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If A Chest Xray Is Clear Does That Mean Your Lungs Are Clear
My cousin had his chest X-ray today and the radiologist said to him that his lung is enlarged and his heart is not visible.?
Kind of Weird: I'd say that is kind of weird. I suggest before you put much stock into what you ever learn in any x ray department, you wait and discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the x ray. A lot of misinformation comes from x ray department employees. I know that will offend some folks, but that is my experience. ...Read more
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
Not at all.: A chest X-ray will look normal in most cases of PE. ...Read more
I feel short of breath a lot but my doctor says my chest X-ray is clear. does this mean that my lungs are ok?
No: Chest x-ray can diagnose some lung conditions, but not others. Much more information is needed to even start answering this question. Age? Industrial exposures? Emotional issues? Findings on physical exam? . More tests may be necessary, such as pulmonary function studies, and others. The diagnosis for this complaint can range from asthma to pulmonary fibrosis (unusual) to anxiety (most common). ...Read more
What does accentuated Bronchovascular Markings - central mediastinum - clear costophrenic sinsues means in chest X-ray report?
Many different thing: Those markings at the biotin of the chest often represent blood vessels. When they are larger or better seen they could be due to bronchitis or early pneumonia amount others. Depends on why you had the chest X-ray in the first place. And these markings can be prominent in those who smoke. So talk to your doctor and see if they are related to anything they were looking for ...Read more
Hello, today I received my results from a chest x-Ray and it said my lungs are hyperextended what does that mean?
X-Ray: You need to discuss this with the ordering/examining doctor as they have your history, your results and have done an exam. They are in the best position to explain things and give you advice. ...Read more
Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more
My chest X-ray showed biapical subpleural scaring. Mild chronic interstitaa changes in lung bases. What does this mean?
Nonspecific: Over time, the lungs may be exposed to many things including inhaled irritants, bacteria/viruses and even stomach acid in people with reflux. Over time, some scarring can develop in the lungs as a result of these insults. What you describe sounds like these types of changes, though you should discuss with your doctor to be sure you don't have some ongoing interstitial lung disease. ...Read more
What is low lung volume on babies mean? My son is a year old and had a chest X-ray done and this came back on the paper they gave me.
Usually: Usually this refers to the fact that infants cannot voluntarily take a deep breath and hold it like adults are instructed to do when they have cxrs taken. This is often reported and may reflect that your son was crying at the time the image was taken. Recommend discussing with your pediatrician if your son has any acute symptoms (cough or wheezing). ...Read more
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
Can a chest X-ray show clear lungs but 1 month later show multiple lung lesions 2.5 CM in size? Do lesions grow that fast? Or did the radiologist fail?
YES IT CAN:
Yes it can, it depends on what the lesions are from. Radiologist can not make such a mistake. A clear lung on chest xray can not be nd same is tru about multiple lesions which develop within a month. You have to follow up this with your doctor to find out what is the cause of these multiple lesions in lung
it may be due to infection or some kind of tumors. It definitely needs to be investigated furthe. ...Read more
Has junky cough for over 3 weeks. Seen by pediatrician 8 days ago. Lungs sounded clear. Still not improving. What should my next step be? Chest X-ray?
Cough: Could be cough generated in back of throat by a post-nasal drip. If you have a tickling sensation at back of throat just a second before you cough that pretty much clinches the diagnosis. Other possibities are habit cough, asthma (even though you have no wheezing), gastroesophageal reflux. You should speak to your MD about this and he's at a loss find another who isn't. Good luck! ...Read more
Of course, but...: The answer is NO, if a person is healthy and has no special reason to be suspected of having lung cancer. Many things are possible in life. So, as long as a person has lungs, he CAN have lung cancer, but it is not detectable until the tumor gets bigger. Likewise, he can have brain cancer, liver cancer, etc... But, in order to live a happy, normal life, we say NO CANCER when we don't detect cancer. ...Read more
Chest x-ray findings state that heart size is within normal limits and lung volumes are upper limits normal. What does upper limits normal mean?
It means: That you probably took a big, healthy breath in when they took the chest xray. ...Read more
I talked to my pain dr and he decreased pump but he blamed my breathing on my lungs an suggest I see family dr. I did and chest X-ray was clear.???
Vital capacity: Did you mean you pain pump? He probably meant your breathing is getting shallow (narcotics depresses breathing drive). CXR won't tell you that, its clinically diagnosed or measuring you pulmonary function study. ...Read more
What's causes breathlessness when eating? I have to take deep breaths of air. Feels like my lungs can't fill with enough air. Had chest X-ray clear.
I stopped smoking at 29 yrs old after close to 15 yrs smoking. I just had a clear chest x ray. What are my future chances of getting lung cancer?
I've had a cough for a week or so. Dry and wet cough about 12x a day. Could this be lung cancer? I had a clear chest X-ray in july. 36yo smoker.
Maybe: The typical warning sign for lung cancer is coughing up blood, although this is not always present in people with lung cancer. The most important consideration is whether or not you smoke. You need to stop smoking right away, permanently, and live a long, healthy, cancer-free life. If you stop smoking now, your risk of lung cancer is greatly reduced. ...Read more
Chest X-ray was clear lungs & heart r fine. Yet I'm still having chest pain when sneezing or laying down why is this?
Several reasons: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
The radiologist report said there were interstitial markings on my chest x-ray. Does that mean I have interstitial lung disease?
34/m - clear chest X-ray but still coughing up tiny amounts of blood 3-4x's a week. Slight loss in weight. Is this lung cancer related? Xsmoker
Do I need to wait until my lung infection clears up before getting a chest X-ray to check for cancer? Would the infection mask the cancer on x-ray?
Better to wait: A lung infection can make lung cancer more difficult to detect and could cause a false negative (where a cancer is missed). Many physicians do a follow up chest x-ray with 90 days of treating a pneumonia to be sure the pneumonia clears and to be sure a mass was not missed. ...Read more
I have a blood oxygen reading of 73, clear lungs, heart good but no breath and weak as a kitten nothing outstanding in the chest x ray need answers?
Smoker? COPD?: Blood oximetry at 73% is generally not good news. It points to a problem with ur lung or heart. Were u ever a smoker? If so, U may have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which comes from yrs of smoking. See ur doctor quickly to get diagnosed. While COPD damage cannot be reversed, ur symptoms can b treated w/ inhalers. In chronic bronchitis form of COPD, the CXR is often norml. TTYD 4 Dx ...Read more
Coughing up brown stuff every day for over 7 months now. I was a heavy smoker for around 10 years, recent chest pain. Chest X-ray clear. Lung Cancer?
In which lung conditions does albuterol have no effect and a chest X-ray is clear, but shortness of breath and pain still exist?
If hemoglobin is a little high and have chest pain could it be a sign of lung cancer chest X-ray clear red and white blood all good?
Most likely cause of shortness of breath if lung function good chest X-ray clear and no asthma or allergies?
More details needed: Do you have SOB at rest or only with or after exercise? Do you have trouble getting air in or pushing air out? Do you have trouble talking whenever you have such an attack? Do you have any pounding in your chest? Do you have anemia? Providing such info will likely get you a better answer. Since there are so many causes of SOB ...Read more
8 month old has one chest X-ray in the ER because of high fever. His lungs were clear. Is he now at risk for cancer?
Can anxiety cause shortness of breath that is not hyperventilling? After clear chest X-ray, dr doesn't want to do more testing? Scared its lung cancer
A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The image is now usually acquired digitally with the sensor placed against the front of the chest for the pa view and on the left side of the chest for the lateral view. Pneumonia, heart enlargement, CHF and many other ...Read more
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