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Doctor insights on: Persistent Scarring At Right Lung Apex

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Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?

Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?

Old infection: Without visualizing the chest x ray- I think this is most likely scaring from old infection (pneumonia, bronchitis)
a ct scan of the chest may add additional information. ...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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3 wks ago went to urgent care w/a bronchial cough tha lasted 2 wks. X-rays looked clear. Got call today, found scar tissue on right lung. Means what?

3 wks ago went to urgent care w/a bronchial cough tha lasted 2 wks. X-rays looked clear. Got call today, found scar tissue on right lung. Means what?

X-Ray finding: You are looking at shadows. You have to look at a follow film in 6 month time to see if there has been any change in film. In the meantime, sit tight. ...Read more

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Chronic cough. Got an x ray: scar in right lung that pulls diaphragm? No follow up needed. How can he tell so sure?? Quit smoking 6 y ago. Have a PE.

Chronic cough. Got an x ray: scar in right lung that pulls diaphragm? No follow up needed. How can he tell so sure?? Quit smoking 6 y ago. Have a PE.

See pulmonologist: Having a scarred lung and chronic cough in a former smoker with a history of PE is a complicated issue which should be evaluated by a pulmonologist. You need need a CT chest instead of just a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Does old healed pulmonary TB right lung scar cause shortness of breath during sex?

Does old healed pulmonary TB right lung scar cause shortness of breath during sex?

Symptoms: To be the cause of that symptom there would need to be considerable lung damage or extensive adhesions ...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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My xray result says that suspicious densities are seen in the right lung apex. Is this serious? Am I still fit to work?

My xray result says that suspicious densities are seen in the right lung apex. Is this serious? Am I still fit to work?

How do you feel?: Whether you are fit to work or not depends on what you do for work, and whether or not they have policy or regulations regarding employee health requirements. X-ray findings alone are generally not an issue; that said, if you are short of breath and cannot perform as needed, then fitness may become an issue. Pulmonary function testing may be required. Advise immediate follow-up CT/MRI + contrast. ...Read more

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I have a very small nodule on the apex of my lung found on chest X-ray my doctor saidit may be scar tissue or a blocked bone shadow, it is on the apex and I am 70 years old, is it cancer?

I have a very small nodule on the apex of my lung found on chest X-ray my doctor saidit may be scar tissue or a blocked bone shadow, it is on the apex and I am 70 years old, is it cancer?

Hard to say: Although lung cancers can present as lung nodules, most isolated lung nodules are not due to cancer. If you are in doubt, it is better to obtain a second opinion. ...Read more

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I was wondering if I should worry about few small nonspecific linear pleural parenchymal opacities right lung apex found on a shoulder MRI?

I was wondering if I should worry about few small nonspecific linear pleural parenchymal opacities right lung apex found on a shoulder MRI?

Need more informatio: Need more information, More medical and social history. Smoking or not. Any other medical disease at present.
These findings are on MRI of shoulder and not a dedicated MRI of chest
So You need to be seen by a MD or Pulmonary to go over your history, physical exam and more work up if needed ...Read more

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I have a weird dull and annoying persistent pain in my lower right lung and it doesn't like to go away, it has been days now, what could this be?

I have a weird dull and annoying persistent pain in my lower right lung and it doesn't like to go away, it has been days now, what could this be?

See your doctor: Could be a multitude of things from pneumonia to pulled muscles to abdominal pathology. What you really need is a good history and physical from your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ct shows parenchymal scarring of both lung apex. Pleurisy/pericarditis this summer but pain never totally went away. Could this scarring cause pain?

Yes: You have multiple reasons for pain, since pleurisy and pericarditis can leave adhesions which can cause pain. The parenchymal scarring at the apex may be unrelated to your symptoms. ...Read more

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What does scarred lungs look like?

What does scarred lungs look like?

There are: Many forms of scarring of the lungs depending on its location, extent and cause. One example is on the Chest xray seen here where there is a large scar on the right upper lung. ...Read more

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Please can you explain how lungs become scarred?

Please can you explain how lungs become scarred?

Multiple causes: Causes include chronic lung infections, certain arthritis like lupus/rheumatoid arthritis/scleroderma etc /certain medications and idiopathic (unknown) cause. ...Read more

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Can there be some type of surgery that can remove scar tissue in the lungs?

Can there be some type of surgery that can remove scar tissue in the lungs?

Not worth the risk: The risk of surgery to remove scar tissue is not warranted unless you have severe symptoms. You should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to remove my lung scar so I can work?

Can't answer this: "lung scar" can mean a lot of things, only a few of which should interfere with your ability to work. Many doctors refer to "lung scarring" when describing a condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This can be a disabling condition that is progressive and largely untreatable. If you have this its best to go to a center that runs ipf clinical trials. Search google for one near you if so. ...Read more

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Is it possible to work in singapore even if I have a lung scar?

Is it possible to work in singapore even if I have a lung scar?

Yes: I don't thing there should be any trouble. Occasionaally, scar coulb be secondary to tb, pt should have PPD checked and if positive pt should get treatment, but ther e is no contraindication for work. ...Read more

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Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Scar: Cancer grows while a scar stays stable or contracts. Old scars may be from old pneumonia, old tb, old thromboembolic disease, or (especially here in kansas city) histoplasmosis. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue in lungs be surgically removed?

Can scar tissue in lungs be surgically removed?

Yes: Yes, but then generally in the form of a Lobectomy (removal of a section of the lung). ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to develop scar tissue on the lungs?

Would it be possible for someone to develop scar tissue on the lungs?

Yes: Causes can include bacterial or fungal infection, exposure to scalding fumes
or disease processes like sarcoidosis as well as many other things. Yes lung tissue is really very fragile and susceptible to injury. ...Read more

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I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when I get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?

Lung Scarring: Lung scaring from PTB (pulmonary tuberculosis) is in response to the inflammation from the infection. The sooner you are cured, the less scarring you will have. The lungs have tremendous reserve, so when treated promptly, your pulmonary function should remain good. ...Read more

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What is a lung scar?

What is a lung scar?

Residual fibrous rea: A scar is residual fibrousarea in lung after resolution of infection, inflammation or therapy reaction. ...Read more

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Is it possible for scar tissue on the lungs to become cancer?

Is it possible for scar tissue on the lungs to become cancer?

It's possible: There is precedence for scar turning into cancer. On the skin, long-standing scars can develop cancer so it's not out of the realm of possibility. Chronic irritation can contribute to changes. Usually it works in the opposite direction; cancer can mimic scar tissue and may not be diagnosed unless it grows. ...Read more

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Is there any idea about the scars on my lungs that have found during routine xray?

Old healeinflammatio: Lung scars are often seen on x-rays usually. Are due to infections but not active but left scars sometimes you have to tested for fungal TB and possible rare infections especially if have symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a calcification scar in my lungs, what does it mean? I'm not fit to work? Thanks

Old infection: When there is a small infection in the lungs the body stops it by walling it off with calcium. It's important to know what the original infection was since some kinds can reactivate. So it is a good idea to see a doctor that can diagnose the condition. You should be fit for work regardless. ...Read more

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What to do about my scar in the lungs, cancer or tuberculosis?

Consult: I would consult with a thoracic surgeon. Scars in the lungs can occur after a previous infection. As long as they remain stable in size, usually they are left alone. You doctor may request you to get additional imaging in the future to follow this lesion. ...Read more

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Can painkiller maintenance gives a scar to lungs? I took painkillers for scoliosis pain

Can painkiller maintenance gives a scar to lungs? I took painkillers for scoliosis pain

Highly unlikely since pain killers are not proven to do so. Other drugs have caused scarring in the lung.: Highly unlikely since pain killers are not proven to do so. Other drugs have caused scarring in the lung. ...Read more

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Can Tb lympadentitis cause lung scars without having pulmonary tb?

Can Tb lympadentitis cause lung scars without having pulmonary tb?

Hmmm...: Although possible, it seems very unlikely to have isolated TB lymphadenopathy. What is more likely is that pulmonary TB is present and has caused the scarring. ...Read more

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Are scars on the lungs serious?

It Depends..: It depends on what was the cause of these scars are in the first place. Most "lung scars" are due to a condition that has resolved and therefore have little clinical significance. Larger areas of scarring might cause breathing problems. You should consult a physician as to the cause of the lung scars. ...Read more

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Where is your right lung located?

Where is your right lung located?

Right Lung: It is located in your Right thoracic Chest. See accompanying image. ...Read more

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What is hazy and fibrotics in upper right lung?

What is hazy and fibrotics in upper right lung?

See below: That isn't enough information to answer your question. It would be really helpful to have the entire report of the chest xray or CT scan. It would be even more helpful to actually be able to see the images. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is there a vibration in my right lung?

Help docs? Why is there a vibration in my right lung?

Vibration: Usually this is caused by air blowing through mucus but occasionally can be caused by friction from the pleura rubbing ...Read more

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A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Apex (Definition)

Apex normally refers to a peak. However in dentistry it actually is defined as the end ...Read more