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Lordotic view shows minimal hazy infiltrates in the left apex. Consider minimal PTB of undetermined activity. Kindly explain it to me. Thank you?

Lordotic view shows minimal hazy infiltrates in the left apex. Consider minimal PTB of undetermined activity. Kindly explain it to me. Thank you?

Chest x-ray: The presence of the so-called hazy infiltrates in the the top of the left upper lobe has caused the radiologist reading the film to suggest that you may have tuberculosis. This is not the purview of a radiologist and their suggestion is only to make sure that the doctor ordering the film considers this in their diagnostic evaluation. Continue your work-up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Reticular and hazy densities at upper right lobe?

Reticular and hazy densities at upper right lobe?

Infection?: If you are describing findings on a ct of the chest report, then a reticular density or opacity may suggest infection, including tuberculosis. See your doctor to correlate with physical exam and labs. ...Read more

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Baseline Mammo: LT side mild area of asymmetry with parenchymal density in medial posterior. Short f/u suggested. What does it mean & should I worry?

Baseline Mammo: LT side mild area of asymmetry with parenchymal density in medial posterior. Short f/u suggested. What does it mean & should I worry?

It's suspicious.: You shouldn't worry, but you should have a breast exam now and again in 6 months with a repeat mammogram in 6 months. Your mammogram shows that your left breast is not identical to your right breast. There is an area that's more dense, located close to the chest on the side near your breastbone. It could be your normal anatomy, but the only way to know is to follow it over time. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the meaning of my xray result. Lordotic view shows minimal hazy infiltrates in the left apex. Consider minimal PTB of undetermined activity.?

TB: Ptb means pulmonary Tuberculosis. The location is top part of the lung. Recommend seeing pulmonary specialist yo have a PPD done and follow up testing like potential CT chest and bronchoscope. ...Read more

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What does it mean of ancillary spot view shows minimal densities in both lung apices. How long will it cure?

What does it mean of ancillary spot view shows minimal densities in both lung apices. How long will it cure?

Need more info: Densities in the lung apices can have multiple causes. Infections, including tb, scarring, emphysema, and tumors can all cause these types of densities. Your age, smoking history, history of prior infections or other underlying diseases need to be considered by your physician. There are very sensitive ways to follow these densities to see if they are stable. There is no simple "cure". ...Read more

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Hi...the apicordotic view result stated that I have minimal fibrocalcific densities/scarring in my left upper lobe of my lungs...what does it mean?

Hi...the apicordotic view result stated that I have minimal fibrocalcific densities/scarring in my left upper lobe of my lungs...what does it mean?

Lung scarring.: This finding suggests that there is/was a process inflaming/scarring the top sections of your lungs. Could be something environmental. Occupational. Infectious. Requires clarification. You should bring this finding to a Pulmonologist for a full consideration. ...Read more

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Minimal atelectatic medically rt middle lobe and lingular area on lt with multiple small nodules with subpleural density and pleural-based no pleural effusion or pneumothorax what does this mean?

Bronchoscopy: First you will need a diagnosis of what these nodules are. The atelectases in both lungs should be evaluated by looking at the airways to make sure there is no nodule in the airways causing collapse and in addition the bronchoscopy may just give all the diagnosis.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed w/Early stage Fuchs Dystrophy. Diagnosed w/minimal epiretinal membrane 1 yr. Ago. Past 2yrs have glare & hazy vision. Fuchs is why?

Recently diagnosed w/Early stage Fuchs Dystrophy. Diagnosed w/minimal epiretinal membrane 1 yr. Ago. Past 2yrs have glare & hazy vision. Fuchs is why?

Combination: 'Early' stage Fuchs shouldn't affect your vision. It can cause glare and hazy vision in later stages. The ERM will cause distortion in vision eg straight line will look crooked or wavy. The cataracts are more likely to be the culprit for glare, hazy, discolored vision. Take care. ...Read more

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My ALV results states that it shows hazy densities in the right apex; consider Koch's etiology of undetermined activity. What does it mean?

My ALV results states that it shows hazy densities in the right apex; consider Koch's etiology of undetermined activity. What does it mean?

TB: Koch's disease, or tuberculosis, is suspected when a chest X-Ray shows changes in the apex of the lungs. Whether this is old, healed TB or active TB is determined by sputum cultures and special blood testing. A pulmonologist is best qualified to evaluate your situation and advise you. ...Read more

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Hi doc, what is suspicious nodular and hazy densities in the right upper? Is this already a tubercolosis?

Nope: The biggest difference will be made by where you live and your symptoms. If you live in an endemic area and you have had symptoms such as cough, blood in sputum, weight loss, etc, then tb will be definitely in the differential diagnosis as early lesions are usually seen in the upper lobes, the description otherwise is too nonspecific to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is suspicious densities in the left upper lobe? And what is mild rightward curvatureof the thoracic spine? Pls reply

What is suspicious densities in the left upper lobe? And what is mild rightward curvatureof the thoracic spine? Pls reply

This is radiology-: -speak. Suspicious means it's there but don't know what it is. Usually means you need more sophisticated imaging. A mild curve in the thoracic spine means a "scoliosis".mild, is an incidental finding @ your age not to worry about the spine curve it's been there since your teenage years. ...Read more

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My X-ray result shows hazy densities in the right upper lung. What's the best way to explain it in a easy explanation so I can understand what's it.

My X-ray result shows hazy densities in the right upper lung. What's the best way to explain it in a easy explanation so I can understand what's it.

Xray: Air doesn't show up on X-rays. Bony stuff is white. Hazy means that part of your lung is not completely filling with air. You really need a CT scan to determine exactly what it is. Some types of things in lungs that people get have calcium in it (old infections sometimes can show this, scarring). The location and the context of the patients history can lead down different diagnostic pathways. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows coarse reticular and hazy densities in the right lung apex?

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

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How long does it take for bone density to weaken if unable to exercise for 2 months? Eat healthy, no meds. Have mild osteopenia.

How long does it take for bone density to weaken if unable to exercise for 2 months? Eat healthy, no meds. Have mild osteopenia.

It depends: What do you mean by unable to exercise, walking is exercise and has been shown to prevent sig bone loss. On the other hand with even just a few days of bed rest bone loss will already start to be seen (>12 wks can cause up to 50% dec). Age, vit D level, race and menopausal status effect this as well. Good luck & if possible go for a walk and protect your bones, blood sugar, cholesterol, heart ...Read more

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I got my result from my x-ray today and says I have hazy density. Conclusion PTB upper left lung. I had PTB 5 years ago & treated, is this PTB or scar?

I got my result from my x-ray today and says I have hazy density. Conclusion PTB upper left lung. I had PTB 5 years ago & treated, is this PTB or scar?

Mgt.: Any symptoms or changes in your radiograph, compared to post treatment, may lead to additional tests. Airway cultures to identify TB can be sent to clarify. ...Read more

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Suspicious ovoid density, right upper lung, apicolordotic view is suggested, mild dextroscoliosis, thoracic spine. What this means this result of my xray. P

Suspicious ovoid density, right upper lung, apicolordotic view is suggested, mild dextroscoliosis, thoracic spine. What this means this result of my xray. P

See details: A solitary nodule can be caused by several issues with infection the most likely cause in a 22 year. If I was ordering tests, I would do a CT scan of the chest next and forget about additional plain x rays. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest XRAY (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? Chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.

Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest XRAY (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? Chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.

Pleural effusion: It sounds like you are concerned you have a pleural effusion along with the pneumonia you were diagnosed with. A pleural effusion would have been seen on the chest xray taken if it was significant. If it has been a while since your chest xray and you have completed a course of treatment and you are still coughing or short of breath, then please see your doctor again for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I underwent a back X-Ray due to back pain. It showed generalized diminished bone density and mild scoliotic change in the lumbar vertebrae, while the intervertebral space is unchanged. I'll undergo an MRI, should I be worried?

I underwent a back X-Ray due to back pain. It showed generalized diminished bone density and mild scoliotic change in the lumbar vertebrae, while the intervertebral space is unchanged. I'll undergo an MRI, should I be worried?

BACK PAIN: Thus far there is nothing you've mentioned on the X-ray that is a source of acute back pain so no reason to worry based on x-ray; having said that it was a waste to get the x-ray unless it was post trauma.MRI is the standard radiographic eval for back pain. Is this from an MVA? If so, it is likely a muscle strain. ...Read more

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Minimal change disease prognosis?

Minimal change disease prognosis?

Good: With ace inhibitors and steroids it can usually be kept in remission. Compliance with the physicians care plan is essential. It is a good idea to have a nephrologist helping you with this. ...Read more

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What is meant by minimal sinus disease?

What is meant by minimal sinus disease?

Minimal sinusitis: Hello. Great question. Minimal sinus disease to one may be significant to another! We need to all be on the same page. Minimal disease doesn't discard the patient's suffering with this disorder but it usually refers to the CT findings of your sinuses. This is usually minor thickening of the lining within the sinus cavity. ...Read more

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How can you survive on the minimal sleep?

How can you survive on the minimal sleep?

Not worth risk: Sleeping is so vitally important for good health. It is when we recharge our battery and it enables us to thrive. Lack of good consistent sleep can not only be dangerous to our body (high blood pressure, depression, anxiety) but to others. A leading cause of fatal car accidents is falling asleep at the wheel. Your body is telling you that you need help. ...Read more

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What does very minimal fullness in the mastoid cells mean?

What does very minimal fullness in the mastoid cells mean?

Confusing: Fullness in the mastoid is a symptom, and using the term mastoid cells is a radiological diagnosis. I am guessing that your doctor ordered mastoid x-rays and the radiologist identified minimal degree of fluid in the mastoid air cells. The mastoid bone behind your ear only gets involved if you have a middle ear infection (hearing loss). So we need more specific information on your complaint. ...Read more