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What Does A Healthy Lung X Ray Look Like
No: No because it doesn't take into account the whole rest of your body. See your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more
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
It can be a mass, or unusual calcifications, or an unusual "infiltrate" on a chest x-ray. In other words, it can have many different appearances. A chest x-ray is a great tool, but it takes skill to interpret. I do not recommend you try to interpret your films, but your doc can review it with you to give insights.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
Done X-ray and told my rungs are ok, though put on erythromycin tabs and no improvement. What other tests should I undergo to b sure of my lungs health?
Give it time: The majority of coughs are due to viruses in the respiratory "tubes" (bronchi), called bronchitis. Bronchitis does not show any pneumonia on x-rays because the actual lung tissues are ok. Antibiotics, like Erythromycin do not work on viruses, only time does. If you get a fever over 101, cough up blood, get short of breath or feel worse instead of gradually better, see your doctor again. ...Read more
Had the flu 14 days ago, went to the lung dr. Had a lung x-ray, dr. Said my lungs look healthy, but I still cough allot of mucus (ps: have sinusitis).
Sinusitis: Upper respiratory infections, including sinusitis, may produce large amounts of inflammatory secretions resulting in sputum production and post-nasal drip. Try using saline rinses with a neti-pot, steroid nasal spray and a decongestant (pseudoephedrine, oxymetozaline, etc.). Check with your pharmacist for otc products. They will be happy to help. Good luck. ...Read more
What can be causing lack of air feeling if echo ekg blood work chest X-ray and lungs are all clear, very active eat healthy rhr 49 BP 117/77?
Anxiety: No significant problem confirmed by normal tests ...Read more
Can healthy people get MAC Mycobacterium pneumonia? After 10 days oral and IV antibiitic chest X-ray still Shows pneumonia. Better but still there. Mac?
Rhr-48 BP-116/74 echoekgbloodwork chest X-ray normal, feel lack of air at times, run 3-4 miles daily eat very healthy, 18 year old male?
Your slow heart: Rate is probably due to a high level of fitness and shouldn't cause any symptoms. It would help to know under what circumstances you feel "lack of air". This sensation could be related to any number of things including anxiety and intermittent wheezing. Please follow up with your doctor so that s/he can address this issue with you. ...Read more
Chest X-ray was normal and clear. Dr said my nasal passages were irritated and swollen. I was healthy no issues prior to all of this. I am scared of it turning into something bad. Is that possible?
26 yrs old, he has chest dull heaviness/pressure, persistent dry cough and no fever. Doctor used X-Ray and it looks healthy. After taking levofloxacin, got kind of better but condition fluctuates.?
Consider reactive airway disease, ie. asthma and or asthmatic bronchitis possibly worse from environmental allergies. Treatment would be steroid or inflammatory reaction related meds.
Did you recently move to this region? Molds, spores, pollen, etc.
Good old-fashioned steam often is helpful if related to thickened mucus plugs/thick phlegm in the lungs etc. Could try a steam vaporizer? ...Read more
Shortness of breath, chest tightness/discomfort that moves around & dizziness x 2 months. O2, chest X-ray, echo normal. Overall health. Anxiety?
Sometimes my lungs are hyper inflated with flat diaphram. Other times it's normal on X-ray. Does COPD work like this?
I have pain in my upper back that feels like my lungs. Other than that lungs sound fine no coughing clear x-ray. 31 y/o smoked18 yrs quit 3 mos ago.
Issues:TooLittleInfo: Given age, despite smoking hx, muscle (chest wall) pain most common. Rest, nsaid, muscle relaxer (works in brain, not muscles) and gentle but very thorough range of motion exercises to help locate most tender motion likely most helpful. Gently work on most sensitive motions. Cxr commonly low value, even with cough, fever & bronchitis congestion, though commonly done. Yes, ca possible; not usual. ...Read more
Gas?: A bloated stomach with gas or fluid may push on the bottom of the left lung or u may have a paralyzed diaphragm ...Read more
Repeat exam: Sometimes something that is unclear can be related to artifact or breathing motion. The easiest remedy is to repeat exam in week to ten days and finding will be clarified, This suggestion should be taken if in no acute distress. Otherwise consult physician, ...Read more
Xrays pass through the 'least dense' tissues (i.e. Air) and the film is black
bone is the most dense and appears white
all other tissues are somewhere in between. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on why you got the xray. If you had symptoms of pneumonia for example, and that's why you got it - maybe those opacities are pneumonia. If you are a smoker, and you weren't symptomatic - it wouldn't be unreasonable to get a ct and settle it (a ct will define those opacities [show what they are]). Hope this helps. ...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
I am smoking from last 3 year....Can I measure it how it affected my lungs and other part? Can it come in X-ray?
Probably not.: Not likely enough smoking to be seen on xray or on standar pulmonary function testing, but the damage is likely there and accumulating with time. Stop now while you are ahead. ...Read more
Not contagious tb: Inactive tuberculosis is seen on xray as thickening or scarring sometimes with calcification usually in the top of the lungs. Inactive Someone with latent or inactive tuberculosis is infected with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but shows no symptoms and is not infectious. ...Read more
How do I remove my chest spots from my lungs which appeared on an X-ray after I suffered from tuberculousis?
You cannot: These spots are not removable. You need not be concerned about them. Keep good records since it is very likely that someone in the future will see these spots and without records you might be asked to do a lot of unnecessary tests. ...Read more
Diagnosed with hyperinflated lungs due to untreated asthma, I have to do another X-ray next month. What does that mean?
This: Is a good question to ask the clinician who ordered it. ...Read more
I recently had an x-ray and the result was "Suspicious reticular opacities in the right upper lung. What does this mean?
My dads X ray of lung showed scarring. Was a smoker but now dosent. He will follow up with the dr. I wanna know is scarring a progressive one.
Lung Scarring: Hopefully not as long he stopped smoking completely now ...Read more
If the structure of my lungs changed permenently from years of inatiqite control. Would the pomonologist be able to see this on a lung X-ray?
Changes in your lung: A chest x-ray would be more important to exclude other medical conditions which could mimic or complicate asthma treatment. You might want to discuss with your doctor adding an inhaled steroid to your asthma regiment. Of course if you are smoking you should quit as soon as possible. ...Read more
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