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Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest XRAY (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? Chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.

Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest XRAY (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? Chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.

Pleural effusion: It sounds like you are concerned you have a pleural effusion along with the pneumonia you were diagnosed with. A pleural effusion would have been seen on the chest xray taken if it was significant. If it has been a while since your chest xray and you have completed a course of treatment and you are still coughing or short of breath, then please see your doctor again for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Chest X-ray Hyperinflamed lung and perihilar bronchitis changes are seen.No acute pulmonary or pleural disease.25 year,non smoker,Please explain findi?

Chest X-ray Hyperinflamed lung and perihilar bronchitis changes are seen.No acute pulmonary or pleural disease.25 year,non smoker,Please explain findi?

Might be normal: I obviously have to make some assumptions without seeing the films myself. First, I believe that "hyperinflated" was meant instead of hyperinflamed, as it is a more common term. It is used often when lungs appear over expanded.Although it sometimes suggests air trapping seen in asthma, or copd... It tends to be overused...and is often seen in normal people who are able to take a very Deep breath ...Read more

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Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Yes: Chest xray looks at the lung tissue superimposed on a the chest wall tissue including the ribs and all the muscles and thus can miss subtle findings. In addition, lung infection can be subtle, with presentation as a small focus of infection or a rather very faint infection area that can be very difficult to detect with xray alone. A ct study may be useful if necessary. ...Read more

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Does pleurisy be seen ob xrays?

Does pleurisy be seen ob xrays?

No: It is a clinical symptom/diagnosis but sometimes the cause can be seen on x-ray. ...Read more

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How is asthma diagnosed..Lung xray, catscan of lungs?

How is asthma diagnosed..Lung xray, catscan of lungs?

Asthma: In general, x-rays and ct scans or not needed for diagnosis. Asthma is typically diagnosed based on the patients history, symptoms, and physical exam. ...Read more

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Would you see an enlarged right heart on a chest CT scan without contrast and CT scan x ray?

Would you see an enlarged right heart on a chest CT scan without contrast and CT scan x ray?

Yes if greatly enlar: An enlarged heart can be seen on X-ray or CT scan especially if it is greatly enlarged. However, the cause for the enlargement is usually not apparent by those means. An echocardiogram (ultrasound) usually does a better job. sometimes more specialized tests are needed. However, if this is the 1st time that an enlarged heart was detected, it is best to get it confirmed & identify the cause. GL & TY ...Read more

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What is intestinal tuberculosis findings on CT scan and endoscopy?

What is intestinal tuberculosis findings on CT scan and endoscopy?

Several..: Mesenteric adenitis, Adhesion, Thickening of bowel wall. Endo will show caseating ulce, narrowing.....talk to a GI . ...Read more

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What tests would an urgent care doctor do if he suspected a kidney infection (x-ray, ct, just blood and urine?

What tests would an urgent care doctor do if he suspected a kidney infection (x-ray, ct, just blood and urine?

Depends on symptoms: A very mild infection could be treated by testing urine only. To determine if the patient is sicker, has a kidney stone or swelling in the kidney, blood tests, ultrasound or cat scan may be added. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with acute bronchitis, but Xray revealed abnormality in lung. Research shows that bronchitis doesn't show up in Xray. Possible pneumonia?

Diagnosed with acute bronchitis, but Xray revealed abnormality in lung. Research shows that bronchitis doesn't show up in Xray. Possible pneumonia?

Possibly,: but without further details about the lung abnormality, it is impossible to say. There are many, many times of lung abnormalities, some of little or no significance, and some serious. ...Read more

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Chest xray pa lateral taken... Show problem of lungs if any?

Chest xray pa lateral taken... Show problem of lungs if any?

Yes: A chest x-ray can show different structures in the chest including the trachea and lungs, heart, vessels, bones, and the diaphragm to name a few. They do not see everything and there are other tests to look for and at specific things depending on the clinical issue. ...Read more

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31 m - Is a bronchoscopy / chest Ct scan with contrast and Vq scan good enough to rule out lung cancer or lung problems ?

31 m - Is a bronchoscopy / chest Ct scan with contrast and Vq scan good enough to rule out lung cancer or lung problems ?

Lung eval: That is a very through evaluation and should be sufficient . You could see masses, tumors, emphysema, frbrrosis, note if abnormal cells, tell if there are emboli. Adding pulmonary function testing (PFTs) would assess the function i.e. tell if you have asthma . f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I just had an angio pulmonary cat scan with contrast to rule out a pulmonary embolism. Can that detect lung cancer? Chest xray normal. 42 years old.

I just had an angio pulmonary cat scan with contrast to rule out a pulmonary embolism. Can that detect lung cancer? Chest xray normal. 42 years old.

Yes,: that type of CT can detect lung cancer. Tiny nodules 2mm or less can potentially be detected. There are benign causes for nodules as well, so although CT is good at finding nodules, and possibly assigning a reasonable probability of malignancy based on certain imaging features, CT cannot make a definitive diagnosis of cancer. ...Read more

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What doctor specializes in pneumonia?

What doctor specializes in pneumonia?

Pneumonia treatment: Any of the following could successfully treat pneumonia: family practicioner, internal medicine, pediatrician, pulmonologist as an outpatient. ...Read more

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My chest xray showed--right upper midzonal consolidation is seen with a fibrotic element.Is it TB scar? Could it cause lung cancer. Doctor please answer.

My chest xray showed--right upper midzonal
consolidation is seen with a fibrotic element.Is it TB scar? Could it cause lung cancer. Doctor please answer.

Abnormal Xray: I cannot say without seeing the xray. However, "fibrotic" implies scarring. If you have history of tb, it can be from that, or any prior infection. Would not hurt to keep an eye on it, as TB can recur. Tb does not cause lung cancer, nor does scarring. If the scarring is from smoking however, that does cause cancer without doubt! if you do smoke, at your age you have time to heal if you quit. ...Read more

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Would a double contrast chest CT scan and a chest X-ray rule out fibrosis?

Would a double contrast chest CT scan and a chest X-ray rule out fibrosis?

Not the best test: A high resolution CT chest would be the best study to evaluate fibrotic lung disease. ...Read more

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Can you assist me in showing some x rays pictures concerning patients diagnosed with exptra pleural tuberculosis ?

Can you assist me in showing some x rays pictures concerning patients diagnosed with exptra pleural tuberculosis ?

Impossible!: Almost every organ in the body can be infected with tuberculosis.Each organ affected by TB has" Gold Standard" for diagnosis.Many times it is missed because of lack of including in the differential diagnosis. It is not common in USA unless immigrants from endemic areas or close contact with TB. ...Read more

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Can chest x-ray show pulmonary aspiration?

Can chest x-ray show pulmonary aspiration?

Yes: Chest x-ray can often show pulmonary Aspiration however small amount it may not show or it may not be visible for a couple of days on chest x-ray ...Read more