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I can't take a full deep breath and get pain in the middle of my chest and my ribs when i breathe in. Have been on many doses of ab's, had chest X-ray

I can't take a full deep breath and get pain in the middle of my chest and my ribs when i breathe in. Have been on many doses of ab's, had chest X-ray

Costochondritis?: Chest pain often is associated with cardiac disease. However musculoskeletal injury or inflammation involving rib (costochondritis) or muscle can cause pain. Gastroesophageal reflux is probably the most common cause of chest pain. Should consult physician for further evaluation and perhaps testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


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I can't take a full breath It feels tight behind my breast bone slight ache chest X-ray clear never had asthma? Had for 2 months was 1st sore throet

I can't take a full breath It feels tight behind my breast bone slight ache  chest X-ray clear never had asthma? Had for 2 months was 1st sore throet

Possible reflux: You may want to talk to your physician about possible gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD caused by increased gastric acid into the esophagus. The initial sore throat may have been your first symptoms which has now progressed to the pain you feel. Follow up with your doctor and discuss this as a possible explanation of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What does new mild patchy opacities mean in a chest X-ray?

What does new mild patchy opacities mean in a chest X-ray?

Nonspecific: The chest xray may be the least specific part of your seeking medical care at this point. You will need to sit down with the ordering or followup physician and go over your specific symptoms and whether they are acute (less than 2 weeks) or chronic (greater than 6 weeks). This is very important for you to do in the next few days. ...Read more

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What does new mild patchy opacities in the right lower love mean on a chest X-ray?

What does new mild patchy opacities in the right lower love mean on a chest X-ray?

Often subjective, it: ... cd be benign or worrisome finding. Patchy opacity means something "more dense than air" is filling up patches (parts) of the lung. It cd be fluid (from pneumonia, heart failure, other lung diseases) or it cd be that part of the lung is under-inflated (called atelectasis) & so has more tissue than air. Or it's an artifact from d breast overlying it; so, d finding has 2 b correlated with symptom ...Read more

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A chest X-ray report says . Scaring seen in the right upper zone and old healed lesion. Plz tell me what is the it mean. ?

A chest X-ray report says . Scaring seen in the  right  upper zone and old healed lesion. Plz tell me what is the it mean.  ?

Previous infection: Scarring usually represents changes from old infectious disease or previous surgery. Most common infection is granulomatous like TB. Scarring usually means disease is not active, ...Read more

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What does no acute disease found mean in a chest X-ray ?

What does no acute disease found mean in a chest X-ray ?

NAD on chest xray: NAD - No acute(active) disease is a terminology used to indicate that there are no acute ie infections, tumors or any sort of disease process appearing on the chest x-ray. There may be chronic changes - usually reported separately. NAD is a good thing ...Read more