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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


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Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum

Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum

PFT: If you were my patient i would consider a full pft including total lung capacity and dlco and/or a methacholine challenge test to determine is asthma or a different obstructive lung disease is present. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pneumonia. Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe. No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest. Really pneumonia?

Diagnosed with pneumonia.  Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe.  No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest.  Really pneumonia?

Probably.: Consider a followup chest xray in a few weeks. Uncomplicated pneumonia usually resolves or significantly improves. Persistent infiltrates, especially if you are a smoker, often need a ct scan for more information. ...Read more

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Can sinus chest pain give you chest pain like a collapsed lung? Chest xray came back.Good

Can sinus chest pain give you chest pain like a collapsed lung? Chest xray came back.Good

Depends: It's hard for me to imagine the pain of a collapsed lung ( I have not have one) but i can imagine the sob. In sinus problem you cough and can cause pain, even rib fracture which was ruled out by xr. I can also cause sudden pulls on the intercostals, hence chest wall pain. The inflammation from the same cause as the sinus problem, even viral etiology, can cause pleurisy. ...Read more

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My chest xray findings: clear lungs. Apical pleural thickening. Is it serious?

My chest xray findings: clear lungs. Apical pleural thickening. Is it serious?

Probably not.......: This is most likely the result of previous infection. Typically this thickening will look the same on the right and left with only some minor difference in thickness. If this is the case it is most likely nothing to worry about and just a follow-up chest xray to give you peace of mind. If there is a marked asymmetry or associated bone destruction this would need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can chest x-ray show pulmonary aspiration?

Can chest x-ray show pulmonary aspiration?

Yes: Chest x-ray can often show pulmonary Aspiration however small amount it may not show or it may not be visible for a couple of days on chest x-ray ...Read more

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2 months offrequent late night breathlessness, cough/wheez-ing.Got chest xray done.Have bilateral apical pleural thickening. Would it lead to asthma?

2 months offrequent late night breathlessness, cough/wheez-ing.Got chest xray done.Have bilateral apical pleural thickening. Would it lead to asthma?

Unrelated: You seem to have asthma and need to consult your doctor who will likely obtain a breathing test on you to confirm the diagnosis then treat you accordingly. Since you have had sinusitis, it suggests that you have allergic rhinitis as well and thus an allergy consult may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Oct chest xray shows inflammed lungs.Diagn asthma, qvar made tightness worse.Can be anything other than asthma?8 mo intermittent upper left chest pain!

Oct chest xray shows inflammed lungs.Diagn asthma, qvar made tightness worse.Can be anything other than asthma?8 mo intermittent upper left chest pain!

2nd opinion: If you are still having symptoms after eight months with no relief from your inhaler, you need to get a second opinion.You may need to consult a pulmonologist, or even an environmental medicine physician, who can assess why you're still having the burning sensation, that may be due to environmental exposure to toxins or chemicals. This is very important to as they may need to reimage you by x-ray. ...Read more

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Chest xray result-Suspicious densities seen in both upper lungs?

Chest xray result-Suspicious densities seen in both upper lungs?

R/o Tb: In the area you live, having had TB is likely cause. If confirmed, then you may need treatment. However one needs to rule out other causes as well and thus you do need to consult a pulmonologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Normal ekg, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray. Heart attack ruled out?

Normal ekg, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray. Heart attack ruled out?

Yes, but not: heart disease. From the data you provided, myocardial infarction, (heart attack) can be ruled out, but not other heart diseases. Get clearance from your doctor to exercise and do it. Also - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Whats sign of pneumonia, cough, wheeze or chest tightness?

Whats sign of pneumonia, cough, wheeze or chest tightness?

All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose and treat. Symptoms are common to many different disease and have to be viewed in context. Rarely, pneumonia can cause no symptoms, and only be seen on a cxr. Most will have some fever and cough. ...Read more

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Would a chest xray show lymphoma?

Would a chest xray show lymphoma?

It depends...: It depends on the area covered by the x-ray and on how enlarged the lymph nodes are. A chest x-ray would probably show significant lymph node enlargement that may be suspicious for lymphoma in the mediastinal area (inside the chest cavity) and possibly in the supraclavicular (above the collarbone), lower cervical (neck), and axillary (armpit) regions. Inguinal (groin) lymph nodes would not show. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause lung nodule in non smoker 52 yr/F had chest xray april - negative, now chest xray july nodule showing?

Can asthma cause lung nodule in non smoker 52 yr/F had chest xray april - negative, now chest xray july nodule showing?

No: Asthma cannot cause lung nodules. Make sure the nodule is confirmed with a follow-up test. Sometimes artifacts are interpreted as possible nodules. ...Read more

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Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Yes: Chest xray looks at the lung tissue superimposed on a the chest wall tissue including the ribs and all the muscles and thus can miss subtle findings. In addition, lung infection can be subtle, with presentation as a small focus of infection or a rather very faint infection area that can be very difficult to detect with xray alone. A ct study may be useful if necessary. ...Read more

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Chest xray pa lateral taken... Show problem of lungs if any?

Chest xray pa lateral taken... Show problem of lungs if any?

Yes: A chest x-ray can show different structures in the chest including the trachea and lungs, heart, vessels, bones, and the diaphragm to name a few. They do not see everything and there are other tests to look for and at specific things depending on the clinical issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more