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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oxygen saturation drops to 83 to 87 when my new born baby sleeps. Lungs X-Ray and eco screening has shown normal study. What would be the reason.

Oxygen saturation drops to 83 to 87 when my new born baby sleeps. Lungs X-Ray and eco screening has shown normal study. What would be the reason.

Birth History?: Are you testing your baby's oxygen level at home? How many days old is the baby? Was the birth vaginal? Were there any complications? What was the birth weight? How is the baby feeding? How frequent are his stools? Does he show signs of respiratory distress? Does he have a heart murmur? The answer to your question definitely depends on all of the above answers! ...Read more

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Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.

Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months.  Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis.  Help.

Sounds like: You are having a delayed reaction to environmental exposure. Time to see a lung specialist, a pulmonologist if you have suffered with it for 3 months. ...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

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I've been having chest pain for 3days now when I breathe or lay down or move. It gets better with painkillers. EKG and lung x ray were OK. What is it?

I've been having chest pain for 3days now when I breathe or lay down or move. It gets better with painkillers. EKG and lung x ray were OK. What is it?

? rib fracture: sometimes acute rib fractures are difficult to see on cxr a limited bone scan may be helpful, pleurisy is another possibility and a ct of the chest may show what the cxr did not ...Read more

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In a lung x-ray, how can a radiologist tell "scar tissue" from a mass, i.e. cancer?

In a lung x-ray, how can a radiologist tell "scar tissue" from a mass, i.e. cancer?

Challenging: This can be challenging, but serial imaging could help. Scar tissue will remain stable while mass will be stable or increase in size depending on if it is malignant or benign ...Read more

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I'm a vietnam veteran with many angent orange problems. I had a lung X-ray 6 years ago with calcified nodules now I have more nodules. Could this be cancer?

I'm a vietnam veteran with many angent orange problems. I had a lung  X-ray  6 years ago with calcified nodules now I have more nodules. Could this be cancer?

Maybe/likely not.: While nodules, even calcified ones can possibly be cancer, they are more likely to be something else. Calcified nodules are likely to be associated with a chronic phase of tuberculosis that may have infected you while you were in an endemic area, like vietnam, but your immune sysytem had overcome without much symptoms or signs, but left these nodules, known as the ghon complex. Check w/ your dr. ...Read more

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Mom has cough and fatigue with flu like symptoms for 1 month. Internal md found spot on lung x-ray. When should she see a pulmonlogist?

Mom has  cough and fatigue with flu like symptoms for 1 month.  Internal md found spot on lung x-ray.  When should she see a pulmonlogist?

When her: Internist refers her. The sx's may or may not be coming from the spot. If you like your doc stick with him, does she have a hx of a mood or stress disorder. It's unusual for this type of thing to linger for a month. Does she sleep well, having crying spells, losing or gaining weight? There may be more here. Trust me if ur doc thought she had cancer he would have sent her. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Strep test was negative but lung x-ray showed bronchitis. Is that what's causing my throat to be sore with white spots? Dr prescribed augmentin

Strep test was negative but lung x-ray showed bronchitis. Is that what's causing my throat to be sore with white spots? Dr prescribed augmentin

Maybe: If the spots were there before the augmentin, then very likely. If they appeared after starting the antibiotic, it may be oral thrush. If you are prone to vaginal yeast infections after taking antibiotics, then thrush is even more likely. If your throat does not get better by the time you finish the augmentin, I would recommend you go back to see your Dr. ...Read more

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Whats all those white looking fumes in lung x-rays is it smoke?

Lungs: Thats what the lungs look like on x-ray. They do look bad in smokers though. ...Read more

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