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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?

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?

Bronchitis: If this is a recent occurrence, you likely have a viral bronchitis. However if the problem persists for more than 10-14 days or worsens , you will need to consult a doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 ?

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

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How to have good upper chest shoulder area muscle.I mean around the clavicle bone which canbe clearly seen?

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

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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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My chest xray shows that there are suspicious infiltrates and they suggest apicolordotic view, so I undergone on it and the impression was NORMAL CHEST STUDY, both apices are clear. What does it mean? Am I possible a PTB candidate?

My chest xray shows that there are suspicious infiltrates and they suggest apicolordotic view, so I undergone on it and the impression was NORMAL CHEST STUDY, both apices are clear. What does it mean? Am I possible a PTB candidate?

Often the apical: regions are difficult to assess on a standard chest X-ray due to multiple overlapping structures. A lordotic view is sometimes used to help sort things out in this area. So if that is normal, it is probable that the original finding was spurious. Talk to your doc about the results to make sure. ...Read more

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If chest xray is clear, does that mean lungs are clear of pneumonia and infection?

If chest xray is clear, does that mean lungs are clear of pneumonia and infection?

Chest xrays: are much more specific than sensitive. If you have a normal chest xray it is unlike but still possible to have a viral or bacterial infection. Chest xrays are usually normal in many asthma patients, including some who are in exacerbation. ...Read more

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Would a clear chest X-ray mean there is no lung cancer?

Would a clear chest X-ray mean there is no lung cancer?

Not necessarily: Chest xrays are not regarded as good lung cancer screening tools. Ct-scan, while imperfect, is currently the best demonstrated screening tool for lung cancer. A proper protocol chest ct will use about the same radiation as a mammogram. http://goo.gl/b69an. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

 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

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What does coarse lung marking means? The lung fields are clear.

What does coarse lung marking means? The lung fields are clear.

Coarse markings: is simply a technical radiologic term. It needs to be corelated with your clinical symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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16months ago dimpling breast, mam and ultra gaveall clear, now follow up found more dimpling and denser mass, to get more tests, what could this mean?

16months ago dimpling breast, mam and ultra gaveall clear, now follow up found more dimpling and denser mass, to get more tests, what could this mean?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Check this site for info on this topic: https://ww5.komen.org/uploadedFiles/_Komen/Content/About_Breast_Cancer/Tools_and_Resources/Fact_Sheets_and_Breast_Self_Awareness_Cards/BenignBreastConditions.pdf ...Read more

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Whay does this mean " the lung fields are clear and consider perihilar pneumonitis, bilateral? Can my son still go with his operation/surgery?

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

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I've had gynecomastia for 3 years but I noticed the outside of my nipple getting lighter especially on the bottom. Does this mean it's clearing up?

I've had gynecomastia for 3 years but I noticed the outside of my nipple getting lighter especially on the bottom. Does this mean it's clearing up?

Gynecomastia: is enlargement of breast tissue. Overlying pigmentation probably has nothing to do with it. Sorry, it probably does not mean it is clearing up. ...Read more

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Hey how r u. Yes I'm having clear liquid come out my breast stay with headaches and moody frequency urination what does it mean?

Hey how r u. Yes I'm having clear liquid come out my breast stay with headaches and moody frequency urination what does it mean?

See your PCP: Discharge from the nipple if you are not pregnant or breast feeding may be a sign of prolactinoma,which is a benign tumor in the brain producing a hormone called prolactine.It may also affect the adjacent parts of a gland called pituitary in the brain by pressing on it and causes dysregulation of your other hormones produced by the pituitary gland.see your PCP for referral to an endocrinologist! ...Read more