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What does mild bilateral interstitial prominence in a chest x-ray indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from asthma, high blood pressure, and diabetes. She recently got COVID-19. She got an X-ray of her lungs. These are findings observed in the X-ray. There is a bilateral mild interstitial prominence. There is no definite infiltrates and pleural abnormality. The hear...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to the statement, your mother has recently affected by COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). She is a patient of asthma, high blood pressure, and diabetes. She has done a chest X-ray and it reveals bilateral mil...  Read Full »

Is heart enlargement with no focal infiltration reversible?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I recently found out via online test results that I have an enlarged heart, but no reason was given for why it is enlarged or how enlarged it is? The impression is Cardiomegaly with no evidence of focal infiltrate. I am currently obese but in good health w...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Enlarged heart only on chest x-ray is not reliable. X-ray is just like a shadow, the farther you stand from the wall, the larger will be your shadow. In the same way, if you stand away from x-ray film even a few centimeters, it will give an enlarged shadow of heart on t...  Read Full »

What causes fluid collection in the lungs?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has pleural infection in lungs. When she was 2 years,¬†decortication was done by open surgery. Now she is four years old. 3 days back she got fever. Though after taking antibiotic her fever subsided, x-ray report showed mild cardiomegaly with bilateral perihilar congestion. Is...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Pleural fluid collection occurs when infection persists for long time and is not responding to antibiotics. Pleural fluid collection in past does not increases the chances of collection at a later age. This time, x- ray (attachment remo...  Read Full »

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