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I have mild cough x 2 yrs and wheeze heard loudest upper right chest and back. Docs don't seem concerned normal x-ray. I'm scared lung cancer. Ideas?

I have mild cough x 2 yrs and wheeze heard loudest upper right chest and back. Docs don't seem concerned normal x-ray. I'm scared lung cancer. Ideas?

Chronic cough: You should have more work up then just an x-ray, but cancer is just one possibility, and other things are more likely. See your helpful pulmonologist and get pulmonary function tests. Reflux, asthma, chronic bronchitis, COPD are all possibilities. ...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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What can cause chest pain for several days? Went to Er, EKG normal and chest X Ray normal, lungs sound fine. This is the third time this has happened

What can cause chest pain for several days? Went to Er,  EKG normal and chest X Ray normal, lungs sound fine. This is the third time this has happened

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sperometer test is normal.lungs digital X-ray is normal.but feeling breathless.long breathing gets me anxious..please help me....tests are normal?

Sperometer test is normal.lungs digital X-ray is normal.but feeling breathless.long breathing gets me anxious..please help me....tests are  normal?

Dyspnea: Spirometry and Chest x-ray are test to evaluate for lung disease. However, the spirometry results may change if you have reversible disease such as asthma. There are other conditions that can cause shortness of breath such as heart disease, anemia, anxiety, pulmonary embolism. If you continue to have this symptoms follow up with your doctor to get further evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I gauge the extent of damage caused to my lungs due to smoking @4-5 cigarettes per day since past 15 years? Lung function test & x-ray-normal

How can I gauge the extent of damage caused to my lungs due to smoking @4-5 cigarettes per day since past 15 years?  Lung function test & x-ray-normal

You can't detect: If the carcinogens damaged cells that harbor the genetic forerunner of cancer...There is no safe level or duration of smoking, the changes can cause cancer years later. Imaging and function test say "all's well" but it is for now only, not a lifetime guarantee. ...Read more

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I had a chest x ray that showed hyper inflated lungs. everything else was normal. I smoke. I am a 51 year old female. is this copd?

I had a chest x ray that showed hyper inflated lungs.  everything else was normal.  I smoke.  I am a 51 year old female.  is this copd?

Yes, it may: and it should be followed up with pulmonary function studies, which can definitively show whether airway obstruction is present, and if so, how severe it is. YOU NEED TO STOP SMOKING before your lungs are so damaged that little reversal is possible. At this stage, if you stop, significant improvement can usually occur. Please get help from a pulmonary physician or your PCP, and support groups. ...Read more

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Normal cat scan, x-ray, and ultrasound - pain in right lower lung or upper abdoman still in pain, what's wrong? (right side)

Normal cat scan,  x-ray, and ultrasound  - pain in right lower lung or upper abdoman still in pain, what's wrong? (right  side)

Abdominal pain: It's encouraging that imaging studies are normal, but unfortunately without further story taking, it's impossible to suggest any meaningful diagnoses. ...Read more