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If I Had Copd Or Asthma Will It Show On A Chest X Ray
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
Iv been for a chest X-ray it was clear did some breathing test and blood test ther testing my for asthma or COPD but they have ask me to come back ?
And your question ?: It appears that they have not finished their evaluation.Each test provides a bit of information, and the results of one often lead to the need for another. You did not ask a specific question, but nothing you stated leads to any specific conclusion. ...Read more
Seeing pulmonarologist tomorrow for sob. Chest x-ray, EKG and blood work all normal. Could it be asthma, COPD or emphysema? Gp said lungs sound clear
I have stage 4 copd. Recently had a chest X-ray that showed no active infections. How is that possible or does that damage done by cops not show up?
COPD: The simple answer is YES! However, I don't understand why your specialist is not treating you better! Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Wouldn't a echocardiogram show early heart failure? Also wouldn't a stethoscope and chest X-ray show copd?
No...: An echocardiogram will not show the fluid in the lungs so it will not diagnose early heart failure. Copd, by definition, has chronic airways obstruction which is diagnosed via pulmonary function testing. This is the only way to differentiate COPD from asthma, both of which can give the same stethoscope and x-ray findings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A recent chest xray my mom had done to check for metastasis showed no cancer spread but COPD or asthma. I'm confused about what xray may have shown?
No: As dr. Labarbera points out findings on a chest x-ray can support a diagnosis of asthma. For example, asthma causes hyperinflation of the lungs that can be seen on chest x-ray (see photo). The chest radiograph is used in evaluation of the wheezing patient to rule-out other causes like infection, heart disease or a congenital mass. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have asthma and allergies. I take 4 puffs of advair everyday. Yet lately i notice that i'm getting a lot more clumpy white phlegm that i'm trying to bring up. I did a chest X-ray 3-5 months ago and i was told its ok. What could be the reason as its a li
Difficult to answer: In general, the cough that comes from asthma is not productive of "clumpy white phlegm." i would question whether or not the cough is due to something else (infection, chronic bronchitis, reflux, etc.). The normal chest xray is reassuring but doesn't rule out the above. I would recommend seeing an asthma/allergy specialist in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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