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My chest X-ray finding indicates: right apical pleural thickening and pulmonary hyperaeration. What does that mean?

My chest X-ray finding indicates: right apical pleural thickening and pulmonary hyperaeration.  What does that mean?

Non specific: apical pleural thickening is non specific but can mean possible previous infection, most common is tuberculosis. Hyperaeration if a real finding is seen in asthma and COPD. Sometimes patients when told to take a deep breathe can over cooperate and simulate hyperaeration. ...Read more

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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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Adenocarcinoma in apex lung. What does this mean?

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Adenocarcinoma in apex lung. What does this mean?

Lung adenoCA at apex: Adenocarcinoma is originated from epithelial tissues which has glandular (with secretory property) and malignant appearance. It is the most common type of lung cancer. When it is located at the 'apex' of the lung, that means at the tip of the upper portion of the lung. ...Read more

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What does fullness in left pulmonary hilum mean on a chest xray?

What does fullness in left pulmonary hilum mean on a chest xray?

An Increace in the: density of the tissues in that area.You will likely need more detailed imaging.Follow up soon with your doctor or see a Pulmonologist.This needs to be sorted out next week. ...Read more

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What does it mean when idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis found?

What does it mean when idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis found?

Scarring...: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis means that there is scarring of the lungs and the underlying reason for the scarring is not known. It is typically a slowly progressive disease, typically over years. At the final stages, consideration of a lung transplant can be made so avoid smoking to insure that you would be a candidate, if it progresses to that stage. ...Read more

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What does right pleural reaction mean in chest x_ray?

What does right pleural reaction mean in chest x_ray?

Inflammation: There is inflammation between the lung and the chest wall. It can be caused by infection - viral or bacterial or other inflammatory process. Blood clots in the lung and even cancer can cause this reaction but this is rare unless you are at specific risk. Either way you should have your xray repeated in about 2 months to see if it resolves. If painful or trouble breathing see MD promptly. ...Read more

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What does lung calcification granuloma mean?

What does lung calcification granuloma mean?

Exists long time: Granuloma could be calcified because it exists for a long time. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have "mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung." What does this mean?

My doctor says I have "mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung." What does this mean?

It means there: are small abnormal cystic air-filled spaces in the upper right lung. It is likely an incidental finding that has been there for years, and is of no clinical significance. However, it is possible that it is an early manifestation of a more progressive process, so speak to your doctor about the significance in your particular situation. ...Read more

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What does right pleural reaction mean in chest x_ray result?

What does right pleural reaction mean in chest x_ray result?

Inflammation: Pleural reaction means thickening or inflammation of the covering of your lung, also known as pleura. We see this finding on chest radiographs with pneumonia, effusion (fluid in lung) or other conditions. ...Read more

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What does lung cancer calcification mean?

What does lung cancer calcification mean?

Scar: Within some cancers in breast or lung scarring can occur in certain patterns. Calcium deposits in the scar. Much lung calcification is in benign lesions - hamartoma, granulomas, but can be in cancer also. Regular exams and ct scans can help define the issues. ...Read more

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What is left basal lung discoid fibrosis?

What is left basal lung discoid fibrosis?

Benign: This is "radiology talk" describing linear areas of lung with some scarring. Very common and nothing to worry about. In truth, someone your age likely has discoid atelectasis rather than fibrosis. Atelectasis just means the lung is not inflated as much as usual and this can be seen when a patient hasn't taken a deep breath for the xray or after epidsodes of pneumonia. ...Read more

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What does this mean chest ct scan ..mild infiltrates,left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia ,mild left pleural effusion..

What does this mean chest ct scan ..mild infiltrates,left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia ,mild left pleural effusion..

CT scan: Proper interpretation of CT or "cat scan" results is a tricky proposition and requires a physician to clinically correlate with multiple factors. The findings above may simply represent excessive mucus or possibly an infection. An effusion means there is some type of fluid in or around the lungs. ...Read more

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CT scan done and it showed that I have lingular pleural parenchymal scarring? What does this mean and how it happens? Is Pulmonary embolism a cause?

CT scan done and it showed that I have lingular pleural parenchymal scarring? What does this mean and how it happens? Is Pulmonary embolism a cause?

A prior PE: could be a cause, but also any prior inflammatory, infectious, or traumatic process that injures the lung could cause scarring. ...Read more

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What does it mean in cardiology to have apical septum mildly hypokinetic?

What does it mean in cardiology to have apical septum mildly hypokinetic?

Contraction: Those segments of the heart are contracting less than other segments which could be associated with coronary aterí disease. ...Read more

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The x ray results have a minimal pleuro parenchymal fibrasis right apex what does it means?

The x ray results have a minimal pleuro parenchymal fibrasis right apex what does it means?

Scarring: Fibrosis is scarring. The pleura of the lung is the lining. The parenchyma is the lung tissue itself. Apex is the top of the lung. This means that there is mild scarring in the lung tissue and lung lining at the top of the right lung. It is probably from a prior infection. It should be followed by your doctor or by a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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The chest xray result says PTB versus pneumonia what does it mean?

The chest xray result says PTB versus pneumonia what does it mean?

See below: is PTB "pulmonary tuberculosis"? I would need to know what that abbreviation is before providing a more detailed answer. Let me know. ...Read more

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What does chronic osseous in my lungs mean?

What does chronic osseous in my lungs mean?

Inflammation: Chronic ossification is most likely due to some irritation to your lungs that caused some minor scarring. Dies not sound like an active problem needing more testing now. Make sure you repeat the test in 6 months to make sure this change is not an active process, eat healthy ! ...Read more

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What does copd/emphysema with lateral perihilar atelectasis or scarring mean?

What does copd/emphysema with lateral perihilar atelectasis or scarring mean?

COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease encompasses emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Basically, this means that smoking or another inhalant has made distortions in the architecture of your lungs that make it harder for them to work. Atelectasis and scarring physical changes that occur secondary to COPD. ...Read more

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What is the exact meaning of apical fibrosis?what need to do with it?is there any restricted activities? Thank you

What is the exact meaning of apical fibrosis?what need to do with it?is there any restricted activities? Thank you

Fibrosis: Is scarring of the lung, the lung apex(apical) is the upper part of the lung. Symptoms, if any, depend on the severity. Scarred lung is nonfunctional, so the more scarring, the less total lung function. A small amount will have no impact. Fibrosis is irreversible and there are a multitude of potential causes. The only treatment would be for any active process that is causing the fibrosis. ...Read more

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What is apical fibrosis?

What is apical fibrosis?

Scarred lung apices: Causes include:

- Sarcoidosis
- eosinophilic pneumonia
- tuberculosis
- cystic fibrosis
- ankylosing spondylitis
- radiation pneumonitis
- pneumoconiosis


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After having rt sided chest pain, a cxr was normal but CT scan showed rul apical infiltrate or fibrosis.Do u have any guess as to what this means?

After having rt sided chest pain, a cxr was normal but CT scan showed rul apical infiltrate or fibrosis.Do u have any guess as to what this means?

Depends: Doctors usually do not interpret ct's by themselves. We use all of the clinical information available to us to decide what a finding like the one you describe might mean. Depending on the clinical situation, a 5 CM opacity may be something quite benign to other more serious problems. A conversation with your doctor may help to enlighten you on what this is, and how best to pursue it. ...Read more

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My son had acut infection and cystic leison and fibrosis in the lower love of right lung.What can I do?

My son had acut infection and cystic leison and fibrosis in the lower love of right lung.What can I do?

Pulmonary infection: You can talk to the doctor who made the diagnoses and find out what is going on. The info you have provided is a little confusing. Does your son have cystic fibrosis? Or did he develop a pneumonia at the right lung base? You really need to communicate with his doctor. Good luck and hope your son is better soon. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of apical lung fibrotic and reticular TB focus noted on my right lung?

Clinical correlation: I presume you've had TB? The x-ray (which is only an x-ray) suggests that you have a scar in the top of your RIGHT lung (which is a common place for TB to hide) and the radiologist is concerned that you may have an area of active TB as well. Is that true? If you're not sure, you should get in touch with doctors who have treated you in the past - you may need further testing and treatment. ...Read more

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I was treated for ptb both lungs 1 year ago, I went to laboratory for employment my x-ray result say's i have residual fibrosis what does it mean?

I was treated for ptb both lungs 1 year ago, I went to laboratory for employment my x-ray result say's i have residual fibrosis what does it mean?

Scar: The process of healing of TB results in formation of scar. The X-ray report is commenting on that scar as residual fibrosis.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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What is pulmonary fibrosis? And how is it described from an X-ray ? I was told I have hardening of the lung does this mean I have it?

Loose Term: Pulmonary fibrosis is a loose term used for numerous interstitial lung diseases. Most often though, it is used for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf). X-ray will not be a good modality to evaluate ipf. A ct chest will be helpful. ...Read more

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Does chest pain mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

Does chest pain mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

Probably not...: Cheat pain is not a typical symptom of pulmonary fibrosis. See your doctor to evaluate any chest pain so that it can be treated and so cardiac etiologies can be ruled out. ...Read more

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What are the best exercise gor the lungs, how can fibrosis be removed in the lungs?

What are the best exercise gor the lungs, how can fibrosis be removed in the lungs?

Aerobic, arm/depends: There are 2 separate questions here, both great! exercise is recommended for lung patients, with an emphasis on aerobic conditioning but also upper body weight training--which helps when short of breath. For fibrosis, chances of "removal" or cure depends on the cause. If no cause is known, less chance for resolution. See a pulmonologist (lung specialist) for evaluation. ...Read more

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Chest and back pains.possibly my lungs. COULD it be pneumonia?CGD? OR fibrosis?

Not likely: Most common causes of chest and back pains are musculoskeletal in origin. More severe conditions like pneumonia, CGD, and fibrosis would likely present with additional signs/symptoms. Focus on common causes first before worrying about rare conditions. See your PCP to discuss your concerns and get a more detailed physical exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I know that it affects the lungs, but what is cystic fibrosis exactly?

What to do if I know that it affects the lungs, but what is cystic fibrosis exactly?

Sodium channel: Cystic fibrosis or CF is a genetic disorder that affects a sodium channel (salt) in the lining of the airways, sinuses and other organs. With this abnormality salt and water leave the lumen (center) of the airways resulting in thickening of secretions and airways congestion/pneumonia and poor function. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary fibrosis cause my lungs to thicken?

Does pulmonary fibrosis cause my lungs to thicken?

Yes: Pulmonary fibrosis causes the inner latticework of the lungs to thicken. Given that this latticework supports oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, and that exchange is dependent on the thinness of the transport membrane, pulmonary fibrosis makes the lungs work less efficiently, leading to shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Do my lungs feel heavy because of pulmonary fibrosis?

Do my lungs feel heavy because of pulmonary fibrosis?

Not necessarily : Feeling heavy can be a result of any of multiple conditions. It warrants further attention to the cardiopulmonary system, but pulmonary fibrosis is not necessarily the answer. ...Read more

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What is best to treat of interstitial lung disease & fibrosis?

Depends: The etiology if fumes or toxins avoidance. If secondary to collagen vascular disease or others then treat primary condition. In these cass steroids & cytotoxic drugs help or controls the condition but if idiopsthic fibrosis occurs then at present no fda approved drug exists. A study drug is currently been in the works & ifd a natural substance then use nac & a high anti oxidant diet. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between interstitial lung disease and fibrosis?

Lung disease: Both these terms can be used interchangeably indicating fibrotic lung disease ...Read more

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Is it possible to donate a lung to a cystic fibrosis patient if you are a smoker?

Is it possible to donate a lung to a cystic fibrosis patient if you are a smoker?

Depends: If you are a heavy smoker with significant emphysema you may have reduced your pulmonary reserve to the point that you would have a tough time getting by on one lung, ditto the recipient. You would need to have a full pulmonary function evaluation to find out. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to donate a lung to a cystic fibrosis patient when you are a smoker?

Depends: If your pulmonary function tests show both lungs to have adequate capacity and no significant emphysema then it could be possible. Bear in mind that you both have to be able to live relatively normal lives on the single remaining lung. Both you and the recipient should avoid being in the same room with a cigarette! ...Read more

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I have cystic fibrosis but i'm wondering about trying a joint (weed) once. Will it effect my lungs/health?

I have cystic fibrosis but i'm wondering about trying a joint (weed) once.  Will it effect my lungs/health?

Not a good idea: Depending on your specific disease situation smoking a joint once may or may not affect your lungs. Having CF often leads to lung inflammation and lung damage to start with. The last thing you want to do is exacerbate those by smoking (cigarettes or marijuana). ...Read more

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