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My cousin had his chest X-ray today and the radiologist said to him that his lung is enlarged and his heart is not visible.?

My  cousin had his chest X-ray today and the radiologist said to him that his lung is enlarged and  his heart is not visible.?

Kind of Weird: I'd say that is kind of weird. I suggest before you put much stock into what you ever learn in any x ray department, you wait and discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the x ray. A lot of misinformation comes from x ray department employees. I know that will offend some folks, but that is my experience. ...Read more

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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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I have an 11 mm spiculated right lung base nodule, that was detected 8.19.2015, and was not present in the chest x-ray from 5.20.2014?

I have an 11 mm spiculated right lung base nodule, that was detected 8.19.2015, and was not present in the chest x-ray from 5.20.2014?

Follow up: with your physician. It may need additional evaluation, most likely a chest CT if you only have had a chest xray. Depending on the CT findings, it may need a biopsy, to see if it is malignant. Unfortunately, a new spiculated mass is a suspicious finding. ...Read more

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Can you explain results of chest X-ray led 2 cat scan, which led 2 pet scan. results are multiple nodules. what causes lung nodules?

Can you explain results of chest X-ray led 2 cat scan, which led 2 pet scan. results are multiple nodules. what causes lung nodules?

Multiple: There are many causes for pulmonary nodules, which can be broken down into benign or malignant. There are a large number of causes for benign nodules, and 95% of nodules seen on CT scan are benign. If the nodule is large enough, a biopsy may be recommended. The initial move is to see if the same mass was present on a previous scan. PET scans are used to add information, but should not be done firs ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed with bilateral nodules in the lungs by a chest X-ray and CT scan. The doctor told her that her system is good and there is no sign or symptom of any disease. But i'm worried. What should I do?

My mom was diagnosed with bilateral nodules in the lungs by a chest X-ray and CT scan. The doctor told her that her system is good and there is no sign or symptom of any disease. But i'm worried. What should I do?

CT is better: If the ct either found nothing in the lungs (meaning the chest xray findings were overlapping structures or outside the lungs) or what was found was clearly benign on the ct scan, then there is nothing to worry about. This assumes a high quality ct scan read by a competent radiologist. ...Read more

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I was at ER tonight due to chest pain from ongoing virus. Ct scan and chest X-ray . Found small nodule in lung. Sent home w/ zpack? Now what do I do?

I was at ER tonight due to chest pain from ongoing virus. Ct scan and chest X-ray . Found small nodule in lung. Sent home w/ zpack? Now what do I do?

Follow up: You should finish the antibiotics. Repeat the ct in 6-8 weeks. If nodule still present, you should be referred to a pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon for evaluation. Some nodules can be observed and some need to be removed. ...Read more

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Chances of lung nodule being cancerous in 52/f never smoker, had normal chest xray in april, then nodule show in july. she has history asthma & bronchitis.

Chances of lung nodule being cancerous in 52/f never smoker, had normal chest xray in april, then nodule show in july. she has history asthma & bronchitis.

Need not be a cancer: lung nodules can be of any nature. needs proper evaluation with a CT scan of the chest (with and without IV contrast) to begin, as it is new and showed up first time. ...Read more

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The result of my chest xray shows a suspicious nodular density overlying the left first anterior rib. Another nodular opacity is seen overlying the left 9th posterior rib is this means that my breast cancer already metastisis in my lungs? Do I have to und

The result of my chest xray shows a suspicious nodular density overlying the left first anterior rib. Another nodular opacity is seen overlying the left 9th posterior rib is this means that my breast cancer already metastisis in my lungs? Do I have to und

Advice: It sounds like you have a complex medical history and a potentially complicated situation. The best advise i can give is to ask the doctor who ordered the x-ray to explain it to you and refer you to the appropriate caregiver. I wish you well. ...Read more

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What could a "Small density 1cm lung nodule "be , seen on chest xray , chances of malignancy ?

What could a "Small density 1cm lung nodule "be , seen on chest xray , chances of malignancy ?

Need more info: smoker? Any other history? Malignancy always possible but could be scar or benign nodule. Should be followed or biopsy for definitive diagnosis if feasible. ...Read more

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Xray Of Chest (Definition)

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


Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more