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What Does Clear Lungs Mean
Possibilities.....: Coughing up clear sputum has many possible etiologies. This could be from inflammation in the lungs related to asthma, copd, chronic bronchitis, etc. Since it is clear, infection is less likely. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease inflammation in your lungs. You need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...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
Had my lungs checked out, told I have upper resperitory infect. They said my lungs sounded clear but deminished... What does that mean?
No pneumonia: Generally, although not always, when you have pneumonia and listen to the lungs you can hear "rales" which are faint cracking noises on inspiration. Diminution of breath sounds can occur for many reasons, and since it is a very subjective assessment it may not be at all significant. If you are ill it might help to have a chest x-ray if your doctor is concerned. Best. ...Read more
Coarse markings: Is simply a technical radiologic term. It needs to be corelated with your clinical symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more
There are suggestive opacities noted in the RIGHT upper lung. The rest of the lungs are clear. What does that mean? Is it possible Tumor?
Today I got my pa view of Chest. Everything is clear n normal but there is prominent bronchovascular marking seen in both lungs. So what does it mean an?
Need more info.: This finding needs clarification, which we can certainly address via consultation. Are you having any symptoms - shortness of breath, chest pains, cough? Do you smoke cigarettes? Why was the chest Xray done in the first place? Any medical history - lungs, heart, kidneys? ...Read more
Not at all.: A chest X-ray will look normal in most cases of PE. ...Read more
If I have a very severe cough that takes like 10 minutes to clear phlegm that im pretty sure is from my lungs does that mean I could have bronchitis?
Doc said Mri of aorta can be bad because of air in lungs and picture can be hard to get clear does this mean he uses bad technique?
Perhaps movement?: MRI imaging is susceptible to a variety of artifacts. Movement is a one reason for poor quality imaging. Since MRI images take time to generate, often longer than one can hold their breath. So imaging anything near the lungs can difficult since there is movement with normal quiet breathing. ...Read more
Whay does this mean " the lung fields are clear and consider perihilar pneumonitis, bilateral? Can my son still go with his operation/surgery?
Depends on situation: If the kid will be placed under an inhaled general anesthesia, such a reading on an x-ray might lead the treatment team to delay an elective operation. A lung disorder can be aggravated by inhaled anesthetics & lead to worsening of the lung status. Discussion of the findings with your doc is indicated. ...Read more
Lungs given as source of sepsis, some days later lungs were clear. But sepsis remained. Does this mean source of sepsis was wrong. Litle info sorry?
Sepsis.: In your scenario, your description doesn't mean that the discovered source of the sepsis was incorrect. It may simply mean that your body is still recovering. Sepsis is a serious matter, and people are still in recovery from it long after the source of the infection is cleared. Be patient. Drink fluids. Rest when you feel you need to. Visit your doctor often until you're at 100%. ...Read more
My X-ray findings that tiny densities are noted in right upper zone, suggestive of old exposure to infection, lung fields are clear, normal cardiac and mediastinal contours. What does it mean. Thank you for immediate response.
Infection: Unilateral upper lobe densities could represent old healed infection like tuberculosis. It could also represent active infection especially if there are any symptoms. ...Read more
I recently had a ct scan on my abdomen. The ct scan said the bases of my lungs were clear. What does that mean?
Normal: The bottom part of your lungs looks normal. ...Read more
Ok so I got a CT scan of the abdoman done with contras. Said lung base was clear so dose that mean I do not have a hiatl hurnea?
Maybe: The comment about your lung bases specifically refers to your lungs and is actually irrelevant to whether or not you have a hernia. If you did have a hiatal hernia the radiologist should have commented on it directly. If there is no mention of a hernia, you probably don't have one. You can ask your doctor to review the ct scan with that specific question in mind if you want to be sure. ...Read more
I took the eatly cdt lung cancer test. They were all negative except the mage4. Ct was clear. Does this mean I have cancer elsewhere? Or it is to come
Unclear: Not sure why test was performed. The data of this test/technology is still preliminary. Antibody biochemical assays may identify the presence of tumor/cancer years before they are large enough to find by radiology; therefore before we can actually treat. If used, results should be integrated into overall risk assessment, screening, surveillance. Test should not be routinely employed without a plan. ...Read more
Chest xray Report said: Negative - lung field clear- but noted bony elements and extrapulmonary soft tissues without acute process-what does it mean?
Mgt.: From your description, it is normal, but it may be uploaded for an inbox consultation and second opinion. Why was the chest radiograph ordered? ...Read more
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
3 wks ago went to urgent care w/a bronchial cough tha lasted 2 wks. X-rays looked clear. Got call today, found scar tissue on right lung. Means what?
X-Ray finding: You are looking at shadows. You have to look at a follow film in 6 month time to see if there has been any change in film. In the meantime, sit tight. ...Read more
In 07, 1 calcified rt lung nodule found. ER CT Scan yesterday found 2 more 6mm. Does this mean cancer, previous Mammogram clear. Who do I see for this?
Pulmonologist: Your best bet would be to see a Pulmonologist. ...Read more
Burning & sharp stabbing upper and middle back pain can it mean I have a clot in lung? 2 DVT ultrasounds came back clear. Still having calf pain.
Mediastinal lymph node biopsy, small cell lung cancer. Lungs clear on CT. Is this an unknown primary or not, ie does sclc mean primary must be in lung?
Cold, ear infection, alternative dry cough and wet cough for a month. Chest Xray showed clear lungs, chronic appearing lung scarring but no Pnuemonia. Smoker. Urgent care doctor suggested to see Pulmonary specialist. What does this mean? Is scar a problem?
Nothing specific: The x-ray is really just a good screening tool and sometimes picks up old issues with little if any importance but if never seen before lead to more testing to make sure no treatment is needed. Smokers can have "dirty lungs" as can asthmatics. The term "scar" is a gestimate. It might be an old calcified lymph node or something worrisome.Urgent care is not the venue to pursue a head scratcher. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a keloid on his chest and sometimes it leaks clear puss like fluid. ...what does this mean and is it normal?
See a dermatologist: Vit E will do absolutely nothing for this. ...Read more
I am feeling fine and do not have fever...I feel a fullness in my chest and am coughing up mucus (clear) which started last night. What does this mean?
Another day in he'll with chest and shoulder pain they did a cath work on my heart 4 weak ago it whose all clear if that means any thing?
See cardiologist: Chest pains are not to be taken lightly, but they may also be from non-cardiac sources! Ask your cardiologist for clarification and help! ...Read more
How to have good upper chest shoulder area muscle. I mean around the clavicle bone which canbe clearly seen?
Targeted Exercise: Upper chest is pectoralis muscles, typically fly type exercises or composite exercises such as push ups or bench press. If you're new to exercise I would at least get started with the help of a competent trainer. Good luck. ...Read more
What does accentuated Bronchovascular Markings - central mediastinum - clear costophrenic sinsues means in chest X-ray report?
Many different thing: Those markings at the biotin of the chest often represent blood vessels. When they are larger or better seen they could be due to bronchitis or early pneumonia amount others. Depends on why you had the chest X-ray in the first place. And these markings can be prominent in those who smoke. So talk to your doctor and see if they are related to anything they were looking for ...Read more
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