cephalization or edema......Translation?
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
In my chest X-ray the impression is Mild cardio megaly.is it an issue?all other reports are normal(sugar,scan,ECG,BP-126/88)
Reading: without more information the best one can do from out here is ask your own doc who has more info about you ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my chest X-ray and CT scans show mild atelectasis and scarring at both bases, what does this mean?
The most common: Cause is not taking a deep breath. ...Read more
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
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
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