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Doctor insights on: What Does A Healthy Lung X Ray Look Like

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Could an X-ray of a lung be enough to prove your healthy?

Could an X-ray of a lung be enough to prove your healthy?

No: No because it doesn't take into account the whole rest of your body. See your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more

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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What does lung cancer look like on an x-ray?

What does lung cancer look like on an x-ray?

It varies: 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

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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?

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

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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).

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

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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?

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?

Mgt: Radiographic resolution does lag behind clinical improvement. A virtual consult may be helpful and you can upload your imaging and records. Are you experiencing symptoms? ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Several thoughts: 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

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Shortness of breath, chest tightness/discomfort that moves around & dizziness x 2 months. O2, chest X-ray, echo normal. Overall health. Anxiety?

Shortness of breath, chest tightness/discomfort that moves around & dizziness x 2 months. O2, chest X-ray, echo normal. Overall health. Anxiety?

Possible: Anxiety commonly causes shortness of breath. Pl learn some relaxation techniques and work on resolving anxiety issues with proper mental health evaluation and needed treatment by qualified provider. Hope you feel better. Feel better soon ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can hyperinflated lungs on X-ray be wrong?

Can hyperinflated lungs on X-ray be wrong?

Can be: With young, healthy people who are able to take and hold a very deep inspiration, the lungs may appear hyperinflated on the chest x-ray when they are actually normal. ...Read more

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What can lung X-ray detect?

What can lung X-ray detect?

Lung X-ray: Is the most frequently requested examination. The chest x-ray is performed to evaluate the lungs, heart and chest wall and rule out any pathology. ...Read more

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Can a dr tell looking at an X-ray if someone has lung cancet?

Its a start: An abnormality on a plane chest x-ray can suggest a mass but not diagnose what it is. A ct scan or MRI can assist with further diagnosis but the gold standard is to get a biopsy of the tissue, usually with a fine needle and await a pathology report. ...Read more

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What does a shadow in the lung mean on an x-ray?

What does a shadow in the lung mean on an x-ray?

It depends: Shadow is a general term used in describing objects on a chest radiograph. For instance the heart creates a shadow on the x-ray. Can you be any more specific? ...Read more

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X-ray shows my stomach pushing into lungs. What causes this to happen?

X-ray shows my stomach pushing into lungs. What causes this to happen?

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

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What do you advise if I have chest X-ray that shows something unclear on lungs?

What do you advise if I have chest X-ray that shows something unclear on lungs?

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

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Can lung cancer be missed on an x-ray?

Can lung cancer be missed on an x-ray?

Easily: Some cancers do not ever show up on x-ray, others look like pneumonia. A chest ct is often needed. ...Read more

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Black and white colour on a X-ray of the of the lungs represents what?

See below: 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

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Should a X-ray of the lungs be clear or have white cloudy patches on it?

Clear: Normally aerated lungs should be mainly black without areas of increased patchy density. Increased density usually means consolidation which can be pneumonia, collapse, flluid, blood etc. ...Read more

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Do I have to worry if my X-ray results is equivocal opacities on the upper right of my lungs?

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

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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

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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?

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

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My X-ray shows inactive PTB on my left upper lung, what could this indicate?

My X-ray shows inactive PTB on my left upper lung, what could this indicate?

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

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How do I remove my chest spots from my lungs which appeared on an X-ray after I suffered from tuberculousis?

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

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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?

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