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Doctor insights on: Focal Interstitial Infiltrates On Lung X Rays

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Lung X-ray during virus: "prominent diffuse interstitial markings. No acute findings/infiltrates"does this mean I have interstitial lung disease?

Lung X-ray during virus: "prominent diffuse interstitial markings. No acute findings/infiltrates"does this mean I have interstitial lung disease?

No. : Interstitial lung disease or ild refers to various conditions which can cause fibrosis of the lung. These conditions often have symptoms such as chronic cough, wheezing or shortness of breath. Breathing tests and high-resolution cat scans are often used to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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On february, my chest X-ray showed an increase in interstitial marks. In march i was diagnosed with stage4nsc lung cancer. Was the increased interstitial marks a sign?

On february, my chest X-ray showed an increase in interstitial marks. In march i was diagnosed with stage4nsc lung cancer. Was the increased interstitial marks a sign?

Yes or no: As cancers spread in the lungs, they can cause what we call lymphangitic spread of disease. Those lymph vessels are along the blood vessels and yes they can look like increased interstitial markings. To make a decision from that alone would be difficult unless a mass is seen or a diagnosis established beforehand. Even radiation pneumonitis looks the same. Decisions are made from previous diagnosis. ...Read more

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Chest X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia. Is this early stage of pneumonia. Thanks jimmy?

Chest X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia. Is this early stage of pneumonia.

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The finding: Described as alveolar infiltrates can be due to early or mild or healing pneumonia. Blood or fluid in lungs can give this appearance also. Please have your doctor match the x-ray findings with your history and symptoms. May need ct scan of chest. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between alveolar and interstitial infiltrates in lung?

I want to know what is the difference between alveolar and interstitial infiltrates in lung?

Airspace vs tissue: Alveoli are microscopic air sacs in the lungs in which gas exchange happens. These are tiny thin walled structures that represent the smallest division of the lung tissue. Interstitium is the connective tissue between / around air exchange sacs. Infiltrates of cells in the alveoli are within air sacs proper. Infiltrates of cells in the interstitium are between / around the tiny air sacs. ...Read more

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Had pneumonia 5 times in 2 yrs, even now that my lungs are clear on X-ray i still have chesty cough on and off but find it hard to cough anything up. Any exercises or anything i can do?

Had pneumonia 5 times in 2 yrs, even now that my lungs are clear on X-ray i still have chesty cough on and off but find it hard to cough anything up. Any exercises or anything i can do?

Test for asthma..: It is possible that you have asthma or some postnasal drip causing you to cough. Would recommend discussing this with your doc to evaluate for likely asthma--cough variant asthma is quite common. Exercises are good for general health, including your lungs, but asthma trouble maybe preventing you from doing them. So, call you doc. Good luck. ...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

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Two clear X-rays after right lowerlobe pneumonia and atelectasis. Still pain in that right lung daily and low grade fever for over 1 month.what now?

Two clear X-rays after right lowerlobe pneumonia and atelectasis. Still pain in that right lung daily and low grade fever for over 1 month.what now?

Atelectasis....: Atelectasis, which is when there is collapse of the small airways in the lungs, could account for your symptoms. If you get an incentive spirometer, and use it every hour while awake, the atelectasis will resolve faster. So, see your doctor and get an incentive spirometer. Your doctor can show you how to use it! And, if you smoke, you need to quit ASAP to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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Why would my doctor send a repeat chest X-ray that showed the fluid in my lungs was better, but still there to a radiologist? Getting over pneumonia. X-ray performed after 2 weeks. Concerned.

Why would my doctor send a repeat chest X-ray that showed the fluid in my lungs was better, but still there to a radiologist?    Getting over pneumonia.    X-ray performed after 2 weeks.   Concerned.

Doing better: Your doctor likely truly meant that the fluid in your lungs was better than it was 2 weeks ago, meaning you have less now. That's improvement, even though you may still have a little fluid on the X-ray as read by both the radiologist and your doctor. For further clarification on your specific case, please discuss this with your doctor, as we do not have access to your images. ...Read more

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March 4 lower left pneumonia. X-ray yesterday white lower left lung still. Ct scan today showed small atelectasis or small fluid lower left. Resolve?

March 4 lower left pneumonia. X-ray  yesterday white lower left lung still. Ct scan today showed small atelectasis or small fluid lower left. Resolve?

Likely ok: Radiographic resolution of pneumonia is typically slower than (lags behind) clinical resolution. What does the report impression say? ...Read more

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Please interpret "Interstitial thickening with bronchial periovascolo shaded area of parenchymal consolidation in the lower field" from chest X-ray. ?

Non specific: Non specific descriiption representing pneumonia or volume loss in lungs.Some times aspiration can result in consolidation as well. Most cancers, not all, are usually nodular in configuration.. ...Read more

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Chest X-ray showed mild interstitial scarring adjacent to the superior margin of the right hillus. Should I be concerned?I am 22 yrs old, not a smoker

Chest X-ray showed mild interstitial scarring adjacent to the superior margin of the right hillus. Should I be concerned?I am 22 yrs old, not a smoker

Old injury?: A scar on the lung is like one elsewhere on the body. It may be the result of an old infection or pneumonia, for example. In the lung they need to be watched . They usually stay the same. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of increased interstitial markings when found on a chest x ray?

Several things: Interstitial markings in lungs are characterized by lines and dots with disease processes affecting the intersititium.Interstitium, lace-like network of tissue that extends throughout both lungs, provides support to the lungs alveoli. Tiny blood vessels travel through interstitium, allowing gas exchange between blood and air. Fibrosis or scarring, infection, changes from smoking.Asbestosis, etc. ...Read more

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Had a chest X-ray - Mild apical pleural thickening with minimal interstitial process- have ankylosing spondylitis. Pleurisy 4x last 6 months.Serious?

Had a chest X-ray - Mild apical pleural thickening with minimal interstitial process- have ankylosing spondylitis. Pleurisy 4x last 6 months.Serious?

Rarer finding: Fibrocystic changed in apices of lungs common pulmonary manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis. Pleural and pericardial effusions are less common. Effusions usually respond to steroid therapy if they do not clear spontaneously. AS is inflammatory disease with not uncommon apical fibrocystic lung disease. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference in pneumonia and TB on a chest x-ray?

How do you know the difference in pneumonia and TB on a chest x-ray?

Looks different: Pneumonia is a patchy or consolidated infiltrate, and TB are smaller cavitay lesions or spots in the lung. ...Read more

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Just getting over lower right lobe pneumonia. X Ray was clear today but still have chest pain. dull ache and pain with deep breaths.

Just getting over lower right lobe pneumonia.  X Ray was clear today but still have chest pain. dull ache and pain with deep breaths.

Recovery: Recovering from pneumonia can be a long process, and may vary according to general health, smoking history and age. Close follow up with your doctor is a good idea, as well as good nutrition and sufficient rest. ...Read more

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12 wk old has bad cough. (had pneumonia at birth). Dr listened to chest say everything is clear. Cough is in his chest. Should i get x-ray?

12 wk old has bad cough. (had pneumonia at birth). Dr listened to chest say everything is clear. Cough is in his chest. Should i get x-ray?

Not neccesarily: This is most likely bronchiolitis at this time of the year and with the age of your baby. If the baby's lungs sound clear, then an x-ray is really not needed and exposes a young, developing body to unneeded radiation. Don't get me wrong - if your baby needs an x-ray, i would do it, just does not sound in this case it is going to be very helpful as the problem is most likely a virus in the airways. ...Read more

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I have had pain that moves in my right chest & right lower ribs, radiating down my arm for about 2 + months now. MRIs, CTs & X-rays have all shown nothing. Started around Dec 9, when i was told i had pneumonia(may or may not be the cause).Thoughts?

I have had pain that moves in my right chest & right lower ribs, radiating down my arm for about 2 + months now. MRIs, CTs & X-rays have all shown nothing. Started around Dec 9, when i was told i had pneumonia(may or may not be the cause).Thoughts?

Referred pain.: Seems like you're on a diagnostic misadventure. The MRIs, CTs, & X-rays have exposed you to considerable expense (not to mention radiation) & led you nowhere. Most likely the pain in your right chest cd be referred pain from the gallbladder, liver, or elsewhere. Some simple blood tests would have probably been more informative. In any case, use HealthTap Prime or talk to your doctor about it. GL. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more