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I feel short of breath a lot but my doctor says my chest X-ray is clear. does this mean that my lungs are ok?

I feel short of breath a lot but my doctor says my chest X-ray is clear. does this mean that my lungs are ok?

No: Chest x-ray can diagnose some lung conditions, but not others. Much more information is needed to even start answering this question. Age? Industrial exposures? Emotional issues? Findings on physical exam?.. More tests may be necessary, such as pulmonary function studies, and others. The diagnosis for this complaint can range from asthma to pulmonary fibrosis (unusual) to anxiety (most common). ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Scared I have lung cancer. I quit smoking after 4 years, having shortness of breath & back pain doctor not worried after a clear chest X-ray. Chances?

Scared I have lung cancer. I quit smoking after 4 years, having shortness of breath & back pain doctor not worried after a clear chest X-ray. Chances?

Rest assured: It is good you quit. It is good your results satisfied your doctor. There are other causes of shortness of breath and back pain including GAD, which you have. Take this opportunity to try some CBT therapy. It will teach skills in mgmt of anxiety and build confidence in your good choices. It is not atall likely that you have lung cancer or that you will. Think about it. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make me feel like i can't breath correctly all day been like these for 8 months had chest X-ray and a lung test both came out fine ?

Can anxiety make me feel like i can't breath correctly all day been like these for 8 months had chest X-ray and a lung test both came out fine ?

Yes: Anxiety can certainly cause your symptoms. Unfortunately there is a long list of other problems which can also cause you to feel short of breath like this. Some of the most common are exposure to fumes, allergies, tobacco smoke. Asthma is also a common cause. You should talk with your doctor about your anxiety and sort this out together. ...Read more

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Sir 28 days ago i wake up in night with shortness of breath. My chest X-ray is good. and doctor suggest me myteka 10mg tablet but i still have problem?

Sir 28 days ago i wake up in night with shortness of breath. My chest X-ray is good. and doctor suggest me myteka 10mg tablet but i still have problem?

Heart check up: If you mean you are sleeping and each night you wake up with shortness of breath, e.g. making you sit on the side of the bed to feel better, you will need a cardiac evaluation. This is call paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND) and may be a sign that your heart cannot handle the increased return of blood when you raise your legs at night. If this was a one time episode, check back with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had astma all my life and I just wanted to no what I could have to help me breath better I have hayfever and I take sertroline because my doctor thinks it's all in my mind and my chest X-Ray came back all clear I'm just feed up with my breathing no

I have had astma all my life and I just wanted to no what I could have to help me breath better I have hayfever and I take sertroline because my doctor thinks it's all in my mind and my chest X-Ray came back all clear I'm just feed up with my breathing no

Not in YOUR head!: asthma is real thing when you combine with other symptoms of allergy like your sinus symptoms. if you want to feel better and reduce need for inhalers etc. treat the cause. to learn how to treat the cause please visit us at www.ehacstl.com and you can also request a consult. the causes are environmental like inhalant allergy and food allergy ...Read more

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I have a blood oxygen reading of 73, clear lungs, heart good but no breath and weak as a kitten nothing outstanding in the chest x ray need answers ?

I have a blood oxygen reading of 73, clear lungs, heart good but no breath and weak as a kitten nothing outstanding in the chest x ray need answers ?

Smoker? COPD?: Blood oximetry at 73% is generally not good news. It points to a problem with ur lung or heart. Were u ever a smoker? If so, U may have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which comes from yrs of smoking. See ur doctor quickly to get diagnosed. While COPD damage cannot be reversed, ur symptoms can b treated w/ inhalers. In chronic bronchitis form of COPD, the CXR is often norml. TTYD 4 Dx ...Read more

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In which lung conditions does albuterol have no effect and a chest X-ray is clear, but shortness of breath and pain still exist?

In which lung conditions does albuterol have no effect and a chest X-ray is clear, but shortness of breath and pain still exist?

Anxiety: Which is not a lung condition per se, but people who have it often think they have a lung condition. Albuterol may not help and sometimes may even make it worse as it causes the heart rate to accelerate. ...Read more

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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