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What Could I Do With My Deformed Chest
What's your deformit: It would be helpful to know what your deformity is. Were you born with it or acquired later in life? Do you have any heart/lung problems caused by the deformity or causing the deformity? How disfiguring and emotionally disturbing is it? These answers will help us guide you more precisely with what to do next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To find pediatric: surgical specialists who evaluate chest wall deformities to determine the need for surgical repair + other pediatric specialists in pulmonology, cardiology & genetics, the family has to travel to a major teaching or tertiary care center like Aga Khan & Abbasi Shaheed Hospitals in Karachi or Jinnah, Mayo & Institute of Children Hospitals in Lahore. I don't know the referral system there. ...Read more
Besides asthma, what can cause a deformed chest/harrison's sulcus in a 4 yr old boy? History: severe croup, born with tortocolis, recent tonsillectomy
Many: The scan can find blood clots (pulmonary embolism), enlarged lymph nodes, fluid between the chest wall the the lung (pleural effusion), lung nodules, fluid between the heart and its enclosing sack (pericardial effusion), sometimes abnormalities of the esophagus (the swallowing tube) and liver and lastly hernias of the diaphragm. This is not all inclusive but covers most of the common abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a cardiac MRI also be able to visualise any abnormalities in the upper chest area, such as lymphoma???
Possibly: but since it is specifically tailored for the purpose of looking at the heart, it may not be optimal for evaluating other structures in and around the chest. ...Read more
Lots: The chest mainly contains the lungs , heart and great vessels. Ct can see small tumors, either primary lung cancer or metastatic disease which frequently goes to the lung. It is most commonly used to detect tumors but is also used to quickly diagnose in trauma cases. It's also for evaluating heart and vessels abnormalities. It can diagnose and follow chronic lung diseases. ...Read more
Related to my last ques; his CBC would show abnormalities if he's been infected with HIV for 8 yrs? He had this huge boil in chest recently, sign?
Sorry: But we have no way to connect one question to another. Take care. ...Read more
Are chest x-ray's reliable for any abnormalities? And do they show liver and gallbladder? Upper right side pain for months afta quit drinking. Thx
Good for the chest: A chest X-ray is used to access the lungs to look for things like pneumonia and pleural effusions. It also allows for some evaluation of the heart and bony structures in the chest. Chest X-rays do not show the lover and gallbladder. In order to image the liver and gallbladder well, a study such as an ultrasound, a CT, or an MRI would need to be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would you make of lifelong fairly severe pain in lower teeth/gums, neck and chest when running or to a lesser extent on other exertion, with no discovered abnormalities after cardiac work-ups?
Chronic pain: Have you had a dental check-up? Chronic bruxism...Grinding or clenching the teeth could cause the chronic pain you are having. Although usually stress related, many people clench their teeth during activities. See your dentist for an examination. Try using a nightguard/splint when you run and during other activities, and at night to relieve the tension inyour TMJ and on your teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was running and experienced chest pain that worsened as I inhaled. I've recently had an echocardiogram and an ekg which revealed no abnormalities.
Stress test.: If we're still considering the possibility of heart pathology, then the next prudent test would be a stress test. I prefer stress echo because of its negative predictive value and its ability to show what the heart is actually doing during peak exercise. Should that be normal, you may want to consider testing for the lungs. ...Read more
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