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What's your deformit: It would be helpful to know what your deformity is. Were you born with it or acquired later in life? Do you have any heart/lung problems caused by the deformity or causing the deformity? How disfiguring and emotionally disturbing is it? These answers will help us guide you more precisely with what to do next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To find pediatric: surgical specialists who evaluate chest wall deformities to determine the need for surgical repair + other pediatric specialists in pulmonology, cardiology & genetics, the family has to travel to a major teaching or tertiary care center like Aga Khan & Abbasi Shaheed Hospitals in Karachi or Jinnah, Mayo & Institute of Children Hospitals in Lahore. I don't know the referral system there. ...Read more
Besides asthma, what can cause a deformed chest/harrison's sulcus in a 4 yr old boy? History: severe croup, born with tortocolis, recent tonsillectomy
Lots: The chest mainly contains the lungs , heart and great vessels. Ct can see small tumors, either primary lung cancer or metastatic disease which frequently goes to the lung. It is most commonly used to detect tumors but is also used to quickly diagnose in trauma cases. It's also for evaluating heart and vessels abnormalities. It can diagnose and follow chronic lung diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The scan can find blood clots (pulmonary embolism), enlarged lymph nodes, fluid between the chest wall the the lung (pleural effusion), lung nodules, fluid between the heart and its enclosing sack (pericardial effusion), sometimes abnormalities of the esophagus (the swallowing tube) and liver and lastly hernias of the diaphragm. This is not all inclusive but covers most of the common abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a cardiac MRI also be able to visualise any abnormalities in the upper chest area, such as lymphoma???
Possibly: but since it is specifically tailored for the purpose of looking at the heart, it may not be optimal for evaluating other structures in and around the chest. ...Read more
Related to my last ques; his CBC would show abnormalities if he's been infected with HIV for 8 yrs? He had this huge boil in chest recently, sign?
Sorry: But we have no way to connect one question to another. Take care. ...Read more
Are chest x-ray's reliable for any abnormalities? And do they show liver and gallbladder? Upper right side pain for months afta quit drinking. Thx
Good for the chest: A chest X-ray is used to access the lungs to look for things like pneumonia and pleural effusions. It also allows for some evaluation of the heart and bony structures in the chest. Chest X-rays do not show the lover and gallbladder. In order to image the liver and gallbladder well, a study such as an ultrasound, a CT, or an MRI would need to be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was running and experienced chest pain that worsened as I inhaled. I've recently had an echocardiogram and an ekg which revealed no abnormalities.
Stress test.: If we're still considering the possibility of heart pathology, then the next prudent test would be a stress test. I prefer stress echo because of its negative predictive value and its ability to show what the heart is actually doing during peak exercise. Should that be normal, you may want to consider testing for the lungs. ...Read more
28/male/non smoker/Asthma/Allergies/GERD. Chest x-ray showed interstitium was slighty coarse for age but, no acute abnormalities. Why would this be?
Talk to Doc: This need to be discussed w the physician who ordered the CXR. ...Read more
My daughter is 5 years old she has a persistent cough that won't go away? I have had her to 2 different doctors and they said nothing seems to be wrong with her. I had a chest X-ray done on her but there were no abnormalities it seems to worsen when it i
She : She should be evaluated for asthma, as some children can have a cough as their only symptom. It is important to be sure she had the pertussis immunization and that she is up to date on that. If her symptoms persist, if she has fever, rash, shortness of breath or vomiting then she would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
What would you make of lifelong fairly severe pain in lower teeth/gums, neck and chest when running or to a lesser extent on other exertion, with no discovered abnormalities after cardiac work-ups?
Chronic pain: Have you had a dental check-up? Chronic bruxism...Grinding or clenching the teeth could cause the chronic pain you are having. Although usually stress related, many people clench their teeth during activities. See your dentist for an examination. Try using a nightguard/splint when you run and during other activities, and at night to relieve the tension inyour TMJ and on your teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a chest CT for a persistent cough. All clear. I suspect it gould be related to acid reflux. Would the chest CT show eosophigus abnormalities?
I have no active pulmonary lesions, no active pulmonarytuberculosis and pneumonia, no abnormal mass lesions(lung cancer etc.), and no bony abnormalities. But i havepain in chest. Can you explain why it might be so?
Neurology question concerning a abnormal paraneoplastic panel i was told that my panel had abnormalities in it and that I should have a chest CT scan done and a lambert eaton test and a never conduction study as well. I went to the neurologist because my
Lambert-Eaton : Lambert-eaton syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder associated with abnormal antibodies to what are called voltage gated calcium channels. These are channels in the membrane of the nerve part of the nerve-muscle junction. When a signal travels along the nerve to a muscle cell the tip of the nerve makes contact with the muscle cell and forms what is called a neuro-muscular junction. A substance called acetylcholine (a neuro-transmitter) is released into the neuromuscular junction and attaches to receptors on the muscle. The acetylcholine then causes potential changes in the membrane and the muscle cell is activated. The role of the voltage gated channels are to allow for the release of the acetylcholine. If abnormal antibodies are attached to the channels, the acetylcholine can't be released. This results in les. Les is sometimes confused with myasthenia gravis, a condition in which other antibodies are attacking the receptor sites at the nerve muscle junction. Both conditions can cause muscle weakness because both affect the function of the nerve muscle junction. The vgcc (voltage gated calcium channel) antibodies are often seen in people with certain types of lung and thymus tumors sometimes long before the tumor is actually found. A chest ct scan would be done to look for a tumor. An EMG and nerve conduction test would help distinguish between les and mg. There is an association between autoimmune disorders and les not related to small cell tumors of the lung. There are treatments available. It is good that you don't have ms. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is heart abnormalities or heart disease caught in blood pressure test? Went to doc & bp is normal but have left side chest pain.what it is?
Chest pain...: You don't need to have an abnormal blood pressure in order to demonstrate you are having heart problems. Many people who suffer heart attacks(for example) appear with normal blood pressure. However it is certainly true that those that suffer of high blood pressure have a higher risk for heart issues. If you are in doubt and having chest pain go and see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
28/male/non smoker/Asthma/GERD. Chest x-ray for tightness/dyspnea showed interstitium slighty coarse with no acute abnormalities. Concerned, IPF?
Talk to doctor: Chest x-ray is not a good way to diagnose IPF. From what I can see, the likelihood is low . But if you are concerned there are more accurate way to rule out IPF (HRCT chest, DLCO/PFT etc). ...Read more
Resting EKG showed minor t wave abnormalities.. Poss inferior ischemia but exsersise EKG (stress test) was normal. Been having chest pain. Heart ultrasound done 1 mth ago was normal. What else to do?
Next step: Your next step would be a myocardial perfusion study also known as a "chemical stress test". Regular stress tests have been known to have false negative findings especially in females but, at your age, unless there is a strong family history or other strong risk factors you should be ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My blood work shows both hypo and hyperthyroidism why and my chest CT shows abnormalities in the thyroid what's the deal?
See below: These findings need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more
My chest CT stated that " Beneath the imaged abdomen, no significant abnormalities seen." What does it mean? Can it rule out stomach cancer?
Negative: Based only on the sentence you cited, it sounds like they did not see anything abnormal. Disclaimers: 1. No scan is perfect. 2. We are not seeing the whole report. 3. We do not know why your doc ordered it (is it because of your lymph nodes?). Your doc has to interpret this in context, talk to him/her. If you have GI symptoms, you may need an endoscopy. That is the best way to diagnose gastric CA. ...Read more