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Persistent Scarring At Right Lung Apex
Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?
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
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
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.
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
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
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 an irregular 5mm pulmonary nodule in right lung apex and a subpleural 4mm nodule there as well. What does this mean?
Pulmonary nodule: Need to see pulmonilogist. Get CT chest with IV contrast, especially if h/o smoking ...Read more
Chest x-ray showed asymmetric density on right lung apex. Redid it with lordotic posture. Would like an opinion on the resulting image?
HealthTap consult: You can initiate a consult with me or another radiologist and upload the images for evaluation. ...Read more
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
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?
Had flu then persistent sinusitis. Also have scars in lungs (asthma). Can any of these cause lung pain? It's intermittent, both sides of upper chest.
No.: The scar is what's left over after you have healed. Scars can't heal any more. ...Read more
No: Scarred lung can affect overall function. Generally not deadly. ...Read more
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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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?
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
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
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
I have the condition spontanious pnemothroax and have had 3 surgeries to scar my lung to the cheat wall. What are the signs if it collapses again?
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
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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