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Ptb W Undetermined Activity Right Upper Lobe
PTB: Abbreviation may mean many different things, one of which could be Pulmonary Tuberculosis. It's impossible to know for sure based on info u have provided. ...Read more
Ptb: Pulmonary tuberculosis is recommended by the radiologist to be included in the possibilities for the structural findings in the lung. By activity there is a question if the changes are relatively new or old reflecting healed lesions. ...Read more
That depends on...: ...whether your ptb (pulmonary tuberculosis) is under treatment, and what kind of work you perform. ...Read more
I am diagnosed with PTB both upper lobe undetermine. I already finish my 6 months medication. What does PTB both upper lobe with regression mean?
Pulmonary Tbc: I suspect you are referring to inactive pulmonary tuberculosis. The 6 mos. Is usually with Isoniazid alone and is designed to prevent or reduce the chances of reactivation of active disease. Do not know what they meant by regression, but once you have tbc bacilli in your lungs, the possibility they will become active infection exists and the risk of this is reduced by treatment with inh. ...Read more
What should medicine could I take because the findings was a minimal ptb? And there was a suspicious infiltrates in the right upper lobe? Means what?
Treatment plan: If you have a positive TB test and a suspicious Chest Radiograph, a TB treatment plan will be recommended by your physician. It is important to take all of the medications as prescribed, and to follow up with your PCP. Cultures will be obtained to investigate whether there is resistance of the TB bacteria. ...Read more
Xray findings: Commonly seen in tuberculosis (TB). Infiltrates are whiter areas seen in the lungs on chest xray. Although TB is the most common cause of bilateral upper-lobe infiltrates, these can also be seen in diseases such as silicosis, ankylosing spondylitis, or actinomycosis. Other tests for TB should be done, and if positive, proper treatment is very important. ...Read more
I have a diagnose again a ptb both upper lobe but I can take medicine when im 8 years old but now im 34 years old, this is a desease or scars?
Tuberculosis: Need more info. Do you have fever, night sweats, chills? Has the Chest x-ray changed? Are you coughing sputum? Has it been cultured? These are only some of the questions that can be answered by your doctor. It is possible that these are scars, but could also represent active infection. ...Read more
My chest xray shows that I have fibrohazed densities in my right upper lobe suggestive of PTB. Is this harmful? Am I able to work with this.
What does it mean of " stable upper lobe opacities, Reflective PTB with fibrosis" I have under go treatment on PTB before.
I have chest x-ray result "Stable upper lobe opacities, Reflective of PTB with fibrosis", I have undergoes PTB treatment before. Its the result is OK?
Can't beat stable: Folks with treated TB often have routine follow-up chest x rays to show that the disease is not progressing. If there is no progression, it is all one can hope for. One would not expect TB changes to disappear. Continued chest x ray follow-up "at an appropriate clinical interval" is standard procedure. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with infiltrates in upper right lobe. Remarks with minimal ptb, right, activity undetermined.
Clinical findings: Question of age of process in right upper lobe. If symptoms are acute with fever and cough then usually pneumonia which needs antibiotic therapy. If present previously and related to previous illness then represents chronic change which may or may not require additional therapy. Should consult doctor who referred you for radiograph. ...Read more
14mmx8mmx13 mm smooth bordered pleural based nodule anterior left upper lobe demonstrates intermediate grade activity. SUV max 1.3g/ml. Treatment?
The nodule should be watched carefully. If you are a smoker then may need much closer workup. If you have cancer you then may need a closer workup. If this has been there then tincture of time may be the answer. Get an opinion from a lung doctor as to the best way to work this up from here.
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Suspicious: Suspicious densities would refer to an area or areas seen on the x-ray that are not normally seen in that location and would need further investigation/testing to be done to definitively diagnose what the densities are. Best wishes. ...Read more
Lung nodules?: You need to see a pulmonologist for further evaluation and see what the cause is. ...Read more
Lung densities: Will depend on where your live and if you have been around bat guano such as in caves. And where your were born and raised. Discuss with Dr. Who knows all of these things or will ask you about them. ...Read more
There are apparent fine calcific densities in the left upper lobe. How was that can how to cure it?
Lung calcifications: This occures when there has been old fungal or TB infections in the lung. The calcifications never go away and the ones you describe will not hurt you. They represent old not active disease. Nothing to do about them. Carry on life as usual. ...Read more
Can you tell me for suspicious densities are seen in the right upper lobe, does this require apicolordotic view?
Sometimes: Sometimes apices of lungs behind clavicles are not seen well. Apical lordotic view helpful to project clavicles above apices of lungs. ...Read more
Upper lobe of?: You need to be more specific. There are lots of organs and structures with multiple lobes. Do you mean the upper lobe of the lung, the thyroid, the liver? Give us a more specific question and we'll happily give you a good answer. :-). ...Read more
ElementaryDearWatson: There are generally accepted patterns of normal lung anatomy with chest x-rays, CT, MRI, etc. So something"suspicious"means possibly not normal. And "opacity" is something denser than it should be in the area being looked at. Such findings could be old or new, significant or insignificant depending on the specific situation (symptoms, history, physical findings), which is up to the doctor to figure-out ...Read more
I got my xray today and the result is I have densities in my left upper lobe what does it means? And they suggested to undergo apico xray.
Hi! Good day! My X-ray says that a"LEFT UPPER LOBE RESIDUAL FIBROSIS CONSIDERED. What does it means?
Is it normal to still have constant pain 2 1/2 years after having my right upper lobe removed for cancer?
Possibly: Especially after thoracotomy - so-called post-thoracotomy pain syndrome. .. ...Read more
My xray result is ''hazy densiteies are found in right upper lobe please correlate clinically is suggested'' is that dangerous?
Depends...: In order to determine the diagnosis of these x-ray findings, you need to know if you are having any symptoms like cough, fever, sputum changes, history of prior lung infections, shortness of breath, chest pain, etc. This is what is meant by clinical correlation. You need to see your doctor to find out what these densities represent. Further testing may be needed and you may need to see a lung doc ...Read more
What medicine to be apply for the lingular discoid fibrosis that found during x-ray. They told left and right upper lobe. Please advise soon.
It depends: On the extent of the fibrosis, the cause of the fibrosis, and your symptoms. Fibrosis is essentially scarring and cannot be reversed. Fibrosed lung does not exchange oxygen. If mild, it may be due to an old inflammation/infection and require no treatment. If ongoing or progressive, it could lead to breathing difficulties, so you need to talk to your doc about what it means in your situation. ...Read more
Does etoh have any anticoagulation properties? I had asked this question earlier, which was answered very promptly, but did not directly answer the question. I am taking warfarin for a 1.5 CM pe in the right upper lobe. For a week, I stopped my warafrin
Bad idea: Unless directed by your physician stopping your warfarin therapy for a pe is a bad idea. While alcohol (ethanol, or etoh) has anitiplatelet properties, it is not an approved treatment for pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Substituting alcohol for warfarin is a really, really bad idea. I suggest you have your inr checked and consult your physician asap. ...Read more
What is suspicious densities in the left upper lobe? And what is mild rightward curvatureof the thoracic spine? Pls reply
This is radiology-: -speak. Suspicious means it's there but don't know what it is. Usually means you need more sophisticated imaging. A mild curve in the thoracic spine means a "scoliosis".mild, is an incidental finding @ your age not to worry about the spine curve it's been there since your teenage years. ...Read more
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