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Lung Markings Coarse
Coarse markings: Is simply a technical radiologic term. It needs to be corelated with your clinical symptoms. Hope this helps. ...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
What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows coarse reticular and hazy densities in the right lung apex?
Heading toward dx: It means there is something in the uppermost part of the right lung that needs to be further evaluated, unless the diagnosis is already known. The x ray interpretation you provided suggests to me it's most likely to be an infectious problem, but a number of causes need to be considered. ...Read more
What does coarse inspiratory crackles heard during chest auscultation over lung bases mean? Is it an underlying cause of a disease?
Crackles...: Crackles are an abnormal lung sound heard while listening over the lung fields with a stethoscope as the patient breathes in deeply. There are many etiologies for crackles including pulmonary edema from heart failure or some other cause, lung infiltrate, etc. The patient's other signs and symptoms usually helps to figure out the etiology of the crackles. Sometimes, a chest x-ray is also needed. ...Read more
28/male. Chest x-ray showed "interstitum slightly coarse for age." What does this mean? Does it mean scarring? Should I be concerned?
Too vague: Ask your doc why he got CXR in first place and if you are a smoker ask him about smoking cessation programs nearby and get in one today! ...Read more
Chest xray findings for my 18 yr old daughter: coarse prominence of the perihilar markings and no focal infiltrate. What does this mean?
Suggests virus: That is a common description used by the radiologist when things are not really normal but also not consistent with pneumonia. Realize that very early in a pneumonia, the x-ray could be clear (takes time for the body to react) so the doc must rely on symptoms/exam in addition to X-ray. Focal infiltrate would be what they look for to call it pneumonia. ...Read more
I'm a 38yo w/ chest cold & productive cough. My chest Xray ruled out pneumonia but showed coarse interstitial markings. What's the likely cause?
28/male/non smoker/Asthma/Allergies/GERD. Chest x-ray showed interstitium was slighty coarse for age but, no acute abnormalities. Why would this be?
Talk to Doc: This need to be discussed w the physician who ordered the CXR. ...Read more
ANA was 1:320, nuclear coarse speckled. Anti-RNP 1.3. Likely scleroderma or MCTD or lupus? Only chest pain and mild acid reflux. 28 female.
The diagnosis of: Connective tissue disorders is tricky and mainly clinical. Antibodies help in the classification but lupus, scleroderma and MCTD are all diseases with a spectrum of clinical manifestations. Many people meet criteria for more than one autoimmune disease. Treatment typically involves biological agents, steroids, and other immunosuppressants. Ask your rheumatologist what your specific diagnosis is. ...Read more
28/male/non smoker/Asthma/GERD. Chest x-ray for tightness/dyspnea showed interstitium slighty coarse with no acute abnormalities. Concerned, IPF?
Talk to doctor: Chest x-ray is not a good way to diagnose IPF. From what I can see, the likelihood is low. But if you are concerned there are more accurate way to rule out IPF (HRCT chest, DLCO/PFT etc). ...Read more
On a CT usually: This refers to a finding seen on x-rays, more specifically ct scans of the chest. It can be seen on plain chest x-rays, but is less reliable. It refers to a more prominent appearance of the normally very slight, nearly invisible linear markings near the periphery of your lungs. It can be caused by many things. "fibrosis" or scarring is the most concerning, but by no means the only cause. ...Read more
Lungs: There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller because of the heart). Weight variances are due to the amount of blood or fluid that is in the lung. Males have heavier lungs than females; weight proportionally to the weight of the rest of the body is 1:37 in males, and 1:42 in females. ...Read more
Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and I can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on the size, shape, calcification, location, age of the person, history of cigarettes smoking, exposure to fungal illness etc. The causes of lung nodules are many including scar tissue, old fungal or tuberculous infection, cancer, blood vessel, benign tumors of lungs etc, hence, evaluation by a lung specialist is necessary. ...Read more
Pneumothorax: Some people, especially athletic teenaged men, simply experience multiple episodes of unexplained lung rupture and collapse. I hope you don't smoke and that your physicians have talked about pleurodesis to prevent more episodes, and ruled out antitrypsin deficiency, sarcoidosis, and adult-type cystic fibrosis. ...Read more
Not likely: I assume you mean cigarette smoke which is highly toxic in the long run and will not doubt kill you eventually, but the concentration in one or two puffs is irritating but not deadly. You can't hold it in long as you are obliged to breathe in between inhalation of the toxic smoke. ...Read more
Explain question: I am not sure I understand what dryness in the lungs is- please resubmit your question. ...Read more
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