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Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung ?

Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung
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Parenchymal density: is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the images to review, it is difficult to determine. Likewise, there are both acute and chronic causes of cystic changes. The nonspecific report verbiage needs to be interpreted in conjunction with the images themselves and your clinical picture. ...Read more

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 the possible conditions for lung densities?

What are the possible conditions for lung densities?

Any form of tissue: more dense than air filled alveoli, i.e. any type of fibrous/scar tissue resulting from response to any type of infection, injury, cancer, etc. Thus all very non-specific, general, anything which would not transmit X-Ray or other imaging method as well as normal lung. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/362787-overview offers an overview. ...Read more

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Lung density can be treatted? Or is there any medication?

Lung density can be treatted? Or is there any medication?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you are asking exactly. We don't usually talk about the lungs as being dense or light, but rather about tissue loss, scarring, etc from disease. If the lungs are heavy with fluid there are drugs that can remove some, if they are full of puss or swelling its possible to improve both of those. ...Read more

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My x-rays result is suspicious upper lung densities, heart is not enlarge, apicolorotic view. What does it mean? Thank you.

My x-rays result is suspicious upper lung densities, heart is not enlarge, apicolorotic view. What does it mean? 
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Follow up further: Apical Lordotic view refers to the the positioning of the x-ray beam coming from in front of your chest to the film behind you. Heart not enlarged is a normal finding. As for the "suspicious upper lung density"...this is not very specific but indicates he likely saw something that caught his attention and likely needs to be evaluated further either by CT scan or maybe follow up x-ray later. ...Read more

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I have a low lymphocyte count of 4% neutrophils 86% I have a lung density in the lingula could I have cancer?

I have a low lymphocyte count of 4% neutrophils 86%  I have a lung density in the lingula could I have cancer?

Maybe: Lung cancer doesn't usually cause lymphopenia (low lymphocyte count). The lymphopenia itself warrants evaluation. Have you been checked for H.I.V.? ...Read more

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What is a lung nodular density?

What is a lung nodular density?

Whitish spot on xray: On a chest x-ray, sometimes there are whitish spots that aren't supposed to be there in the normally dark images of the lungs. The spots are usually less than an inch wide, and often less than half-an-inch wide. Disorders that show up as a nodular density or multiple densities include infections (such as TB or other germs), fungi (such as aspergillus), inflammatory disorders, cancers, etc... ...Read more

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Small lung linear density in my left lung which result to 14 mm ppdswelling how high is the risk?

Small lung linear density in my left lung which result to 14 mm ppdswelling  how high is the risk?

If ur immune: System is strong and u don't have risk factors such as hiv, diabetes, autoimmune condition etc. I won't worry much about it.Follow ur dr's advice. God bless u! http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=26083. http://www.doctoroz.com/slideshow/boost-your-immunity-naturally. ...Read more

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On the lung windows might be 1 or 2 minute lung nodular densities, below the resolution of pet. What does this mean? See pet results for further info.

On the lung windows might be 1 or 2 minute lung nodular densities, below the resolution of pet. What does this mean? See pet results for further info.

Talk with your doc: This is a very specific question and unfortunately there isn't enough information to answer it correctly. You should see your doctor for a specific answer about the pet scan results. ...Read more

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Hello I have been diagnosed with a small module on my left lower lung. A low density lesion on my liver and a 6mm nodule on my right thyroid lobe. ?

Hello I have been diagnosed with a small module on my left lower lung. A low density lesion on my liver and a 6mm nodule on my right thyroid lobe. ?

See below: Such multiple findings as you describe are not uncommon on various imaging studies such as CT scans of the chest, abdomen, pelvis that include the thyroid, lung, liver, and kidneys where small sub-centimeter (<10 mm) nodules are commonly noted which are most often benign and clinically insignificant but which often deserve a follow-up study in 6-12 months. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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A 5 y. O. Child with shortness of breath & clearing her thoat, X-ray showed high density lung tissue markings. What is it? Pls recommend a tratment.

A 5 y. O. Child with shortness of breath & clearing her thoat, X-ray showed high density lung tissue markings. What is it?  Pls recommend a tratment.

Several possibls: Without doing an exam and seeing the x-ray it leaves too much to speculate about.This could be a mild viral process or a true pneumonia. The primary ordering the x-ray has more data to work with and should provide the diagnosis and plan for treatment. ...Read more