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Scarring Of Rightmiddle Lobe
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
It may be helpful to see the report uploaded to a virtual consult along with the images.
From your description, this is an area of fibrosis or scar tissue in the Left upper part of your lung. It is being termed chronic based on the duration of the finding. ...Read more
Annual chest xray (smoker) always clear no known infect in 10+yrs (last bronchitis) mild scar in left low lobe this year just show now from10yr ago?
May not be scar:
Could be a tiny area of collapsed lung, called atelectasis, which is very common and benign.
Also, technology keeps getting better, so the chest xrays are more detailed, especially digital radiography.
Also, the scar may have been developing all along, and just became big/dense enough to see.
Lastly, make sure your doctor is not concerned about the results - if they are, consider workup with ct. ...Read more
Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?
My daughter got ear piercing 3 month ago And it was not healing and One ear got closed up and ear lobe scar tissue will go away?
Not completely: Scar tissue by its very nature is permanent but its appearance and extent can be minimized during the 1st year by keeping the wound site soft using Vaseline or Aquaphor and minimizing sun exposure. After a year if cosmetically problematic see a plastic surgeon. I originally said use antibiotic ointment which should be used during the first 10 days on new wounds but I defer to Dr. Dohan below. ...Read more
Can I still have thyroid problm ct scan ok & endoscopy shows Gerd scar tissue Neck still hurts bad where the left lobe thyroid is? Am I crazy?
Underwent MRI scan of brain, this showed scar tissue on my right frontal lobe. I've been suffering from vestibular migraines but also have mono. Help?
Migraines: Have multiple causes. The scar tissue may or may not be contributing. Look into electromagnetic therapy. (http://www. Webmd. Com/migraines-headaches/magnetic-field-therapy) I have great success with chinese medicine and acupuncture with migraines as well as diet changes...Eliminate dairy and gluten from your diet...It will help. Also the chinese medicine is amazing for helping recover from mono. ...Read more
Anatomic description: This indicates the anatomic location of scarring along the inner wall of the chest cavity. In and of itself it is diagnostic. It's is simply the end result of an injury. It is your clinicians job to help you determine the cause, if possible, of the injury and the need for further evaluation (testing or biopsy or follow up) and need for treatment. ...Read more
Hi...the apicordotic view result stated that I have minimal fibrocalcific densities/scarring in my left upper lobe of my lungs...what does it mean?
H0w serious is pleural & parenchymal scarring in both upper lobes of my lungs. I had double pneumonia at the age of two?
On my chest x-ray report it states. Right lower lobe linear opacities are related to scarring. No demonstrated pleural abnormality is ok.
Xray: It is probably due to a previous infection and should not cause you any problem. However I would expect that the doctor who ordered the X-ray would explain the report to you ...Read more
Scared: mild scarring no acute inflammation lower left lobe lung primary says nothing from old infect no infect in 10+yrs smoker25yrs+sob+acidreflux?
See pulm specialist: I understand your fears but this will best be managed by seeing a pulmonary specialist who can provide you with more direct answers after an evaluation. Further testing may be warranted and will likely be the best way to put your worst fears to rest. Guessing will only make this worse. ...Read more
My x-ray results show I have Fibrotic scarring, right upper lobe Minimal fluid versus pleural thickening left costrophrenic sulcus. What is that means?
Need to see images: Based on the description you gave, I would need to see the images. It certainly could be some minimal scarring in the right upper lobe & nothing to worry about. It could also be some fluid there, which if that's that case, it would need to be sampled more than likely. The pleural thickening could be related to the fibrosis, or potentially another cause. Let me know if you can upload the xray. ...Read more
What could cause mild scarring on left lower lobe at base of lung w/ no acute inflammation w/ no significant change in year? (on chest x-rays)
Does smoking directly cause lung scarring? Quit after 25 years mild scarring left low lobe no asthma or COPD what is probability scarring will stop?
Scar is permanent: Scars are generally permanent. Smoking causes injury which goes on to heal with scar. Given the level of anxiety that you re experiencing over this condition, I would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a pulmonologist to fully answer your questions and allay your fears. ...Read more
Mild scarring left lower lobe diagnosed by chest X-ray how common is this finding? Scared could progress altho dr not concerned should go for CT scan?
Common: Scarring can occur following previous infection, trauma, lung disease or surgery in chest. Scarring is not uncommon in older patient who becomes more exposed to various pulmonary conditions. There is known association of scars and development of lung cancer.Long period of time between baseline scar and cancer. Other risk factors contribute such as smoking, environment, genes. Ct better defines scar. ...Read more
Can cerebral/white matter scarring/calcification due to TORCH infection cause temporal lobe epilepsy? Can TLE cause aggressive explosive behavior?
Yes: It is common that after sustaining scarring of the brain (due to infection, tumors, surgery or brain damage) for a person to suffer seizure type disorders such as temporal lobe epilepsy. Many symptoms accompany these disorders such as behavioral and personality changes, memory and reasoning problems, among others. Proper pharmacological treatment by a neurologist and behavioral therapy helps. ...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
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Infection?: If you are describing findings on a ct of the chest report, then a reticular density or opacity may suggest infection, including tuberculosis. See your doctor to correlate with physical exam and labs. ...Read more
Many organisms: Many organisms (bacteria, viruses etc.) can cause infection in right upper lobe. The type of infection also depends on the age of the patient, their immune status & other coexisting medical conditions. Tests that can be done to identify the causative organism include sputum culture or culture of specimen obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage (washing of the involved lung segment). Talk to your doctor. ...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
Unclear question: Infiltrate on chest radiograph is nonspecific term that can represent many different conditions in the lung and has to be interpreted in the clinical context. Common things being common infection ; atelectasis are always a consideration. In the appropriate distribution, appearance ; clinical context pulmonary edema, aspiration, infarct and even tumor should also be considered. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
One of many: Things. It could be a benign adenoma seen in patients taking oral contraceptives, or fatty infiltration, or a nodule, or cyst. And lastly it could be a tumor, but that would be unusual in a 25 year old. There's no way of knowing without looking at images and a possible biopsy. ...Read more
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
Gliosis: Like does not mean much of anything - sounds like at best perhaps an old traumatic injury or infection in this region - not much to do about this findings ...Read more
Don't think so: The left lung only has two lobes (upper and lower) and so the descriptions amount to the same. (The right lower lung is composed of the middle lobe and the lower lobe, so there is a chance for confusion). Decreased pneumonia means, in the opinion of the radiologist, the amount of fluid & inflammation is less than seen earlier. But the "pneumonia" must have been present earlier to have "decreased". ...Read more
Lung nodules?: You need to see a pulmonologist for further evaluation and see what the cause is. ...Read more
Cyst: Left lobe of what organ? As it says stable probably benign in nature ...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
I've been getting a pain in my right temperal lobe area wich last for up to a minute and I feel like I could pass out it then instantly goes?
R lobe measures 3.2x1.7x1.2cm. L lobe measures 2.2x0.9x1.0cm. Medial mid anterior of L lobe measures 1.3x0.5x1.3cm. The isthmus measures 0.1.??????
Thyroid path. Report: Sounds like you are reading your pathology report from thyroid removal or perhaps a thyroid ultrasound report. ...Read more
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