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If I had COPD or asthma will it show on a chest x ray?

If I had COPD or asthma will it show on a chest x ray?

No...: Neither COPD nor asthma is diagnosed by x-ray but other diseases can be ruled out by getting a chest x-ray, like pneumonia, congestive heart failure, pneumothorax, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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


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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 ?

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

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Is COPD severe when it shows hyperinflated lungs and flattened diaphragm on chest X-ray?

Is COPD severe when it shows hyperinflated lungs and flattened diaphragm on chest X-ray?

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

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Wouldn't a echocardiogram show early heart failure? Also wouldn't a stethoscope and chest X-ray show copd?

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 more

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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?

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?

Distended Lung: The findings that were seen on the chest x-ray would include some over-inflation of the lung typically seen in COPD (any smoking history?) or asthma. A much better report than metastatic nodules! ...Read more

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Can a chest X-ray diagnose asthma?

Can a chest X-ray diagnose asthma?

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 more

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Can a chest X-ray confirm asthma or c o p d?

No: A chest x-ray may be suggestive of these disorders, but not confirmatory. The definitive test would be pulmonary function testing. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Copd (Definition)

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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Xray Of Chest (Definition)

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