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Lymphoma And Chest Xray
I get pains in my chest below sternum I was scared of lymphoma but chest xray and bloods are normal? What could it be
? regurgitation: You could be having some reflux symptoms, or even gallbladder symptoms. See if you can pinpoint any activity or food that contributes to your symptoms. Keep a food diary. If you can see a pattern, discuss it with your doctor. Unlikely you have heart disease, but it's not unthinkable. Good luck. ...Read more
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
I'm itchy and scared of lymphoma. No palpable lymphnodes, bloods & chest xray good. Scared of hidden lymphoma maybe in abdo? I'm 26 what r chances?
Can lymphoma be detected on a chest xray? Lymphs up in neck, armpits, groin, cold sweats etc, blood test + chest xray came back clear?
Why are you asking?: It may or may not. More likely it will not. It is very important to obtain a detailed and long history and physical to evaluate, by an experienced MD. An isolated CXR is almost meaningless in context! Some experts have recently talked about yearly total body MRI. But unprovent AND DOES NOT REPLACE AN EXAM by an experienced doc, as opposed to a hospital employed money sucker. ...Read more
Does a chest x Ray reveal enlarged lymph nodes in neck area such as under the thymus gland caused by lymphoma?
The thymus gland: Is not in the neck, it is in the chest (anterior mediastinum). If the lymph nodes get large enough, the chest xray will be abnormal. However, a chest xray is not a reliable way to rule out adenopathy, because the lymph nodes have to get quite bulky to show up. CT is a much more sensitive and specific test for mediastinal adenopathy. ...Read more
It depends...: It depends on the area covered by the x-ray and on how enlarged the lymph nodes are. A chest x-ray would probably show significant lymph node enlargement that may be suspicious for lymphoma in the mediastinal area (inside the chest cavity) and possibly in the supraclavicular (above the collarbone), lower cervical (neck), and axillary (armpit) regions. Inguinal (groin) lymph nodes would not show. ...Read more
Tires easily, joint pain/muscle ache. Normal cbc, metabolic panel and chest xray 1 month ago. Feel flushed in afternoon/evening? Leukemia/lymphoma?
See your PCP for re-:
Evaluation including the blood work, but more importantly have a physical examination, to be properly diagnosed.
The symptoms you describe are very nonspecific and could be due to any of many many conditions.
Certainly I would not think of leukemia or lymphoma as my first suspicion, with a normal cbc.
Good luck. ...Read more
Does lymphoma present with symptoms? Swollen lymph node pea size x7 months. Normal labs, CT & chest X-ray. Somewhat tired, occasional itching.
Node biopsy possibly:
A persistent swollen isolated node for seven months may be related to a number of causes. I would suggest a visit with your PCP. Sometimes infections and drainage to the affected lymph node is the underlying cause rather than malignancy. If the node needs to be biopsied then a surgical referral can be made. Small moveable nodes tend to be benign.
Tissue diagnosis is usually quite definitive. ...Read more
Many things: Cardiac enlargement reflecting heart disease. Abnormalities in ventilation of lungs. Increased densities which may mean edema (fluid in lungs), hemorrhage, tumor, infection and trauma. Skeletal abnormalities such as fractures, dysplasia, bone tumors. Enlarged lymph nodes in mediastinum representing tumor or infection. Congenital abnormalities are often noted of skeleton, lungs, or heart. ...Read more
Dirty lungs?: Usually smoking appears on chest radiograph as prominent central markings which can also be seen in viral infection, reactive airway disease, and inhaling polutants. Interstitial markings or small lines in lungs more prominent. ...Read more
Sometimes: If thymoma is not causing symptoms, sometimes identified incidentally, found on chest X-ray or CT scan that is performed for another reason. If symptomatic chest X-rays, CT scans or MRI scans or the combination of PET and CT scans, are performed. While mass in the anterior mediastinum suggestive, definitive diagnosis can only be established when the mass is either removed or biopsied with pathology. ...Read more
Overaeration lungs: Hyperaeration means lungs contain larger amount of air than normally expected. Has many causes. In children can be seen with diseases causing air trapping such as bronchiolitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, early aspiration, and metabolic acidosis. In adults airtrapping usually associated with asthma or COPD (emphysema) and other diffuse lung diseases.. ...Read more
Many reasons: Retractors are often used for chest surgery and change configuration of ribs. Sutures or vascular clips are often radiopaque and visualized. Cardiac surgery usually has sternal wire sutures when chest entered centrally. Replacement heart valves are visible. Anatomy changes when have lung resection. ...Read more
Many things: Pneumonia, volume loss or atelectasis, overaeration, fluid in lungs-interstitial edema, pulmonary hemorrhage, extraalveolar air in pleural space, pericardium, mediastinum and subcutaneous tissues, enlarged heart, nodules in lungs, metastases or infection, lung and mediastinal tumors, fractures in ribs and spine, etc ...Read more
Yes: Early phase pneumonia with fever and chills may have normal chest xray and consolidate 24-48 hours later, Consolidation can lag behind clinical symptom. And clinical improvement before xray improves. Immune compromised patients on chemotherapy with neutropenia or few white blood cells, exam can look negative. It is necessary to have white blood cells to form consolidation. Bacteria are not radio de ...Read more
Quite rapid tody: In these modern times the results from digital exams are usually faxed to referring doctor in rapid fashion, once study is dictated. My physicians receive reports in less than a minute after my dictation. The physician has to look at reports. My advice is to call office manager of physician who requested study. I have found this results in more satisfactory response than speaking to receptionist. ...Read more
CXR: Without knowing the exact wording of the "Impression" I really cannot say. ...Read more
NAD on chest xray: NAD - No acute (active) disease is a terminology used to indicate that there are no acute ie infections, tumors or any sort of disease process appearing on the chest x-ray. There may be chronic changes - usually reported separately. NAD is a good thing ...Read more
Infection/tumor: Nodules can be related to granulomatous infection such as tuberculosis or coccidiodomycosis or brucellosis if live in endemic areas. Other nodules can some times be caused by staph and can cavitate. Nodules can be seen in metastases and primary lung tumors.. ...Read more
Mgt: Most likely, this represents an area of scar tissue from the infection. If any symptoms of infection recur, please see your PCP. ...Read more
The chest x-ray is performed to determine if your symptoms may be due to pneumonia, heart failure, of fluid accumulating in the space around the lung (pleural space).
A patient with common cold will usually have a normal chest x-ray.
A cough can be a symptom associated with the above mentioned problems. ...Read more