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Does no focal consolidation and no pleural effusion in xray rule out copd?

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 more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as 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 for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more


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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.

Further workup: The bigger question is why a 23 year old would have persistent pleural effusions. Further workup to determine the specific diagnosis is needed, only then can treatment options/ prognosis be known. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a small pleural effusion on x-ray?

What does it mean to have a small pleural effusion on x-ray?

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 more

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What does it mean to have a small pleural effusion on the chest x-ray?

What does it mean to have a small pleural effusion on the chest x-ray?

Fluid: A pleural effusion refers to fluid between the two very thin linings of the lung. This may develop due to heart failure, infection, trauma, inflammatory process or tumor. ...Read more

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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

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How to differentiate pleural effusion and pulmonary edema in an x-ray?

How to differentiate pleural effusion and pulmonary edema in an x-ray?

Mobiliy / location: Pleural effusion is fluid that accumulates in pleural lining around lungs and is usually mobile.Pulmonary edema is fluid that accumulates in interstitial or alveolar spaces of the lungs proper.Pleural fluid will change configuration or move in the pleural space from. by changing patient position. Edema in lung proper not very mobile.Pleural fluid is easily seen by ultrasound of chest as peripheral ...Read more

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Doc stoped TB medicines after 6 mnths coz my Xray less hazy cp angles visible and pleural effusion D angle gone now. Only a shadow little left?Ok?

Doc stoped TB medicines after 6 mnths coz my Xray less hazy cp angles visible and pleural effusion D angle gone now. Only a shadow little left?Ok?

If U had a diagnosis: of active TB, U must stay on meds 4 a year. I converted from neg-pos TB skin test from exposure, & had 2 take med 4 1 year, just due 2 conversion due 2 known contact. B sure U R Cing a pulmonologist . ...Read more

Copd (Definition)

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


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Fluid In The Lungs (Definition)

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