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Chest Xrays Of Pneumonia
Smoked for 20+ years, caught winter cold, so quit smoking a couple weeks ago.Dr visit, had chest xray, says pneumonia, but could this be lung cancer?
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
I'm a 38yo w/ chest cold & productive cough. My chest Xray ruled out pneumonia but showed coarse interstitial markings. What's the likely cause?
What does confluent infiltrate mean on one centimeter in size on a chest xray taken because of my pneumonia?
Augmentin/prednisone done. Been over wk. still cough, no voice, rattle base neck, chest xray neg xs 6 days. Pneumonia?Feel in lungs too Scared help?
My husband (32) had a chest xray and a small nodular opacity was found (size unk). Nonsmoker with a history of pneumonia. How worried should we be?
Probably not but: Anything like this needs further workup. Is there some type of industrial exposure.? Why did he have the chest xray. In some parts of the country nodular density are more common due to environmental exposure. See your doc and he may need to get a CT to complete the workup. ...Read more
Why do docs order a chest xray for my child when lung sounds do not support a pneumonia diagnosis?
Other reasons: Depending on the history of present illness (i.e. The details of your chief complaint), you doctor might be looking for something beyond just a simple pneumonia; lung sounds can't detect things such as a lung cavity, small lesion, or organ anomaly. Since the sensitivity of specific lung sounds are poor (e.g. Crackles, rales, ronchi, egophony), the x-ray us used as a tool for better diagnoses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with pneumonia 12 days ago and put on z-pack. I completed the meds but am still coughing and am weak. Chest xray neg. What could be wrong?
Unclear: Was your chest x-ray negative from the start (in which case you don't have pneumonia). Your persistent cough may signify an atypical pneumonia (mycoplasma, legionella, chlamydia, viral, etc.), and weakness may simply be a result of slow recovery. Discuss with your doctor, or ride it out and you may slowly recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pneumonia and on my chest xray they said they found a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy could pneumonia cause this?
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