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What can lung X-ray detect?

What can lung X-ray detect?

Lung X-ray: is the most frequently requested examination. The chest x-ray is performed to evaluate the lungs, heart and chest wall and rule out any pathology. ...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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If the structure of my lungs changed permenently from years of inatiqite control . Would the pomonologist be able to see this on a lung X-ray ?

If the structure of my lungs changed permenently from years of inatiqite control . Would the pomonologist be able to see this on a lung X-ray ?

Changes in your lung: A chest x-ray would be more important to exclude other medical conditions which could mimic or complicate asthma treatment. You might want to discuss with your doctor adding an inhaled steroid to your asthma regiment. Of course if you are smoking you should quit as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My grandson ate a few little bites of a soft rubber foam ball,,,took him to doctor,,everything ok,,lung X-ray good,,he is active,,I'm still worried?

My grandson ate a few little bites of a soft rubber foam ball,,,took him to doctor,,everything ok,,lung X-ray good,,he is active,,I'm still worried?

Rest easy: Little kids often sample the world around them using their sense of taste as one one factor. The foam is non toxic and if it did not end up blocking the airway on its way in, there is no risk.These kids eat wood chips, dog food, bugs and sometimes grosser things. You can't stop the behavior until they have better communication skills and a few nasty experiences to understand it needs to stop ...Read more

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Would a lung X-ray show if someone had emphysema?

Would a lung X-ray show if someone had emphysema?

Not always : There are certain characteristic (e.g. Hyperinflated lungs) which a doctor may see on chest x-ray of a patient with emphysema, but not always. Clinical history and pft/spirometry are usually needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How true is it that the lung X-ray examination result expires or is not valid after 2 weeks? Just heard from a clinic conducting an X-ray test

How true is it that the lung X-ray examination result expires or is not valid after 2 weeks? Just heard from a clinic conducting an X-ray test

No: Not sure what they are referring to when they say expire. Once the x-ray has been taken it is what it is. Your lungs may change within hours after the x-ray is taken, rendering the prior film invalid for medical purposes, but it still stands on its own. Hope I have explained this ok. ...Read more

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Can pleura fluid diagnose cancer if lung X-ray is clear?

Can pleura fluid diagnose cancer if lung X-ray is clear?

Pleural effusion: Yes. Pleural fluids could be checked for the cancerous cells. On the chest x-ray will be probably seen pleural effusion. ...Read more

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Lung X-ray during virus: "prominent diffuse interstitial markings. No acute findings/infiltrates"does this mean I have interstitial lung disease?

Lung X-ray during virus: "prominent diffuse interstitial markings. No acute findings/infiltrates"does this mean I have interstitial lung disease?

No. : Interstitial lung disease or ild refers to various conditions which can cause fibrosis of the lung. These conditions often have symptoms such as chronic cough, wheezing or shortness of breath. Breathing tests and high-resolution cat scans are often used to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Right side of back slightly swollen. Constant back cracking feeling like lung is "sore". Smoking increases symphtoms. Lung X-ray is good. 28 years old?

Right side of back slightly swollen. Constant back cracking feeling like lung is "sore". Smoking increases symphtoms. Lung X-ray is good. 28 years old?

Chest tightness?: Honestly, chest soreness made worse by smoking sounds like asthma in a28 year old... But talk to your doc. A normal chest x-ray doesn't mean much, your exam and pulmonary function tests would be more interesting, as well as the history of your symptom progression. ...Read more

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Ongoing pain in my midsection worsens when i cough when i eat chest tightens and chronic burping could the pain be my lungs? X-ray came back clear smh

Ongoing pain in my midsection worsens when i cough when i eat chest tightens and chronic burping could the pain be my lungs? X-ray came back clear smh

Second opinion: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Had the flu 14 days ago, went to the lung dr. Had a lung x-ray, dr. Said my lungs look healthy, but i still cough allot of mucus (ps: have sinusitis).

Had the flu 14 days ago, went to the lung dr. Had a lung x-ray, dr. Said my lungs look healthy, but i still cough allot of mucus (ps: have sinusitis).

Sinusitis: Upper respiratory infections, including sinusitis, may produce large amounts of inflammatory secretions resulting in sputum production and post-nasal drip. Try using saline rinses with a neti-pot, steroid nasal spray and a decongestant (pseudoephedrine, oxymetozaline, etc.). Check with your pharmacist for otc products. They will be happy to help. Good luck. ...Read more