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Does No Focal Consolidation And No Pleural Effusion In Xray Rule Out Copd
No not really: COPD is a functional diagnosis, meaning that it is diagnosed by doing a lung function test, also known as a pft. During this test, you do a serious of breathing maneuvers to determine if you have copd, which is basically inability to blow all the air out of your lungs. Having a chest xray with "no focal consolidation and no pleural effusion" means that it is clear. You could still have copd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
Xray results showed perihilarbronchial wall thickening w/ perihliar densities w/out evidence of pleural effusion, focal consolidation or pneumothorax?
Xray shows pleural effusion but radiologist doesnot attempt aspiration with remarks that it is multispace mild effusion 5mm dia what can be it??
Some times no need: pleural effusions don't have to be aspirated especially with out symptoms , like your multi loculated ones attempt may even introduce infection . You have to find what caused and treat the cause. TB is prevalent your part , I am sure your doctor already ruled out tuberculosis and go follow up care. ...Read more
Pneumonia lower left, fluid right March 4. Xray tues show left white and right. Ct scan wed showed left clear right pleural effusion & atelectasis. ?
Here are some ...: For an average 34-y-o female, you seemed getting a lot of radiation more than the necessity which most likely could be taken care of by good Hx + physical exam + effective counseling + collaborative F/U. Nonetheless, work closely with Doc. Besides, today's medical care has been under high pressure of political correctness, consumerism, & commercialism. Keeping these in mind will help the future. ...Read more
Recovered from pleural effusion frm pneumonia 12 days ago but still having pleurisy.Is it normal?Ctscan, xray, cbc, tibc, ana, ferittin, TB shows normal
Yes: In general, the pleural (lining of the lungs) may become inflammed or infected with a pneumonia. The fluid that is part of the normal lubrication of the lungs may collect abnormally -- which is called an effusion. Once it is resorbed, residual pain and discomfort may be experienced for several weeks to months after the event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain on the back of chest and right arm.. easy fatigability ESR 58 chest xray done on 11 sep showed pleural effusion on right side but is now resolved?
Tuberculosis ?: Could be several causes. TB is more common in your country and can cause pain from inflammation of pulmonary I tissue, can increase ESR and cause pulmonary effusion. Have you had a PPD test? This may be helpful but can also be positive is previously exposed but have no active infection. There is a blood test called "quantiferon gold" which is useful to help make diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Fluid collection: There is a lining that covers your lung and a lining that covers the chest wall. There is normally a small amount of fluid in between the two. However, when more fluid collects then it can be seen on a cxr. Causes are many. A ct chest can help further help evaluate the effusion and the lining of the lung. Sometimes sampling the fluid with an ultrasound guided thoracentesis is neccessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HI Doctor, i had pleural effusion almost a year ago, Doctor diagnosed it and treated me for 6 months. Bt its symptoms r still on x ray.
Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more