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What does linear density in right mid lung area and left upper lung field mean?

What does linear density in right mid lung area and left upper lung field mean?

See below: That would be tough to answer without seeing the image and knowing your history. ...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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Suspecious densities are seen in right upper lobe and mid lung. What does that mean?

Suspecious densities are seen in right upper lobe and mid lung. What does that mean?

Lung Densities: You need to discuss this with the ordering/examining doctor as they have your history, your results and have done an exam. They are in the best position to explain things and give you advice. ...Read more

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What does suspicious densities is seen in the right upper lobe and left mid lung means? Is it seious or not? Pls answer.

What does suspicious densities is seen in the right upper lobe and left mid lung means? Is it seious or not? Pls answer.

I assume: You are referring to a chest xray? "Suspicous densities" is not very specific, but it sounds like you have abnormal findings (e.g. mass, nodule, infiltrate, scarring) that might require further evaluation with a CT scan or other tests. Talk to your doc about what the results mean. No way to tell based on limited info how serious it might be. Take care. ...Read more

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My X-ray shows a thickened pleura in the mid-lower area of my right lung due to ptb. Does it cause pain due to pressure on the lung during exertion?

Pleural thickening: Most of the time does not cause pain, although there are patients who complain of it. We can't predict who do. It may be that it can limit the expansion of your lung but the extent again is individualized. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my upper mid back in between my spine and right scapula. Nagging deep cough for a week feel congestion in lower rt lung when I cough?

Sharp pain in my upper mid back in between my spine and right scapula. Nagging deep cough for a week feel congestion in lower rt lung when I cough?

Nagging cough: You need a chest xray to rule out pneumonia. As well as other sources of your pain. If it was not for your cough then one could consider your gallbladder as a source. Doubtful this time. ...Read more

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I had tuberculosis previously. But I currently have a thickened lung lining at the mid to lower area of my right lung, is that a pleural plaque?

I had tuberculosis previously. But I currently have a thickened lung lining at the mid to lower area of my right lung, is that a pleural plaque?

Pleural: Plaques are localized areas of pleural thickening. When we say pleural thickening, it is more diffuse and does cause more symptoms of restriction in breathing. Yours is probably more considered pleural thickening as the area involved is larger than would a small localized area of a pleural plaque. ...Read more

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Pleural bassed nodule at posterior aspect os mid cephalad right lower lobe of lung 7 x 4 mm. Also linear atelectasis within right midlung. Age 73?

Pleural bassed nodule at posterior aspect os mid cephalad right lower lobe of lung 7 x 4 mm. Also linear atelectasis within right midlung. Age 73?

Follow up of nodule: The linear atelectasis is nothing to worry about. The pleural based nodule sounds like a potentially benign nodule. Surveillance of a nodule of this size, however, is frequently recommended, particularly if you have a smoking history. Please sure to talk to your doctor for the appropriate steps. ...Read more

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Is mid lower chest pain benign if I had two normal stress tests? I have MS to. This pain radiates to my back.

Is mid lower chest pain benign if I had two normal stress tests? I have MS to. This pain radiates to my back.

Reassuring: But your pain could be due to many other causes, such as thoracic spine disc problem, gastroesophageal reflux, even an "MS hug". Further testing is in order. But if you have MS, are you NOT taking medication to control your neurological issues? See your doctors and get this addressed. ...Read more

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I had a ct scan done said mid chest focal interstital scarring. What does this mean?

I had a ct scan done said mid chest focal interstital scarring. What does this mean?

Not much to go: On here but there are discrete areas in your lungs of scar formation. Please discus further with the ordering physician or your primary care doc. This may be nothing that will ever bother you, however, I do not know anything more about your case. They do. ...Read more

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Chest x ray PA view shows fibrosis in mid lower zones and bronchitic changes- what is it?

Chest x ray PA view shows fibrosis in mid lower zones and bronchitic changes- what is it?

Damage: You have some scarring (fibrosis) and, perhaps, hyperinflation (enlargement) of your lungs. These are signs of damage. If you smoke, you surely should quit. If you're exposed to second hand smoke or toxic fumes, try to avoid them if possible. If you're over 50, it may just be...that you're over 50! We have many exposures as the years progress that are unavoidable. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on top of stomach (lower mid-chest) when take a deep belly breath or lie on side. What could this be?

Could be a lot of: Different things - pain on breathing usually denotes some inflammation with movement. Blood clots, aortic aneurysm, acid reflux, hernia, referred pain from organ damage. You may just need to see a healthcare provider to puzzle it out. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can facet ligamentoushhypertrophy mid an lower spine in 15yo cause severe Chest pain. Quick onset, popping sound, difficulty breathing?

Can facet ligamentoushhypertrophy mid an lower spine in 15yo cause severe Chest pain. Quick onset, popping sound, difficulty breathing?

Nope: Facet problems should only cause back pain. If you are having chest pain and difficulty breathing, you should proceed to the closest emergency department for evaluation. Don't delay! Feel better soon! ...Read more

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Non smoker. Had cough and flu this winter but it cleared up leaving postnasal driping. Chest x ray shows fibrosis in mid lower zones what it is?

Non smoker. Had cough and flu this winter but it cleared up leaving postnasal driping. Chest x ray shows fibrosis in mid lower zones what it is?

Fibrosis: Is chronic scarring of the lungs. There are numerous causes and some of them result in progressive fibrosis, so you need to talk to your doctor or a pulmonologist about what the significance is in your particular case. The affected portions of the lung have limited ability to exchange oxygen, symptoms can be severe depending on how much lung is involved. ...Read more

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I recently had surgery after which I had chest pains. A chest xray was done to look for an oedema. It was found that I had bilateral multiple linear areas of subsegmental atelectasis in the mid and lower zones - something to be worried about?

I recently had surgery after which I had chest pains. A chest xray was done to look for an oedema. It was found that I had bilateral multiple linear areas of subsegmental atelectasis in the mid and lower zones - something to be worried about?

Atalectesis: ="collapse" of segments of the lobes of your lung PROBABLY due to restriction from the pain of abdominal surgery....Using the proper breathing (ie: deep breathes and blowing air out against resistance (special apparatus is available) will correct the sitiuation.
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Lower left chest pain/LUQ & mid Abd pain x 1 week. Dr. diagnosed bladder infection on Fri. & urine culture found strep B. How long will the pain last?

Lower left chest pain/LUQ & mid Abd pain x 1 week. Dr. diagnosed bladder infection on Fri. & urine culture found strep B. How long will the pain last?

Not long: If the infection had ascended to your kidneys, it might take a little longer to resolve. If not beter in a couple more days, go back and be re-assessed. Be well. ...Read more

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Been with neck/shoulder pain 2 days. Within last 4 hours, pain spread to severe mid-abdomin pain -lower chest to pelvis. Should this become concerning?

Been with neck/shoulder pain 2 days. Within last 4 hours, pain spread to severe mid-abdomin pain -lower chest to pelvis. Should this become concerning?

Be seen: If among your symptoms, you are having severe abdominal pain, I would certainly be seen. There are a multitude of potential causes, much of which are quite benign; but there could also be something that is more urgent. An exam and appropriate tests will likely determine the cause. ...Read more

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Hr goes up 130-140'swalking up 1 flight of stairs. Feel pounding lower neck and feel beating mid chest. Out of breath, little dizzy. Slowly back to norm

Hr goes up 130-140'swalking up 1 flight of stairs. Feel pounding lower neck and feel beating mid chest. Out of breath, little dizzy. Slowly back to norm

Beta: Timing of symptoms, duration, blood pressure, BMI, cardiovascular tolerance prior to this would help. What is described in very limited way sounds like postural tachycardia and many symptoms that go along with this. ...Read more

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I get mid/ lower chest pain or burning pain when I eat some foods, i.E fried chicken, frys also some breads, fizzy drinks and candy. I'm confused why.

I get mid/ lower chest pain or burning pain when I eat some foods, i.E fried chicken, frys also some breads, fizzy drinks and candy. I'm confused why.

Concerned: Although the symptoms are consistent with gastritis/ esophagitis, I still think you need an evaluation by a physician urgently. Chest pain can always be a symptom of a heart related problem. ...Read more

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Have dry cough for 8 weeks with pain in rt. Lower rib/flank area & rt. Mid-chest when coughing & inhaling. No visible swelling. X-ray & blood test ok.?

Have dry cough for 8 weeks with pain in rt. Lower rib/flank area & rt. Mid-chest when coughing & inhaling. No visible swelling. X-ray & blood test ok.?

Could be. . .: Bronchitis could last for a while usually with these symptoms. However it could also be an allergy problem with post nasal drip and frequent throat clearing. The rib pain could be because you are coughing so frequently that your rib muscles are in spasm. You should see a physician to be diagnosed properly. ...Read more

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Have dry cough for 8 weeks with pain in rt. Lower rib-flank area & rt. Mid-chest when coughing & inhaling. No visible swelling. X-ray & blood test ok.?

Have dry cough for 8 weeks with pain in rt. Lower rib-flank area & rt. Mid-chest when coughing & inhaling. No visible swelling. X-ray & blood test ok.?

Not only OK, needed: Pulmonary symptoms of this duration with the pain and intensity you describe are more than reason enough for an immediate check up with your doctor. Blood tests and lung x-rays will likely be part of the examination. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen on both sides, radiates up towards mid chest, where it burns too. I'm recovering from Sepsis. What could be the cause?

Pain in lower abdomen on both sides, radiates up towards mid chest, where it burns too. I'm recovering from Sepsis. What could be the cause?

See your doctor.: If you are recovering from sepsis, I would not want to guess your current diagnosis. Please see your doctor. It could be a side effect of your medications, but it could be more complicated than that. ...Read more

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Pain in mid left back lung cancer?

Unlikely: But get evaluated. Most is spine or musculoskeletal. ...Read more

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What is mid-outer lung minute nodulocalcific granuloma?

What is mid-outer lung minute nodulocalcific granuloma?

Nothing serious: Most likely you have a spot on your chest x Ray or your Ct scan and they diagnosed the spot as a benign granule a apparently it is small and it is calcified unless you are smoker do not worry if you are smoker make sure your doctor keep the eye on your lungs and follow with chest x Ray ...Read more