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My xray impression is this: regression of the left upper lobe infiltrates Pulmonary hyperaeration What does it means?
Completed medication for tb. Though its inactive. New xray says: stable left upper lobe opacities since feb. Stable pulmonary hyperaeration. Means?
Scar tissue: It seems that tuberculosis has left a scar tissue in your lung. It will likely stay there for a while ...Read more
My chest X-ray finding indicates: right apical pleural thickening and pulmonary hyperaeration. What does that mean?
Not reversible: If the cause is known such as cops/emphysema it is treatable. There are people whose lung simply look hyperaerated but no disease, no treatment necessary. In asthma exacerbation, air trapping can occur and cause hyperaerated looking lung and if treated the cxr reverses. Hyperaeration by the way is a diagnosis made on imagings. ...Read more
Emphysema: Hyperaeration means that the lungs appear more radiolucent on chest x-ray and over expanded. This is due to enlargement of the airspaces caused by destruction of the walls of the alveoli (air sacs). This finding is seen in Emphysema, a form of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. ...Read more
Is coughing during the test of X-ray can cause hyperaeration of lungs as what stated in conclusion?
No: Coughing causes movement and blurriness of xr or called movement artifacts. If the ribs and organs are clearly delineated, it would then be a good xr and the findings as noted would be accurate. ...Read more
Hyper aerated...: This usually refers to lungs that have more air in them, typically noted on a chest x-ray. If there is airway obstruction, it becomes difficult to exhale so the lungs have more air in them and appear big and black on a chest x-ray. This is a finding common during an asthma exacerbation or a COPD patient. ...Read more
I just had my xray done and the impression was: Hyperaerated lungs: R/O bilataral pulmonary emphysema. Is this treatable? I am not a smoker.
Depend on your age:
It is really depend on your age, and the other circumstances that gut you to have this condition.
this is a chronic condition, treatment for the symptoms, and to prevent it from making it worst.
the question is why you have it if you are not a smoker, is it a second hand smoking if you have somebody in the house that smoke.
is it environmental from work or regular local pollution.
follow your doctor. ...Read more
My xray today showed mildly hyperaerated lungs, and mild bibasilar atelectasis. I have severe pain in my chest. Doc said bronchitis?
Descriptive term: This is a term used to describe the lung fields on an x-ray that show little change in degree of density between normally dense areas like heart and bones and the lungs. Dense areas like bone show up white, if the lung areas that are supposed to be filled with air show up white instead of dark, it implys that the lung tissue is filled with dense material like water making it opaque., . ...Read more
Emphysema: A bulla is an air space in the lung measuring more than one centimeter in diameter in the distended state. Giant bullae develop as a result of cigarette smoking. Patients with HIV and IV drug users can also have bullous lung disease. Patients may have shortness of breath with exertion or at rest. Surgical removal is called bullectomy. ...Read more
Congenital defect: Pa involves the valve, which is imperforate, and makes blood flow to the lungs dependent on other sources. If combined with a ventricular septal defect it can be repaired in most cases. If no vsd exists the right chamber is most often underdeveloped and repair is more complex. You should seek advice from your cardiologist who knows the details about your (childs) anatomy. ...Read more
Several ways: The most common problem is pleurisy (pain on taking a breath) due to inflammation of the covering layer of the lungs. Lupus patients can also have infiltrates within the lungs, blood clots (pulmonary emboli), or bleeding into the lung tissue. Aside from pleurisy, most of these problems are very uncommon. ...Read more
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
Pulm edema: Pulmonary edema is when the air sacks and tissue of the lungs fill with fluid. This has many causes but number 1 cause is heart failure, when the heart is unable to pump the blood effectively and the fluid backs up into the lungs. This can occur with sudden high blood pressure, a heart attack or if someone becomes overloaded and is retaining a lot of fluid from poor diet, or excess salt intake. ...Read more
Yes: You can damage ribs with any trauma. Hence rib fractures. Lungs can be damaged many ways from trauma to smoking and inhalation of particles. Need to protect your lungs as much as possible. Other causes can include infectious one that will damage your lungs. ...Read more
Not reported: I did a literature search and could not find any reports of hemoptysis - coughing up blood - related to e-cigs. However, if you have coughed up blood, this is always an urgent symptom and should be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. If there is a large amount of blood you should see a doctor urgently. While ecigs may prove to be somewhat safer than smoking, nobody really knows. ...Read more
Yes: Newer guidelines from accp recommend long term blood thinning. Also the primary cause may be determined and this will increase your risk for them to return. Some patients require filter to be placed in the lower veins to prevent clot from reaching the lungs. Again risk factors must be determined. ...Read more