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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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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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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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