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Doctor insights on: Fibrotic Kochs On The Lungs

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Lung (Definition)

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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What are inflammatory and fibrotic lung disorders?

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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi, im 34 years old male. recently in my plain x-ray Pa view of the chest revealed:- -Left Lower zonal small fibrotic strand seen. Can you pls exp?

Hi, im 34 years old male. recently in my plain x-ray Pa view of the chest revealed:-
-Left Lower zonal small fibrotic strand seen.
Can you pls exp?

Explanation : For professional answer we need to know your clinical symptoms and medical history about your previous lung condition. It may be just old scar from previous disease: pneumonia, atelectasis, tuberculosis , or surgery, trauma and so on. ...Read more

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Chest X-ray result is fibrotic tb lesion noted what is that means?

Depends : would need to hear the detailed report to be sure but this usually refers to evidence that someone had TB in the past and it has left a scar. If you were treated for TB then likely nothing more will need to be done. If you have never been treated, you may need to be treated for either active or latent TB. This decision would be based on your history and symptoms. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the meaning of minimal koch's infection in lungs?

Please help! what is the meaning of minimal koch's infection in lungs?

Koch's lung infect'n: This used to be the term used for tuberculosis. Would discuss with your doctor what he means by this diagnosis. ...Read more