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What does this Radiographic Report of Chest PA mean. .. " There is crowding of the basal lung markings secondary to elevated diaphragm" Thank you :)?

What does this Radiographic Report of Chest PA mean. .. " There is crowding of the basal lung markings secondary to elevated diaphragm" Thank you :)?

Lung base unexpanded: The diaphragm is a thin membrane like muscle which stretches downward to expand the lungs. When it relaxes it moves upward and lungs compress. Sometimes one side of the diaphragm may remain elevated for various reasons. The basal portions of the lungs is the base, or bottom portion. When the diaphragm is high, the normal tissue crowds together and appears thicker. It is not necessarily abnormal ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Nodules found in lung, between liver & diaphragm, elevated wbc- probability of malignant?

Nodules found in lung, between liver & diaphragm, elevated wbc- probability of malignant?

It is concerning.: While I'm unable to state anything with any degree of certainty based on hat description, we generally do not like to see individuals with diffuse lung and liver nodules or lesions. This does require immediate clarification of underlying process. An investigation needs to be done right away, including biopsy of any accessible nodules. ...Read more

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Mom has been coughing continuously she had lung collapse got CT scan an xray no mass growth found she also has thyroid and her diaphragm is elevated?

Mom has been coughing continuously she had lung collapse got CT scan an xray no mass growth found she also has thyroid and her diaphragm is elevated?

Pulmonologist!: Hi. Is it safe to assume her pneumothorax has been treated? I assume so. It sounds like she's had the phrenic nerve damaged on the side with the paralyzed diaphragm. Coughing can be a result of many things. She needs a good pulmonologist to help her! ...Read more

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Bowel perf. In June. Chest X-ray elevated right diaphragm. Thought it was from free air in abdomen. Sniff test shows not improved. Any thoughts?

Bowel perf. In June. Chest X-ray elevated right diaphragm. Thought it was from free air in abdomen. Sniff test shows not improved. Any thoughts?

Diaphragm paralysis?: Hi, how did u perforate the bowel? Trauma? If that so, possibly you have damaged either the Diaphragm or Phrenic nerve which innervates the Diaphragm, which might have caused paralysis of the Diaphragm. If you have shortness of breath especially when lying down, you might want to see a Thoracic surgeon for possible repair.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if the right lung diaphragm not working?

What to do if the right lung diaphragm not working?

First, your doctor: Could determine the chronicity or how long this has been present. Second, do you have symptoms from this such as shortness of breath or fatigue.
Basic pulmonary function testing and chest xrays using fluoroscopic studies are needed.
The fluoroscopic sniff test, also known as diaphragm fluoroscopy, is a quick and easy real time fluoroscopic assessment of diaphragmatic motor function. ...Read more

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Is it serious if the right lung diaphragm is not working?

Is it serious if the right lung diaphragm is not working?

Not really. But why?: Question is why Right Diaphragm paresis? Did you have nerve damage in the surgery or from ENT procedure? Or some thing else? ...Read more

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How does your diaphragm breathing and ribs change the volume of the lungs?

How does your diaphragm breathing and ribs change the volume of the lungs?

Changes volumes: Human lungs breathe via negative pressure - the diaphragm and if needed the accessory muscles of respiration (intercostal rib muscles, scalenes etc) deform to increase the intrathoracic volume - the lungs expand and you take a breath. Passively relaxing these muscles allow exhalation. You can also force your breath out actively but this is not normally necessary. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between restrictive lung disease and diaphragm position?

Is there a connection between restrictive lung disease and diaphragm position?

Yes: Movement of diaphragm is causing 70% of the force of inspiration. If diaphragm is paralysed in one side or not moving well because of obesity, then, it shows like restrictive deffect in pfts.
Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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Breathe by using the upper thorax rather than the diaphragm, and have chronic overinflation of the lungs. How do I fix this? Is it reversible?

Breathe by using the upper thorax rather than the diaphragm, and have chronic overinflation of the lungs. How do I fix this? Is it reversible?

Asthma or COPD: Chronic overinflation of the lung could be due to COPD or asthma. Asthma is reversible, COPD is not. Medicines are available for both situations. ...Read more

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Can you get more oxygen if you breath with your diaphragm instead of lungs?

Can you get more oxygen if you breath with your diaphragm instead of lungs?

No: The main breathing muscle is the diaphragm. That together with the other breathing muscles between your ribs brings air in the lungs where the oxygen gets into the blood. It is the same air, no matter how you breathe. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have copd. Why are my lungs sometimes hyper inflated with flat diaphragm on x rays but other times normal?

I have copd. Why are my lungs sometimes hyper inflated with flat diaphragm on x rays but other times normal?

Mgt: The findings depend on the degree of airtrapping and obstruction. If you experience worsening symptoms, your physician can modify your treatment plan. A virtual in box consultation is also available. ...Read more

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Docs, when thoracic volume changes due to movement of the diaphragm, what leads to the lungs to move?

Bellows action: The volume of the lungs changes with the movement of the diaphragm. This is like a bellows action. As the diaphragm moves down, the lungs expand, while diaphragm moves up, air is released from the lung. The movement of the lung is a passive movement due to action of the diaphragm. ...Read more

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Is not breathing through my diaphragm causing my lungs to change? I have been breathing through my chest for years with anxiety and I can't stop.

Is not breathing through my diaphragm causing my lungs to change? I have been breathing through my chest for years with anxiety and I can't stop.

No: Though you may not be breathing deeply, inspiration requires coordinated muscle contractions including your diaphragm and intercostal muscles. This creates the negative pressure needed to inspire. ...Read more

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I had UR lung lobectomy 4 months ago. Cancer remains in there. But I have a lot of pain. It's near the diaphragm. No chemo wanted. What could it be?

I had UR lung lobectomy 4 months ago. Cancer remains in there. But I have a lot of pain. It's near the diaphragm. No chemo wanted. What could it be?

You will need a Doct: I think I have addressed this matter for you once before.
Palliative care specialists can control your cancer related pain and try to keep you comfortable. So ask your PCP to find you either a pain specialist or a palliative care specialist who can provide good pain medication in order to control your pain.
Good luck ...Read more

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What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows ill-define density in the upper right lung, heart is not enlarged, unremarkable diaphragm?

Angled view: Apiclordotic view occurs when X-ray tube is angled sephalad (towards head) to project clavicles off apices of lungs to see if anything abnormal is behind them. Ill defined density could include previous exposure to TB, scar tissue, other infection, volume loss, tumor etc. Why did you get X-ray exam? Should have decision for follow up exam in combination with clinical issues. ...Read more

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Unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm right lung does not work How high lung capacity such patients with unilateral paralysis does people have?

Unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm right lung does not work How high lung capacity such patients with unilateral paralysis does people have?

Not too bad: You need to know why the diaphragm does not work. Your right lung does not stop working just because the diaphragm does. A person can live a normal life and do normal sports on one lung if need be. Your doctor can do a full pulmonary (lung) function test that can tell you your real reserve. It may have been done already. You can ask your MD that is taking care of you about this.
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Is COPD severe when it shows hyperinflated lungs and flattened diaphragm on chest X-ray?

Is COPD severe when it shows hyperinflated lungs and flattened diaphragm on chest X-ray?

COPD: The simple answer is YES!
However, I don't understand why your specialist is not treating you better!
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Mild COPD hyperinflated lungs, flat diaphragm 58yr male 40yr former smoker now jogging healthy eating not short of breath normal lifespan possible?

Mild COPD hyperinflated lungs, flat diaphragm 58yr male 40yr former smoker now jogging healthy eating not short of breath normal lifespan possible?

Yes, indeed.: Absolutely! People with COPD can live full, productive lives. The best thing you have done for yourself is quit smoking. Would encourage you to stay as active as possible, and don't let COPD dominate your life.

Best of luck! ...Read more

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Chronic cough. Got an x ray: scar in right lung that pulls diaphragm? No follow up needed. How can he tell so sure?? Quit smoking 6 y ago. Have a PE.

Chronic cough. Got an x ray: scar in right lung that pulls diaphragm? No follow up needed. How can he tell so sure?? Quit smoking 6 y ago. Have a PE.

See pulmonologist: Having a scarred lung and chronic cough in a former smoker with a history of PE is a complicated issue which should be evaluated by a pulmonologist. You need need a CT chest instead of just a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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In a chest xray result: Streaky densities are noted in the right lung base. Heart is not enlarged. Diaphragm ans sulci are intact. What does this me?

In a chest xray result: Streaky densities are noted in the right lung base. Heart is not enlarged. Diaphragm ans sulci are intact. What does this me?

Mgt: There may be an inflammatory, fibrotic or infectious process in that area. More information is needed about your clinical history and symptoms to narrow the diagnosis.
A TB test should be performed if you have not had one in the last six months. ...Read more

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Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Muliple possibilitie: There is a rather large differential diagnosis to the combination of symptoms and findings you have described. I would discuss these with the physician who ordered the CT scan. ...Read more

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Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping. Lung congestion to?

Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping. Lung congestion to?

See your physician: Say "pain", not "muscle spasm"; you may unintentionally mislead your physician. Any upper abdominal pain with upper back pain radiation is suspicious for pancreatic pain. While it can be a benign gastroduodenitis, you must not miss a more serious diagnosis, like pancreatitis, or a duodenal ulcer penetrating into the head of the pancreas. See your physician. ...Read more

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Cough + basal crackles in right lung. Is this the same as congestion? Please list causes? Thanks.

Cough + basal crackles in right lung. Is this the same as congestion? Please list causes? Thanks.

Fluid: Crackles are an exam finding that can only be heard with a stethoscope, and typically indicate fluid buildup within the lung tissue. The two most common causes are pulmonary edema (from heart failure) and pneumonia. ...Read more

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Lung fields are clear. Blunting of the right costophrenic angle. - Right Basal Pleural Thickening. Is it serious?

This could be an: Old finding. A comparison to your last chest x-ray may be helpful. Follow-up with the ordering physician will help guide you as what to do next. ...Read more

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What is left basal lung discoid fibrosis?

What is left basal lung discoid fibrosis?

Benign: This is "radiology talk" describing linear areas of lung with some scarring. Very common and nothing to worry about. In truth, someone your age likely has discoid atelectasis rather than fibrosis. Atelectasis just means the lung is not inflated as much as usual and this can be seen when a patient hasn't taken a deep breath for the xray or after epidsodes of pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can you get basal cell cancer in lung?

Can you get basal cell cancer in lung?

Rare: Rare basal cell carcinomas can extend deep into the skin or can spread. This is extremely rare. ...Read more

Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more