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Why does the doctor tap on your chest during an exam? What exactly is he looking for?

Why does the doctor tap on your chest during an exam? What exactly is he looking for?

Aeration: The method of tapping on the chest is called percussion. It is done to different parts of the body. On the chest, the doctor is making sure the lungs are filled with air and not fluid or infection. ...Read more

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What do doctors diagnose from chest X-ray ap view?

What do doctors diagnose from chest X-ray ap view?

Many things: Pneumonia, volume loss or atelectasis, overaeration, fluid in lungs-interstitial edema, pulmonary hemorrhage, extraalveolar air in pleural space, pericardium, mediastinum and subcutaneous tissues, enlarged heart, nodules in lungs, metastases or infection, lung and mediastinal tumors, fractures in ribs and spine, etc ...Read more

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What can doctors see on a chest x-ray?

What can doctors see on a chest x-ray?

Many things: Cardiac enlargement reflecting heart disease. Abnormalities in ventilation of lungs. Increased densities which may mean edema(fluid in lungs), hemorrhage, tumor, infection and trauma. Skeletal abnormalities such as fractures, dysplasia, bone tumors. Enlarged lymph nodes in mediastinum representing tumor or infection. Congenital abnormalities are often noted of skeleton, lungs, or heart. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i trust an EKG and chest xray?

Please tell me, could i trust an EKG and chest xray?

Yes and no: Ekg may be normal, but there still could be problems with blood flow around heart., that's why stress test are done. X-rays of chest are reliable but sometimes can miss certain things. ...Read more

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After a virtual consult can health tap doctors order tests like xrays and mris and echos?

After a virtual consult can health tap doctors order tests like xrays and mris and echos?

Only on CONCIERGE: HealthTap virtual consultations come via 2 different premium services. On PRIME, no tests are ordered, as the visits are single events, not ongoing care (a PRIME doctor does not follow-up on medical issues, and thus would not order any tests). On CONCIERGE, the doctor generally has or will start an ongoing-care relationship with the patient, and thus may order tests and follow-up at a later visit. ...Read more

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When a doctor tells you they're sending you to Radiology for a lower G.I. test, what does the test consist of? (aside from CT, Xray, MRI imaging)

When a doctor tells you they're sending you to Radiology for a lower G.I. test, what does the test consist of? (aside from CT, Xray, MRI imaging)

X-rays plus contrast: A "lower GI" study in the Radiology department usually means a study where they put some contrast material such as barium up the rectum, and then take several x-rays to see how the colon (large intestine) looks on x-rays. Afterwards, the patient poops out the contrast material. It's usually a simple, routine x-ray procedure. ...Read more

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Impression on my chest PA xray are: cardiomegaly atherosclerotic aorta thoracic dextroscoliosis apicolordotic view is suggested for further evaluation What do all these mean, please can anybody explain all of these? thank you.

Impression on my chest PA xray are:
cardiomegaly
atherosclerotic aorta
thoracic dextroscoliosis
apicolordotic view is suggested for further evaluation
What do all these mean, please can anybody explain all of these?  thank you.

Chest Xray: The best source to explain what your report means is the Dr. who knows you. The general meaning is that the aorta has atherosclerotic plaque in it and the vessel is somewhat twisted. These things can happen with aging. Cardiomegaly means the heart appears to be enlarged. Your doctor should be able to give you more information specific to your situation. ...Read more

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Could any radiologist(s) here evaluate my CT imaging if I have a disc copy?

Could any radiologist(s) here evaluate my CT imaging if I have a disc copy?

Diagnosis: HealthTap does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. For these services, please use HealthTap Prime. HealthTap is used to help provide basic medical answers to questions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what eye examination tests are used to diagnose presbyopia?

Need docs answers! what eye examination tests are used to diagnose presbyopia?

Older age sight: Presbyopia is the condition of the eye in which the natural lense hardens and loses its capacity to focus at near. Typically this starts around age 40 and the lens is fully hardened usually by age 52. The basic test is a refraction, measuring the lens powers of the eye and then trial lenses can be used to optimize near vision. ...Read more

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What is my dr. Looking for with an MRI angiogram of head? Please see history.

What is my dr. Looking for with an MRI angiogram of head? Please see history.

Most likely you have: Dizziness , fainting spells spells , TIA symptoms , mra ( MRI angiogram ) was done to see your blood supply to brain is intact , checking for blockage or narrowing of blood vessels , a safer procedure than angiogram , speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Please doctor reply soon having consistent pain in chest do to coughing xray chest PA report is normal. What does this white web means in the lungs.

Please doctor reply soon having consistent pain in chest do to coughing xray chest PA report is normal. What does this white web means in the lungs.

Not sure what: You are referring to, all normal structures except for air filled lung look whitish on X-rays. Probably not a great idea to try and interpret your X-rays without training! ...Read more

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What details can chest MRI show if you're looking for lymphoma?

What details can chest MRI show if you're looking for lymphoma?

Lymphoma Staging: A diagnosis of lymphoma is usually made by obtaining a sample of lymph nodes that is easily accessible by a surgeon. If there is not easilly accessible lymph node to biopsy because of their deeper location, needle aspiration biopsy may be done. Cat (computed axial tomography) scans with or without pet (positron emission tomography) scans rather than MRI are generally used in finding these nodes. ...Read more

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Would your dr know if you was dizzy and had inner or or neuro issue by looking at you n neuro exam Romberg test typmpontry test eye exam ?

Would your dr know if you was dizzy and had inner or or neuro issue by looking at you n neuro exam Romberg test typmpontry test eye exam ?

Dizziness: There are lots of tests used to try to evaluate dizziness, including the three that you mention, which are useful in the office. Many doctors will add blood tests, blood pressure standing/sitting/lying down, and occasionally may need an MRI for further evaluation. A lot of information is gained by taking a thorough history as well. ...Read more

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Medical experts please answer, question about CT scan results on head. What is septum cavum?

Medical experts please answer, question about CT scan results on head. What is septum cavum?

Fetal brain: Cavum septum pellucidi is a fluid-filled space less than 10 mm wide between the frontal horns of the lateral ventricles of the brain, and below the anterior portion of the corpus callosum (connects the two hemispheres of the brain). If it is not seen on fetal head ct between 18 and 37 weeks, midline malformations may be present, and a thorough exam of the fetal CNS should be done. ...Read more

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Chest x-Ray, echocardiogram, complete. Docs couldn't find anything wrong with chest discomfort. Do I need to see a GI for acid or GERD issue? BP good.

Chest x-Ray, echocardiogram, complete. Docs couldn't find anything wrong with chest discomfort. Do I need to see a GI for acid or GERD issue? BP good.

Change diet: If u have ongoing chest/ stomach disconfort and in general healthy( CXR ok and heart ok), most likeli your nutrition need attention.,Eliminate " toxic" food as processed food, sodas, pizza.. fast food. Eat small servings every 2-3 hours( fresh produce, YOGURT, KEFIR.w fresh fruit, Fish, chicken, nuts..water as main drink, moderate with alcohol, .. DONT eat heavy before bed!get BMI <25. ...Read more

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What would a CT scan detect on your feet?

What would a CT scan detect on your feet?

Break, mass, abscess: A ct scan is a series of x-rays, computer-interpreted to provide the appearance of slicing up the body part(s) imaged. It is good at looking at soft tissues and bones to see if there are fractures, swelling, fluid collections (like bruises or abscesses), or growths (like tumors). The feet can be studied to look for stress fractures or other causes of pain not visible on plain x-rays. ...Read more