Top 20 Doctor insights on: Fibrotic changes in lungs

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Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung?

Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung?

Parenchymal density: Is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the images to review, it is difficult to determine. Likewise, there are both acute and chronic causes of cystic changes. The nonspecific report verbiage needs to be interpreted in conjunction with the images themselves and your clinical picture. ...Read more

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Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Is it normal to have fibrotic changes to your lung after pneumonia is resolved? What symptoms should one expect? Is there a treatment?

Is it normal to have fibrotic changes to your lung after pneumonia is resolved? What symptoms should one expect? Is there a treatment?

Yes: It is common to have areas of scarification after a severe pneumonia. Fortunately it is usually a small area of the lung that is asymptomatic that results. It's symptoms may include shortness of breath when walking but this usually may resolve. But the more episodes occur the worse it is. Smoking in the worst factor that worsens the occurrence of any lung disease. ...Read more

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I have diagnosed with a 3 mm lingular nodule probably representing granuloma. Mild fibrotic changes at the left lung base. Is this something I should worry about?

I have diagnosed with a 3 mm lingular nodule probably representing granuloma. Mild fibrotic changes at the left lung base. Is this something I should worry about?

Need to follow up: Follow up checks with X-Ray /CT scan is advised to be certain that it does not grow in size. Most likely it is benign in which case it will remain inactive and not grow in size. Unless you have watched/monitored it for the next 2-3 years, there will remain some concern that it could be an early form of lung Cancer although it is not very likely to be. ...Read more

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Patchy infiltration with fibrotic changes are seen in both lungs more marked in upper right lobe, costophrenic angles, heart and bony cage are norma?

Patchy infiltration with fibrotic changes are seen in both lungs more marked in upper right lobe, costophrenic angles, heart and bony cage are norma?

Seems benign: These are chronic, long-standing changes. Why was the x-Ray taken - for "routine checkup" or did you have symptoms, like a cough? Have you had a TB test? It would be best to have your physician advise you. The x-ray findings don't seem problematic (therefore, they seem benign). But ultimately, it does depend on your symptoms & the reason the test was ordered. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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LEFT UPPER LUNG OPACITIES. CONCIDER INFECTIOUS PROCESS SUCH AS PNEUMONIA OR PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY VERSUS FIBROTIC CHANGES, means?

LEFT UPPER LUNG OPACITIES. CONCIDER INFECTIOUS PROCESS SUCH AS PNEUMONIA OR PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY VERSUS FIBROTIC CHANGES, means?

Clinical history: So it depends on prior exposures. If you clinically have cough, fever, mucus production more likely an acute infection like pneumonia. However in endemic area, tuberculosis until proven otherwise. In younger person without other lung issues it would be rare to have fibrosis in upper lungs. See specialist if this does not resolve with antibiotics and repeat xray (priors?) for help ...Read more

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What are inflammatory and fibrotic lung disorders?

No short answer here: That's a really complicated question.
There are a whole host of disorders that cause fibrosis of the lung. The most common is called uip, which is a disease of unknown etiology, that is not related to smoking or other disorders, and results in scarring of the
lungs
i would recommend a pathology text book to see a list of all the possible lung disorders. ...Read more

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Hello dctr. I have done x rays of my lungs n got result that there are suspicious fibrotic strands on my lower lung left side. What does this means?

Need to see xray: The specific interpretation of the film does require reviewing the film. Multiple causes of such findings are possible, including a scar left by previous infection, to an ongoing acute lung infection (pneumonia) or chronic fungal infection. Please talk to your doctor about this result! ...Read more

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Minimal fibrotic scars seen in lower base lung. Does it indicate TB?

Minimal fibrotic scars seen in lower base lung. Does it indicate TB?

TB: Not necessarily. Old TB is generally seen in the upper lobes. Fibrotic scars may be the result of old nontuberculous pneumonia ...Read more

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This is the xray result :Fibrotic residuals. Both upper lobes. Atheromatous aorta. Hyperaeted lungs, What does it means? It is dangerous?

This is the xray result :Fibrotic residuals. Both upper lobes. Atheromatous aorta. Hyperaeted lungs, What does it means? It is dangerous?

Difficult to assess: Without the actual images and reports, but "fibrotic residuals" likely mean lung scarring. The significance, if any, would depend on the severity. Atheromatous aorta means atherosclerosis, and again, severity and extent would determine the significance. Hyperaerated lungs suggest COPD. Talk to your doc about what the results mean for you. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of apical lung fibrotic and reticular TB focus noted on my right lung?

What is the meaning of apical lung fibrotic and reticular TB focus noted on my right lung?

Clinical correlation: I presume you've had TB? The x-ray (which is only an x-ray) suggests that you have a scar in the top of your RIGHT lung (which is a common place for TB to hide) and the radiologist is concerned that you may have an area of active TB as well. Is that true? If you're not sure, you should get in touch with doctors who have treated you in the past - you may need further testing and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of nodular, fibrotic and reticular TB lesions noted in my left upper lung as seen in my X-ray result. What do I need to prevent it?

What is the meaning of nodular, fibrotic and reticular TB lesions noted in my left upper lung as seen in my X-ray result. What do I need to prevent it?

Treatment/active TB: The lesions in the setting of TB infection require that you be treated for TB. The physicians will obtain a culture to confirm the diagnosis and to determine the correct medication regimen.
PRMG fax US 858 259 9689 for review of records and? S ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with pulmonary TB scars? Shall I get married? Will the fibrotic element in my upper lung due to TB cause prblems in future

What is the life expectancy with pulmonary TB scars? Shall I get married? Will the fibrotic element in my upper lung due to TB cause prblems in future

Enjoy life: Always have a good primary care doctor, and always buy good, non-hmo insurance so that doctors have plenty of time to take care of you. See the doctor for ill symptoms and for regular check-ups. Other than that, one can live life as if there were no TB lung scars, after finishing treatment. That means go out, meet people, get married, have children and grandchildren, and live happily ever after. ...Read more

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Few fibrotic densities at the lung apices on low dose CT scan. What does it mean? I've never had any kind of lung disease

Few fibrotic densities at the lung apices on low dose CT scan. What does it mean? I've never had any kind of lung disease

Fibrosis: These strands of fibrous tissue represent scarring from a prior inflammatory process, probably old infection and could have been an old tuberculosis infection which you fought off. There is no sign of active lung infection. For more opinion the radiologist or a pulmonologist could be consulted. ...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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