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Does chest pain mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

Does chest pain mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

Probably not...: Cheat pain is not a typical symptom of pulmonary fibrosis. See your doctor to evaluate any chest pain so that it can be treated and so cardiac etiologies can be ruled out. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Pulmonary Fibrosis (Definition)

A lung condition in which there is progressive scarring of the lung tissue. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, ...Read more


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Does coughing often mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

Does coughing often mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

No: Doctors have a saying, "if you are standing on a plain in colorado and you hear hoof beats, dont turn around expecting to see zebras." there are so many other conditions which are more common that i would suspect to cause a cough. Infections like colds and bronchitis when coughing for a week to a month. Asthma or chronic bronchitis when months to years. Others can be found with xrays etc. ...Read more

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Does the symptom chest pain mean that I have chronic cardiomyopathy?

Does the symptom chest pain mean that I have chronic cardiomyopathy?

Not necessarily: Although patients with cardiomyopathy may experience chest pain, the symptom of chest pain does not necessarily indicate that cardiomyopathy is present. If the chest pain is recurrent or persistent, especially if associated with difficulties breathing, you should be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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If I have a heart murmur does that mean i can have heart problems? Get sharp pain left side of chest.

If I have a heart murmur does that mean i can have heart problems? Get sharp pain left side of chest.

Depends: On why you have the murmur. In simple terms a murmur is some type of abnormal flow across a heart valve. It's either too tight a hole or too loose a hole. An echocardiogram can help measure the problem . Many murmurs are called innocent. That is there is an abnormal sound, but the appearance of the valves on echocardiogram are normal. ...Read more

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My chest xray says I have viral pneumonia, but i have no symptoms other then chest pain when inhaling deeply could this possibly be a collapsed lung?

My chest xray says I have viral pneumonia, but i have no symptoms other then chest pain when inhaling deeply could this possibly be a collapsed lung?

Unlikely: Though a chest xray is not the most reliable test for a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) it is pretty good. If there is a viral pneumonia on xray that could cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have lower stomach pains can't cough or sneeze what does this mean?

I have lower stomach pains can't cough or sneeze what does this mean?

Abdominal pains: Hello. When you cough or sneeze, there is a brief increase in the pressure in the abdominal cavity. So if pain worsens with a sneeze or cough, that might point to a hernia possibly or other conditions. See your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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A recent chest X-ray showed that I have hyperinflated lungs. What could cause this?

A recent chest X-ray showed that I have hyperinflated lungs. What could cause this?

Hyperinflated lungs can be caused by obstructions in the passages that deliver air to your lung tissue: Air gets trapped within the lung and causes it to overinflate. Hyperinflation can also occur when the air sacs in your lungs become less elastic, which interferes with the expulsion of air from your lungs. One of the most common causes of hyperinflated lungs is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — a disorder that includes emphysema. Certain lung problems, such as asthma and cystic fibrosis, also can cause hyperinflation. In some cases, lungs may appear hyperinflated on X-rays for reasons unrelated to lung function. If you aren't experiencing shortness of breath, there's probably nothing to worry about. However, if it isn't clear what is causing the hyperinflation, your doctor may recommend additional testing. ...Read more

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I have scleroderma and my last chest xray came back with increased haziness. What does that mean?

I have scleroderma and my last chest xray came back with increased haziness. What does that mean?

Non-Specific: Sorry to hear about your dx. but it is treatable. Xray findings are only a small part of the picture, so don't get hung up. More sensitive is chest CT if your Dr. wants to follow you closely. You can see: http://radiopaedia.org/articles/scleroderma-pulmonary-manifestations Yes, the "haze" can be seen in scleroderma, but other factors are impt. so follow with your rheumatologist and be well. ...Read more

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What does fullness in left pulmonary hilum mean on a chest xray?

What does fullness in left pulmonary hilum mean on a chest xray?

An Increace in the: density of the tissues in that area.You will likely need more detailed imaging.Follow up soon with your doctor or see a Pulmonologist.This needs to be sorted out next week. ...Read more

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My medical charts say i have Carotid Bruit what does this mean? I also have Mitral valve prolapse I continuously have shortness of breath chest pain a

My medical charts say i have Carotid Bruit what does this mean? I also have Mitral valve prolapse I continuously have shortness of breath chest pain a

Carotid bruit is: an abnormal sound heard due to blood flow turbulence in your carotid artery. This sound can be attributed to a carotid artery aneurysm, dissection or partial blockage, or the same diagnoses in the aortic artery further upstream. Please see a vascular surgeon or cardiologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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My chest xray showed pleural scarring or less likely minimal pleural fluid. What does this mean ? Something i should be worried about?

My chest xray showed pleural scarring or less likely minimal pleural fluid. What does this mean ? Something i should be worried about?

Depends: If it is from minimal pleural scarring, it is likely the result from a past infection. If there is indeed pleural fluid, it requires more investigation. The question is why was the x-ray taken in the first place. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have some chest pain between my boobs?

Do not ignore: The range of causes goes from innocent to very serious. Please consult for doctor now. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath, but normal chest x ray, what could be a cause?

I have shortness of breath, but normal chest x ray, what could be a cause?

Many: There are many possible causes of shortness of breath, e.g. Lung disease, heart disease, anemia, etc. Some may show on x-ray and many will not. You should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe chest pains, but my ekgs were normal. Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?

I have severe chest pains, but my ekgs were normal. Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?

Many possibilities: Evaluation of chest pain is challenging - initial tests often inconclusive. Heart pain doesn't always have diagnostic ekg changes at first, so additional tests may be needed based on detailed history of pain, age, gender, habits, past med history, etc. Partial list: pleuritis, pericarditis, aneurysm, pneumonia, costochondritis, shingles, rib injury, esophageal spasm, pneumothorax, pulmonary embolus, gerd, . ...Read more

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Would parenchymal fibrosis of upper lungs explain chest and shoulder/scapula pain? I had pleurisy w effusion earlier this year. Sle. Now this.

No: Pleurisy, fibromyalgia ( often seen with sle), cervical disk disease, overuse, muscle strain are all common causes of pain in this distribution with sle. You should see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had pneumonia 3 months ago chest X-ray is now clear but have awful chest pain does chest X-ray so parmanant damage to lung could that cause it?

Had pneumonia 3 months ago chest X-ray is now clear but have awful chest pain does chest X-ray so parmanant damage to lung could that cause it?

Heart attack pain?: A person with chest pain must see the doctor to find out why. He should consider going to the E.R. If he cannot reach his doctor immediately. If it turns out to be a heart problem, a collapsed lung, a pneumonia, a blood clot in the lung, bad heartburn, costochondritis (inflammation of the rib joints), etc..., he will still be in the right place at the emergency room. One chest x-ray isn't harmful. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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