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Pertussis Chest Xray
If i was sent for a chest x-ray, would the person doing the xray be able to see the results or just the doc?
The doc reads X-ray : The person taking the film is usually a technologist. They are trained to take the images but are not trained in image interpretation. Their medical training is limited as well. The radiologist reading the study has at least 5 years of training after medical school in image interpretation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I had a positive PPD & have been asked for a chest x-ray.If the chest xray is negetive will i still have to take the medication, if yes, for how long?
What to do when you get a chest xray and it shows a minimal lung base collapse?What should ur doc do to you in a case like this
chest X-ray on 3/10/13
Depends on the : Reason for the cxr to begin with. If you were recently sick with pneumonia, it could just be left over changes, and you can repeat cxr in 3 months to double check. If there is suspicion for cancer (very unlikely in a 17 year old!), then get a ct to evaluate further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All normal blood work, CT scan with out contrast, chest x-ray, rib xray. Was diagnosed with costochrondritis. I hurt in my right ribcage. Is this norm?
Normal chest X-ray .. Having persistent cough for 2 months that sometimes gets better and low grade fever that comes and goes?
Respiratory infect: You have an inflammation in your upper respiratory tract which is probably due to infection. Would need far more info to even begin to speculate, particularly since do not know what you mean by a low grade fever. One of the more common causes would be Mycoplasma or adult pertussis. If you want to provide more info rephrase the question. ...Read more
My daughter is 5 years old she has a persistent cough that won't go away? I have had her to 2 different doctors and they said nothing seems to be wrong with her. I had a chest X-ray done on her but there were no abnormalities it seems to worsen when it i
She : She should be evaluated for asthma, as some children can have a cough as their only symptom. It is important to be sure she had the pertussis immunization and that she is up to date on that. If her symptoms persist, if she has fever, rash, shortness of breath or vomiting then she would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
Cough: Coughs lasting longer then a few months require a work up. Pulmonary evaluation would commonly include a pulmonary function test to look for evidence of asthma. Also, cough could be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux that would require medicine like prilosec. Additionally, we may order a ct scan of the chest. Finally, we review daily meds to see if you are experiencing a cough side effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non specific: Infiltrate is a non-specific term. It just means that something is is within the normally air-filled air spaces of the lung. It can be infectious (most common in symptomatic patient) or inflammatory. Bleeding can appear as an infiltrate. Also, some cancers can appear more as an infiltrate than a mass. Either way, you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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